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Volkswagen T-ROC vs Jeep Compass: Specification Comparison


The T-ROC is VW’s first attempt in the premium midsize segment. But how does it fare when pitched against its only competitor, the Jeep Compass? Let’s find out

 

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Volkswagen India has just launched the T-ROC at Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). The T-ROC is being offered via the CBU (completely built unit) route and comes in one single, fully-loaded variant. It marks Volkswagen’s foray into the premium midsize SUV segment and it locks horns with the Jeep Compass. So how does the T-ROC fare when pitched against the Compass? Should you consider it over the Jeep that enjoys a loyal fan base in India? Let’s find out.

Dimensions:

 

Volkswagen T-ROC

Jeep Compass

Length (mm)

4342mm

4395mm

Width (mm)

1819mm

1818mm

Height (mm)

1573mm

1640mm

Wheelbase (mm)

2590mm

2636mm

Boot Space (Litres)

445 litres

408 litres

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Overall, the Volkswagen T-ROC is a tad smaller than the Jeep Compass. In terms of length, it’s 53mm shorter than the Compass and has a 46mm smaller wheelbase as well. And thanks to the sloping roofline, it is not as tall as the Compass either. But despite its smaller length, the T-ROC offers a larger boot.

Features:

 

Volkswagen T-ROC

Jeep Compass

Headlamps

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

Bi-Xenon with LED DRLs

Infotainment

8.0-inch

8.4-inch

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Yes

Yes

Dual-zone Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes - AT only

Panoramic Sunroof

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

Push-button Start

Yes

Yes

Auto Headlamps

Yes

Yes

Rain-sensing Wipers

Yes

Yes

Auto-dimming IRVM

Yes

Yes

Powered Front Seats

No

Yes

Digital Driver’s Display

Yes

No

Both models have an almost identical feature list and will satisfy most of your requirements. Both SUVs are equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, auto headlamps and wipers, and an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror.  

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Even though the T-ROC comes with a fancy digital driver’s display, it misses out on powered front seats, a crucial feature the Jeep Compass offers. However, if you are looking for a petrol SUV with cruise control, you are limited to the T-Roc as the Compass only offers this feature with the automatic variants only.

Safety Features:

 

Volkswagen T-ROC

Jeep Compass

Airbags

6

6

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Parking Sensors

Front and Rear

Rear only

Parking Camera

Rearview camera

Rearview camera

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Electric Parking Brake

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX 

Yes

Yes

Tyre Pressure Monitor

Yes

No

 

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Both models are similarly matched on the safety front too. Common features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, electronic stability control, electric parking brake, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages. The T-ROC goes an extra step with its front parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring system. 

Engine Options:

 

Volkswagen T-ROC

Jeep Compass

Engine

1.5-litre TSI

1.4-litre Turbo

Power (PS)

150PS

163PS

Torque (Nm)

250Nm

250Nm

Transmission Option

7-speed DSG

7-speed DCT

Fuel Efficiency (Claimed)

NA

14.1kmpl

The Volkswagen T-ROC comes with a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that develops 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. Though the TSI motor is not as powerful as the Jeep’s engine, it does have similar torque output. 

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The T-ROC also comes with active cylinder technology which shuts down two cylinders depending on the load. This technology should enhance fuel economy by quite a margin. That said, VW is yet to reveal the official fuel efficiency figures for the T-ROC. The Compass petrol has a claimed fuel efficiency of 14.1kmpl.

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The T-ROC can be had with a 7-speed DSG only. On the other hand, the Compass’ base variant is offered with a 6-speed manual while top-spec variants utilise a 7-speed DCT. 

Prices and Verdict:

 

Volkswagen T-ROC

Jeep Compass Petrol

Prices (ex-showroom India)

Rs 19.99 lakh

Rs 16.49 lakh to Rs 21.92 lakh

 

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Sure, the Jeep Compass may come across as the more attractive option here as it has a lower starting price thanks to the base-spec manual variant. However, if you’re considering a top-spec, premium, midsize SUV, the Volkswagen T-ROC seems like a better deal. Also, when you consider the fact that it’s a fully imported unit and costs a full Rs 1.93 lakh lesser than the range-topping Compass, the Volkswagen seems like a steal thanks to the additional features on offer.

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