COMPARISON – Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson


SUV segments in India are fast heating up. FCA India will soon add the Compass to Jeep’s lineup in the country. The SUV will be locally made and will rival the Hyundai Tucson. While the Jeep brand may be relatively new in India, the name has been synonymous with off-road vehicles and SUVs for years now. Something that the Compass will be banking on if it hopes to give the Hyundai Tucson a proper fight. Read our Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson comparison to find out how the upcoming Jeep SUV stacks up against the Hyundai.

jeep compass vs Hyundai tucson

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison of Price

  Jeep Compass (Estimated ex-showroom Price) Hyundai Tucson (Ex-showroom Delhi Price)
Petrol Rs. 20-23 lakh Rs. 18.99-21.84 lakh
Diesel Rs. 22-26 lakh Rs. 21.64-25.00 lakh

With Jeep producing the Compass locally, prices should be very competitive. They could start at around 18 lakhs for the base petrol variants. The top end variants of the Compass could be slightly more expensive than the Tucson owing to the availability of all-wheel drive setup. However, Jeep’s products in India command a significant premium over their rivals. FCA could adopt a similar pricing strategy for the Compass.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Specification Comparison

Jeep Compass Hyundai Tucson
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Petrol/ 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel 2.0 L Petrol/2.0 L Diesel
Power (estimated) 160 HP/170 HP 153 BHP/182 HP
Torque (estimated) 250 Nm/350 Nm 192 Nm/400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic/6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic

The Jeep Compass will get both petrol and diesel engine variants. While the diesel will be a 2.0 L Multijet II engine, the petrol Compass will get a 1.4 L Turbocharged unit. Hyundai currently does not offer the Tucson with an AWD option. Jeep has said the Compass will get both 2WD and 4WD variants. The engines powering the Compass are not as powerful as the Tucson’s. Also, there will be diesel auto variant of the Compass on offer.

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2017 Jeep Compass official images (1)

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Mileage Comparison

  Compass (estimated) Tucson(Claimed)
Petrol Manual 13-14 KMPL 13.3 KMPL
Petrol Automatic 12-13 KMPL 12.95 KMPL
Diesel Manual 15-16 KMPL 18.42 KMPL
Diesel Automatic 14-15 KMPL 16.38 KMPL

Officials mileage figures of the Jeep Compass will be revealed only at the time of launch. According to our estimates, the fuel efficiency of the Compas will be similar to the Tucson.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison of Dimensions

Jeep Compass Hyundai Tucson
Length 4420 mm 4475 mm
Width 1820 mm 1850 mm
Height 1650 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm 2670 mm
Boot Space 410 litres 513 litres

In terms of dimensions, the Tucson is bigger than the Jeep Compass. It is longer and wider and features a bigger boot. The Hyundai Tucson also has more space the Jeep Compass.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Design Comparison

In terms of styling, the new 2017 Compass borrows heavily from existing Jeep products. It features their signature 7 slat grille and squared-off wheel arches. Top end models will get a projector headlamp setup along with LED DRLs as well as LED tail lamps. The overall design should go down very the Indian car buying lot. Like most current Hyundais, the Tucson is a looker too. Its styling might not be as butch as that of the Compass but is no less attractive. In fact, we feel it is one of the best looking SUVs currently on sale.

While the Hyundai Tucson gets a black and beige combo for the cabin, the Compass could feature and all black theme. Both SUVs boast the usual set of creature comforts including a touchscreen AVN, climate control and the likes. We will have to wait until the official unveil of the India spec model to know exactly what the Jeep Compass’ cabin will look like and what features it will get. In terms of space, however, the Tucson is roomier and also features a bigger boot.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison Verdict

Right now, it is very difficult to comment on which of the two is a better option. We will have to wait until Jeep India reveals more details like the engine lineup, features list and prices. One major disadvantage will be Jeep’s weak dealer network. Also, as was the case with Fiat, FCA and their after sales service does not enjoy a very good reputation in India. This is where the Tucson has a major advantage over the Compass.

  • Price – Thanks to local production, Jeep is likely to price the Compass very competitively. However, prices will be slightly more than the Hyundai Tucson. Soruces claim the price of the top end diesel auto trim with AWD will be around Rs. 28 lakh ex-showroom.
  • Specifications – Again, exact details of the Jeep Compass’ engine lineup are unknown. Expect it to feature a 2.0 L diesel and a 1.4 L Turbo petrol. Both engines put out slightly lower power than the Tucson. Compass does not get a diesel automatic variant.
  • Looks – Looks are a matter of personal taste. We can’t find faults with the way either SUV looks.

What do you say about our Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson comparison here? Do share your views on how the upcoming Jeep SUV in India compares with the Tucson in the comments section below.

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  1. EXCELLENT COMPARISIONS-very tough cars and tougher to choose–am waiting for the VW Tiguan to roll out–the base model is around 30,31 lacs INR on road i understand- hope its worth ??