The Jeep Compass enters its second generation for 2017 and is new from the tire treads up. That’s a huge deal considering just how terrible the first generation Compass was. It’s clear Jeep is confident the new Compass will succeed; it not only replaces the outgoing version, but also the equally terrible Patriot. The new Compass joins the boxy Renegade and funky Cherokee to comprise a relatively new crossover lineup. To see how the 2017 Compass stacks up, I took it for a quick spin along the grounds at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas.