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    2020 Kia Seltos vs Jeep Compass - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 04 Aug 2020

    Which C-segment SUV is better: Kia Seltos or Jeep Compass? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Kia Seltos vs Jeep Compass

    Seltos 2020 vs Compass 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    Sports Plus

    ₹16.49

    HTK

    ₹10.29

       

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

       

    HTX

    ₹13.09

       

    GTK

    ₹13.79

       

    GTX

    ₹15.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Jeep Compass petrol manual comes in a single petrol manual variant, Sports Plus costs Rs. 16.49 lakh.

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    Longitude Plus

    ₹19.69

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    Limited Plus

    ₹21.92

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh and Jeep Compass starts from Rs. 19.69 lakh.

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹10.34

    Sports Plus

    ₹17.99

    HTK

    ₹11.54

    Longitude

    ₹19.40

    HTK+

    ₹12.54

    Longitude Plus

    ₹20.30

    HTX

    ₹14.14

    Limited Plus

    ₹22.43

    HTX+

    ₹15.34

    Limited Plus AWD

    ₹24.21


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 10.34 lakh and go up to Rs. 15.34 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Jeep Compass diesel manual prices start from Rs. 17.99 lakh and go up to Rs. 24.21 lakh.

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹13.54

    Longitude AWD

    ₹21.96

    HTX+

    ₹16.34

    Longitude Plus AWD

    ₹22.86

    GTX+

    ₹17.34

    Limited Plus AWD

    ₹24.99


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 13.54 lakh and Jeep Compass starts from Rs. 21.96 lakh.

    Seltos 2020 vs Compass 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The Jeep Compass measures 4395mm in length, 1818mm in width and 1640mm in height. The wheelbase of Jeep Compass is 2636mm and it has a boot space of 438 litres.

    Also Read - 2020 Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Venue - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    Jeep Compass

    Length (mm)

    4315

    80

    4395

    Width (mm)

    1800

    18

    1818

    Height (mm)

    1645

    5

    1640

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    26

    2636

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    5

    438

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    12

    178

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    10

    60


    Dimension Review

    • Compass is longer than the Seltos by 80mm.
    • Compass is wider than the Seltos by 18mm.
    • Seltos is taller than Compass by 5mm.
    • Compass has a longer wheelbase than Seltos; by 26mm.
    • Compass has 5 litres more boot space than Seltos.
    • Seltos has 12mm more ground clearance than Compass.

    Seltos 2020 vs Compass 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.4L

    1.5L

    1.4L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    162PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    250Nm @ 2500 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    15kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    Automatic FE

    16.2kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    14.5kmpl


    Seltos Petrol vs Compass Petrol

    The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl white the automatic claims to returns a figure of 16.2kmpl.

    There is also a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.8kmpl.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Tucson Facelift vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    Jeep Compass gets a 1.4L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 162PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Jeep Compass petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 15kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 14.5kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Compass has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Compass's engine produces more torque than Seltos'. But the Seltos turbo has a better torque-to-weight ratio. So, it’ll offer better drivability than the Compass turbo petrol.
    • Seltos petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Compass.

    SELTOS VS COMPASS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Jeep Compass

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    2.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    173PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    20.8kmpl

    17.3kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed AT

    9-speed DCT

    Automatic FE

    17.8kmpl

    16.6kmpl


    Seltos 1.5L Diesel vs Compass 2.0L Diesel

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 17.8kmpl.

    Jeep Compass gets a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 173PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Jeep Compass diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.3kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.6kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • Compass has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Compass's engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • The penalty Compass diesel pays is with lower fuel efficiency. Seltos diesel has better mileage than the Compass diesel.

    Seltos 2020 vs Compass 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • R17 Alloy Wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Ambient Mood Lighting
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
    • Auto Ac
    • Telescopic Steering
    • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • Air purifier
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Rear Disc Brakes

    Notable top features of Compass 2020 are:

    • Bi-xenon HID Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
    • R18 Alloy Wheels
    • 8.4-inch Touchscreen
    • Side & Curtain Airbags
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Dual Zone Auto AC
    • Leather Seats
    • 8-way Power Driver Seat w/ Memory

    Is the Kia Seltos better than the Jeep Compass?

    Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and Jeep Compass is Rs. 16.49 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Kia Seltos costs a lot less than the Compass.

    The Jeep Compass is slightly larger than the Kia Seltos. So, it may have a noticeably better road presence than the Seltos.

    For petrol powertrain, Compass's engine offers more torque, but the Seltos turbo’s better torque-to-weight means that it’ll have better drivability than the Compass.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Kia Seltos Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    For diesel powertrain, Compass's engine offers a lot more torque, so it will offer better drivability compared to Seltos's diesel engine.

    If you value mileage, then the Seltos should be an easy pick. With each engine-transmission combo, it handily beats the Jeep Compass. But, it misses out on AWD, which is available in Jeep.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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