The Jeep Compass boasts of very good build quality in its segment

Safety and After Sales Service – The Compass Limited Plus gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Traction Control and a few other crucial safety equipment giving you all the peace of mind. The excellent build quality and great stability also add to the safety factor. Service and dealership network aren’t as good as some rival brands but Jeep is expanding. Being a premium brand, expect the spares cost to be slightly expensive.

The Compass is tough car which is also fun to drive

Verdict – The Jeep Compass Limited Plus with the diesel auto transmission makes a strong case for itself. The engine and gearbox combination make driving effortless in the city confinements. Out on the highway, the performance is perfectly adequate and the dynamics are very well sorted. That said, we do miss that prominent surge in the mid-range but the more linear power delivery will be appreciated by many. The real downside of the Compass could be that it does not feel as tech-savvy as some cars in the segment and at nearly Rs. 30 lakhs (on-road Mumbai), it is pricey. But if you are willing to spend more and want a robust SUV with the convenience of an auto ‘box, the Compass may be for you.

The diesel AT gets a new gear lever with tiptronic function

What’s Cool

* Macho and elegant design
* Feature-loaded and high-quality interior
* Refined and smooth diesel engine
* Great ride quality and high-speed stability
* Comes with 6-airbags

What’s Not So Cool

* Grey interior could get soiled easily
* Gearbox is slow to respond
* Price

Alternatives: – Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Tata Harrier

Semi-digital instrument cluster has started to look a bit dated

Jeep Compass Diesel AT Specifications

* Engine: 1956cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 173 HP @ 3750 RPM
* Torque: 350 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM
* Transmission: 9-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 10-12 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 225/55/18 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Multi-Link (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD

Jeep Compass Diesel AT Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4395 mm X 1818 mm X 1640 mm
* Wheelbase: 2636 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 60-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1654 kgs

One of the major selling points of the Compass is its macho design

Further Reading

Jeep Compass TrailHawk Review
Jeep Compass TrailHawk Video Review
Jeep Compass Petrol Review
2017 Jeep Compass Review
2017 Jeep Compass Video Review

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