French automaker, Citroen has finally launched its first car in the country; the C5 Aircross. The brand has set it in the premium car segment. Another foreign automaker, Jeep, has its product, the updated Compass that falls in the price bracket of the Citroen C5 Aircross. In this article, we will discuss Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass and see which one is a better buy.
The Citroen C5 Aircross is 4500mm long, 1840mm wide & 1670mm tall. It sits on a 2730mm wheelbase. The new Jeep Compass is 4405mm long, 1818mm wide & 1640mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2636mm. The Citroen C5 Aircross clearly overtakes the Compass in terms of size. The extra dimensions would clearly translate to more space in the interior.
Engine & Transmission Options
The Citroen C5 Aircross comes powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 174bhp and 400Nm of torque. This single-engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Jeep Compass gets a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol unit makes 161bhp & 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual as well as a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The diesel unit on the other hand makes 170bhp & 350Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as well as a 9-speed torque converter unit. Also, the Jeep Compass gets a 4X4 drivetrain with some of its diesel automatic variants. The Citroen C5 Aircross clearly misses on a 4X4.
The C5 Aircross heavily focuses on passenger comfort with features like Advanced Comfort seats with memory foam, individually-adjustable 3 rear seats, acoustic windscreen & front windows and hands-free tailgate opening function. The car also gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof and many others.
The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, boasts features like a new bigger 10.1-inch floating centre infotainment unit with UConnect-5, a 360-degree camera, cruise control, ventilated seats, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, a button-operated power liftgate and many others.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass Pricing
The Citroen C5 starts at Rs 37.70 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai). The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, starts at Rs 20.15 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai). Fun fact – The top-of-the-line variant of the Jeep Compass costs Rs 34.52 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai).
Which one should you buy?
No doubt the Citroen C5 Aircross is a great product overall. However, the Jeep Compass costs less when compared to it and offers more value in terms of features as well as engine, transmission & drivetrain options. The base variant of the Citroen starts even above the top variant of the Compass. Now you be the judge and choose your pick.
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