Jeep Compass, Patriot Being Replaced by One Model

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Jeep is planning to replace two models with one.

According to a recent report, the American automaker will create a single model to take the place of its Compass and Patriot offerings and Jeep is currently referring to that model as the Compatriot. The replacement compact SUV is reportedly intended to fill the gap between the Renegade and Cherokee, but don’t expect the Compatriot, if it’s actually called that, to arrive any time soon.

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According to Jeep director Jim Morrison, both the Compass and Patriot will play a role in the company’s lineup for the coming years with the replacement model likely to be revealed in 2016 before heading to sale a year later.

GALLERY: 2015 Jeep Compass

GALLERY: 2015 Jeep Patriot

[Source: CarAdvice]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Feb 10, 2015

    Now Jeep is slicing and dicing the market like a German luxury automaker. Do they really need a model between the Renegade and Cherokee? I think not but obviously product planners disagree. The Jeep brand is practically a printing press that spits out sheets of money, they probably want to maximize sales and profits by offering as many models as possible. I'm more interested in a three-row vehicle a la the Wagoneer of decades past than some compact vehicle that's smaller than a Cherokee.

    • Jacko Jacko on Feb 20, 2015

      Hey, as long as you're happy. I guess a business making money is only secondary to that.