Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan [COMPARED!]

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The premium SUV segment of Indian car market is fast heating up. On one hand, there are models like the new Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner, which are true blue SUVs that are sufficiently rugged and can comfortably venture off the road. On the other hand, there’s another group of SUVs that are essentially crossovers and are often referred to as ‘soft roaders’. This group includes models like the Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson. The much-awaited Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Tiguan have also joined this bandwagon. Here’s a detailed comparison between the two to give you an idea of how different to each other these SUVs are. So, read on for our Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan comparison-

jeep compass vs volkswagen tiguan comparison images

Also See- Volkswagen Tiguan vs Toyota Fortuner | Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour | Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison of Price

Jeep Compass Rs. 14.95 lakh – 20.65 Lakh
Volkswagen Tiguan Rs. 26.56 lakh – 29.83 Lakh

all prices ex-showroom

The Compass enjoys a clear advantage here. Offering a petrol engine has helped the Compass in pricing terms. The Tiguan is the more premium product of the two. However, in terms of brand value, Jeep towers above the VW in the SUV space. So, this round belongs to the Compass.

Also See- Upcoming SUVs in India | Upcoming Jeep Small SUV

Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan Specification Comparison

Jeep Compass Volkswagen Tiguan
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Petrol; 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel 2.0 L TDI Diesel
Power (estimated) 160 HP; 170 HP 190 HP
Torque (estimated) 250 Nm; 350 Nm 400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/7-speed Automatic;6-speed Manual 7-speed DSG Automatic

While the Jeep Compass has come to India with a 1.4 L Petrol and a 2.0 L Diesel engine, the Volkswagen Tiguan gets a 2.0 L Diesel engine only. There will be no petrol engine for the Tiguan, at least not at the onset. However, its Diesel engine is more powerful than the oil burner on the Compass. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass offers a 6-speed Manual transmission, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (petrol only) and 6-speed manual transmission with the diesel. A 9-speed auto in diesel Compass will come to India soon. In comparison, the Tiguan comes with only a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Also See – Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Jeep Compass vs Ford EndeavourJeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500

Volkswagen Tiguan Images

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Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan Mileage Comparison

Jeep Compass Volkswagen Tiguan
Mileage 17.1 KMPL (4×2)/16.3 KMPL (4×4) (ARAI) 17.06 KMPL (claimed)

Only the Compass gets a petrol engine here. So, instead we compared the mileage figures of the diesel engines of both cars. Here too, the Compass offers a 6-speed manual gearbox while the Tiguan has a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The efficiency gains resulting from the use of dual-clutch automatic gearbox are evident as the Tiguan’s claimed mileage of 17.06 KMPL is quite close to the Compass’ 17.1 KMPL ARAI-certified figure. Another thing to note here is that Tiguan compared here comes with AWD and matches the mileage of a 4×2 Compass, while the 4×4 Compass lags behind the Tiguan with mileage of 16.3 KMPL. So, the victory goes to Tiguan here.

Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison of Dimensions

Jeep Compass Volkswagen Tiguan
Length 4,420 mm 4,486 mm
Width 1,820 mm 1,839 mm
Height 1,650 mm 1,646 mm
Wheelbase 2,640 mm 2,681 mm
Boot Space 410 litres 502 litres

The Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the bigger car here. However, let’s not forget that it also also costs significantly more to buy.

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Jeep Compass Images

Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison Verdict

As is clearly evident, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the more premium product here. Of course, it also has a much higher price tag. Hence, the Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Tiguan won’t be direct rivals. Moreover, there is no price overlap between the two premium SUVs. Both seem to be really competent products. We just can’t wait to get our hands on these two. Watch this space for test drive reviews of the Jeep Compass and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

What do you say about our Jeep Compass vs Volkswagen Tiguan comparison here? Do share your views on how these two SUVs in India compare in the comments section below.

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  1. It is often seen that verdicts are made for both products with same amount of merits.But in the real world scenario it’s not the same. Unlike the review I found quality of the cabin of compass is better than tiguan .I found the compass is the clear winner except the service network. The overpriced vw tiguan is not a worthy product.

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