Jeep Compass
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 7/10
: 3 Year 100,000 kms Warranty (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
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14.95 Lakhs-22.85 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Stylish demeanour
  • High Practicality
  • Value for money 
  • Good ride 

Weak Areas

  • No diesel automatic
  • No 4X4 for petrol
  • Small dealership network
  • Mediocre quality
Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass Test Drive, Road Test

Jeep Compass is all set to dominate Indian roads thanks to its excellent value for money.   We get behind the wheels to find what’s making it so contagious among the masses. 

Jeep Compass Test Drive, Road Test Review

Jeep Compass is one of the hottest selling SUV in India and has literally changed the fortunes of the Jeep marquee. In fact, so much is the popularity of this new SUV that established players like Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster appealing increasingly threatened by this newbie. The formula behind the success of jeep compass is not difficult to ascertain. The company has used muscular styling, provided quality interiors, and under the hood, there is a powerful set of engines mated to slick shifting transmission. However, the real recipe for the success comes in the form of value for money pricing as Jeep compass range starts at Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). What else is contributing to the success of jeep compass, we are going to tell you in detail through this road test review. 

      Jeep Compass Cherokee inspired grille
                                                                      Cherokee inspired grille

Design, Style & Interiors

        Squared wheel arches and dropping roofline
                                               Squared wheel arches and dropping roofline

The new Jeep compass has all the road presence and thanks to the design inspiration the engineers have taken from luxury Grand Cherokee, the compass is in League of its own. The seven-slot grill up front looks very demeaning and is the highlight of the exterior design. Rest of the styling is on par with the norms and you will get body colored bumpers, outside rear view Mirrors, and design options in the wheel to choose from. The side profile of the car is really interesting and we like the squared wheel arches and the roofline dropping into the boot just like the Range Rover Evoque.

         Plush cabin and quality interiors
                                                 Plush cabin and quality interiors  

Step inside the cabin and you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality, the ambience, and overall equipment the Jeep compass has on offer. It is even more commendable when we take into consideration the price of the compass and the real reason behind this is the fact that Jeep manufactures compass in India. The dashboard is made up of soft-touch plastic and although the touchscreen seems a bit small and not the best responsive unit we have witnessed, the overall coming together of the touch panel and controls is quite admirable. The top of the line variant comes with luxury leather seats and offers quality equipment to pamper the occupants. 

         Fairly equipped cabin
                                                                      Fairly equipped cabin

Jeep Compass is loaded to the gills when it comes to the feature and equipment. There are 6 airbags on offer along with a host of other safety equipment like Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic brake force distribution and Brake Assist. Electronic Stability Program is also part of the equipment along with large 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring both apple car play and Android Auto.

Engine, Transmission & Driving Dynamics

           2.0-liter diesel and 1.4-liter petrol motor
                                                        2.0-liter diesel and 1.4-liter petrol motor 

Under the Hood, Jeep compass comes with the option of powertrains it comes with - 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine and 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine. While the former is capable of putting out 162 PS and 250Nm, latter is good for 173 PS and 350 Nm of max power and max torque respectively. One has the option of a six-speed manual with both engine choices while is the petrol has also get 7-speed automatic transmission convenience. The 4X4 capability although is available only with the diesel for now.  We took the 2.0-liter diesel Engine for a spin and instantly founded how linear power delivery This engine is providing to the driver. There is almost no Turbo lag but yes you need to work on the gearbox below 1000 RPM. Once the revolution Rises and the turbocharger kicks in, the Jeep compass will not give you any reason to complain about. There is a strong surge of the power in the mid-range and Highway cruising will definitely be enjoyed by the jeep compass owners. Even the top-end is quite enjoyable but power delivery tapers off after 5000 RPM; therefore it is recommended to upshift early and keep the engine in the power band for making progress in the higher range. 

           Optimum ride and handling combination
                                                    Optimum ride and handling combination

The ride quality of jeep compass is absolutely amazing and the car with soak anything and everything that is thrown to it. The occupant of SUV will not feel road undulations or even the large bumps and that is a very good thing as far as Indian market is concerned. Handling of the Jeep compass is also on par with the Rivals and taut chassis make sure that body roll is restricted to minimum even on the hard cornering maneuvers.

Overall Verdict

The real advantage that Jeep compass accrues to its account is the value for money as this iconic American brand is priced in the range Rs 15.16-21.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Jeep compass has many things going for it - muscular styling and attractive design, quality interiors, spacious and well instituted cabin, a set of powerful and performance oriented engines, and impeccable ride and handling combination. No wonder, Jeep is getting tremendous support from the prospective buyers and the market is just lapping up the new compass with unmatched fervor and gaiety. If you are also looking for a value for money luxurious SUV capable of giving you a capable off-roading experience, jeep compass could fit the bill completely.

Style & Substance                  3.5/5                                 Ride & Handling          4/5

Interiors & Ergonomics            3.5/5                                   Safety & Equipment     4/5

Power-Plant & Transmission   4/5                                         Fuel Efficiency            3.5/5

Value for Money                       4/5

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