The Jeep Compass is one of the most talked about and researched SUVs in recent times. It has not only set a benchmark in the Rs 15-20 lakh SUV market, the Compass has paved the way forward for the American brand in the ever competitive Indian car market. The company sent us the 4×4 (diesel) Limited model today for a long term review and we at Cartoq are more than looking forward to using this SUV across various driving conditions in the next few weeks.
Model: Jeep Compass 4×4 Limited Diesel
Odo at arrival: 7940km
Color: Minimal Grey
Date of arrival: 2nd April 2018
The team is eager to drive the Compass and we start with a quick 550km trip from New Delhi to Jaipur and back in the coming few days. We spent a few hours earlier in the evening today to capture the Compass in all its glory and she did end up turning quite a few heads. This is the most affordable model in the Jeep line-up and prospective customers are already looking forward to the new range topping Trailhawk version that will be launched soon.
Jeep sells the Compass in three trim levels of Sport, Longitude and Limited. While the 163PS petrol engine is available in Sport and Limited versions, the 173PS diesel engine is sold in all three trim levels. The 4×4 version is only available with the diesel motor in the top end Limited version, the one that you see on this page – yes, the Compass will hit the hills soon in the next few days! Prices for the Compass range between Rs 15.1 lakh to Rs 21.9 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The Compass locks horns with the likes of the Mahindra XUV and the Hyundai Tucson but is a strict 5-seater. It has won hearts in terms of driving dynamics and the premium badge, something that we will be sampling in the days to come. Do let us know how you want us to test this model from Jeep – city streets or hilly roads or off the beat locations?