The JEEP is the most iconic off-road automotive brand in the world. It made its debut in India in the year 2016 with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Although it could not make an impact on the customers of Indian car market due to the heavy pricing and well established competitors. However, Jeep has done its homework very well and has thoroughly studied the Indian automobile market & hence, they have come up with a car that will help the Indian customers to buy a Jeep without burning a big hole in their pockets. The All New Jeep Compass a compact SUV with rugged styling and quality with plush interiors that will surely attract the Indian buyers and let them have fun with the all-wheel drive experience.
2017 JEEP COMPASS DESIGN & EXTERIORS
On the front we have the Jeep seven slot grill finished in gloss black with chrome surrounds which look really attractive and gives the car more premium look. The car has Bi-xenon Headlamps which have 3D effect on them which looks attractive with DRL’s.
Blacked out bumper with chrome strip in front looks good and the fog lamp housing is finished in chrome with indicator lamps on top. The car looks like a Baby Grand Cherokee, on the side we have sloping roof line with blacked out pillars. Smart looking alloy wheels with square wheel arches looks cool .T
he Jeep is very intelligent with the colour styling as the dual tone colour looks as if it is made for this car structure only unlike some of its rivals which is a plus for this car.
At The rear we have 3D styled LED tail lamps which matches really well with the rear of the car. It also has a spoiler at the rear which boons the sporty character of the SUV. We can say that the exterior design is spot on and Jeep has done a great job on the design of the car.
2017 JEEP COMPASS INTERIORS
Well Jeep has really surprised us with the quality on the inside and the fit and finish is really impressive. We have a dual tone interior, the layout is simple and everything gives a good feel with the soft touch panels. The ergonomics are decent and it’s quite a practical place to live with. The front seats are really good and supportive, they provide good support for your lower back with its cushiony effect.
The features on offer are a seven inch infotainment system with apple carplay and android auto which is decent to operate, dual zone automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, electrically assisted hand brake, engine start stop button, different driving modes, rear parking camera.
The Jeep had equipped the car really well but still it misses out on essentials bits like cruise control and sunroof. Well on the inside it’s a very airy place and plush cabin which rich quality materials.
PRICE BRACKET OF THE 2017 Jeep Compass IN INDIA
Now the new Jeep Compass is priced between Rs. 15.18 lakh for the base model and goes upto to Rs. 21.4 lakh for Top Spec. model.
|New 2017 Jeep Compass Model||Ex-showroom Price Bracket|
|Base Petrol||Rs. 15.18 Lakh|
|Top Petrol||Rs. 19.69 Lakh|
|Base Diesel||Rs. 16.01 Lakh|
|Top Diesel||Rs. 21.4 Lakh|
ENGINE & PERFROMANCE
The Compass is equipped with a petrol and a diesel motor. The Petrol motor is powered by a 1.4 L Turbo MultiAir Petrol Engine that churns out 164 PS of power with 250 NM of torque. Its come mated with a six speed manual and a 7 speed dry dual clutch automatic transmission. On the other hand diesel is powered by a 2.0 L Fiat sourced Multi jet Diesel engine that puts out 172 PS and 350 NM of torque mated to a six speed manual transmission and the option of having four wheel drivetrain .
|Fuel Type||Transmission Type||Mileage/Average|
Both the engines are pretty responsive and nice to drive. The pick of the range is the diesel one which has a wide power band and it’s pretty responsive at the lower revs making the engine quite manoeuvrable to drive in the city. The gearbox is easy to operate and has short throws, the clutch action is quite decent.
RIDE QUALITY & HANDLING
The ride and handling of the car is spot on, Jeep has done a good job, the handling and the steering gives tremendous feedback around the corners and on the straight line. The car is really stable at triple digit speed. The ride has soft edge to it and helps to tackle even the worst section of road.
Yes you do find a bit of body roll around the corners but it’s quite minimalistic and the driver always has confidence while driving. The noise insulation is great and you don’t even feel a single bit of diesel clatter into the cabin, you will be surprised to tell whether it’s a diesel motor underneath. Overall it’s pleasurable and comfortable car to drive which will also let you have some fun with its off-roading capabilities.
On the safety front we have Six Airbags , Four Channel ABS and ESP , EBD ,Traction Control , Hill Start Assist , Panic Brake Assist , Brake Booster Failure Compensation , Roll Mitigation , Brake Pre – Fill . The car is equipped with standard safety equipment which is a great move, it got a 5 Star Euro NCap rating for its safety.
With the competitive pricing the Jeep has really increase the competition with its rivals and they are offering optional packs with all models except the base one which makes your car feature loaded . The dual colour option on offer, which shows Jeep really want to attract Indian buyers. So should you buy it, maybe yes because the powertrain which it offers are rally powerful, the build quality is really great and the pricing is decent. With the pricy Skoda kodiaq that’s a 7 seater, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Innova in the segment the competition is really tough. Jeep could make their game up by adding some more features so that it can define its price tag.
Well if you are a True Jeep fan and wanting to buy an SUV that packs practicality, power, luxury, road presence, off-roading capabilities and Isn’t too pricy then Jeep Compass might be your choice.