Jeep is the most famous brand worldwide as it’s cars are known for their build and quality, Robust engines and rock solid stability, As India has emerged as a promising market for SUV’s, Jeep is targeting Indian market as they launched their latest car Compass to India which is the baby version of its larger counterpart Grand Cherokee, As a lot of looks of this big beefy SUV are shared with Compass. How it stands in the market and how it is different from its rivals, is it worth buying we find out in the jeep compass review.
My most interesting part in covering Jeep compass review is the exterior. It’s so stunning from every angle whether it’s front or back. It feels a lot bigger than its rivals, The big beefy look adds to the character of the car which is evident in every jeep model, In other words we can say that it’s the USP of jeep’s to make shape look attractive and rugged. The front grille is fabulous looking and will tell u it is a jeep with small angular projector headlamps which gives it a SUV’ish look.
The DRL’S look awesome at night. The Compass branding is done on the side of the doors which i don’t understand why jeep has done this. The back of the door also looks great sharp back lights at the back which add to the look of the car with a flap door at the back for lifting the boot.
The Jeep logo also looks nice at the back The best thing i like about Compass is it’s 17 inch alloy wheels which looks awesome and try to give it a beefy look, Also the rubber cladding given on the side of wheel is also useful to give it protection while off roading. For the looks i will give 10/10 and only because of its road presence.
The interior of Jeep compass is good but not segment best if u look at the rivals. I like the leather wrapped steering wheel which looks nice to hold and u feel like u r sitting in a 20 lakh ruppee car, Though buttons on the steering wheel look catchy and cheap quality. Speedometer console looks neatly placed with lots of information but i think the dials are bit small and difficult to read sometimes. The gear knob looks great to hold and gear shifts are also very precise and slick. This smooth gearbox will put a smile on driver’s face.
I also don’t liked the climate controls as the quality of buttons was low standered and cost cutting was clearly evident, A 7.0 touchscreen infotainment system looks nice. Seats are beige in color which i don’t liked that much as this color is prone to get dirty instead a dark color , combination should have been preferred. However interiors are good but not the best in what segment offers.
ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:- (9.5/10)
The Compass is offered with two engine options, and both units from Fiat – the 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo-petrol and the 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbo-diesel. Talking about the petrol engine it produces around 163 hp of max power which is good number, As the power is distributed through seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 0-100kph takes 10.29sec which is very good and pretty quick than Hyundai Tucson. As there is a lag under 2000 rpm. The engine is pretty nosier too after 3000 rpm, Although there is much more power in the petrol motor still it suffers from extra noise which is not acceptable in a 20 lakh rupee car
The diesel engine of compass on the other hand is opposite of petrol as it is super smooth and it comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Interestingly, this 2.0-litre MultiJet II engine makes a healthy 173hp and 350Nm of torque. Though there is mild lag under 2000 rpm just as the petrol motor but the mid range is the one which shines in the diesel counterpart. It’s so good that u don’t need to downshift to overtake traffic be it any gear just slick on the pedal and it just pulls up to the red line without any hesitation. The diesel Compass has enough power off-boost to keep you moving with the flow of traffic and this is why this engine is our pick from the two as it gives u the sheer driving pleasure you want from a car.
Is this your Pick? :-
Why not??? It has got all the features which a customer demands in this segment, A great imposing design with loads of road presence, Great engines especially the diesel one which has got enough power to wow you and has enough power to bring a smile on your face. The petrol motor is also very good and tractable in nature but it simply doesn’t have the peppy response like the diesel. Yes i accept the fact that Jeep should have worked on the interiors to make it more attractive but overall interiors are nice and strike an imposing balance between luxury and fuctionality.