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2021 Jeep Compass diesel vs Kia Seltos diesel in a drag race

Jeep launched the facelifted version of Jeep Compass in the market earlier this year. It is a premium SUV that competes with the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Citroen C5 Aicross in the segment. Jeep launched the Compass in India, back in 2017 and became popular among buyers for its looks, features and pricing. Couple of years later, in 2019 Korean car manufacturer Kia entered our market with Seltos SUV and it became an instant hit just like Compass. Both SUVs belong to two different segments and cannot be compared with each other directly. So here we have a video that shows how a Kia Seltos and a 2021 Jeep Compass SUV will perform in a drag race.

The video has been published by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. The vlogger lines up his Kia Seltos and his friend’s Jeep Compass SUV on an closed road. Both SUVs as mentioned above, belong to two different segments and generate different amount of power and torque figures.  The vlogger is driving his Kia Seltos whereas his friend was driving the Jeep Compass.

Both of them line up the SUVs at the start line and then turn off the traction control for better start. The race starts and both SUVs move off the line at almost the same time and they were giving a tight competition to each other. After covering few 100 meters,  Jeep Compass started pulling away and Kia Seltos was left behind. Jeep Compass maintained the lead for rest of the time and won the first round. The race was conducted in multiple rounds.

In the second round, Both SUVs move off the line and we thought, result would be the same but, Kia started moving ahead and took the lead. Jeep Compass driver was pushing hard to take the lead but, could not overtake. In next round, driver’s swapped the vehicle and the vlogger was now driving the Compass whereas his friend was inside the Seltos.

Third round starts and the vlogger could not get a good start and Kia Seltos took advantage. He even missed a gear which cost him precious seconds. The Seltos had taken the lead by now and won the race. For the last round, they come back to their own vehicles and did the last round. The race started and once again Kia Seltos won the round. The Jeep Compass owner also missed a gear and did not get a good start.

Kia Seltos won this drag race because of several reasons. Starting with the weight. Jeep Compass is a lot more heavier than Kia Seltos. Next is the driver, Compass driver managed to win the first round and that shows the capability of this SUV. The reason why it could not win the following rounds could be because of inexperience. Jeep Compass is powered by a 2.0 litre, turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. Kia Seltos is powered by a smaller 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of torque. If the road was a bit more longer, then Compass would have easily beaten Kia Seltos in this race.