So the new 2017 Jeep Compass is almost ready for its India launch!With prices likely to start at a little north of Rs 20 lakh, the new Jeep SUV will have everything from base models of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner to the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan in its sights. Regulars here would know we have already compared the Jeep Compass with the Ford Endeavour. Here, in this post, we compare the Jeep Compass with a SUV that has been the undisputed leader in the premium segment. Yes, we talk of the almost invincible Toyota Fortuner. So read on for our Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner comparison.
The Toyota Fortuner has been the undisputed leader of the premium SUV segment. It has proven its mettle by being as capable off the road as it is on it. It also offers a fairly luxurious cabin that can comfortably seat seven occupants. In comparison, the Compass is a strict 5-seater. It even offers less space. However, the Compass is a world-class product that offers plenty of creature comforts and a luxurious cabin. Come to think of it, at this price point, the Jeep Compass is likely to become one of the most comfortable premium SUVs on sale in India.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Price Comparison
|Jeep Compass Price||Rs 20 Lakh to Rs 27 Lakh (Estimated)|
|Toyota Fortuner Price||Rs 26 Lakh to Rs 31 Lakh (Ex-showroom)|
While the Compass is likely to cost lesser than the Fortuner, there will be a definite price overlap between the top-end model of the Compass and the base models of the Fortuner. Hence, those looking to buy a base model of the Fortuner can contemplate buying the Compass instead.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Jeep Compass||Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine||1.4 L Petrol/2.0 L Multijet II Diesel||2.7 L Petrol/2.8 L Diesel|
|Max Power||160 BHP/170 BHP||164 BHP/175 BHP|
|Peak Torque||250 Nm/350 Nm||250 Nm/450 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & 7-speed Automatic/6-speed Manual & 9-speed Automatic||5 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic/6 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic|
While the Compass gets considerably smaller engines, it’s noteworthy here that the difference in max. power and torque outputs is close to negligible. Also, let’s not forget the Compass is a much lighter SUV than the Fortuner. Also, the Diesel Compass gets a very efficient 9-speed Automatic gearbox. In comparison, the Fortuner makes do with a 6-speed unit. In terms of specifications alone, the two vehicles closely matched.
Also See- Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Mileage Comparison
|Mileage||Jeep Compass||Toyota Fortuner|
|City||11 KMPL (Petrol), 15 KMPL (Diesel)||9 KMPL (Petrol), 10 KMPL (Diesel)|
|Highway||12 KMPL (Petrol), 18 KMPL (Diesel)||12 KMPL (Petrol), 13 KMPL (Diesel)|
The Compass, all thanks to its smaller engine and lower weight, will surely offer a much higher average mileage.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions Comparison
|Dimensions||Jeep Compass||Toyota Fortuner|
|Length||4420 mm||4,795 mm|
|Width||1820 mm||1,855 mm|
|Height||1650 mm||1,835 mm|
|Wheelbase||2640 mm||2,750 mm|
|Ground Clearance||178 mm||193 mm|
As can be seen in the comparative table above, the Fortuner is a much bigger SUV than the Compass. No wonder then, that, the Japanese rival of the Compass offers a much bigger interior. Also, the Fortuner, in comparison to 5 seats from the Jeep, offers 7 seats. Thanks to a ground clearance of 193 mm, and also the bold exterior, the Fortuner enjoys a much more daunting road presence.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Design Comparison
If you compare the design, the two SUVs here are really very different from each other. The Fortuner is a true blue SUV. On the other hand, the Compass is more crossover-ish than a full-fledged SUV. The Fortuner offers a rather loud design that tries a bit hard to look futuristic. In comparison, the Compass has a cleaner design that has some understated elegance. That said, thanks to larger dimensions and many muscular bits, the Fortuner does enjoy a great road presence.
Even when you compare the interiors, there’s a stark difference between these two models. While the Jeep Compass gets a cleaner design, the Fortuner boasts a flashy design that looks somewhat futuristic. Both the SUVs here offer similar equipment list. However, the Compass offers just 5 seats, which is a drawback if you compare it to Fortuner’s seating capacity of 7 occupants.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Verdict Comparison
- Price: The Jeep Compass is likely to be a lot cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner. However, there will be a price overlap between high-end models of Compass and entry-models of Fortuner.
- Specifications: While the Fortuner has bigger engines, Jeep offers similar levels of power and torque.
- Mileage: The Compass has a clear advantage here.
- Dimensions: The Fortuner is much larger.
- Design: While the Fortuner looks like a true blue SUV, the Compass has a slightly crossover-ish look.
VERDICT: It’s easy to see that these two models are poles apart. While the Jeep product here does offer similar levels of power and a higher mileage, the Fortuner offers you a larger cabin and more seats. Also, let’s not forget that the Fortuner also enjoys a higher street presence. Even the base models of the Fortuner offer enough features, which means it will be tough for the Compass to justify the premium price tag. Well, prices of the Compass are yet to be announced and a clear picture will arise only after we have the official price list. But the Compass might not leave a substantial dent of the Fortuner’s sales unless it gets a really aggressive price tag.
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