Jeep had established its Compass at with an aggressive price label, five variant degrees and 2 engine options.

The diesel engine is a four-cylinder, turbocharged unit, putting out 173hp and 350Nm of peak torque, mated to some six-speed manual transmission.

While there are a total of eight options to select from, the diesel-engine model to choose is your Longitude (O) variant that is Rs 1.86 lakh over the foundation (diesel) Sport trim. While it is a mid-spec trim, the Longitude (O) comes with features like a 7.0-inch infotainment platform (U-Connect) with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear arm rests, reverse parking sensors, push-button beginning with keyless entry and proceed, traction control, ESC, ABS with EBD, hill-start assist, cornering front fog lamps and rear fog lamps.

To get a big price premium of Rs 83,000, the higher-spec Limited 4×2 diesel additionally gets just a couple important attributes like a reverse parking camera and LED tail-lamps. Consequently, this variant does not actually spell worth.

But if you would like a gasoline engine, then the variant to select is your Limited 4×2, which is priced at Rs 18.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), since it comes with all the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and all of the equipment mentioned previously. Exactly what the Limited (O) has within the Limited variant are high-intensity discharge headlamps and contrast-black roof to get a price premium of approximately Rs 72,000.

Even the Jeep, with its high ground pruning and clearance tyres, is fairly able to handle demanding terrains, even in two-wheel-drive spec. But if price is no object, and if you would like a four-wheel-drive, then the diesel-engined Limited 4×4 is the one to purchase at Rs 20.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Not only do you receive side and curtain airbags, but you also get Jeep’s Selec-Terrain all-wheel-drive system which gives this Compass that the go-anywhere ability.

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The Jeep Compass is a tough-as-nails SUV that really carries forward Jeep’s off-road DNA. It’s well-built, has a great number of features and what is more is that it’s priced very competitively compared to rivals like the Mahindra XUV500 (Rs 12.65-17.67 lakh), the Hyundai Tucson (Rs 17.99-25.19 lakh) and the Honda CR-V (Rs 24.07-26.49 lakh).