Jeep made its entry to the Indian car market by launching three cars which were quite expensive– the Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT and Wrangler Unlimited. These three do appeal a lot to the Indian buyers however it is not enough for Jeep to establish its strong hold in the Indian market. Jeep needed a mainstream model to get enough sales volumes in India. So the answer to this is the Compass SUV which is soon going to be launched in India. The Compass will become the most affordable Jeep SUV in India. It will rival directly or indirectly with some of the very well established models. One such rival is the Mahindra XUV500 which is already very successful in the Indian market. Hence we decided to compare the two SUV’s and see how they fare against each other. So here is our Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 comparison.
- 1 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Comparison
- 1.1 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price Comparison
- 1.2 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Specifications Comparison
- 1.3 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Mileage Comparison
- 1.4 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Dimensions Comparison
- 1.5 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Exterior Design Comparison
- 1.6 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Interior Design Comparison
- 1.7 Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Verdict
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Comparison
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price Comparison
|Jeep Compass Price (estimated)||₹ 20.00 lakh – 26.00 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV500*||₹ 12.2 lakh – 18.68 Lakh|
*all prices are ex-showroom
There is no doubt that there won’t be a price overlap between the two cars. That said, many prospective buyers of the top end model of the XUV 500 might consider the Jeep Compass as the Jeep Compass is a much modern and fresher model. The exact prices of the Jeep Compass are not out yet. It might just be the case that Jeep will price the Compass aggressively so as to pull some buyers away from the Mahindra XUV 500. The competition when it comes to pricing seems exciting.
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Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Jeep Compass||Mahindra XUV500|
|Engine||1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel||2.2-litre turbo diesel|
|Power||160 BHP/170 BHP|
250 Nm/350 Nm
|Transmission||6-speed MT or 7-speed AT/6-speed MT or 9-speed AT||6-speed MT or 6-speed AT|
The Jeep Compass will be powered by two engine options – a 1.4-litre Turbo Petrol and a 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel. The XUV500 is available with a 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel engine only. So, being fair to the XUV 500 let’s compare the diesel engine only. The Jeep Compass has a clear advantage here. Despite having a lower displacement, the Compass offers a superior power and torque. The Jeep Compass offers a 9-speed Automatic transmission in comparison to the 6 speed automatic transmission of the XUV 500.
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Mileage Comparison
|Model||Mileage (petrol)||Mileage (diesel)|
|Jeep Compass||13-14 KMPL (MT)/12-13 KMPL (AT) (estimated)||15-16 KMPL (MT)/14-15 KMPL (AT) (estimated)|
|Mahindra XUV500||-||14 KMPL (MT)/14 KMPL (AT)|
The Jeep Compass is a more frugal vehicles. Thanks to its superior diesel engine. It is also more fuel efficient owing to its 9 speed automatic transmission engine.
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Dimensions Comparison
|Dimensions||Jeep Compass||Mahindra XUV500|
|Length (mm)||4,420 mm||4,585 mm|
|Width (mm)||1,820 mm||1,890 mm|
|Height (mm)||1,650 mm||1,785 mm|
|Wheelbase (mm)||2,640 mm||2,700 mm|
Just from its looks of it, one can say that the XUV500 has larger dimensions than that of the Compass. Right from its length to width and wheelbase as well as height, the XUV is superior in every aspect here. So, it should not come as a surprise that the XUV500 is a 7 seater vehicle. In comparison, the Jeep Compass is 5 seater. The two models differing greatly in this respect should not come as a surprise as the two models are not direct rivals of each other. The XUV 500 offers great space for 7 passengers. The Jeep Compass on the other hand is a 5 seater vehicle which may not offer the same space as the XUV 500 but makes up with better interiors and superior quality materials.
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Exterior Design Comparison
The Jeep Compass looks sleek, modern as well as masculine. The front resembles to that of a typical Jeep. The Compass looks like a younger sibling of the Cherokee. The Compass has just has the perfect ingredients for a small SUV. Its design is characterized by bold and sportiness. The sportiness is primarily due to short overhangs and compact dimensions. The Compass looks very classy as well as sophisticated. Sleekness to the design is emphasized by bits like the wraparound taillamps . So in short the Jeep Compass is a great looking car.
On the other hand, the XUV 500 is the big and beautiful car. The XUV 500 might not look as sophisticated and modern as the Jeep Compass. Still the XUV looks good with a muscular exterior design that has some bold creases which will certainly catch your attention. There is enough masculinity in the design with bits like flared wheel arches. The LED DRLs do give the car a premium look.
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Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Interior Design Comparison
The interior of the Compassis quite stunning. It boasts of high quality materials. At the center of the dashboard is a 7-inch UConnect system. There are well-placed buttons at the center console. The Compass has a sporty three-spoke steering wheel. The steering wheel comprises of a thick rim which should come handy while driving anytime. The Selec-Terrain drive mode selector just ahead of the gear shifter which occupies a good space is one of the primary features . Overall, the interior of this car looks great and upmarket.
In comparison to the Jeep Compass, the XUV 500 offers a lot more space and two extra seats. Though the plastic is of decent quality, it is no match to the plastic used in the Jeep Compass. Despite its many features, the XUV 500 fails to give the same premium feel as the Compass. That said, those looking for a spacious vehicles should go for the XUV 500 over the Jeep Compass.
Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 – Verdict
Price- The XUV 500 certainly has an advantage here. However, it should be noted that the Jeep Compass justifies every penny of its higher cost.
Specifications – The Jeep Compass offers more power and torque. It also comes in a petrol variant. Additionally, the Compass also offers a 9-speed Automatic Transmission for its Diesel engine. The XUV has and optional AWD system which makes it a great option for off roading.
Mileage – Due to the lower displacement of the engine and a lighter kerb weight, the Jeep Compass offers a higher mileage along with more power. So, the Jeep Compass is a clear winner here.
Dimensions – The XUV 500 is bigger than the Jeep Compass. Not only does it offer more space, it also boasts of being a 7 seater vehicle compared to the Jeep Compass which is a 5 seater vehicle. So, when it comes to space alone, the XUV 500 wins the battle.
Design – When it comes to design, the Jeep Compass and the XUV 500 are two completely different cars. The Jeep Compass is very compact, modern and looks quite muscular. On the other hand the XUV500 looks bold and big. People looking for a bigger SUV might consider the XUV 500 ahead of the Jeep Compass.
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