2021 Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

2021 Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

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. 

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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.

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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 Kalsi

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.

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