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camp104

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Posted: 02/11/18 06:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking to buy a 2018 compass. the dealer said the 2018
can not be towed? I know the 2017 can with a manual trans. Is there anyone that has bought a 2018 that they are towing??? Thanks

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Or etrailer?


https://www.etrailer.com/question-261705.html


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Posted: 02/11/18 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 2017 and 2018 are two totally different vehicles. All new for 2018.

From the 2018 Compass Owners Manual:

FWD can be dolly towed, or towed on a trailer.

AWD can only be towed on a trailer.

Unfortunately: NO FLAT TOWING ALLOWED FOR THE NEW COMPASS


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Ok so the dealer was right.I guess i am going to buy a new 2017.

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FMCA says the 2017 is NOT...”The “All-New 2017 Jeep Compass” is an entirely new vehicle from the ground up. The new vehicle’s owners manual specifies that the vehicle is NOT flat towable.”

See...http://community.fmca.com/topic/10646-all-new-2017-jeep-compass-is-not-flat-towable/

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my next question is there anyone towing a 2017 compass,and how do you like it???

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I just hope you are not thinking the Compass is a REAL Jeep. If you want a true Jeep to do real 4X4 off roading you will need the Jeep Rubicon with Lockers or the Grand Cherokee TRAIL Rated. The minimum for off roading would be the Wrangler Sport. Be advised that even the Sport does not have 'Lockers' so is not TRUE 4 wheel drive. If your salesman can't explain these differences in models, go elsewhere to buy.


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BTW: All the Wrangler models even with Automatic transmissions are Sport, Rubicon, etc; are flat toable.

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Beware...not all 4wd newer Jeeps are towable with all 4 wheels down. I may be wrong but the compass is one that is not. Don't rely on the sales person giving you correct information. Our friend bought a brand new 2016 and ended up spending another few grand to make it towable and its a pain with all they have to do. Double check then check again...we have the Grand Cherokee Limited and we have to push a itty bitty button with a pin to make it towable.


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jolooote wrote:

I just hope you are not thinking the Compass is a REAL Jeep. If you want a true Jeep to do real 4X4 off roading you will need the Jeep Rubicon with Lockers or the Grand Cherokee TRAIL Rated. The minimum for off roading would be the Wrangler Sport. Be advised that even the Sport does not have 'Lockers' so is not TRUE 4 wheel drive. If your salesman can't explain these differences in models, go elsewhere to buy.


Hopefully he's smart enough to know the difference. I don't get why ANYONE would want to own a Wrangler that they have to drive every day. I get the folks who like to trailer them to the mountains and go where they please but the Wrangler is one of the worst riding vehicles I have ever been in an love my Liberty. I have NO plans of taking it off-road but it does great in the snow!


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