Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison

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Jeep Compass is an all new SUV that has just been unveiled and will be launched officially in India, in the coming few months. This will go head-on against the Hyundai Tucson, which also got into the Indian car market very recently. To begin with, what does the new Jeep Compass have in it to offer against the Tucson. When we had reviewed the Hyundai Tucson, we had absolutely loved it. So, what does the Jeep Compass have in it, to make it a better bet than the Tucson. Read our detailed comparison of the Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Design

In terms styling, both the SUVs have different approaches. While on one side, we have the Hyundai Tucson, which follows the Fluidic Design and this is more of a crossover design. The Tucson gets a stylish front and this does look premium. The chrome slats make the crossover stand out in the crowd and then the pulled back headlamps that add to the styling factor. There are daytime running LEDs on offer too. The Tucson share a lot of its design elements with the Santa Fe. There is a clear resemblance amongst the two. The side profile looks classy and the low profile tyres do make the Hyundai Tucson add to the glam factor. The rear does have similarity to the Santa Fe as well.

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Jeep Compass on the other hand is more of a butch compact SUV. It has the boxy design that has got curved edges. The styling is from the Jeep’s design book, beginning with the seven slat front grille, pulled back headlamps and flat bonnet. These aspects make the Compass look SUV like. The silhouette of the Compass again has some boxy elements and with wheel at every corner for better off road capability. As the wheelbase is short, it should be a capable off roader. However, the Compass has a ground clearance of 178mm only, which could even mean this is a soft roader. The tail lamps are wrap arounds and they do look stylish.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Interiors

The cabin of the Hyundai Tucson is the place to be in. The black and beige interiors look stylish and appealing. Then there is a large touchscreen system with navigation, reverse camera, bluetooth and other bits too. The instrument cluster is made up of twin dials and a driver information system too. One aspect where the Tucson wins hands down is its interior space. The front row is spacious on both, but the second row is more spacious on the Tucson.

The interiors for the Indian version haven’t been released yet, but it will be similar to the one that is offered in other markets. To begin with, there is a neat looking dashboard with most of the bells and whistles like the Tucson. There is also the 4WD tech and its controls neatly located underneath the climate control.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Engines

In terms of engines, the Hyundai Tucson gets a 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol churns about 153 horses and the diesel has about 183bhp. Both these engines are peppy and highly refined. These come with a six-speed manual and automatic options. Hyundai Tucson comes only with a front-wheel drive option and there is no 4WD option, the only Hyundai to offer that is the Santa Fe. In terms of power and refinement, this is one of the most quietest engines around. The engines have good performance and are easy to drive in the city or even on the highway.

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The Compass on the other hand has a 1.4-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine on offer. These engines are at par with the Hyundai mills as the petrol produces 138bhp and the diesel is at 170bhp. Both these engines will come with a six-speed manual and there will also be a seven-speed DDC on offer too (mostly in diesel).

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Specifications

Hyundai Tucson

Engine2.0-litre petrol2.0-litre diesel
Power153bhp183bhp
Torque192Nm400Nm
Transmission6-speed manual/auto6-speed manual/auto

Jeep Compass

Engine1.4-litre petrol2.0-litre diesel
Power138bhp170bhp
Torque260Nm350Nm
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual/ 7-speed DDC (automatic)

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Features

Jeep Compass

Exterior

  •  Projector headlamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Rear spoiler
  • Twin-exhaust with a chrome tip

Interior

  • Leather upholstery
  • 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system
  • Keyless entry
  • Start/Stop button
  • 9-speaker Beats music system
  • Terrain Response System
  • Climate Control

Safety

  • Six airbags on top-end
  • ESP
  • All disc brakes
  • Corning lamps
  • Traction control
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic rollover mitigation
  • Traction control
  • Hill descent control

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

Hyundai Tucson

Exterior

  •  17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Projector headlamps
  • Roof rails

Interior

  • Touchscreen system
  • Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay
  • Reverse camera
  • Leather upholstery
  • Spacious interiors

Safety

  • Six airbags
  • ABS + EBD
  • ESP
  • Hill descent control

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Tucson Price

Jeep hasn’t announced the pricing of the new Compass, however, it will be looking at targeting about INR 22 lakhs to INR 28 lakhs (on-road pricing), the higher variants shall be expensive than the Hyundai Tucson, but they will even offer the extra hardware too for off-roading. This will cost extra and hence the price tag will see an increase. For those looking at driving pleasure, the Jeep Compass will be the ideal pick, while for chauffeur driven the Tucson will make a better deal.

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Summary

A clear winner can be decided after we experience the new Compass. On paper both are strong. More clarity will come after the price announcement of the Compass.

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