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The diesel engine is refined and has a strong mid-range

Performance – The Jeep Compass Trailhawk comes with the updated 2.0-litre MultiJet II Diesel engine which is also BS6 compliant but can run on BS4 fuel. Churning out 170 PS and 350 Nm, the Compass finally gets a diesel auto variant with the engine being mated to a 9-speed automatic. In terms of refinement and NVH, changes to the Trailhawk are very evident because this feels significantly quieter than the regular Compass and vibrations are felt lesser too. Of course, you can hear the engine’s noise at high RPMs but it is still comparatively quieter.

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The 9-speed AT is smooth to shift but could have been quicker

Customers will like the convenience offered by the 9-speed AT

The oil-burner churns out good performance with the Trailhawk feeling very punchy and responsive. Turbo lag feels well contained and there’s a good surge in the mid-range. The addition of the AT has added to the convenience factor. At low speeds though, the gearbox tends to feel confused in choosing the right cog. It is however very smooth in its operations though not lightning quick. While it misses out on an S mode, you do get a manual tiptronic mode should you like to take things under your control. The SUV now gets an auto start-stop mode too with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and it works well.