This is a review for the 2017-2021 Jeep Compass that I own, not the Facelift one.
So I got my Jeep Compass Limited (O) DCT Petrol from "Pride" - Jeep's local dealership in Rajkot - Gujarat in March 2018. ever since then this has been my daily drive, I have clocked about 50,000 km. in almost 3 yr. span. & below is my experience with the beast-
It is a petrol turbo that makes 160 BHP @5500 RPM, & with a max torque of 250 nm between 2500-4000 rpm, there is enough power on demand but coming from the Skoda Superb TSI petrol (my previous car) & comparing it with the superb, Jeep's engine feels a bit lazy and you have to rev it a bit harder. it did a 0 to 100 km/h in about 10.4 seconds when I tested it. However, the engine is a bit noisy and you might mistake it for diesel on quieter nights (from the outside).
The quality of the interiors, the fit and finish, the overall feel of the car is really good, the major drawback being the infotainment system which is a bit slow and utterly dated.
This is where it disappoints you a bit, not the front seats it's the rear seats that should have been more inclined or with the option of inclination, they are a bit upright, & the rear-seat passenger loses a bit on comfort.
the suspensions on the other hand are meant to take bad roads with ease, I mean sometimes you won't even feel a sizeable pothole.
Well if you accelerate the car in a nice and easy way (not going flat out on the throttle) it will give you a decent city mileage, let's say around 9-10 km/l. and on the highways, if you choose to cruise around 100-120 km/h. then this thing will get you easily around 14-15 km/l.
However, the mileage will go as low as 6 km/l combined if you are a rash city driver and love speeding, let's say around 140-160 km/h on the highways.
If you are looking for a proper go-anywhere SUV, the Jeep Compass won't disappoint you a bit. however, if you are looking for cheap options with the world of features, there are other so-called SUVs that are actually cars, E.g. MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta.
Trust me the Jeep Compass drives a whole lot better, feels a whole lot grounded even at 140-160kmph., it has got all the core qualities of an SUV, on the other hand, the MGs, the Kia's, the Hyundai's are not true-blue SUVs.