Kia Seltos is one of the popular mid-size SUV currently on sale in India. It was launched few years ago and is loved by several buyers across the country for its looks and features. The Kia Seltos competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, MG Hector in the Segment. It is available with variety of engine and transmission options as well. American SUV manufacturer Jeep also has a mid-size SUV Compass in the market. It is a proper SUV that competes with Hyundai Tucson, Tata Harrier in the segment. Earlier this year, Jeep launched a facelifted version of Compass with several changes both inside and out. Here we have a video where a 2021 Jeep Compass and Kia Seltos can be seen in a tug of war.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. The video starts by showing Jeep Compass and Kia Seltos diesel parked on a dirt road section. The vlogger starts by sharing the technical specifications. Both SUVs are powered by a diesel engine and have manual gearbox. The tug of war is done 5 rounds in two different terrains. First couple of rounds were done on a mud road while rest of them were done on tarmac.
Vlogger already mentions that the Jeep Compass was going to win as it is a lot more powerful and has a torquier engine. Both SUVs were tied to each other with a rope and in first round, the vlogger was inside the Seltos and his friend was driving the Compass. Both of them start pulling each other but, surprisingly none of the SUVs moved even by an inch. The reason why nothing happened was because they were testing SUVs on mud road and front wheels dug themselves when they accelerated hard.
The same thing happened again in the second round as well. It should be noted that traction control was turned off in both the SUVs during this test. For rest of the rounds, they took the SUVs to freshly laid stretch of tarmac. Both SUV were tied to each other the vlogger was inside the Seltos and his friend was driving the Compass. This is were Jeep Compass showed its true colours. Kia Seltos did not stand a chance in front of the torquey Jeep Compass. The American just smoothly pulled it on the tarmac without any issue.
Vloggers friend can be heard saying that it did not feel like he was dragging something. The vlogger on the other hand said he had pushed accelerator pedal to the floor and even then, it did not make any difference. drivers then swapped the vehicle but, the result was not different. In between, traction control on Jeep Compass became active on its own and that was affecting the test, they then did a final round after turning the traction control Off and Compass won it without a problem.
The reason why Compass won this test is because it has a bigger, powerful and torquier engine than Kia Seltos. Kia is powered by a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of torque. The Jeep Compass on the other hand gets a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 173 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque.