Jeep Compass is a 5 seater SUV car launched at a base price of Rs. 16.49 lakh in July 2017 by Jeep in India. Compass is available in both petrol and diesel . Compass petrol is powered by 1368cc engine claiming mileage of 16kmpl and Compass diesel is powered by 1956cc engine claiming mileage of 17.1kmpl. Compass also comes with automatic transmission. Jeep Compass has a wheel size of 16 inch and ground clearance of 178mm. It is available in 9 variants and 6 colours.
Jeep Compass Latest Updates
Jeep has launched the BS6-compliant Compass in India with prices starting from Rs 16.49 lakh. The BS6 Compass petrol is priced from Rs 16.49 lakh to Rs 21.92 lakh while the updated diesel variant ranges between Rs 17.99 lakh and Rs 27.60 lakh. The manufacturer has also discontinued the Sport, Limited and Limited Plus variants of the Compass.
The Compass BS6 continues to utilise the existing 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine develops 163PS and 250Nm while the diesel engine churns out 173PS and 350Nm.
The Jeep Compass rivals the Tata Harrier and the upcoming Skoda Karoq, Volkswagen T-ROC.
If you’re buying the Compass, you get to choose between two engine options - a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel. With the petrol, you get the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. While 163PS and 250Nm is plenty for the SUV (0-100 comes up in 9.99 sec), the engine has a bit of a drinking problem. The petrol-auto we had on test returned an eye-watering 6.1kmpl inside the city, and a marginally better 8.5kmpl on the highway. We also tested the diesel-manual (4x4) that makes 173PS of power and 350Nm of torque. This variant was a whole lot more efficient, delivering 11.07kmpl inside the city and 16.02kmpl on the highway. It was just as quick as the petrol-auto, taking 10.03 sec to reach 100kmph. There's now even a 9-speed automatic option but that's only available with the Trailhawk variant. Shifts are smooth when driven in an unhurried manner but the off-road focus and price premium means that this will appeal only to the enthusiast.
The Jeep Compass variant list includes Sport, Longitude, Limited and Limited Plus. The Longitude and Limited versions further get an option pack. The diesel engine is available across all variants, but the petrol motor isn’t available in the Longitude variant. Also, while the base-spec petrol Compass is manual only, the top two variants of the Compass petrol only get an automatic transmission. If you want 4x4, you get that choice in the Limited, Limited (O) and Limited Plus variants with the diesel engine only. The latest addition to the Compass lineup is the Trailhawk which gets more off-road focused bodywork and equipment. It even gets a much-awaited diesel-automatic combo but commands a premium of Rs 3.7 lakh over the top-spec Limited Plus.
In the base-spec Sport variant, you get 16-inch steel wheels, a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and manual AC. But since safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, ESC and traction control is offered, we happily recommend this to those on a strict budget. Climb up the chain, and the Longitude offers some flash value in the form of a beige-black cabin, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and push-button start. But, if you’ve got the budget for a Longitude, we’d recommend you reach out for the Longitude (O) instead. The projector headlamps, bigger 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dual-zone climate control is worth it. The Longitude (O) variant is also our value-for-money pick of the lot. In the Limited variant, Jeep offers grey leather upholstery, different alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Limited (O) additionally gets you HID headlamps. You can give these variants a skip and pick the new Limited Plus variant that offers a whole lot more, including a panoramic sunroof, a powered driver seat with memory function and a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The price premium is well worth it.
The design of the Compass blends modern elements with typical ‘upright and boxy’ SUV basics.
It’s big on size and does make sure tiny hatchbacks get out of your way if they spot it in their rearview mirror. There are typically Jeep elements too, including the seven-slat grille and the squared-off wheel arches. For that premium touch, you get projector headlamps, daytime running lamps and LED bits in the tail lamps. The top-spec Limited Plus variant gets a sweet set of two-tone alloy wheels, whereas lower variants get more sombre-looking alloys. There’s a lizard hiding under the wiper, and a Loch Ness monster on the rear windscreen too. Talk about attention to detail.
With the Compass, you don’t have to really climb high to get inside the cabin. But once you’re in, the space on offer doesn’t impress too much. Relative to the size of the SUV, rear-seat kneeroom can be termed average at best. There’s no dearth of width or headroom in the cabin, though. As far as features go, Jeep has you covered. With the recently introduced Limited Plus variant, you get the all-important sunroof, an 8.4-inch touchscreen (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), and electric-adjust for the driver seat with memory function. Oddly enough, it continues to puzzle us with the absence of cruise control. You also get a rock-solid build and a host of safety features to go with. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC and traction control are offered as standard. Side and curtain airbags are offered in the Limited (4x4), Limited Option (4x4) and the Limited Plus variant.
Jeep Compass Competitors
Tata Hexa : Tata has been putting out some amazing cars lately and the Hexa is no exception. The stylish new SUV is a head turner for sure. It is superbly built and refined. The smaller footprint also helps it while manoeuvring in the city.
Hyundai Creta : The Hyundai Creta might be a vanilla package, but that doesn’t stop it from being a potent one. It’s got the mix of looks, features and drivability, ensuring that thousands of prospective owners throng Hyundai’s showrooms every month. The waiting periods can get annoying though, so be warned!
Mahindra XUV500 : Like most Mahindra vehicles, the XUV offers a lot for the money. Quality is a bit of a hit or miss, and there are known niggles too. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Mahindra’s big boy is a well-packaged SUV for those who love munching miles.
Tata Harrier : We don’t see any major deal breakers with the Harrier. It’s loaded, spacious, drives well and is built like a tank. Tata’s best yet? Without a doubt.
Kia Seltos: The Kia Seltos looks stunning, is really well built and is packed to the gills with features. There's an exhaustive list of variants, two trim packages, three engines and automatic options in both diesel and petrol power. It handles and drives like a car and the only real downsides are it rides a little on the stiff side and doesn't really give off those big SUV feels some people crave.
MG Hector : The MG Hector aces everything we love about big SUVs. It's imposing, spacious, rides nicely and is priced well too. Wow features include a massive panoramic sunroof and humongus touch screen infotainment system. There is some room for improvement when it comes to finish and build and it's dynamics around corners. Overall though it packs in heaps of value.
Specifications Summary of Jeep Compass
|Engine :||1956 cc|
|Emission Norm Compliance :||BS VI|
|Mileage :||16 Kmpl to 17 Kmpl|
|Fuel Type :||diesel / petrol|
|Transmission :||manual / automatic|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Ground Clearance (Unladen) :||178mm|
|Gear Box :||6 Speed|
|No Of Cylinders :||4|
|Length Width Height :||4395*1818*1640|
|Boot Space :||408-litres|
Jeep Compass Price
Jeep Compass prices start at Rs. 16.49 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 21.92 lakh. The prices of Compass diesel variants start at Rs. 17.99 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 24.99 lakh.
- Petrol (3 Variants)
- Diesel (6 Variants)
Jeep Compass Variants Price List
Editor's View of Jeep Compass
Brand value, commanding design, fun-to-drive, off-road chops
Limited space, noisy diesel engine, poor efficiency (petrol)
The Compass delivers on critical fronts like handling, off-road ability and stunning design. However, you do pay a premium for that badge and compromise on space.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Compass
- The claimed ARAI mileage of Jeep Compass Petrol is 16.0 kmpl (manual). Although, At intial level the you will not get good mileage figures as a new car takes time to accustom - the Engine, Piston, Fuel Lines all takes time to lubricate and initial mileage will be low. It generally takes upto 800 to 1000 kms for your car started to offer a better mileage. While at around 4000 - 5000 kms distance when covered, mileage will be at its best and will stabilize which even gets better on oil change at 7500 - 10,000 kms. In order to improve the mileage, we would suggest you to drive slower.Driving fast can reduce your fuel efficiency by up to 33% if you are travelling above 60 mph. It is best to change gears appropriately and match the gear and the RPM carefully. You have to be careful when going to the tuner. Make sure the tuning is just to keep your engine running at the proper revs to provide maximum fuel efficiency. Changing the fuel filter on a regular basis will ensure that your car runs smoothly by letting only fuel into the engine instead of other residue from the tank and a clean air filter promotes better combustion which optimizes fuel economy. The tire pressure should be checked at least monthly because properly inflated tires can improve fuel efficiency by up to 3%. Turning off air conditioner in city driving reduces stress on your engine which increases fuel economy greatly. Whether you use synthetic of natural oil, using an additive can improve fuel efficiency by up to 15%. You can keep these things in mind while maintaining your car.
- This tell how good products hector and harrier are with the same engine they give 14-15 in city and 20-22 on highways and compass is now at the end of its life , just a suggestion compass will get 14-16 lacs on the used car market , sell it and go for either hector or harrier or even seltos !
- My Jeep Compass petrol automatic 2018 gives a fuel economy of 5-6km/l in chennai city. And highways it is maximum 7-8km/l. Can someone share your views ? Very disappointed jeep INDIA.
- Both the cars have something going for them. For the Tata Harrier, it’s the large dimensions, design and premium interiors. It’s loaded, spacious drives well and is built like a tank. The promise of SUVs has been delivered by the Harrier. First, its Land Rover genes ensure that it smothers poor surfaces, at city or highway speeds. It relishes in taking the meanest of road surfaces and taking the sting out of them. Whereas the Compass delivers on critical fronts like handling, off-road ability and stunning design. The Compass has been quite the success for Jeep in India and we’re glad to see it not resting on its laurels. However, you do pay a premium for that badge and compromise on space. The Tata Harrier significantly undercuts its main rival, the Jeep Compass, with even the top-spec variant being less expensive than the entry-level of the Compass. Related Read: Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500: Spec Comparison https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/tata-harrier-vs-jeep-compass-vs-hyundai-creta-vs-mahindra-xuv500-spec-comparison/32465/
- If Jeep have improved upon the initial flaws in suspension and clutch then definitely COMPASS. Harriet is also a great car but a little low on power compared to Jeep despite having the same engine. Harriet 140 hp and Compass 170 hp. On the price front Harriet is a great option. Harriet has proven Land Rover chassis and engine gear box combo is same as in Compass. If you can wait A seven seater Harriet is about to be launched with 170 bhp. On the price front HARRIER TAKES THE CAKE
- I own tata Harrier already drove 1200km....really awesome....I did compare jeep compass...but Harrier is more value for money top end with all feature....with best 1st service I ever got..I earlier had XUV500....but had worst experience...had to sell within one year..when no corrective response received.
- It depends on how many features you can live without. Sports Plus is a good entry level option with all safety features and same driving dynamics. Top of the line is limited plus with things which make it premium feeling like white leather seats and a huge panaromic sun roof auto Headlamps rain sensing wipers etc. The latest Trailhawk version is 9 speed DCT automatic with 4x4 gearbox and is a serious off-roading vehicle. So there are a lot of variants engines and gearbox options to choose from according to your needs and of course budget
- The Compass is now available in four variants - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Limited Plus. In addition, a Sport variant-based Bedrock trim and a Black Pack package is now available as well. While the diesel engine is available across variants, the petrol engine is available in the base and top variant only. Notably, it’s only the diesel variant that gets optional 4x4 in the Limited and Limited Plus variant. We’d recommend the Longitude if you aren’t keen on spending a lot for an SUV, and the Limited 4x2 if you know you won’t be mucking about. Whereas, Offers and discounts are provided by the brand and it may also vary according to the city, brand and model. There are scenarios wherein dealers also give attractive deals to their customers. Click on the link to check dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/dealers/Jeep
- In our books, the Longitude (O) is the Compass to go for if you want this SUV. Sadly, both the Longitude and the Longitude (O) are not offered with a petrol option which makes the about Rs 2 lakh premium over the Sport variant quite steep. Apart from it, If you’re on a budget and want to join the Jeep bandwagon, this is the variant for you. The Sport trim doesn't skimp on safety either and offers almost all of the Compass' safety features, including ESC and TCS! But Jeep has missed out on some essentials such as rear-parking sensors and the AC is manual, which is disappointing for a car that’s priced over Rs 15 lakh.
- The sub 4-metre SUV is expected to be launched only by 2021.
- No Anil_Mathur its a 5 seater
- There is no comparison as both are in a different class. The PS is bigger and heavier than the Compass and much more capable especially in off-road conditions.
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Jeep Compass User Reviews
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I purchased Jeep Compass Limited Plus on 1st of July 2019, and within 15 days (vehicle not even driven 500km out of which 300km on first day) lot of annoying sounds audible from sunroof, dashboard, doors (maybe from C-pillar) and now from suspension. I am in continuous contact with Mr. Mike Manley, Mr. Kevin Flynn, Mr. Mangesh Kodalkar, Mr. Lokendra and their team through email. After approximately one month their team came to record video and they accepted the faulty things and they took my vehicle to dealership/ workshop for 7 days and even after that problems not resolved dashboard problems enhanced. I requested them to replace the faulty vehicle they refused. I said the reason behind the request is that the faulty components was installed from company end and not from customer end. Now their team worsen the things and I am forced to go legal
Diesel 2.0 litre Bs4 engine with manual transmission offers a great performance with strong midrange. There is some turbo lag in low rev. Steering is precise and quick, chassis is stiff, so overall very sporty and enjoyable on highways. For city is also good but slightly heavy clutch. Main thing is tighter cabin space just enough for 4 pax and just enough boot space. Build quality is solid and no squeaks after 20000 km in 1.5 years. Maintenance is every 15000 km and first one costed less than 10K. Overall satisfied
Very good build quality and plush interiors. Many features not given in the top model for India which is sad. It's pretty zippy when pushed hard. The DCT is sluggish during sudden deceleration and one can hear the shift mechanism hunting noisily. Monocoque chassis makes it's stiff for off road use while keeping the in cabin nosies to a minimum. Remote start and AC, crusty control, electric boot opening, open door warning lights and passenger seat electric adjust are features that have been missed out 😒
Too many flaws. Poor headlights. Bad second gear, stalls frequently despite being careful, deep and clanking clutch and poor ride quality on bad roads and doesn’t live up to the either the hype or its brief. Inconsistent ride quality and non linear engine gear box combo .More show than go
I have no issues with build quality and performance but when it comes to after sales experience Its a nightmare. there is utter neglect shown by the service centres. ii remembered my experience when I first serviced my third hand bike 20 year ago. :(
good ,stylish ,comfortable mileage is better
Very bad service, Bad AC, very high maintenance,
It is the best compact crossover SUV sold in India. It is better to choose Jeep Wrangler. It might cost high but Jeep Wangler is the best jeep sold in India and very good for going on bad and rugged roads or off road.
Yung bine-benta ko po ay Owner Jeep Type. Negotiable Price. po. makina 3AU. Good Condition po .
very costly for me . But i love it thnx
Jeep Compass Expert Reviews
Jeep Compass Trailhawk: First Drive Review
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is finally here with a 9-speed automatic and new off-road cred. But is it the comfortable automatic diesel option that most of you were looking for?Jun 6, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Compass Limited Plus 4x4: First Drive
Can the new Limited Plus variant of the Jeep Compass make it the complete SUV that we envisioned ever since it was launched in 2017?Oct 31, 2018 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic: Road Test Review
The big Compass has a small 1.4-litre engine under the hood. Is that enough? Is the automatic gearbox any good? And what's it like to drive?Dec 11, 2017 | By Arun Shenoy, Photography: Vikrant Date
Jeep Compass Diesel 4x4 MT: First Drive Review
Can the newest (and smallest yet!) Jeep do justice to the iconic brand?Jun 13, 2017 | By Abhay Verma Photography: Vikrant Date
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Jeep Compass News Updates
BREAKING: BS6 Jeep Compass Variant Wise Prices Revealed, Starts Rs 89,000 Higher Than Before
With the introduction of the BS6 Compass, Jeep has discontinued the Sport, Limited and Limited Option variants of the SUVFeb 25, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Compass Diesel Auto Gets More Affordable With 2 New Variants!
The two new variants - Longitude and Limited Plus - get the same diesel-automatic setup as the Compass TrailhawkJan 14, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Compass Limited Plus Diesel Automatic Reaches Dealerships
The Limited Plus Diesel-Auto will utilise the same BS6-compliant powertrain from the TrailhawkJan 9, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
EXCLUSIVE: Jeep Compass Limited Plus Diesel Automatic Could Start From Rs 25 Lakh
It is expected to hit showrooms within the next two weeks!Jan 7, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Will Equip The Compass SUV With A Beefier BS6 Petrol Engine
Could launch in early 2020Dec 7, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Jeep Compass Gets A Massive Rs 1.75 Lakh Discount!
This festive season, Jeep is offering massive cash discounts and other benefits on some modelsOct 7, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels