Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the smaller sibling to the Cherokee off-roader. They look a lot alike, and generally that seems to be a good thing. We spent some time with it, both in Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. It seemed like the perfect little ute to tackle rain and late snow, as well as the cratered roads surrounding Detroit every spring. Here's what we thought after spending some quality time together.
New cars lose a ton of value when you drive them off the lot. That's bad news for owners, but it means great deals on one-year-old models like these.
Jeep suggests an off-roader for life's obstacles.
Nobody wants to experience buyers' remorse, and that's especially true when dealing with something as expensive as a brand-new car.
Shocker: It's a whole heck of a lot better than the old Compass.
Spoiler alert: no Subaru Viziv-7.
Which one has the most room? That's complicated.
Jeep's Compass is officially pointing in the right direction.
Say goodbye to the Compatriot twins, and hello to the all-new Compass.
New SUV has a European touch and an upscale look.
If Jeep wants a mini Grand Cherokee, it needs to do more than copy the style. The packaging has to be right, too.
Their replacement goes into production in January, but Jeep will keep making Compatriots for 2017 to bridge the gap.
With looks borrowed from the Grand Cherokee, Jeep's new CUV should be a reasonably priced looker.
Jeep is marking its 75th anniversary in 2016 with a special edition for each of the six models in its lineup, all decked out in green with bronze accents.
Fiat Chrysler US issues two recalls covering about 570,000 worldwide examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot, and Dodge Durango.