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Top 5 Jeep Compass Alternatives

Now that Jeep Compass is officially available for sale, we bring you five alternatives to Jeep Compass in that price range.

  • Shilpa Chopra
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Top 5 Jeep Compass Alternatives

Prices of the Jeep Compass fall in the range of Rs 14.95 lakh to Rs 20.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Putting all speculations to rest, Jeep India finally announced the prices of its first made-in-India model, Compass that falls between Rs 14.95 lakh to Rs 20.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price point, the modelopens to a wide range of competitors priced in the same vicinity, though they may belong to separate segments. Now that Compass is officially available for sale, we bring you five alternatives to Jeep Compass in that price range.

1. Hyundai Creta SX (O)

Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition

The top-spec variant in Hyundai Creta’s line-up, SX(O) is available with Hyundai’s 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Belonging to the compact SUV space, Creta is one of the best-selling models in the segment with attributes such as contemporary design, feature packed cabin and frugal engines.

Strengths

-Priced at Rs 13.93 lakh, the top-spec SX(O) Creta diesel is over 1 lakh cheaper than Compass Sport.

-Hyundai Creta returns ARAI rated mileage of 19.7kmpl opposed to Compass’ 17.1kmpl.

-It gets push button start, automatic ac with rear vents, rear camera&speed sensing auto door lock etc.

Weaknesses

-The boot space on Creta SX(O) is 10L less than Compass.

-It lacks automatic transmission, though it can be had on the SX+ AT trim, but it misses out on some prominent safety bits.

-It misses out on all four-disc brakes.

2. Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson India

Hyundai launched its much-awaited premium SUV Tucson last year in India in petrol and diesel variants with achoice between manual & automatic variants in 2WD option. Priced in the range of Rs 18.13 lakh to Rs 23.86 lakh, Tucson is another alternative to the recently launched Jeep Compass.

Strengths

-Hyundai Tucson offers 513L of boot space.

-The 2.0-litre CRDi oil burner offers 185bhp of power and comes with a manual and auto gearbox.

-Hyundai Tucson gets standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, reverse parking camera & speed-sensing auto door locks etc.

Weaknesses

-The SUV currently misses out on 4WD drivetrain.

-The 2.0-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine is slightly underpowered compared to Compass.

-There’s a substantial difference in price compared to Compass.

3. Mahindra XUV500

2017 Mahindra XUV500

Ever since it launched back in 2011, the SUV has been one of the best-selling models in the segment. Propelled by the 2.2-litre mHawk engine, XUV500 offers a good mix of features such as electric sunroof with anti-pinch etc at a relatively low price point.

Strengths

-Priced between Rs 12.12 lakh to Rs 18.05 lakh, the XUV500 line-up is cheaper.

-It is available in FWD & AWD drivetrains in manual & AT option.

-Sitting on a 2,700mm long wheelbase, XUV comes in 7-seat layout.

Weaknesses

-The 2.2-litre mHawk engine makes 30bhp less power compared to Compass.

-It misses out on Apple CarPlay connectivity option.

-Styling and quality of interior.

4. Tata Hexa

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Tata launched its seven-seater Hexa early this year in January at a competitive price. Based on Tata’s new IMPACT design language, the model not only looks good but it packs a powerful engine which comes with a choice between manual and automatic option.

Strengths

-Priced between Rs 10.95 lakh to Rs 16.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Hexa is relatively cheaper than Compass.

-It is available in six and seven seat layouts. Dimensionally it is larger than Compass.

-Tata Hexa packs in six-airbags, co-driver airbags deactivation & off reminder, electronic stability program with roll over mitigation etc.

Weaknesses

-The boot space capacity is cramped at 128L, though it could be expanded by folding rear seats.

-It misses out on smartphone connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

-The Hexa carline lacks petrol engine.

5. Toyota Innova Crysta

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Toyota launched second generation Innova Crysta last year with radical aesthetic and mechanical changes. With improved looks and new tech, the model surpassed all its rivals in the segment, albeit it witnessed a substantial price bump which brings it on par with Compass. The Cysta range is priced between Rs 13.34 lakh and goes up to Rs 20.07 lakh which puts it on the crosshair of Jeep Compass.

Strengths

-There is a substantial price difference between entry level Innova & Compass variants.

-It is available in seven & eight seat options with air con vents across rows.

-It packs additional equipment and powerful engines in both petrol and diesel guise.

Weaknesses

-The engines offer low fuel economy.

-Diesel engine lacks refinement and is a bit noisy.

-The smaller capacity 2.4-litre oil burner misses out on AT unit.

 

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