Jeep has finally launched the new Compass in the Indian market and with the starting price of Rs 14.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), it has surprised everyone. The Compass' list of direct rivals primarily includes the Hyundai Tucson. However, if we compare the prices, while the base variant of the petrol Tucson is almost Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the base variant of Compass, the diesel variant costs nearly Rs 5 lakh more.
We were supposed to put the Volkswagen Tiguan in this article as well since it is also one of its direct rivals globally. But the VW Tiguan, which starts at Rs 26.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India), has been completely put out of the question by the Compass’ pricing.
The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, is presently in a dire need of a replacement all-new model , which is likely to be launched in 2018. Skoda will also launch Yeti’s successor, the Karoq, next year in the country. Meanwhile, check out how the Compass fares against the Hyundai Tucson in our variant wise feature comparison.
As you can clearly see, the top-spec Limited trim of the petrol Compass is slightly pricier than the base model of the Tucson. While its optional range-topping model, Limited (O), undercuts the flagship petrol model of the Tucson.
For the diesel, at the price of the Tucson's base model, you get a 4x4-equipped full-spec Compass! The range-topping Tucson GLS diesel, which doesn’t get an AWD option, looks overpriced in front of the Compass.
The petrol and diesel base trims of the Compass are literally incomparable with those of the Tucson's. Given the fact that they come pretty well loaded as well further strengthens their cases!
We’ll have a look at the overlapping variants of the Compass and Tucson below.
Dual-front airbags (dual-stage airbags in the Compass inflate according to the severity of the crash)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
Jeep Compass: 7.0-inch Uconnect system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (6-speaker system)
Hyundai Tucson: 8.0-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along (6-speaker system)
The Compass gets dual-zone climate control with activated carbon filter and rear AC vents (manual air conditioning in the Tucson)
The Compass offers passive keyless entry and push button start-stop (not available in the base variant of the Tucson)
Heated outside rearview mirrors in the Tucson (the Compass just gets adjustable and foldable units)
‘Ski-Grey’ McKinley leather upholstery in the Compass (fabric upholstery in the Tucson)
Over the Limited, the Compass Limited (O) gets dual-tone roof and Bi-xenon projector headlamps.
The Compass Limited (O) 4x4 diesel additionally offers six-airbags (dual-front, side and curtain airbags) and Jeep Active Drive with Selec-Terrain (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud) drive modes.
The Hyundai Tucson base diesel offers the same goodies as its petrol counterpart.