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Jeep Compass

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Version
Sport 1.4 Petrol
  • Sport 1.4 Petrol
    PetrolManual 15,65,385
  • Sport Plus 1.4 Petrol
    PetrolManual 15,99,000
  • Sport 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 16,62,605
  • Sport Plus 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 16,99,142
  • Sport Bedrock 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 17,54,739
  • Longitude 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 18,03,097
  • Longitude (O) 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 18,87,602
  • Longitude (O) 1.4 Petrol AT
    PetrolAutomatic 19,00,766
  • Limited 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 19,72,795
  • Limited 1.4 Petrol AT
    PetrolAutomatic 19,96,174
  • Limited (O) 2.0 Diesel
    DieselManual 20,22,111
  • Limited (O) 2.0 Diesel Black Pack
    DieselManual 20,39,675
  • Limited (O) 1.4 Petrol AT
    PetrolAutomatic 20,55,247
  • Limited (O) 1.4 Petrol AT Black Pack
    PetrolAutomatic 20,73,889
  • Limited Plus Diesel
    DieselManual 21,33,786
  • Limited 2.0 Diesel 4x4
    DieselManual 21,50,378
  • Limited Plus Petrol AT
    PetrolAutomatic 21,68,333
  • Limited (O) 2.0 Diesel 4x4
    DieselManual 21,98,410
  • Limited (O) 2.0 Diesel 4x4 Black Pack
    DieselManual 22,16,298
  • Limited Plus Diesel 4x4
    DieselManual 23,10,890
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Jeep Compass Key Specifications

PriceRs. 15.65 Lakhs onwards
Mileage 14.1 to 17.1 kmpl
Engine 1368 to 1956 cc
Transmission Manual and Automatic

Compass Price List

Jeep Compass price starts at ₹ 15.65 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 23.11 Lakhs. Petrol Compass price starts at ₹ 15.65 Lakhs. Diesel Compass price starts at ₹ 16.63 Lakhs.

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Jeep Compass Review

This SUV’s impeccable road manners, strong engine and comfortably furnished cabin makes it a great car for travelling long distances. But what about when the going gets tough? If you go by reputation then the Compass should shine there too - it’s a Jeep after all. 

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Introduction

Driving the Jeep Compass from Mumbai to our off-road venue 19 Degree North in Lonavla was a breeze. This SUV’s impeccable road manners, strong engine and comfortably furnished cabin makes it a great car for travelling long distances. But what about when the going gets tough? If you go by reputation then the Compass should shine there too - it’s a Jeep after all. But when I dug deeper, I realised that the Compass is the most road-biased SUV that Jeep has ever made. It is based on a monocoque platform, sits closer to ground than any other Jeep has ever done and there isn’t any low range gearbox or adjustable ride height gimmicks on offer either. Given the exceptional pricing, obviously I can’t really complain. So will this exciting road car impress me when there is no road in sight? I put the Compass through five rigorous off-road tests to see what is what.

Off-Road Acceleration

If and when a Jeep Compass owner decides to take it off-road, this test will play a key role. When you go on an unexplored path, space is always limited and the car should have the capability to gain quick momentum to tackle the obstacle ahead. So how does the Compass fare in this respect? Once on the move, I could clearly feel the clever 4WD system working its magic as it clawed into the slushy surface by sending the right amount of power to each wheel depending on traction available. The Compass managed to reach 30kmph in 7.3 seconds. Although good, this number could have been much better had the gearing been ideal. The ratios especially in first and second are a bit too tall (it is ideal on the road). As a result I had to launch it off-the-line at a high RPM which resulted in lot of wheel spinning. I tried to launch it at a lower RPM too, but that resulted in it stalling and getting bogged down.

 

Off-Road Braking

Stopping as quickly as possible is even more important than gaining speed, especially when there is minimal grip on the slush. This is where tyres and ABS calibration play key roles. In this test, the road-focused Compass suffers because of too much intrusion from the ABS system and the normal road tyres. In fact the initial pedal feel is pretty good, but as soon as the ABS kicked in, the Compass scarily just kept on rolling forward, which isn’t ideal when space is at a premium. The tyres too once mucked up, lacked traction and I wish it had the ability to cut off ABS in off-road mode or altered to aid driving on slippery surfaces.

 

 

Off-Road Slalom

Driving up the Aamby valley ghat, there was a wide grin plastered on my face as the Compass just zipped through the corners with ease. Although our slalom course was muddy, I expected the Compass to do well as its compact footprint, light-weight body and agility should help it score really well. But to my disappointment, the tall gearing, like in the acceleration test, really limits this Jeeps potential. The problem is, I couldn’t carry the desired speed while tackling the cones as it was threatening to stall when the RPM needle neared idle. Embarrassingly I stalled the car in three out of five attempts and as a consequence I had to carry lot more speed than required, which resulted in time consuming understeer. Still the quick steering and agile nature helped it post a competitive 47.9 the second time around the course.

Beaker Test

Judging by its excellent road manners, I expected the Compass to do well in this trial and it didn’t disappoint. The Compass did well even in the deep ruts we put the car through, and Sagar came away smiling with only 40ml of water soaked in his pants. Where it spilled most of the water was when just one side of the car went through a deeper rut, as the Compass’s tall body rocked from side to side. The Jeep Compass really impressed me with its long suspension travel and flat ride.

 

Off-Road Hill Climb

Looking at the test line-up, I was expecting the Compass to struggle the most in this trial. Approach angle is the limiting factor here as I had to crawl up rather than gain momentum which is absolutely isn’t ideal. What’s more, if I lose momentum and start rolling back, there were high chances of the bumper shearing off its hinges! Thankfully that didn’t happen. On the positive side, the intelligent 4WD system helped me get through tricky situations and the Compass actually did better than what I expected it to do. Even in this test, the tall first gear was its Achilles heel as I had to excessively slip the clutch in order to not lose momentum. If only the Compass had an automatic gearbox, I am sure it would have scored much higher.

Conclusion

Overall, the Jeep Compass delivered what I expected of it. What would make it an accomplished off-roader is shorter gearing and better approach angle. As mentioned before, I would also have liked a torque converter gearbox as this would surely have helped it deliver better in all of the above parameters. So the Compass is respectable when the going gets slippery, but it does have its limitations and it fares better if you stick to mild off-roading.

Pictures by: Kapil Angane

 

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Location courtesy: 19 Degree North

An adventure sports outfit located at Aamby Valley City near Lonavla that offers activities like riding ATVs, paintball shooting, Zorbing, and Jungle Safari among others.

 

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Jeep Compass Colours

Compass is available/sold in the following colours in India.

* Colours shown are indicative and may vary slightly from actual car colours.

Jeep Compass Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionMileage

(1368 cc)

Automatic14.1 kmpl

(1368 cc)

Manual14.3 kmpl

(1956 cc)

Manual17.1 kmpl

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Jeep compass Next level car

for Jeep Compass on 25-May-2019 by Prashant Kumar

A wonderful car under this range,i like it design and the average is nearly 10 kmpl it is very comfortable and some advance features for driver as well every person should go for this...

Nice jeep

for Jeep Compass on 24-May-2019 by Jitendra beniwal

Nice looking jeep nice servicing best and good maintenance ce. Very very very nice ang good looking car so I m puricing this car and I a. very happy and jeep looking bEst and good

Jeep compass life of journey

for Jeep Compass on 22-May-2019 by Sandee jain

The car is like an miracle it can pass through any puddle or any hurdle i enjoy my every ride of my jeep compass i do not feel any fear of accident in it that if i drive fast i could...

Value for money

for Jeep Compass on 22-May-2019 by Ithikap

Very good car good for long drive journey with family and comfort is quite good not bad the looks of the car is nice and the smoothness of the car is very good on bad roads maintenance...

Superb car

for Jeep Compass on 20-May-2019 by DevShankar Bohidar

Best car, long Drive is very smoothly no harassment seating space long distance, look is very nice complete family car interior very beautiful, best milage, jeep compass completely...

Compass Specifications Summary

Engines

Petrol
1956 cc, Diesel, 171 bhp @ 3750 rpm power
Diesel
1368 cc, Petrol, 160 bhp @ 3750 rpm power

Gearboxes

Manual
7-speed, Automatic, FWD
6-speed, Manual, AWD
Automatic
6-speed, Manual, FWD

Seating Capacity

5 seater

Steering

Power steering

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Jeep Compass Price in India

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Mumbai₹ 18.45 Lakhs onwards
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