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February 2022 - Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Jeep Compass diesel you should buy based on the price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Compass's diesel variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Jeep Compass with its competitors and other diesel-powered premium C-segment SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson and Citroen C5 Aircross.

Jeep Compass

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Jeep Compass Diesel?

The pros or advantages of Compass diesel are:

  • A real Jeep with the brand and soul backing it
  • Being the most affordable car from a brand that sells imported cars like the Wrangler for more than Rs. 60.0 lakh sort of gives the Compass a luxury brand moniker
  • Option of a manual transmission with a diesel engine, which is not available with the rivals
  • The base Sport diesel-MT variant seems like it’s suitably priced for what it offers
  • Notable features like a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, 2-zone auto AC, LED exterior lighting, full-colour LCD instrument cluster, powered and ventilated front seats, 360-degree camera, powered tailgate, telematics and more

The Jeep Compass diesel has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Cruise control not available with any of the manual transmission variants
  • Smaller than its closest rivals, the Hyundai Tucson and Citroen C5 in almost all aspects; the C5 has a very high ground clearance of 230mm
  • 4WD is not available with the manual transmission and diesel-automatic is not available without 4WD;  you have to buy it as a combination only
  • An expensive upgrade to the 4WD automatic transmission
  • The Longitude variant offers poor value for money

What Is The Price Of 2022 Jeep Compass Diesel?

The 2022 Compass diesel is available in 4 variants - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Model S. The Compass diesel’s prices start from Rs. 19.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 29.34 lakh for the Model S 4WD automatic. All 4 variants of the Compass diesel are available with a manual transmission while the automatic transmission is only available in the top 2 variants. Unfortunately, 4WD is not available with the manual transmission and automatic isn’t available without the 4WD. Automatic transmission and 4WD are only available as part of a combo deal and the price jump to this combo costs Rs. 3.8 lakh, which is quite high even if you factor in the Jeep’s legacy.

Compared to the Compass petrol manual, the diesel carries a premium of Rs. 1.7 lakh. We can’t compare the price jump from petrol to diesel for other variants as the Compass petrol doesn’t get 4WD.

JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | FEB 2022

Variant

DIESEL MT

Difference

DIESEL AT 4WD

Sport

Rs. 19,49,000

-

-

Longitude

Rs. 21,29,000

-

-

Limited

Rs. 23,39,000

Rs. 3,80,000

Rs. 27,19,000

Model S

Rs. 25,54,000

Rs. 3,80,000

Rs. 29,34,000

2022 Jeep Compass Sport - Base Model Features & Review

The base Sport variant of the Compass diesel costs Rs. 19.49 lakh with the manual transmissoin. You’re paying about Rs. 1.7 lakh more for the diesel engine, which is quite high considering that the petrol engine is also turbocharged and has good torque. The base Sport varinat gets the following notable features:

  • 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

JEEP COMPASS SPORT | SAFETY & STYLE FEATURES

Rs. 19.49 Lakh (Diesel MT) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Style

Std. Safety Features

Rear Defogger

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Electronic Stability Control w/ Rollover Mitigation

Rear Disc Brakes

Black ORVMs w/ Integrated Turn Indicators

Traction Control

Day/Night IRVM

Integrated Rear Spoiler

Electronic Parking Brake

LED Reflector Headlamps

3.5-inch MID

Rear Wiper & Washer

ISOFIX

Shark-fin Antenna

Rear Parking Camera

Hill Start Assist

Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles

   

LED DRLs

For budget buyers, the Compass Sport diesel manual is a great option. The base variant of the Compass offers most of the must-have features. So, you won’t miss anything during your everyday use. We wish it also offered a sunroof, cruise control and auto AC.

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JEEP COMPASS SPORT | FUNCTIONAL & ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

Rs. 19.49 Lakh (Diesel MT) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

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

Jeep Compass Sport vs Longitude Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Longitude variant of the Jeep Compass diesel is also only available with a manual transmission and costs Rs. 21.29 lakh, which is Rs. 1.8 lakh more than the base Sport manual. For this sum, it adds the following notable features:

  • A larger 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Rear-parcel tray
  • Dual-zone auto AC
  • Telematics
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Sport

Difference

Longitude

Manual

Rs. 19,49,000

Rs. 1,80,000

21,29,000

The additional features are mostly must-have, but they don’t quite justify the price premium over the Sport variant. Even this variant doesn’t offer a sunroof and a cruise control. In fact, none of the Compass variants with the manual transmission have the cruise control feature either. Jeep should have offered at least a smaller sunroof with this trim. You can skip the Compass Longitude and look for a more expensive variant for a better ownership experience and better value for money.

2022 JEEP COMPASS LONGITUDE | FEATURES OVER SPORT

Rs. 21,29,000 (Diesel MT) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Lights

10.1-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

7-inch Instrument Cluster

Rear Fog Lamps

2 Speakers

Rear Parcel Tray

Roof Rails

 

Connectivity Suite (Telematics App)

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

 
   

Automatic Headlamps

 
   

Dual-Zone Auto AC

 

Jeep Compass Longitude vs Limited Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Limited variant of the Compass diesel is the most affordable variant with 4WD and automatic transmission. Unfortunately, ntiehr of those features are available separately. So, if you only want the automatic transmission for the convenience in the city traffic, then you also have to spend on the 4WD. And, on the other hand, if you only want the 4WD for occasional off-roading, then you also have to pay for the automatic transmission.

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The Limited manual It costs Rs. 23.39 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs. 2.1 lakh more than the Longitude diesel manual. The Limited diesel with the 4WD automatic costs another Rs. 3.8 lakh and retails for Rs. 27.19 lakh (ex-showroom). For this additional price over the Longitude trim, the Limited variant adds the following notable features:

  • Auto wipers
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED tail lamps
  • Powered tailgate
  • 8-way power driver seat with memory
  • Leather upholstery
  • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags

JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Longitude

Difference

Limited

Manual

Rs. 21,29,000

Rs. 2,10,000

Rs. 23,39,000

Difference

-

-

Rs. 3,80,000

4WD Automatic

-

-

Rs. 27,19,000

While this variant is also not an amazing value for money, it adds a good mix of must-have and good-to-have features, which you expect from a car of this class. It also more than justifies the price jump from Longitude to Limited. This is our top-recommended variant of the Compass diesel.

2022 JEEP COMPASS LIMITED | FEATURES OVER LONGITUDE

Rs. 23,39,000 (Diesel MT) | Rs. 27,19,000 (Diesel AT 4WD) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional

Style

Auto-dimming IRVM

Cruise Control (AT Only)

Panoramic Sunroof

Chrome Front Grille w/ Glossy Black Surround

Side & Curtain Airbags

8-way Powered Driver Seat w/ Memory

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

 

Powered Tail Gate

Leather Upholstery

LED Tail Lamps

 

Rain Sensing Wipers

Scuff Plates

Dual Tone Exterior

Jeep Compass Limited vs Model S Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec Model S variant adds Rs. 2.15 lakh to the ex-showroom price of the lower Limited variant and costs Rs. 25.54 lakh with the manual and Rs. 29.34 lakh with the 4WD diesel-automatic powertrain. For this additional sum, it offers the following notable features:

  • 8-way powered passenger seat
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • 360-degree parking camera
  • 9-speaker sound system with woofer
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Larger 10.2-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Wireless phone charger

JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Limited

Difference

Model S

Manual

Rs. 23,39,000

Rs. 2,15,000

Rs. 25,54,000

Difference

Rs. 3,80,000

-

Rs. 3,80,000

4WD Automatic

Rs. 27,19,000

Rs. 2,15,000

Rs. 29,34,000

This variant is also fairly expensive over the lower variants for what it offers. Moreover, it mostly offers good-to-have features. So, from a value and usability point of view, we won’t recommend it. However, if you value some of the unique features of Compass Model S, then you can buy it as per your discretion.

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JEEP COMPASS MODEL S | FEATURES OVER LIMITED

Rs. 25,54,000 (Diesel MT) | Rs. 29,34,000 (Diesel AT 4WD) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Projector Headlamps

8-way Powered Passenger Seat

10.2-inch Full-Colour LCD Instrument Cluster

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

Black Interior

 

9 Speakers w/ Subwoofer

Cruise Control (AT Only)

   

Which Variant Of The 2022 Jeep Compass Diesel Should You Buy?

While the Jeep Compass Sport diesel manual has a few missing features, this variant comes across as a good option for budget buyers. This is suitable for those who want the Jeep brand for the lowest price possible.

The Longitude variant is quite expensive for what it offers. So, we do not recommend it. You should instead buy the base Sport variant or upgrade to the higher Limited variant. The Compass Limited diesel is the most affordable option with the automatic transmission but you have to pay for the 4WD as well if you want the convenience of an automatic transmission. The premium for this combo is quite steep. So, buy the Limited 4WD automatic is you absolutely want one of these features. For the feature mix, though, the Limited is our top-recommended variant, especially with the manual transmission.

The top Model S variant doesn’t add enough must-have features nor does it offers a tremendous value proposition to earn our recommendation. Buy this variant only if you find the features valuable enough.

2022 JEEP COMPASS DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

MT Price

AT Price

Recommendation

Sport

Rank 1

Rs. 19,49,000

-

Suitable for budget buyers

Longitude

Rank 4

Rs. 21,29,000

-

Not recommended

Limited

Rank 2

Rs. 23,39,000

Rs. 27,19,000

Top recommended

Model S

Rank 3

Rs. 25,54,000

Rs. 29,34,000

Buyer’s discretion; Not a VFM upgrade

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Jeep Compass Diesel?

The Jeep Compass gets a 2.0L turbo diesel engine with the option of a 6-speed manual and 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission. This engine makes 170PS of power and 350Nm of torque, both of which are lower than the Tucson and C5 Aircross. However, its competitors don’t have the option of a manual transmission with the diesel engine while the Compass has a manual transmission in all 4 variants.

PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUVs

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Compass

Tucson

C5 Aircross

Displacement

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

Cylinders

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1956cc

1995cc

1997cc

Maximum Power

170PS @ 3750rpm

185PS @ 4000rpm

177PS @ 3750rpm

Power:Weight

100PS/*t

104.58PS/t (4WD)

NA

Peak Torque

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

400Nm @ 1750 - 2750rpm

400Nm @ 2000rpm

Torque:Weight

205.88Nm/t*

226.12Nm/t (4WD)

NA

Manual

6-speed

-

-

Manual Claimed FE

17.3kmpl*

-

-

Automatic

9-speed TC

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

Auto Claimed FE

15.3kmpl*

15.59kmpl

18.6kmpl

What Are The Dimensions Of The Jeep Compass?

The Compass is smaller than the Tucson and C5 Aircross in almost every aspect. It’s shorter, narrower and lower with a smaller boot space. The C5 Aircross has a notable advantage over its competitors as it has a phenomenal ground clearance of 230mm.

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PREMIUM C-SEGMENT SUVs

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Compass

Tucson

C5 Aircross

Length

4405mm

4480mm

4500mm

Width

1818mm

1850mm

1969mm

Height

1640mm

1660mm

1710mm

Wheelbase

2636mm

2670mm

2730mm

Boot Space

438L

513L

580L

Ground Clearance

178mm

172mm

230mm

Fuel Tank

60L

62L

52.5L

Tyre Size (base)

225/60 R17

225/55 R18

235/55 R18

Tyre Size (top)

225/55 R18

225/55 R18

235/55 R18

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Jeep Compass Diesel?

The 2022 Compass is available in the following 7 exterior colour options:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • White
  • Red
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Grey

The Compass also has 3 interior colour options:

  • Black
  • Black and grey
  • Black and tan/beige

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Compass

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500 - 4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

> 4750mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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