Press Kit: All-new 2017 Jeep Compass

All-new 2017 Jeep® Compass Offers Advanced Technology — Features Customers Desire

  • New, fourth-generation Uconnect systems provide a range of available handsfree communication, entertainment and navigation features
  • Instrument cluster features the segment’s largest display, with intuitive full-color graphics and personalization options
  • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect 7.0- and 8.4-inch touchscreens
  • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 7.0- and 8.4-inch touchscreens or steering-wheel controls
  • New 8.4-inch touchscreens offer multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability, vivid imagery, higher resolution and sharper graphics
  • Four systems with 5.0-, 7.0- and 8.4-inch touchscreen sizes
Auburn Hills, Mich. November 17, 2016 - The all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass offers four new Uconnect systems, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features drivers and passengers desire, including the segment’s largest full-color LED instrument cluster. The 2017 Compass is the first Jeep SUV to offer the new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems.

“With the launch of the fourth generation of our acclaimed Uconnect system, we continue to minimize everyday stresses by providing drivers and passengers with a variety of ways to stay connected, informed and entertained while traveling,” said Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA – Global. “Customers will appreciate the performance improvements in the fourth generation with faster startup times and enhanced processing power, as well as available features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.”

Fourth-generation Uconnect systems
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass debuts with a portfolio of Uconnect systems that include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.

Consumers will have the choice of 5.0-, 7.0-, or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass. The Uconnect systems available in North America are:
  • Uconnect 5.0
  • Uconnect 7.0
  • Uconnect 8.4
  • Uconnect 8.4 NAV

Available features and services include:
  • Handsfree phone calls or texts
  • Built-in radio options, which allow drivers and passengers to stream internet radio through Bluetooth or plug-in compatible personal devices in to USB or AUX ports
  • Uconnect Navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Touchscreen with customizable menu bar, using the Drag and Drop feature
    • Drag and drop the most used app icons to the main menu bar for one-screen usability
  • SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian connected services provide real-time information and a variety of entertainment options
    • Unlock or lock the vehicle with the available SiriusXM Guardian smartphone app
    • Send & Go sends the destination directly to the Uconnect Navigation system before entering the vehicle 

2017 Jeep Compass models equipped with the Uconnect 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4 NAV systems include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto:
  • Apple CarPlay provides drivers with a smarter, simpler way to use an iPhone inside a vehicle. Apple CarPlay seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the car’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road
  • Android Auto automatically provides drivers with a safer way to use Android phones while driving. The system will share useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google. It features Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping your hands on the wheel; and the ability to ask Google to search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen

Sophisticated navigation system
The Uconnect 8.4 NAV offers navigation standard, including 3D imagery of landmarks, city models and digital terrain. Utilizing the large, 8.4-inch touchscreen, the 8.4 NAV delivers directions, lane guidance and points of interest. The touchscreen supports multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability. The all-new system features enhanced graphics and a one-step voice entry system so Jeep customers can easily say the address and navigate on the go.

SiriusXM Travel Link
SiriusXM provides information and entertainment. SiriusXM Travel Link can be operated via voice and is available on vehicles with the Uconnect 8.4 NAV. To make every trip more efficient, SiriusXM Travel Link provides premium data services and information, and includes:
  • Weather: shows coast-to-coast weather data, current conditions and five-day forecasts, detailed storm cell information, hurricane and tropical storm tracking, local wind speeds and even ski resort conditions
  • Fuel prices: lists prices, locations and distance to more than 120,000 fuel stations across the United States, and can have the navigation system route to a selected fuel station location. The feature also can search for fuel grade pricing for gasoline or diesel
  • Sports: in-game and final scores and weekly schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, golf, college football and basketball
  • Movies: uses listings from more than 4,500 movie theaters across the United States to help consumers plan movie times, theater addresses, ratings, and run lengths ahead of time. Customers can use the navigation system to set a route to a selected theater location

SiriusXM Traffic
SiriusXM Traffic works with the vehicle’s navigation system to display traffic speed and flow information, along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass offers its customers an expanded channel lineup from SiriusXM Radio with new exclusive programming.

SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services
SiriusXM Guardian delivers advanced in-vehicle connectivity and useful apps for drivers and passengers. Features and services include:
  • In the event of a minor collision, medical or other emergency, the occupant can press the SOS button located on the rearview mirror to be connected to a trained call center agent who can send emergency assistance to the vehicle’s location
  • Should the vehicle run out of fuel, get a flat tire or need a tow, pushing the Assist button can pinpoint vehicle location, sending help as quickly as possible
  • The vehicle can be started from virtually anywhere with the SiriusXM Guardian smartphone app to warm or cool vehicle temperature before occupants enter
  • Use the Sirius XM Guardian smartphone app to easily search, map, and send locations directly to vehicle’s Uconnect Navigation system

The available BeatsAudio system is handcrafted by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the talent behind many hit songs. Their countless hours of experience in the studio working with world-class artists is translated into every BeatsAudio product. The system features:
  • Nine speakers
    • Two, 3.5-inch speakers in the instrument panel
    • Two 6x9-inch front door speakers
    • Two 6x9-inch rear door speakers
    • Two one-inch rear door tweeters
    • 8-inch DVC subwoofer
  • 12-channel amplifier

The result is a unique blend of science and artistry applied to a distinct tuning process. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine tune every single BeatsAudio product themselves.

3.5-inch driver information display
For the 2017 Jeep Compass, filling the instrument cluster in front of the driver is the standard 3.5-inch driver information display (DID). Fuel gauge and digital temperature display are strategically placed for easy reference while driving and the sharp, crisp display is easily customizable to display preset information of the driver’s choice.

The reconfigurable 3.5-inch DID screen can be customized by the driver by scrolling thru menus using the steering-wheel-mounted controls. Available menus include: speedometer, vehicle information, fuel economy, trip information, audio, stored messages, screen setup and settings, and turn-by-turn navigation, if the vehicle is equipped with navigation.

7-inch driver information display
A class-leading 7-inch full-color DID is available on 2017 Jeep Compass models. Featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalize information inside the instrument cluster, the display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.

The DID offers drivers a wide range of customization options, from a basic speed readout to specific vehicle status information. Operation of the display is clearly communicated to users with easy-to-understand icons and instructions. Using buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can customize the screen with as much or as little information as they desire. The system is intuitive and can be arranged for a variety of views. Additionally, the four corners of the display can be customized to show information at a glance, including current fuel economy, outside temperature, time and compass direction.

Once a main screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting, remembering the user’s selection upon restarting the Compass. Vehicle concerns are instantly reported to the driver via pop-up warning messages on the display. Text warning messages are automatically stored so a driver can review the message at their convenience.

Jeep Brand
Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle range consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep 4x4 lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand's off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into new 4x4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom. All Jeep brand SUVs will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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