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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta | Price, Features, Specifications, Mileage

In the year 2016, Jeep made its entry to the Indian market. At present, their offerings include the Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT and the Wrangler Unlimited. Honestly, Jeep hasn’t tasted much success with these cars as they are mostly out of reach for a major percentage of car buyers. To establish a strong hold in the Indian market, Jeep is now coming up with the Compass. The Compass will becomes the most affordable SUV from Jeep. The Jeep Compass will have a strong rival in the form of the Hyundai Creta. Well, there is a strong reason behind that. Let’s find it out in our Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta comparison here. This post will compare the two cars and will also make it clear, why the Hyundai Creta needs to be bothered about the entry of the Jeep Compass.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Price

Jeep Compass Price (estimated)*₹ 20.00 lakh – 26.00 lakh
Hyundai Creta Price*₹ 8.90 lakh – 14.00 lakh

*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

Agreed that the two cars are not priced in the same range. That said, the Jeep Compass’s prices are not yet announced. We expect the Compass to fall in the above price range. Jeep might throw a surprise by keeping the price even lower. People looking to readily buy the Creta might consider the Jeep Compass and go for it if it fits in their budget.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Specifications

SpecificationsJeep CompassHyundai Creta
Engine1.4-litre petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel1.6-litre petrol/1.4-litre turbo diesel/1.6-litre turbo diesel
Transmission6-speed MT or 7-speed AT/6-speed MT or 9-speed AT6-speed MT or 6-speed AT/6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT

Both the cars come in petrol and diesel engine options. The Compass would have one petrol and one diesel engine options on offer, while the Creta has one petrol and two diesel engines on offer. For the Creta, the 1.4-litre turbo diesel  engine variant comes with only a 6-speed manual gearbox. The variants with the remaining engines comes with an option of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the Compass comes with an option of a nine-speed automatic with its diesel engine. This should help the Compass in its fuel efficiency.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Mileage

CarMileage (petrol)Mileage (diesel)
Jeep Compass13-14 KMPL (MT)/12-13 KMPL (AT) (estimated)15-16 KMPL (MT)/14-15 KMPL (AT) (estimated)
Hyundai Creta15.29 KMPL (ARAI)21.38 KMPL/19.67 KMPL (ARAI)

The Compass offers more power and torque and hence offers a lesser mileage than the Creta.  No doubt, its nine-speed automatic gearbox helps deliver decent mileage. However, its higher power and torque outputs makes it comparatively less fuel efficient than the Creta. The Compass’s mileage figures above are expected and not ARAI certified. The official mileage figures of the Compass are still awaited. But going by the specifications, it’s mileage would be comparatively less than that of the Creta.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Dimensions

DimensionsJeep CompassHyundai Creta
Length (mm)4,4204,270
Width (mm)1,8201,780
Height (mm)1,6501,630
Wheelbase (mm)2,6402,590

The Compass is a bigger car than the Creta. It’s length, width, height and even wheelbase is more than that of the Creta. So, quite obviously it offers more space than the Creta. That said, the difference between the two isn’t that much. When it comes to length, the Compass is 150 mm longer than the Creta. The wheelbase is only 50mm more than that of the Creta. While the width is more than that of the Creta by 40mm. Talking about the height, the Jeep is 20mm taller than the Creta.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Features

Jeep CompassHyundai Creta
7-inch touchscreen Infotainment unit7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoMirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
AWDFront Wheel Drive
Dual Tone InteriorAuto A/c
Front, Side and Curtain Airbags17-inch wheels
Dual-zone Auto A/cRear Parking Camera
Disc brakes at all wheelsSpeed-sensing auto door lock
Traction Control SystemDual-tone interior

Only the Jeep Compass offers an AWD (all wheel drive) which is an important feature in any SUV specially when it comes to off roading. Another important feature that makes the Compass more advanced is the dual-zone Auto A/c. It is also equipped with the Selec-Terrain drive mode selector to tweak the car’s responses on different terrains. This is something which is not present in the Creta. Additionally, all four wheels of the Creta are equipped with disc brakes. Taking nothing away from the Creta, it is a well equipped car too. It’s just that it is being compared to a car of a higher segment.

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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Exterior Design

The Jeep Compass looks quite bold as well as masculine. It has a touch of class to it. It’s sleek yet elegant design can impress anybody. It boasts of some great design element. The headlamps and the wide, narrow grille give the car a stunning look. The wheel arches have not been deliberately rounded off completely. This gives the car a butch stance. The wraparound taillamps at the rear gives the car a modern look. The whole car is a completely stunning package.


The Creta from Hyundai also looks great. It has a good upright stance and road presence. The car looks lean and athletic. The wheel arches of the car are completely rounded off, which hint more at the car’s on-road credentials than off-road ones. The wraparound taillampsat the rear look quite sleek. Overall the Creta looks great, but when compared to the Compass it is well behind in terms of looks. So, as far as the design and looks are concerned, the Compass is a clear winner.


Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Interior Design

The interior of the Compass looks as great as its exteriors. There is a 7-inch UConnect system infotainment system at the center. It has a lot of button operated controls in that area. Overall, the dashboard is quite good looking. The three-spoke steering wheel looks great as well. The Selec- Terrain drive mode steals the show here which can be used to tweak the car’s response as per the terrain. Overall, the interiors of the Compass look great but still one would feel that it could have been better. The Jeep Compass should get an 8/10 for its interiors.


The Creta’s interior is not bad either and is a great place to be in. The dual-tone beige-black dashboard provide a sense of more roominess. The A/c vents do get brushed aluminium inserts which look nice. The three-spoke steering wheel also has a brushed aluminium insert giving it a great look. The center console is less cluttered with very few buttons surrounding the infotainment unit and the A/c unit. Overall, the interiors of the Creta will please you. So, when it comes to the interiors, the Creta is no behind the Compass and matches equally good.


Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison- Verdict

Price – As of now, the Jeep Compass’s prices are not yet out. However, it is likely to cost more than the Creta. Even if Jeep prices the compass aggressively, it would still be more expensive than the Creta. But it would be great for prospective Creta buyers to put in some more money and get a Jeep SUV.

Specifications – The Compass offers more power and torque than the Creta. The Creta offers three engine options but only two of them come with an automatic gearbox as an option.

Mileage – The mileage of the Compass is less primarily due to its higher power and torque. With the 2.0-litre turbo diesel, even a nine-speed automatic gearbox does help it to deliver the mileage the Creta delivers. Hence the Creta is a better when it comes to the mileage.

Dimensions – The Jeep Compass being a car of a higher segment is bigger than the Creta in all aspects. However, the difference is not too big. One has to actually sit in both the cars and experience which one gives them the perfect feel.

Features – The Jeep Compass is high on features. It should be noted that the Jeep Compass is expensive too.  The Creta has good enough features to justify in its segment and in its price. If the prices of the two cars are closer, one has to decide if one wants to go for the top end Creta or a low trim Compass.

 Design – The Compass looks more ready for off roading. While the Creta despite being an SUV does not seem too willing to do off roading. The Jeep Compass definitely looks better than the Creta. Coming to the interiors, the Creta feels more pleasant and clutter free.  If you are looking for a more premium feel, then the Creta’s interiors will please you more than that of the Compass. However, if you are looking for purpose and usability, the Compass’s interiors would appeal you more.

So, what are your views on the Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta Comparison?  Do let us know via the comments section below. We will keep you updated with the comparison, once the Compass hits the Indian roads.  For more such interesting comparisons, stay tuned to India Autoz.

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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