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    2021 Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Monday, Apr 12 2021

    V3Cars reviews all the diesel variants of the 2021 Jeep Compass to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Compass diesel gets powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine paired with a manual and automatic transmission options.

     

    2021 Jeep Compass

    What Are The Prices of Jeep Compass? 

    The Compass diesel prices now start at Rs 18.69 lakh. Its Sport and Longitude Optional variants are now available only with the diesel-manual powertrain, while the rest of the variants are offered with diesel-automatic powertrain along with all-wheel drive setup.

    The price increment of the automatic transmission and all-wheel drive drivetrain option is Rs 3.80 lakh, which according to us is on the higher side. So we recommend that if you absolutely want to buy the 4x4 drivetrain, then only consider this drivetrain. Only for the automatic transmission, this price increment is quite expensive. 

    The following table offers the list of prices of the 2021 Jeep Compass diesel:

    2021 COMPASS DIESEL PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | FEB 2021

    VARIANT

    MANUAL

    DIFFERENCE

    4x4 AUTOMATIC

    Sport

    Rs 18,69,000

    --

    --

    Longitude (O)

    Rs 20,49,000

    --

    --

    Limited (O)

    Rs 22,49,000

    Rs 3,80,000

    Rs 26,29,000

    Limited 80th Anniv.

    Rs 22,96,000

    Rs 3,80,000

    Rs 26,76,000

    Model S (O)

    Rs 24,49,000

    Rs 3,80,000

    Rs 28,29,000


    What Are The Engine Specifications of Jeep Compass? 

    The Compass comes equipped with a 2.0-litre diesel engine which is capable of producing 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. In comparison with the Compass, the Tucson and Citroen C5 Aircross also come with diesel engines, and these two cars offer better power and torque outputs than the Compass. The Compass comes with a 6-speed manual transmission option, but the Tucson and C5 Aircross do not come with a manual transmission option. In case of the automatic transmission, the C5 Aircross’ claimed fuel efficiency is the best in segment. The Compass comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the Tucson and C5 Aircross come with 8-speed automatic transmission. 

    You can now check the diesel engine specification details of the 2021 Jeep Compass and its comparison with the rival SUVs:

    PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUVs

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Compass

    Tucson

    C5 Aircross

    Displacement

    2.0L

    2.0L

    2.0L

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1956cc

    1995cc

    1997cc

    Maximum Power

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    185PS @ 4000rpm

    177PS @ 3750rpm

    Power:Weight

    100PS/*t

    104.58PS/t (AWD)

    NA

    Peak Torque

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    400Nm @ 1750 - 2750rpm

    400Nm @ 2000rpm

    Torque:Weight

    205.88Nm/t*

    226.12Nm/t (AWD)

    NA

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    --

    --

    Manual Claimed FE

    17.3kmpl*

    --

    --

    Automatic Transmission

    9-speed TC

    8-speed TC

    8-speed TC

    Automatic Claimed FE

    15.3kmpl*

    15.59kmpl

    18.6kmpl

    *2020 Compass

    What Are The Dimensions of Jeep Compass? 

    The Compass is a premium C-segment SUV and measures around 4.4mm long. The Compass is smaller than the Tucson and C5 Aircross in terms of length, width, height, wheelbase as well as boot space. The segment best ground clearance is offered by the C5 Aircross. The Compass’ top variant offers 18-inch wheels.

    The table below lists the dimension details of the Jeep Compass and comparison with rival models:

    COMPASS vs TUCSON

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Compass

    Tucson

    C5 Aircross

    Length

    4405mm

    4480mm

    4500mm

    Width

    1818mm

    1850mm

    1969mm

    Height

    1640mm

    1660mm

    1710mm

    Wheelbase

    2636mm

    2670mm

    2730mm

    Boot Space

    438-lt

    513-lt

    580-lt

    Ground Clearance

    178mm

    172mm

    230mm

    Fuel Tank

    60-lt

    62-lt

    52.5-lt

    Tyre Size (base)

    225/60 R17

    225/55 R18

    235/55 R18

    Tyre Size (top)

    225/55 R18

    225/55 R18

    235/55 R18


    Jeep Compass Variant-wise Features

    What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Sport Variant? 

    The 2021 Jeep Compass Sport diesel variant is priced at Rs 18.69 lakh. 

    Some of the key styling and safety features of the Sport variant include: LED headlamps, LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic stability control, hill start assist, traction control, electronic parking brake, rear wiper, rear defogger, rear disc brakes, rear parking camera, day/night IRVM and black-grey interior.

    You can check out the safety and style related features of the 2021 Jeep Compass Sport variant in the table below:

    COMPASS SPORT | FEATURES

    Safety

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    Rear Defogger

    R17 Alloy Wheels

    Electronic Stability Control w/ Rollover Mitigation

    Rear Disc Brakes

    Black-Grey Interior

    Traction Control

    Day/Night IRVM

    Black ORVMs w/ Integrated Turn Indicators

    Electronic Parking Brake

    LED Reflector Headlamps

    Integrated Rear Spoiler

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    ISOFIX

    3.5-inch MID

    Rear Parking Camera

    Hill Start Assist

    Shark-fin Antenna

       

    Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles

       

    LED DRLs


    Some of the key functional and entertainment features of this variant include: adjustable front & rear headrests, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and steering-mounted controls, rear AC vents, 60:40 split rear seat and front and rear armrest.

    In the following table, you can see the Jeep Compass Sport variant’s functional and entertainment related features:

    COMPASS SPORT | FEATURES

    Functional

    Entertainment

    Rear AC Vents

    Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

    UV Glass

    8.4-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering

    Remote Central Locking

    Engine Start/Stop

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Front Power Socket

    Boot Lamp

    Steering Mounted Audio Controls

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Front & Rear Door Pockets

    Rear USB Charger

    Bluetooth, USB & Aux

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

    All Power Windows

    Front & Rear Armrest

    4 Speakers


    There’s nothing really to complain about this variant, as it covers almost all the basic features along with some good-to-have features as well. 

    Also Read - Jeep Compass 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    However, we feel that this variant should have also included features such as auto AC, electrically foldable ORVMs and auto-dimming IRVM, which are must-have features at this price point. 

    Whether you should buy the base Compass Sport variant or a higher varint, this we’ll discuss fter looking into the details of the next variant.

    What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Longitude (O) Variant? 

    The Compass Longitude Optional variant Rs 1.80 lakh more expensive than the Sport variant.

    JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

    SPORT

    DIFFERENCE

    LONGITUDE (O)

    Rs 18,69,000

    Rs 1,80,000

    Rs 20,49,000


    Some of the noteworthy additional features of this variant include: automatic headlamps, LED fog lamps with cornering function, bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, electrically foldable ORVMs, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, dual-zone auto AC and black-beige interior theme.

    The additional features of the 2021 Jeep Compass Longitude (O) variant over the Sport variant are listed in the table below:

    COMPASS LONGITUDE (O) | FEATURES OVER SPORT

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    LED Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Lights

    10.1-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

    Automatic Headlamps

    Roof Rails

    Rear Fog Lamps

    2 Speakers

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs

    7-inch Instrument Cluster

     

    Connectivity Suite (Telematics App)

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    Black-beige Interior

       

    Rear Parcel Tray

     
       

    Dual-zone Auto AC

     
           


    According to our internal data, this variant’s added features do not justify the incremental amount of Rs 1.80 lakh. Hence, we would not recommend considering the Longitude Optional variant over the Sport variant. 

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    So, if you wish to buy a basic variant of the Compass, then the Sport variant is the best option for you. 

    What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Limited (O) Variant? 

    The Compass Limited Optional variant is Rs 1.80 lakh costlier than the Longitude Optional variant.

    JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    LONGITUDE (O)

    DIFFERENCE

    LIMITED (O)

    MT

    Rs 20,49,000

    Rs 1,80,000

    Rs 22,49,000

    AT 4X4

    --

    --

    Rs 26,29,000


    The Limited Optional variant comes with a bunch of additional features, some of which include - side and curtain airbags, auto-dimming IRVM, rain sensing wipers, powered tailgate, powered driver seat w/ memory, panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels and leather seat upholstery.

    You can see the additional features of the 2021 Jeep Compass Limited (O) variant over the Longitude (O) variant in the following table:

    COMPASS LIMITED (O) | FEATURES OVER LONGITUDE (O)

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    Rain Sensing Wipers

    Panoramic Sunroof

    Chrome Front Grille w/ Glossy Black Surround

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Powered Tail Gate

    R18 Alloy Wheels

    LED Tail Lamps

    Auto Hold (AT)

    8-way Powered Driver Seat w/ Memory

    Leather Upholstery

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

       

    Scuff Plates

    Dual Tone Exterior

           


    The Limited Optional variant’s additional features justify the price increment not only over the Longitude Optional, but the base Sport variant as well. These added features will improve the ownership experience of the Compass. Thus, we do recommend buying this variant. 

    What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Limited 80th Anniversary Variant? 

    The Limited 80th Anniversary edition is a cosmetic upgrade based on the Limited Optional variant, and it costs Rs 47,000 more than the Limited (O). 

    JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    LIMITED (O)

    DIFFERENCE

    80th ANNIV.

    MT

    Rs 22,49,000

    Rs 47,000

    Rs 22,96,000

    AT 4X4

    Rs 26,29,000

    Rs 47,000

    Rs 26,76,000


    This variant’s notable styling features include : dark alloy wheels, body-coloured cladding, grey detailing on the front grille, ORVMs, roof rails, grey badging and black interior. 

    You can view all the additional styling features of the 2021 Jeep Compass Limited 80th Anniversary Edition in the table below:

    COMPASS LIMITED 80th ANNIVERSARY | FEATURES OVER LIMITED (O)

    Style

    R18 Grey Alloy Wheels

    Body-coloured Cladding

    Grey Grille w/ Black Surround

    Black Window Detailing

    Grey ORVMs & Roof Rails

    Grey Badging

    Black Interior

    Black Leather Upholstery


    The additional cosmetic features of the Limited 80th Anniversary edition do make the Compass look sportier and aggressive. As it is only a cosmetic upgrade, whether to buy this variant or not completely depends on your preference. 

    What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Model S (O)?

    The Compass Model S Optional variant is Rs 2 lakh more expensive than the Limited (O) variant.

    JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    LIMITED (O)

    DIFFERENCE

    MODEL S (O)

    MT

    Rs 22,49,000

    Rs 2,00,000

    Rs 24,49,000

    AT 4X4

    Rs 26,29,000

    Rs 2,00,000

    Rs 28,29,000


    This variant adds an arrey of styling, safety, entertainment and functional features. Its style related features are similar to the Limited 80th Anniversary edition, which include: body coloured cladding, grey ORVMs, grey roof rails and black interior along with black leather seat upholstery.

    Some of the other noteworthy additional features of the Model S (O) variant are : projector type LED headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system, 360-degree parking camera, 9-speaker audio system, powered passenger seat, ventilated front seats, wireless charger aur digital instrument cluster.

    The following table lists all the additional features of the 2021 Jeep Compass Model S (O) over the Limited (O) variant:

    COMPASS MODEL S (O) | FEATURES OVER LIMITED (O)

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    LED Projector Headlamps

    8-way Powered Passenger Seat

    Black Interior

    Grey Window Detailing, Roof Rails & ORVMs

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Ventilated Front Seats

    Black Leather Upholstery

    Body-coloured Cladding

    360-degree Parking Camera

    Wireless Charger

    10.2-inch Digital Instrument Cluster

    (-) Dual-tone Exterior

    9 Speakers w/ Subwoofer

         
           


    As per our internal data, this variant’s incremental cost of Rs 2 lakh for its added features, is on the higher side. We also don’t find its extra features compelling enough to justify spending sunch an additional premium. 

    2021 Jeep Compass Diesel Variants - Which One To Buy? 

    In the entire diesel range of the 2021 Jeep Compass, the Limited Optional is our top recommended variant. The Compass Limited (O) variant mostly covers all the features that can be expected in a car in this price range. It also offers the best value for mopney proposition among all the variants of the Compass diesel. This variant is also available with the 80th Anniversary Edition cosmetic upgrade, which you can choose for sportier looks and exclusive visual appeal. 

    For the budget buyers, the base Compass Sport variant is most suitable, but you’ll have to compromise on a few features that should be present at this price point.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Tucson Facelift vs Jeep Compass - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The top of the line Compass Model S Optional variant is an expensive choise given the features it is offering, so we do not recommend it.

    In case of the diesel-automatic powertrain with all-wheel drive, again we recommend buying the Limited Optional variant, for the same reasons mentioned earlier. The 80th Anniversary edition variant is again available with this powertrain option as well, so you can go for it depending on your preference. The top Model S Optional variant is again an expensive choise with this powetrain option as well. 

    Here’s a brief look at our variant-wise recommendation on the 2021 Jeep Compass diesel:

    JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Sport

    Rank 2

    Rs 18,69,000

    Suitable for budget buyers

    Longitude (O)

    Rank 4

    Rs 20,49,000

    Not a value-for-money upgrade

    Limited (O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 22,49,000

    Top recommended

    Limited 80th Anniv.

    --

    Rs 22,96,000

    Buyers’ discretion

    Model S (O)

    Rank 3

    Rs 24,49,000

    Not a value-for-money upgrade

     

    JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Limited (O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 26,29,000

    Top recommended

    Limited 80th Anniv.

    --

    Rs 26,76,000

    Buyers’ discretion

    Model S (O)

    Rank 2

    Rs 28,29,000

    Not a value-for-money upgrade


    What Are The Colour Options of Jeep Compass?

    The 2021 Jeep Compass is available for sale in 7 exterior colour options, namely -- White, Black, Silver, Grey, Red, Blue and Green. Looks-wise, our personal favourite is the Compass 80th Anniversary Edition variant in either Green or Blue colour.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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