The Jeep Compass is one of the oldest players in the segment if we look at the current premium mid-size SUV lineup in the country. Jeep has been enjoying a monopoly in the country for quite some time now, thanks to the unavailability of any strong competent player that can challenge the American car. However, the oldest of the lot is back; back in a new avatar. The new avatar brings with it a lot of strong elements to take on the Compass. You are right to guess that it is the newly-launched Hyundai Tucson update. By now, you might be aware of everything that this car has to offer but today, we compare it directly with the Jeep Compass, so that you get an exact idea where the Korean SUV stands against the American one. Let’s begin this article on Hyundai Tucson vs Jeep Compass.
The Hyundai Tucson comes powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol unit makes 154bhp & 192Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine on the other hand makes 184bhp & 416Nm of torque and comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This SUV comes with AWD with multi-terrain modes. The new Tucson is 4630mm long, 1865mm wide & 1665mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2755mm.
Comparing it to the Jeep Compass, it comes powered by a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit makes 161bhp & 250Nm of torque and comes mated to six-speed manual & seven-speed DCT gearbox. The diesel unit on the other hand makes 168bhp & 350Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual & nine-speed automatic gearbox. This one comes with 4X4 as optional on diesel automatic variants. The Jeep Compass is 4405mm long, 1818mm wide & 1640mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2636mm.
Hyundai Tucson vs Jeep Compass – Design
As far as the design is concerned, the Hyundai Tucson does have quite a lot going for it. The new Tucson, like other modern Hyundai cars comes based on the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. It gets hidden LEDs integrated in the front grille that give it a mean yet premium look. The sides get quite many cuts and creases and the rear is accentuated with connecting LED tail lamps. Even the alloy wheels on the Tucson are eye-catchy.
The Jeep Compass gets the signature seven-slat grille in the front with sleek headlamps. It looks more muscle than fancy, carrying with it a lot of Jeep DNA.
Hyundai has loaded the Tucson with a lot of features that will definitely attract many buyers. The new Tucson comes with features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a fully-digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, multi-colour ambient lighting, multi-air mode, 360-degree camera, 10-way power adjustable ventilated & heated driver seat with memory function, passenger-seat walk-in device, etc. However, the biggest of all is the ADAS functionality. The new Tucson comes with Level 2 ADAS which is a big plus-point for this SUV. In terms of safety, the Korean SUV comes with 6 airbags, front & rear parking sensors, ESC, hill descent control, hill assist control and all-wheel disc brakes.
The Jeep Compass comes with UConnect, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree parking camera, cruise control, front ventilated seats, wireless charging, power tailgate, 2nd-row AC vents, reading lights for 2nd-row passengers, terrain selector and 9 speakers with subwoofer.
Hyundai Tucson vs Jeep Compass – Pricing
Hyundai has made the pricing official today. The new Tucson starts from Rs 27.70 lakh (ex-showroom). This means that the on-road starting price should fall somewhere between Rs 32 lakh to Rs 33 lakh.
The Jeep Compass on the other hand starts from Rs 21.88 lakh to Rs 38.31 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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