Jeep Debuts the All-New Compass and Audi Shows Off the 2018 A5 Sportback: The Evening Rush

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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is finally here and it appears the wait was worth it. The handsome new Compass replaces the prehistoric Compass and Patriot that have been in the Jeep line-up since 2006. The new compact off-roader will be powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. In order to honor the Jeep name, the Trailhawk version will have a 30-degree approach angle and a 34-degree departure angle. Not too shabby for a compact SUV.

If you hold out a little longer, you can buy that miniature Audi A7 you always wanted. This week at the L.A. Auto Show, Audi debuted the 2018 A5 Sportback. Mimicking the lines of the larger A7, the A5 Sportback is a nice alternative to a four-door sedan. The A5 will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.

America’s fascination with fast SUVs couldn’t be more apparent than in the future Jeep line-up. According to reports, FCA will sell the current Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT alongside the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Yes, Jeep will be selling two SUVs boasting ridiculous horsepower numbers. The demonic Trackhawk will likely utilize the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in the current Hellcat models.


Socks don’t have to be the most boring article of clothing in your daily attire. Instead, with outrageous designs and colors, they can be the highlight of your outfit. With more than 100 designs to choose from, you can go to, pick your four favorites, and have them quickly shipped to your door.

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We have all misplaced our wallet, much as we don’t want to admit it. Although you can often find your wallet in a few minutes, those rare occasions where you have no idea where it is are completely terrifying. Quickly remediate the situation by using Tile Slim. Unlike the original Tile, Tile Slim can fit in your wallet like any other card, and can allow easy tracking using the Tile app.


If you are looking for a rad/bizarre backpack, then don’t look past the Herschel Supply Little America Backpack Hudson’s Bay Company Collection. Similar to Herschel’s signature rucksacks, this backpack takes the iconic color scheme of a Hudson bay blanket and turns it into an awesome adventure bag.

A classic large-check red flannel is a staple of any wardrobe. Knowing this, Ball & Buck has released their Premium Hunter’s Shirt. With reinforced stitching, elbow patches, and a shoulder patch. The Hunter’s Shirt will gladly withstand the test of time.

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