The Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) annual study known as the Automotive Performance Index™, found the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass to hold the lowest cost of ownership among all Crossovers, earning the distinguished BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE Award in class. In ASG’s data-driven automotive assessment, the Compass outperformed all 198 Crossovers (with trim variants) in its competitive class, holding claim to the lowest cost of ownership when considering purchase and operating costs across the first 6.5 years of vehicle ownership (87,594 miles).
While the market segment has shifted significantly over these past years, with competitors altering vehicle size and price to better compete with market segment leaders, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has made the most notable advances in 2017, to win its first honor in ASG’s annual study.
ASG’s annual study applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class.