2021 Jeep Compass Petrol Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

2021 Jeep Compass Petrol Variants Explained - Which One to Buy

V3Cars reviews all the petrol variants of t he 2021 Jeep Compass to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Compass petrol gets powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine is available with manual and automatic transmission options only in the base Sport variant, while the rest of the variants are available paired only with the automatic transmission.

 

2021 Jeep Compass

What Are The Prices of Jeep Compass 2021?

The Compass petrol’s prices start at Rs 16.99 lakh. Only the entry-level Sport variant comes with a manual transmission option, while the rest of the variants gets only automatic transmission. The Sport variant with the automatic transmission is Rs 2.50 lakh costlier than the manual transmission. The top of the line S Optional variant is tagged at Rs 25.29 lakh. 

You can check the pricing details of all the variants of the 2021 Jeep Compass petrol in the table below: 

2021 COMPASS PETROL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | MAR 2021

VARIANT

MANUAL

DIFFERENCE

AUTOMATIC

Sport

Rs 16,99,000

Rs 2,50,000

Rs 19,49,000

Longitude (O)

--

--

Rs 21,29,000

Limited (O)

--

--

Rs 23,29,000

Limited 80th Anniv.

--

--

Rs 23,76,000

Model S (O)

--

--

Rs 25,29,000


What Are The Engine Specifications of Jeep Compass? 

The Compass petrol comes packed with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine which is good to produce 163PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. Compared to this, the Tucson’s 2.0-litre petrol engine offers less power and torque figures. The Compass petrol’ power:weight and torque:weight ratios, as well as claimed fuel efficiency are better than the Tucson petrol. The Compass offers 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the Tucson gets paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. 

The following table offers a look at the engine specification details of the 2021 Jeep Compass petrol and comparison with its rival:

COMPASS vs TUCSON

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Compass

Difference

Tucson

Displacement

1.4L Turbo

 

2.0L

Cylinder

4

 

4

Cubic Capacity

1368cc

631cc

1999cc

Maximum Power

163PS @ 5500rpm

11PS

152PS @ 6200rpm

Power:Weight

110.51PS/t

13.32PS/t

97.19PS/t

Peak Torque

250Nm @ 2500 - 4000rpm

58Nm

192Nm @ 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

169.49Nm/t

46.73Nm/t

122.76Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

6-Speed

 

-

Manual

Claimed FE

15kmpl

 

-

Automatic

Transmission

7-Speed DCT

 

6-speed torque converter

Automatic

Claimed FE

14.1kmpl

1.02kmpl

13.08kmpl


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 in terms of length, width, height, wheelbase as well as boot space. However, the Compass offers better ground clearance than the Tucson. The Compass comes with a choice of 17- and 18-inch wheels.

The table below lists the dimension details of the 2021 Jeep Compass and comparison with its rival:

COMPASS vs TUCSON

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Compass

Difference

Tucson

Length

4405mm

75mm

4480mm

Width

1818mm

32mm

1850mm

Height

1640mm

20mm

1660mm

Wheelbase

2636mm

34mm

2670mm

Boot Space

438-lt

75-lt

513-lt

Ground Clearance

178mm

6mm

172mm

Fuel Tank

60-lt

2-lt

62-lt

Tyre Size (base)

225/60 R17

1-inch

225/55 R18

Tyre Size (top)

225/55 R18

 

225/55 R18


Jeep Compass Variant-wise Features

What Are The Features of Jeep Compass Sport Variant? 

The 2021 Compass Sport petrol-manual variant is priced at Rs 16.99 lakh. With the automatic transmission option, this variant is tagged at Rs 19.49 lakh, which is Rs 2.5 lakh more than the manual counterpart. According to us, the incremental cost for the automatic transmission is on the higher side.

JEEP COMPASS SPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Rs 16,99,000

Rs 2,50,000

Rs 19,49,000


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

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

 

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 case of the automatic transmission option, this variant offers an additional feature of cruise control.

In the following table, you can see the 2021 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

Wireless 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

Cruise Control (DCT)

     


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. 

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. 

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In comparison to the Compass petrol automatic variants, the Sport manual transmission variant is aggressively priced. Hence, we think that this variant makes sense for those buyers who wish to buy a comparatively affordably priced Compass, and will be satisfied with basic features and manual transmission. 

If you want to buy the Compass with the automatic transmission, then should you go for the base Sport variant or the next variant, that we’ll discuss after looking into the next variant’s details.

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

From the Longitude Optional variant onwards, the Compass petrol is available only with the automatic transmission. The Compass Longitude Optional variant is Rs 1.80 lakh more expensive than the Sport variant.

JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

SPORT

DIFFERENCE

LONGITUDE (O)

Manual

Rs 16,99,000

--

--

Automatic

Rs 19,49,000

Rs 1,80,000

Rs 21,29,000


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. As you are already paying extra premium for the automatic transmission, this variant is heavily compromising on value.

Hence, we would not recommend considering the Longitude Optional variant over the Sport variant. If you can’t stretch your budget beyond the Longitude (O) variant, then we think it is more sensible to choose the Sport variant instead. 

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

The Compass Limited Optional petrol variant is Rs 2.00 lakh costlier than the Longitude Optional variant.

JEEP COMPASS | PRICE COMPARISON

LONGITUDE (O)

DIFFERENCE

LIMITED (O)

Rs 21,29,000

Rs 2,00,000

Rs 23,29,000


The Limited Optional variant offers a number 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

 

8-way Powered Driver Seat w/ Memory

Leather Upholstery

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

   

Scuff Plates

Dual Tone Exterior

       


According to us, the Limited Optional variant’s additional features offer a higher conceived value than the incremental cost of Rs. 2 lakh. These added features will improve the ownership experience of the Compass. Thus, we recommend buying at least this variant to all those who wish to buy the Compass petrol-automatic. 

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

LIMITED 80th ANNIV.

Rs 23,29,000

Rs 47,000

Rs 23,76,000


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 personal 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)

Rs 23,29,000

Rs 2,00,000

Rs 25,29,000


This variant adds an array 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 and 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 this extra premium. 

2021 Jeep Compass Petrol Variants - Which One To Buy? 

In the entire petrol 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 money proposition among all the variants of the Compass petrol automatic powertrain. This variant is also available with the 80th Anniversary Edition cosmetic upgrade, which you can choose for its sportier looks and exclusive visual appeal.

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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. The automatic transmission of the Sport variant is expensive, but if you are looking for only an affordable automatic variant of the Compass, then the Sport variant will be a better choice than the Longitude Optional. 

The top of the line Compass Model S Optional variant is expensive given the features it is offering at its price, hence we do not recommend it.

JEEP COMPASS PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Sport MT

Rank 1

Rs 16,99,000

Suitable for budget buyers

Sport DCT

Rank 4

Rs 19,49,000

Suitable for budget buyers

Longitude (O) DCT

Rank 5

Rs 21,29,000

Not a value-for-money upgrade

Limited (O) DCT

Rank 2

Rs 23,29,000

Top recommended

Limited 80th Anniv. DCT

--

Rs 23,76,000

Buyers’ discretion

Model S (O) DCT

Rank 3

Rs 25,29,000

Not a value-for-money upgrade


What Are The Exterior 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. Let us know in the comment section about which exterior colour option of the Compass you like the best. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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