The premium SUV segment in India has slowly become quite competitive. Though many SUVs sold in this segment do not have any off-road capabilities, impressive size and ground clearance have made it a hit in India. The Compass has been around for three years now and this is the first major update that Jeep has given the mid-size SUV. Along with subtle tweaks to the exterior styling, the new Compass sports a completely revamped cabin with added comfort and safety features. Find out inside new 2021 Jeep Compass vs Tata Harrier.
The car is perfectly designed from all the different angles. The stance of the vehicle is impressive and won’t provide you with room to complain. Dimensions of this car are quite similar to the Discovery Sport. The body proportions too are quite similar to the Land Rover. This car has been made on the brand’s Impact 2.0 Design.
Upfront, the Compass retains the seven-box front grille but has been refreshed with chrome inserts. The LED headlamp units are wide and sleeker with integrated horizontal LED DRLs. The bumper has also been reworked adding a black horizontal air intake in the middle flanked by LED fog lamps.
The alloys have been updated with a new five-spoke two-tone design and Jeep has also added a new dark green exterior shade to the facelift model. The rear profile has been untouched and resembles the outgoing model.
Harrier interiors include redesigned ORVMs, touchscreen system with multiple colour options, panaromic sunroof and premium interiors are welcome additions. Build quality is the best in segment from Tata. Safety is also a major strong point for Tata and this car comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and 14 ESP functions. IRVM has also been converted to automatic from manual.
The main difference on the 2021 Jeep Compass is the interiors. On the inside, the main highlight is the floating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with FCA’s latest Uconnect 5 now placed above the aircon vents. The infotainment offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with over-the-air (OTA) updates and Amazon Alexa support. The new compass interior really looks better than the utilitarian Harrier layout.
The driver also gets an all-digital 10.2-inch instrument cluster. Commanding the drive is a new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with revised Jeep badge on the center. The steering looks chunkier and more premium than the one the older model.
Engine and Performance
Tata Harrier costs between Rs.13.84 lakh and Rs.20.30 lakh. It comes in 25 variant options and a single BS6 Diesel engine. It produces maximum power of 168bhp while peak torque figures stand at 350Nm. This engine is available with a 6-speed MT or an automatic torque converter gearbox.
The Compass engines have been unchanged and the 1.4-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine have been carried over in its BS6 form. The petrol engine is offered with a six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT unit. The diesel engine is mated to a manual and nine-speed automatic transmission.
The safety and off-road capabilities is what the Compass has always been known for. This new model takes things level to a whole new level with active and passive safety features; some of them being panic brake assist, hill hold and descent assist, electronic roll mitigation, brake lock differential, and six airbags. The Harrier too comes with six airbags and a lot of safety plus is based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA-arc architecture.
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