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

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

Jeep Compass

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Jeep Compass Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Compass petrol 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
  • Turbo petrol engine offers better torque, drivability and fuel efficiency than the Tucson’s larger normal petrol engine
  • Option of a manual transmission with a petrol engine; although it’s only available in the base model
  • The base Sport petrol-MT variant seems like 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, power and ventilated front seats, 360-degree camera, powered tailgate, telematics and more

The Jeep Compass petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Smaller than its closest rival, the Hyundai Tucson in all aspects except ground clearance
  • Manual transmission is not available in any variant except for the base Sport
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmissions have so far had a rough track record for long-term reliability
  • An expensive upgrade to the automatic transmission is apparent in the base Sport variant’s prices
  • The Longitude variant carries a huge price gap without enough features to warrant an upgrade

What Is The Price Of 2022 Jeep Compass Petrol?

The 2022 Compass petrol is available in 4 variants - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Model S. The Compass petrol’s prices start from Rs. 17.79 lakh and go up to Rs. 26.34 lakh for the Model S DCT automatic. Only the base Sport variant of the Compass petrol is available with a manual transmission. A 7-speed DCT automatic transmission is available with all variants of the Compass petrol. In the base model, the premium you have to pay for the automatic is on the higher side at Rs. 2.58 lakh.

JEEP COMPASS | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | FEB 2022

Variant

PETROL MT

Difference

PETROL AT

Sport

Rs. 17,79,000

Rs. 2,58,000

Rs. 20,37,000

Longitude

-

-

Rs. 22,09,000

Limited

-

-

Rs. 24,19,000

Model S

-

-

Rs. 26,34,000

2022 Jeep Compass Sport - Base Model Features & Review

The base Sport variant of the Compass petrol costs Rs. 17.79 lakh with the manual and Rs. 20.37 lakh with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The premium of Rs. 2.58 lakh you’re paying for the automatic in this variant is on the higher side. It 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
  • Cruise control (automatic only)

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JEEP COMPASS SPORT | SAFETY & STYLE FEATURES

Rs. 17.79 Lakh (Petrol MT) | Rs. 20.37 Lakh (Petrol AT) | 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 petrol manual is a great option. If you want the Compass petrol with the automatic transmission, then you’re paying quite a bit more for the convenience. However, since the Sport is the starting point for the Compass, it’s worth buying. Moreover, 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 and auto AC, at least with the automatic to make it easier for us to justify the huge price gap.

JEEP COMPASS SPORT | FUNCTIONAL & ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

Rs. 17.79 Lakh (Petrol MT) | Rs. 20.37 Lakh (Petrol AT) | 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

Cruise Control (AT Only)

     

Jeep Compass Sport vs Longitude Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Longitude variant of the Jeep Compass petrol is only available with the automatic transmission and costs Rs. 22.09 lakh, which is Rs. 1.72 lakh more than the base Sport variant. 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

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JEEP COMPASS PETROL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Sport

Difference

Longitude

Manual

Rs. 17,79,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 2,38,000

-

-

Automatic

Rs. 20,37,000

Rs. 1,72,000

Rs. 22,09,000

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. At least a smaller sunroof should be available 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. 22,09,000 (Petrol AT) | 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 petrol is also only available with an automatic transmission. It costs Rs. 24.19 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs. 2.1 lakh more than the Longitude petrol automatic. For this additional price, it 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

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JEEP COMPASS PETROL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Longitude

Difference

Limited

Automatic

Rs. 22,09,000

Rs. 2,10,000

Rs. 24,19,000

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 petrol.

2022 JEEP COMPASS LIMITED | FEATURES OVER LONGITUDE

Rs. 24,19,000 (Petrol AT) | Feb 2022 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional

Style

Auto-dimming IRVM

Rain Sensing Wipers

Panoramic Sunroof

Chrome Front Grille w/ Glossy Black Surround

Side & Curtain Airbags

Powered Tail Gate

18-inch Alloy Wheels

LED Tail Lamps

 

8-way Powered Driver Seat w/ Memory

Leather Upholstery

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

   

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. 26.34 lakh with the petrol-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

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JEEP COMPASS PETROL | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Limited

Difference

Model S

Automatic

Rs. 24,19,000

Rs. 2,15,000

Rs. 26,34,000

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 the Compass Model S, then you can buy it at your discretion.

JEEP COMPASS MODEL S | FEATURES OVER LIMITED

Rs. 26,34,000 (Petrol AT) | 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

     

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

Since the Jeep Compass petrol manual is only available in the base Sport variant, you don’t have a choice if you enjoy rowing through the H-pattern gear shifter. Interestingly, this variant is also rather well-priced although it has a few missing features. This is suitable for those who want the Jeep brand for the lowest price possible.

The jump to the automatic is quite steep at Rs. 2.58 lakh as the Sport automatic costs Rs. 20.37 lakh. At this price, we can’t accept the missing features. However, for Compass petrol automatic buyers, this is an option. Considering the high asking price for the Jeep Compass Sport petrol automatic, we think you’re better off buying the Sport manual and saving some cash or choosing one of the higher variants.

Speaking of higher variants, you’re better off skipping the Longitude petrol AT too and jumping straight to the LImited as it offers a much better value. 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.

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2022 JEEP COMPASS PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Sport MT

Rank 1

Rs. 17,79,000

Suitable for budget buyers

Sport AT

Rank 4

Rs. 20,37,000

Not recommended; buy Sport MT or choose a higher variant

Longitude AT

Rank 5

Rs. 22,09,000

Not recommended

Limited AT

Rank 2

Rs. 22,19,000

Top recommended

Model S AT

Rank 3

Rs. 26,34,000

Buyer’s discretion

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Jeep Compass Petrol?

The Jeep Compass gets a 1.4L turbo petrol engine with the option of a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This engine makes 163PS of power and 250Nm of torque, both of which are considerably better than its closest rival - the Hyundai Tucson petrol. Since it’s turbocharged, it not only delivers better torque for a wide RPM range, it also offers a slightly better mileage figure than the Tucson petrol automatic.

COMPASS vs TUCSON

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Compass

Difference

Tucson

Displacement

1.4L Turbo

 

2.0L Normal

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

15.0kmpl

-

-

Automatic Transmission

7-speed DCT

-

6-speed TC

Automatic Claimed FE

14.1kmpl

1.02kmpl

13.08kmpl

What Are The Dimensions Of The Jeep Compass?

The Compass is smaller than the Tucson in every aspect. It’s shorter, narrower and lower with a smaller boot space and a slightly smaller fuel tank capacity too. The only area where it excels is with its 178mm ground clearance, which is 6mm better than the Tucson’s.

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

438L

75L

513L

Ground Clearance

178mm

6mm

172mm

Fuel Tank

60L

2L

62L

Tyre Size (base)

225/60 R17

1-inch

225/55 R18

Tyre Size (top)

225/55 R18

 

225/55 R18

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

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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