So the new 2017 Jeep Compass is has finally been launched in India. With prices starting from Rs 14.95 lakh going all the way up to Rs 20.65 lakh, the new Jeep SUV will rival everything from base models of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner to the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 SUV 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 14.95 Lakh to Rs 20.65 Lakh
|Toyota Fortuner Price
|Rs 24.40 Lakh to Rs 29.17 Lakh
all prices ex-showroom
The Compass not only costs less than the Fortuner, there is no price overlap between the two cars. This means if you are looking for a 7-seater SUV, you won’t even consider the Compass. However, if it is just an SUV you need, you will give the Compass a long, hard look for the cost it saves you and the brand value that is associated with it.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications Comparison
|1.4 L Petrol/2.0 L Multijet II Diesel
|2.7 L Petrol/2.8 L Diesel
|160 BHP/170 BHP
|164 BHP/175 BHP
|250 Nm/350 Nm
|250 Nm/450 Nm
|6-speed Manual & 7-speed Automatic/6-speed Manual
|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. Moreover, the Diesel Compass will get a very efficient 9-speed automatic gearbox in near future. In comparison, the Fortuner makes do with a 6-speed unit. In terms of specifications alone, the two vehicles are closely-matched.
Also See- Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Mileage Comparison
|8 KMPL (MT)/9 KMPL (AT)
|11 KMPL (AT)/12 KMPL (MT)
|12-13 KMPL (estimated)
|17.1 KMPL (4×2)/16.3 KMPL 4×4) (ARAI)
The ARAI-tested mileage figures for the petrol Compass are still being determined. The Fortuner’s ARAI-tested mileage numbers for petrol engine stand at 8 KMPL for manual gearbox and 9 KMPL for automatic gearbox. There are good chances the Compass will have higher numbers than these. In the case of diesel engines, the Fortuner tails behind the Compass with 11 KMPL mileage for automatic gearbox and 12 KMPL for manual gearbox. The diesel Compass is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox only (for now) and its mileage in 4×2 version is 17.1 KMPL, dropping slightly to 16.3 KMPL in 4×4 version.
Jeep Compass vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions Comparison
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 a lot cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner. Buyers of the base variant of Fortuner will likely gravitate towards the Compass due to its price and features on offer.
- 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, butr the Compass counters the effect with aggressive pricing. With a price tag starting from Rs 14.95 lakh going all the way up to Rs 20.65 lakh, the Compass sales will likely eat into Toyota Fortuner’s share.
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