Jeep Compass - Is it worth the price?

Jeep Compass - Is it worth the price?

Jeep’s foray in the Middle East with Compass paved way for other global models in the region. The SUV was first introduced in 2007, and a heavily updated version featuring major changes was rolled out in 2018. The current Jeep Compass line-up is available in four variants including Longitude, Longitude Plus, Limited and Trailhawk priced in the range of AED 89,000 to AED 11,3000. In the segment, it battles out with Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, two of the strongest rivals. While Compass has excellent off-roading abilities, the other two models are more suitable for urban driving. 

Jeep Compass

Here is a quick look at the Jeep Compass price variant-wise -

Variant Price
Longitude 4x4 AED 89,000
Longitude Plus 4x4 AED 89,000
Limited 4x4 AED 10,9999 to AED 12,8000
Trailhawk 4x4 AED 11,2000 to AED 11,3000

Jeep Compass

Hailing from South Korea, Hyundai Tucson falls in the price bracket of AED 69,800 to AED 11,100. The Kia Sportage range, on the other hand, starts from AED 69,900 and goes up to AED 11,400. While there is a wide margin in the base variants of Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage juxtaposed to Jeep Compass, the mid and top-spec variants are priced along the same lines. 

Jeep Compass

It remains to be seen how Jeep Compass compares to Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson on the feature front. Besides, a spec-based comparison would give more clarity on the engine configuration.

So let’s find out about the engine set-up and how does Compass compare to rivals in context to power. 

Jeep Compass

Speaking of specifications, Jeep offers Compass with a single 2.4-litre engine good for 180 PS power and 237 Nm torque. A single-speed Jeep Active Drive set-up is standard save for Trailhawk which features a Jeep Active Drive Low unit. Jeep offers a six-speed and a nine-speed automatic transmission with the line-up. 

Kia Sportage is available with three engine choices including the 2.0-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.4-litre units. Out of these, the 2.4-litre powertrain is the most powerful with 184 HP of maximum output. Save for the 2.0-litre motor, the rest get 4WD as a standard fitment. 

While the 1.6-litre unit is paired to a seven-speed AMT gearbox, the rest of the range works in conjunction with a six-speed auto box. The latest iteration of Hyundai Tucson comes in two engine configurations with the high-displacing 2.0-litre unit making 185 HP against 228 Nm torque. Both units are linked to a six-speed auto box. The power figures clearly show Hyundai Tucson has the most potent engine of all the models with Compass on the second spot. 

Jeep Compass

Let us now delve into the feature list of Jeep Compass 

Coming to the Jeep Compass specs include several insides and key styling elements in line with the contemporary models. In accordance to the rugged look, the flanks boast chunky 18-inch alloys, while the larger 19-inch units can also be availed for an additional cost. LED tail-lamps, power folding mirrors with heated function, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, dual zone air-conditioner, cluster 7.0-inch driver information display, manual driver 6-way adjustable front seats, etc. are some of the other preeminent bits that can be availed with it. Other than standardized features, customers can also get the infotainment pack, visibility pack, premium pack, function pack and ventilated/memory seat group pack at additional premium. 

Jeep Compass

While Compass packs an array of technical aides, the Korean make, Hyundai Tucson and its native cousin Kia Sportage are slightly better in terms of comfort and connectivity benefitting from Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, etc. 

Jeep Compass

Now let us go through Jeep Compass’ safety kit which comprises of six standard airbags, full-speed forward collision warning with active braking, lane sense lane departure warning with lane keep assist, park sense rear park assist system, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, battery run-down protection, remote start system, hill start assist, etc. The Korean models lack in some of the driver assistance and safety tech that comes with performance focused Jeep Compass. 

Jeep Compass

Conclusion 

The Jeep Compass is a rugged five-door wagon and a great deal for off-road enthusiasts. It lacks a contemporary infotainment unit compatible with Apple CarPlay and wireless charging. However, it packs a plethora of safety tech and driver assistance tech which makes it a worthy option in the segment. As for pricing, Compass justifies its cost considering it is an off-road-focused SUV. 

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