5 Reasons to Buy Jeep Compass

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The 2017 Jeep Compass is finally in India. The latest Jeep offering has been in news ever since the iconic SUV maker first revealed its plans to launch the Compass in our country. With the launch finally taking place, the new model becomes the cheapest Jeep SUV in India. Prices of the new model start at Rs 14.95 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 20.65 lakh. The rather aggressive pricing has been achieved through local manufacturing, which takes place at the company’s Ranjangaon facility. At this price range, the Compass goes on to rival everything from a top-end Mahindra XUV500 to the entry-level models of Toyota Fortuner. Thanks to a modern design, powerful engines, many features and a high brand value of the Jeep badge,  there seem to be enough reasons to buy Jeep Compass. Read on for to find out how this car’s India Price List, Features, Specifications and Exterior and Interior offer strong reasons to buy Jeep Compass.reasons to buy jeep compass in indiaAlso See – Upcoming SUVs in India | Jeep Renegade Small SUV

Reasons to Buy Jeep Compass

1. Attractive Price List

Jeep Compass India Price (Petrol Models)

Jeep Compass Petrol Variants Prices
Sport Rs 14.95 lakh
Limited AT Rs 18.70 lakh
Limited O AT Rs 19.40 lakh

all prices ex-showroom

Jeep Compass India Price (Diesel Models)

Jeep Compass Diesel Variants Prices
Sport Rs 15.45 lakh
Longitude Rs 16.45 lakh
Longitude O Rs 17.25 lakh
Limited Rs 18.05 lakh
Limited O Rs 18.75 lakh
Limited 4×4 Rs 19.95 lakh
Limited O 4×4 Rs 20.65 lakh

all prices ex-showroom

While there were a gazillion rumours on the prices of the Compass, we finally have the official price list with us today. As you can see in the tables above, prices of the Jeep Compass start at Rs 14.95 lakh. The top-end model costs Rs 20.65  lakh. Thanks to such a competitive price tag, the Compass comes across as a value-for-money proposition.It seems like 65% localization and the new GST structure has helped Jeep India price the Compass really competitively. Prices of the new model undercut that of the rivals by a big margin.

reasons to buy jeep compass in india

Jeep started its Indian innings with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. However, both these models came with rather exorbitant price tags and in spite of being hugely capable machines, couldn’t do much good to Jeep’s sales performance. Also, thanks to being positioned in the luxury SUV segments, these two models were never meant to garner really high number of sales. The Compass, on the other hand, is positioned in the much more mainstream section of India’s car market. And with a competitive price tag like this, it does look like it will be able to bring in many new customers under the Jeep umbrella.

Also See – Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee Off Road Review

2. World-class Specifications

Diesel Petrol
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel 1.4 L Petrol
Power (estimated) 170 bhp 160 HP
Torque (estimated) 350 Nm 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual 6-speed manual/7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Mileage (estimated) 15-18 KMPL 11-12 KMPL

The Compass has gone on sale in both Diesel and Petrol models. The Petrol engine on duty here is a 1.4-litre TJet engine (remember Linea Tjet, anyone?) that outputs 160 BHP and 250 Nm. The engine offers two transmission choices – a 6-speed Manual and a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic. The Diesel engine variant gets a 2.0-litre turbo unit from Fiat’s famous Multijet lineup of oil burners. This engine outputs 170 BHP and 350 Nm. Currently, the Diesel engine is available with a 6-speed Manual Transmission. A 9-speed automatic will be launched later this year. The Compass offers 4×4 and drive modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud).

reasons to buy jeep compass in india

3. Frugal Engines

Petrol 12-13 KMPL (estimated)
Diesel* 17.1 KMPL (4×2)/16.3 KMPL (4×4)

*ARAI-certified

While the Petrol engine’s fuel mileage is still being ascertained by the boffins at ARAI, the average mileage figures for the Diesel engine were revealed today. The 4×2 variant of the Compass Diesel offers a peak mileage of up to 17.1 KMPL, which makes it one of the most frugal cars in its segment. Even the Petrol engine is expected to offer 12-13 KMPL in real world. With India being famous for its mileage-conscious buyers, here’s yet another of the 5 reasons to buy Jeep Compass in India.

4. Long List of Features

Here’s the variant-wise features list of the India-spec Jeep Compass-

Jeep Compass Sport Features-

  • 6-speed Manual Transmission
  • All-black interior
  • 5″ U connect touch screen infotainment system with 4 speakers
  • Halogen lamps with DRLs
  • Electric Mirrors
  • Electronic park brake
  • All 4 disc brakes
  • ABS with EBD
  • 16″ steel wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • TCS
  • ESC
  • ISOFIX seats
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Roll mitigation
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Dual Front Airbags

Jeep Compass Longitude Features-

  • Diesel Engine Only
  • 6-speaker system
  • Cornering fog lamps
  • 17″ 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Push button Start
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Front and Rear fog lamps
  • Beige and black interior
  • Keyless Entry

Jeep Compass Longitude (O) Features-

  • Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Diesel Engine Only
  • 17″ 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 7″ U Connect touch screen system
  • Auto A/c controls on touchscreen system
  • Dual zone Climate Control
  • Carbon air filter
  • Black roof rails
  • Rear parcel shelf

Jeep Compass Limited Features

  • Petrol and Diesel Engine Options
  • 7-speed Dry DCT (petrol only)
  • Rear spoiler
  • LED DRLs
  • Door scuff plates
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Leather steering wheel
  • LED tail lamps
  • Leather seats
  • Selec-Terrain with AWD
  • Rear camera
  • Front side and curtain airbags
  • Grey interior

Jeep Compass Limited (O) Features-

  • HID headlamps
  • Black roof

Jeep Compass 4×4 Features

  • Available in Limited and Limited O variants
  • Side airbags
  • Curtain airbags
  • Jeep Active Drive
  • Selec-Terrain system

5. Attractive Design

  • Many design cues taken from Grand Cherokee
  • Features Jeep’s signature 7 slat grille
  • LED DRLs and projector units for the headlamps
  • Thick C-pillar
  • Chrome Appliques
  • Stylish 5-spoke 17-inch alloyws om mid-level trims and 10-spoke alloys on top-level
  • Dual tone bumper with a faux skid plate
  • Roof Rails
  • Even the interior borrows heavily from existing Jeep models
  • Steering wheel is similar to the one on the Renegade
  • Centre console bears resemblance to the Grand Cherokee
  • Overall modern design
  • Dark grey-white tone
  • Gloss black trim on dashboard
  • 410-litres of Boot Space
  • Top-notch fit and finish

Jeep India goes on to claim that the Compass will offer as many as 50 active and passive safety features. The Compass also bring in an entire gamut of comfort and convenience features. The latest Jeep SUV is available in both Petrol and Diesel engines. Both these engines offer you a choice of  Manual and Dual Clutch Automatic transmissions. That said, the automatic transmission variants of the Diesel model will launch only after a few months. The new model has gone on sale in both 4×2 and 4×4 variants. Several reports suggest that the new SUV has already bagged as many as 4,000 bookings in last one month. Majority of the orders are for the top-of-the-line Diesel variant. Being manufactured entirely in India, the new Jeep SUV will be even exported to many other markets under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. Another reason strong enough to be in our list of reasons to buy Jeep Compass in India, no?

Jeep Compass Exterior Images

Jeep Compass Interior Images

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