Here is a specifications based comparison between Jeep Compass and the Toyota Fortuner.
America’s iconic brand, Jeep forayed into India last year with two of its highly acclaimed models-Wrangler and Cherokee. While Compass is already a part of some overseas markets, Jeep is prepping to bring its (Compass) first ever right hand drive version tailored specifically for the domestic market. Taking a CKD route, Compass will carry a lucrative price tag and will take on the likes of segment leader Toyota Fortuner that witnessed a generation change last year. As Jeep readies to spearhead into the entry level premium SUV space with Compass, we pit it against one of the most popular models in the segment, Toyota Fortuner. Here is our comprehensive spec-based comparison (Jeep Compass Vs Toyota Fortuner) , read on to know more.
|Jeep Compass||Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh|
|Toyota Fortuner||Rs 25.92 lakh to Rs 31.12 lakh|
In a bid to price Compass aggressively, Jeep will assemble the SUV at parent company Fiat’s manufacturing unit in Ranjangaon. With high level of localisation, it is expected that Compass will be priced competitively with prices estimated to fall in the vicinity of Rs 20 lakh and Rs 25 lakh. If take some reports into consideration, the entry level variant could be priced as low as Rs 16 lakh. At this pricing, Compass will undercut all of its rivals by a great margin.
Its close competitor, Fortuner on the other hand is currently being retailed at a relatively higher price (taking estimated prices into consideration). The SUV in its new avatar witnessed copious cosmetic tweaks and mechanical updates, though it did not cause any major hike in pricing. That said the new generation Fortuner is currently priced between Rs 25.92 lakh to Rs 31.12 lakh. Picture Gallery – Jeep Compass SUV
|Specifications||Jeep Compass||Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine||1.4-litre, turbocharged MultiAir engine||2.7-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol|
|Diesel Engine||2.0-litre Multijet II Diesel||2.8-litre GD diesel|
|Gearbox||6-speed DSG auto box, 9-speed auto box & 6-speed manual unit||6-speed Manual & 6-speed Automatic with paddle shifters|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & AWD||2WD & 4WD|
Jeep Compass will be rolled out in petrol and diesel guise with a choice between 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel and 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol unit good for 168bhp and 138bhp of power respectively. (Please note these are estimated figures, official engine specs will be revealed on April 12, 2017). Transmission options on the Compass will most likely include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto box with paddle shifters. The FWD drivetrain is expected to be standard while the 4WD system will be restricted to the top-spec trims.
Toyota Fortuner carline is also offered with petrol and diesel engines, deriving power from the 2.7-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and 2.8-litre GD oil burner. The petrol engine is tuned to deliver 163.7bhp and 245Nm of torque, whereas the oil burner produces 174.5bhp and 450Nm of torque. The SUV also gets a choice between 2WD and 4WD drivetrains depending on the variant one picks.
|Dimensions||Jeep Compass||Toyota Fortuner|
In terms of dimensions, Toyota Fortuner leads with significant difference in proportions. The Fortuner measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,835mm in height. Wheelbase is 2,745mm long and the ground clearance is 225mm.
While the Jeep Compass measures 4,447mm long, 1,813mm wide and 1,651mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,634mm long and the ground clearance is around 205mm.
Set for launch this year, Compass will most likely equip projector headlamps with LED DRLs, square like wheel arches, fat tyres, contrast dual-tone colour scheme with black roof on top-spec variant and abundant chrome work on the outside. Inside will be plusher, contrary to the rugged exterior featuring large 8-inch touchscreen U-Connect Infotainment system, soft touch material, leather seats, chrome inserts, TFT screen, multi-functional steering wheel, push button start and climate control. In addition, the top-spec variant will receive dual exhaust pipes, panoramic sun roof, diamond cut alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, 7-0-inch full colour LED instrument cluster, power-operated seat, rear parking camera, automatic climate control and auto dimming IRVM.
Brimming with features, the new gen Toyota Fortune packs power-operated retractable ORVMs with side indicators, SMART entry, push start/stop button, fully automatic power back door with height adjust memory and jam protection. On the inside, the SUV gets 8-way driver power seat, steering mounted audio MID/telephone & voice recognition buttons, automatic climate control, cruise control, all window auto up and down with jam protection, touchscreen audio system. On the safety front, it arms downhill assist control, Active Traction Control, electronic drive, 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and vehicle stability control to name a few.