COMPARISON – Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson

SUV segments in India are fast heating up. FCA India has now added the Compass to Jeep’s lineup in the country. The SUV will be locally made and rivals 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. That brand cachet is something 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 new Jeep SUV stacks up against its rival from Hyundai.

jeep compass vs Hyundai tucson

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison of Price

 Jeep Compass (Ex-showroom Price)Hyundai Tucson (Ex-showroom Delhi Price)
PetrolRs. 14.95 – 19.40 lakhRs. 18.13 – 20.89 lakh
DieselRs. 15.45 – 20.65 lakhRs. 20.61 – 23.86 lakh

With Jeep producing the Compass locally, prices are quite competitive. They start at Rs 14.95 lakh for the base petrol variant. The top-end diesel variant of the Compass is cheaper than the Tucson owing to the availability of all-wheel drive setup. Even when it has equipped its cars with an automatic gearbox (diesel will get an auto gearbox soon) and 4×4, Jeep has been able to price the Compass quite aggressively. On the outset, the Compass has a clear price advantage over the Tucson.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Specification Comparison

Jeep CompassHyundai Tucson
Engine Type/ Displacement1.4 L Petrol/ 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel2.0 L Petrol/2.0 L Diesel
Power (estimated)160 HP/170 HP153 BHP/182 HP
Torque (estimated)250 Nm/350 Nm192 Nm/400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic/6-speed manual6-speed manual/6-speed automatic

The Jeep Compass gets both petrol and diesel engine variants. While the diesel is a 2.0 L Multijet II engine, the petrol Compass gets a 1.4 L Turbocharged unit. Hyundai currently does not offer the Tucson with an AWD option. The Compass gets both 2WD and 4WD variants, though 4WD variants are limited to models equipped with diesel engine. There will be diesel auto variant of the Compass on offer in near future. The diesel engine powering the Compass is not as powerful as the Tucson’s. However, in the case of the petrol engine, not only is the Compass’ engine more powerful but also offers a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The Tucson offers a regular torque converter automatic gearbox with its bigger-but-less-powerful petrol engine.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Mileage Comparison

Petrol Manual13-14 KMPL*13.3 KMPL^
Petrol Automatic12-13 KMPL*12.95 KMPL^
Diesel Manual17.1 KMPL (4×2)/16.3 KMPL (4×4) (ARAI)18.42 KMPL^
Diesel Automatic20.8 KMPL*16.38 KMPL^

*expected numbers ^claimed figures

Officials mileage figures of the diesel engine-equipped Jeep Compass have been revealed. The ARAI-certified mileage numbers of the petrol Compass will be revealed soon. However, in the diesel guise, the Tucson is more fuel-efficient than the Compass. The story will likely be different when the Compass gets an automatic gearbox to go with its diesel engine.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison of Dimensions

Jeep CompassHyundai Tucson
Length4420 mm4475 mm
Width1820 mm1850 mm
Height1650 mm1660 mm
Wheelbase2640 mm2670 mm
Boot Space410 litres513 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, the only big hurdle standing in Jeep’s way is FCA’s reputation when it comes to after-sales services. As is the case with Fiat, FCA and their after sales services do 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 sports an aggressive price tag. Both the petrol and diesel engine-equipped Compass are cheaper, variant-to-variant, when compared to the Tucson.
  • Specifications – The Jeep Compass comes with a 2.0 L Turbo diesel and a 1.4 L Turbo petrol. While the petrol Compass is more powerful than petrol Tucson, the case is reversed when both cars’ diesel engines are compared. The Compass does not get a diesel automatic variant for now.
  • 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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