Jeep Compass Pros - Why Should You Buy?

After a detailed analysis of the Jeep Compass, we found some pros and cons about the car that are worth highlighting for a potential buyer. In this article, we will explain the highlights of the benefits of buying the Jeep Compass. We’ll also list out the Compass’ drawbacks to help you make an informed buying decision.

Jeep Compass

True Jeep With Premium Brand Positioning

Jeep Compass is the most affordable Jeep SUV in India. Other SUVs like the Rubicon and the Cherokee are far more expensive than the Compass. The Compass’ rivals, Hyundai Tucson and the Citroen C5 Aircross, are the flagship models from their respective brands. However, the Compass is the entry gate to the Jeep brand in India.

More Powerful Turbo Petrol Than Rivals

Jeep Compass comes with a 1.4L turbo petrol engine that puts out 163PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It’s more powerful than Tucson’s 2.0L naturally-aspirated petrol engine which produces 153PS of power and 192Nm of torque. Unlike its rivals, the Compass also offers an option of a 6-speed manual transmission with the turbo petrol engine. Those who seek convenience can get the Compass turbo petrol with a dual-clutch automatic transmission as well. The Citroen C5 Aircross, on the other hand, doesn’t even offer a petrol engine option.

Manual Gearbox With Both Diesel and Petrol Engines

Jeep offer the Compass with two engine options - 2.0L turbo diesel and 1.4L turbo petrol. Both the engines can either be had with a 6-speed manual transmission or 9-speed torque converter automatic and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic respectively. Other segment rivals do not offer manual transmission options with either of the engines.

Sensibly-priced Sport Variant

The base Sport variant of the Compass justifies its asking price well. Jeep offer the Compass Sport with turbo petrol manual, turbo petrol automatic and diesel manual at Rs. 17.79 lakh, Rs. 20.37 lakh and Rs. 19.49 Lakh respectively.

Here are the key features of the Jeep Compass Sport:

  • Rear disc brakes
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer/wiper
  • Rear parking camera
  • Alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps
  • Electronic parking brake
  • LED DRLs
  • Rear AC vents
  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • UV-cut glass
  • Split rear seatback
  • Front and rear armrests
  • All power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Steering-mounted controls

Premium Features With Top Variant

With the facelift, Jeep India added a host of new features to the Compass. Most of the new features are on offer on the top variant only. Key feature additions include a fully-digital instrument cluster, freestanding touchscreen infotainment with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ventilated front seats, 360-degree parking camera and powered driver’s seat.

Jeep Compass Disadvantages

Those were some of the advantages of the Jeep Compass. However, the Compass does have its shortcomings which could be a deal-breaker for some. Some drawbacks of the Compass are smaller dimensions than rivals, expensive upgrade of diesel automatic transmission and poorly-equipped mid variants. 

Refer to the article listed below to have a better understanding of the disadvantages of buying the Jeep Compass. 


Mahesh Yadav

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


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