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    2021 Jeep Compass Petrol Variants Explained - Which One to Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Tuesday, May 11 2021

    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 2021 Jeep 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.

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    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 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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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