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?
The Common Bits The petrol-automatic is available in the top-spec Limited variant only. This means, it gets all the bells-and-whistles including projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Speaking of which, the alloys are borrowed from the mid-spec Longitude variant but get a satin finish. It’s a similar story on the inside - there’s quite a bit of kit including...read more »
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Jeep has silently introduced a new special edition of the Compass on its India website called the Compass Black Pack. As the name suggests, the new edition will feature a lot of ‘black’ elements, including blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels, ORVMs, dashboard and black upholstery. Jeep could also introduce a sunroof and 19-inch alloy wheels as well. The carmaker already has such a variant on sale in the UK, which is exported from here. It will be offered in three colour options: Vocal White, Minimal Grey and Magnesio Grey.
The Black Pack is likely to feature the 2.0-litre diesel engine only.
Jeep Compass Variants
- Petrol (5 Variants)
- Diesel (11 Variants)
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Jeep Compass Mileage
The claimed ARAI mileage for the Jeep Compass petrol is 16 kmpl, and for the Jeep Compass diesel is 17 kmpl.
Editor's View of Jeep Compass
Legacy of the Jeep brand, design, handling
Noisy engine, feature list could be better
The Compass is the most affordable way to own a Jeep, and deliver on critical fronts like handling, off-road ability and stunning design. Interior space is excellent as well, feature list could include few more conveniences though like electric seat adjust, electric tail gate, sunroof etc.
Jeep Compass Comparisons
|Features||Jeep Compass Rs. 15.35 lakh View On Road Price|
|Fuel Capacity||60 Liters|
Hyundai Creta Rs. 9.44 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 1591 cc 15.8 kmpl 55 Liters 400-litres
Mahindra XUV500 Rs. 12.56 lakh Compare with Compass Diesel 2179 cc 14 kmpl 70 Liters -
Hyundai Tucson Rs. 18.30 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 1999 cc 13.03 kmpl 62 Liters 513-litres
Maruti Vitara Brezza Rs. 7.58 lakh Compare with Compass Diesel 1248 cc 24.3 kmpl 48 Liters 328-litres
Mahindra Scorpio Rs. 10.00 lakh Compare with Compass Diesel 2523 cc 15.4 kmpl 60 Liters 460-litres
Toyota Fortuner Rs. 27.27 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 2694 cc 10.01 kmpl 80 Liters -
Toyota Innova Crysta Rs. 14.65 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 2694 cc 11.25 kmpl 65 Liters -
Tata Hexa Rs. 12.57 lakh Compare with Compass Diesel 2179 cc 17.6 kmpl 60 Liters 128-litres
Renault Duster Rs. 7.95 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 1498 cc 14.19 kmpl 50 Liters 475-litres
Renault Captur Rs. 10.00 lakh Compare with Compass Petrol 1498 cc 13.87 kmpl 50 Liters 392 Litres
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Jeep Compass User Review
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Jeep Compass Highlights
Jeep’s Compass has been a delight for SUV buyers. The upright stance, the punchy engines and the badge value it brings to the table is hard to resist. Well, Jeep is planning on building on the momentum, and introducing the offroad-biased Trailhawk version in India. It not only features added ground clearance and better approach/departure angles, but will also be equipped with a new 9-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Trailhawk is expected to sit at the top of the Jeep range, with prices starting around the Rs 23 lakh mark.
Exterior and Interior
The first time we laid our eyes on the Jeep Compass, we too were smitten. It’s got the macho, get-out-of-my-way look spot on. The wide snout, the typical seven slat grille and those squared off wheel arches mean business, surely. There are some modern elements thrown in too, including projector headlamps, daytime running lamps and LED elements in the taillamps. We particularly like the little details such as the chrome strip running along the roof and Easter eggs like the lizard under the wiper and the Loch Ness monster on the rear windscreen. Pick the Compass in an eye-popping shade such as blue or red, and you’d enjoy quite a few stares on the road!
Here’s a downer right at the outset. If you thought the Compass must be a palatial SUV based on how big it looks on the outside, prepare to be a bit underwhelmed. While width isn’t an issue, the rear knee room isn’t all that great. In terms of equipment, you get quite a bit, including climate control, a touchscreen audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. Weirdly, some features we expect at this price point - such as electric seats, a sunroof and cruise control - have been skipped. What’s standard, is a rock-solid build quality. In terms of safety, you get dual airbags, ABS with EBD, panic brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control as standard. The top-spec 4x4 variant gets the additional safety net of side and curtain airbags.
The Jeep Compass is can be had with a petrol or a diesel engine. The petrol motor is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that’s good for 163PS of power and 250Nm of torque. You can have this engine with a 6-speed manual transmission in the lower variants, or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic in the top-spec Limited model. Fiat’s acclaimed 2.0-litre Multijet II engine is your second option. With 172PS of power and 350Nm of torque on tap, the diesel Compass can be quite a hoot. The diesel-powered SUV is also available with 4x4 tech, with drive modes for snow, sand and mud. Notably, there’s no diesel automatic variant yet, but that’s set to change with the introduction of the Compass Trailhawk, which should bring with it a 9-speed automatic.
The Compass is available in three variants - Sport, Longitude and Limited. There are two more optional variants based on the top two variants. 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 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.
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 thousands of prospective owners thronging 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 a 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.
If that Jeep badge tugs at your heart, the Compass is currently the most affordable way to scratch that itch. In return, you get a solidly built, fun to drive brute that can tear through the scenery if needed. Not a bad deal, we say!