Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade


The Jeep Compass SUV is still a few days away from its India launch but there’s already enough buzz around this product. The Compass will soon become the most affordable Jeep SUV in India and will go on to rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson. While the Compass could be the breath of fresh air the small SUV segment has been waiting for there’s another SUV that Jeep India plans to launch. Yes, we’re talking of the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade will cost even lesser than the Compass but will have all the attributes of a world-class product.  We have decided to compare the two upcoming Jeep SUVs here to find out how these two compare against each other. So read on for our Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade comparison

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Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Price Comparison

Jeep Compass Price ₹ 20.00 lakh – 26.00 lakh*
Jeep Renegade ₹ 12. lakh – 18.70 Lakh

*expected prices

Quite obviously, the Renegade will cost significantly lesser than the Compass. While the prices of the Compass are expected to start at ₹ 20.00 lakh, the entry-level Renegade should go on sale for roughly ₹ 12.00 lakh. It’s worth a mention here that these prices are merely speculative and official price list is yet to be out. That said, the Renegade is sure to cost far lesser than the Compass, which means it will ultimately become the cheapest Jeep SUV in India.

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Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Specifications Comparison

Specifications Jeep Compass Jeep Renegade
Engine 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel 1.6-litre turbo diesel
Power 160 BHP/170 BHP 120 BHP
250 Nm/350 Nm 320 Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT or 7-speed AT/6-speed MT or 9-speed AT 6-speed MT

 While the Compass will offer both Petrol and Diesel engines, the Renegade is likely to come to us with just one engine. The India-spec Renegade is likely to share its engine with the S-Cross 1.6, which means it’s likely to get a 1.6-litre Turbo Diesel engine with 120 BHP-320 Nm on tap. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. On the other hand, the Compass will offer a 1.4-litre Turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel engine.

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Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Mileage Comparison

Model Mileage (petrol) Mileage (diesel)
Jeep Compass 13-14 KMPL (MT)/12-13 KMPL (AT) (estimated) 15-16 KMPL (MT)/14-15 KMPL (AT) (estimated)
Jeep Renegade 20 KMPL

Thanks to a smaller Diesel engine, the Renegade is clearly more frugal if you compare the fuel efficiency of these two models.

Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Dimensions

Dimensions Jeep Compass Jeep Renegade
Length (mm) 4,420 mm 4,236 mm
Width (mm) 1,820 mm 1,880 mm
Height (mm) 1,650 mm 1,690 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 2,640 mm 2,570 mm

Quite obviously, the Compass has larger dimensions than the Renegade. However, the Renegade is slightly taller, which means its cabin could be a bit airier.

Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Exterior Comparison

The Compass looks chic, modern and masculine. It has the typical Jeep face and in many ways, comes across as a baby brother to the Grand Cherokee. For a small SUV, the Compass has just the right ingredients. Its design oozes enough boldness with a touch of sportiness. The latter is due to the short overhangs and compact dimensions. The Compass looks butch and sophisticated. Bits like the wraparound taillamps add sleekness to the design. Basically, the entire car looks really good.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta - Jeep Compass

The Renegade borrows plenty of design features from its siblings. It gets Jeep’s signature seven-slot front grille along with the squarish box-design. You also get circular headlights, boxed out wheel arches, squarish tail-lamps and prominent body cladding all around. There are modern design touches too, including the roof-rails, the glass-area on the sides and the rear.

Jeep Renegade India Launch, Price, Specifications, Images 2015 Jeep Renegade Front Right Qaurter

Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Interior Comparison

The interior of the Compass is a pretty nice place to be in. It is made of high quality materials and taking the centrestage on the dashboard is the 7-inch UConnect system. The centre console offers many well-placed buttons. The Compass gets a sporty three-spoke steering wheel. The steering wheel has a thick rim, which should make it good for use at all times. A highlight is the Selec-Terrain drive mode selector which occupies a good amount of space ahead of the gear shifter. All in all, the interior of this car looks quite good.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta - Jeep Compass Interior

On the inside, the Renegade offers a Uconnect infotainment system inside the car which gets a 5-inch or a 6.5-inch touchscreen display depending upon the region. The driver gets a 7-inch display unit which can be configured and the same will double up as an instrument cluster as well. You get a panoramic sunroof and the SUV will get a slew of customisation options as well for the accessories. How much of it makes it to the Indian market remains to be seen. We expect the India-spec model to get a more conventional analogue dial setup for the instrument console. Also, the panoramic sunroof could be given a miss.

Jeep Renegade India Launch, Price, Specifications, Images 2015 Jeep Renegade Interior Front Cabin

Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade – Verdict

Price- Of course, the Compass have a higher price tag as it will belong to a higher segment. The Renegade should be your bet for an easy entry into the Jeep club.

Specifications – The Compass’ engines have more power and torque. Also, the Compass offers a petrol engine option. Moreover, the Compass offers a 9-speed Automatic Transmission for its Diesel engine.  The Renegade will get the same Diesel engine as the S-Cross 1.6.

Mileage – The Renegade should be more fuel efficient. This will be due to the lower weight and a smaller Diesel engine.

Dimensions – The Compass has larger dimensions than the Renegade. However, the Renegade is slightly taller, which means its cabin could be a bit airier.

Design – Both the cars look modern, chic and very proportionate. Our pick of the two, however, is the Compass as it gets cleaner lines and tauter surfaces. It also looks classier of the two.

So, do you like our Jeep Compass vs Jeep Renegade Comparison? Do tell us how you feel about these two cars compare by commenting below. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade.

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