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. Who should buy the Jeep Compass Petrol: - Someone who inherently prefers petrol engines. - Has an annual running of less than 10,000km per year. - Mainly drives in city. - Wants an automatic SUV. - Has a priority list that rates refinement higher than fuel efficiency . Who should buy the Jeep Compass Diesel: - Someone who inherently prefers diesel engines. - Has an annual running of more than 10,000km per year. - Often has long-distance highway trips. - Wants an AWD SUV. - Rates fuel economy as a high-priority parameter.
Jeep Compass powered by the 2.0-litre diesel, paired to a six-speed manual transmission and Jeep’s Active Drive AWD system with ‘Selec Terrain’ driving modes. The diesel motor switches on with almost no noticeable vibrations or noise - the effort put into making the cabin feel comfortable and premium show through. The clutch action is surprisingly light for a transmission that is designed to take higher torque. Moving off line is easy, and you only need to dab the accelerator to move off inclines. The long throw but sure slotting gearbox is fun to use, the metal-finish ball-like gear knob makes shifting gears an event by itself. The 2.0-litre motor likes to potter around at lower speeds; with max torque made quite low down in the power band you don’t need to work the gears or slip the clutch or modulate the throttle to make the Compass move along in slow moving traffic conditions. Under hard driving conditions, the on-board computer on our car was consistently showing an average fuel-efficiency of 8kmpl but it will certainly be more frugal if driven sedately. Do take a test drive in order to judge your driving comfort.
| 10 months ago
In city traffic you will have to struggle with clutch, and in between 1st and 2nd gear. Workshop technician suggests to drive in first gear in city traffic
| 1 month ago
I am using Jeep Compass Diesel , which is 2018 model ,, Clutch is hard. Every one will get foot pain after 50K drive. It become life long problem to every one. I used petrol vehicle for 15 years with Manual shift . Never had foot pain.. Jeep has to do some fixing on this issues.
Mine (2018 model) was a diesel but manual transmission. They did not have automatic transmission for diesel (only for the petrol version) then. But now I understand they have come out with a diesel automatic
Zigwheels | 1 year ago
The diesel doesn’t offer an automatic option yet. Although, the diesel auto (9-speed auto) will be launched early next year. As of now, there is no official timeline regarding its Automatic version in diesel. Stay connected with ZigWheels for latest updates.
| 7 months ago
For now it is available only in newly introduced Trailhawk model which is a hardy version of Compass diesel !
The Compass petrol automatic is not a city slicker. The gearbox could've been a bit more polished and the small engine seems to struggle a bit lugging around the big Compass. If we were to choose right now. we suggest you pick the manual diesel. Read more. Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic: Road Test Review:- https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/jeep-compass-petrol-automatic-road-test-review/29339/#leadform
| 1 year ago
Thanks. Mine is city drive hardly twice a week and I am not keen for diesel version due to it's life span in Delhi. Please suggest. Thanks.
If you drive more than 50/60kms on an average then you can go for the diesel-powered car whereas driving less than 50/60kms a day, it's better to go for the petrol car. Choosing the right fuel type depends on your utility and average running of the car. If you are one of those people who drive less then 50/60kms in a day then we recommend you to go with for a petrol car as they are easy to maintain, have a longer life span and they cost less then the diesel car. The Diesel cars are prefered if the average daily run of your car is more than 60kms which makes it feasible for a purchase. The statistics help you to choose a perfect car. The diesel cars are more efficient when it comes to fuel economy and provide more torque, therefore, are preferred to run a more for a person who drives more than 60kms. Select according to your requirements.The Jeep Compass has more power and torque in the diesel engine than the petrol engine. The Jeep Compass is a frugal beast which is enormously powerful in both the engine types however, we would suggest you to take a test drive of both the variants to clarify your doubts.Click here for the dealership: https://www.zigwheels.com/dealers/Jeep
| 10 months ago
Don't go for Jeep, u can go any other brand, my personal experience with Jeep is terrible.Diesel and petrol depends on how many kms your daily drive is, if less than 50km then definitely petrol
| 1 year ago
You should go for the diesel engine as it gives better milage and better performance and torque.i have a jeep compass limited plus 2.0 diesel engine which gave 14 AVG. before servicing and now after servicing it gives 16 AVG.but on the other hand the petrol engine gives only 8 AVG.
Jeep Compass retails in the price range of Rs. 14.99 - 23.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Please click on the link for an estimated on-road price and select your city accordingly: Jeep Compass On-Road Price Moreover, for the availability of colours and the final price quote, we'd recommend connecting with the nearest authorized dealership.