The 2017 Jeep Compass has made its official debut in the Indian car market. The American automaker has confirmed that the production of this SUV is to commence in our country by June 2017 and that it is speculated that the launch of the same will take place by the second half of 2017 itself. Now there is another premium SUV which has commenced its production in the Indian car market and is also going to make its debut in our country this year itself; the Volkswagen Tiguan. It is quite expected that the Tigaun could emerge as a possible rival for the Jeep Compass in India. In order to see how well does these two SUVs stand against each other, here is a quick price, feature and specification based comparison between the two.
Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Jeep Compass: Price
The Volkswagen Tiguan, when launched in India is expected to be priced in the bracket of INR 20 to 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The lower price will be the curtsy of local manufacturing.
Coming to the Jeep Compass, thanks to its local manufacturing as well, it will likely to be priced in the bracket of INR 18 to 25 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Jeep Compass: Features
The Cabin of the Volkswagen Tiguan is going to be quite feature rich in nature. The major plus point of the Tiguan is off-course going to be the superior German build quality with premium quality cabin upholstery. The feature list of the Volkswagen Tiguan will include LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, sun-roof, touchscreen infotainment system, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, rear air-con vents, rear seat arm rest to name a few. Do Read: Volkswagen Tiguan production begins in India; launching soon
Coming to the Jeep Compass, this SUV too is not to be left behind when it comes to creature comforts and features. This SUV is to come loaded with LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lights, sun-roof, electrically operated ORVMs, auto-headlamps, rain sensing wipers, multi-information instrument cluster, touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, reverse parking camera with sensors, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, cruise control, remote boot opener, speed sensing auto door locks among the others. Also Read: 2017 Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Tucson: 5 points of differentiation
Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Jeep Compass: Specifications
The Volkswagen Tiguan in India will be made available in both petrol and diesel derivative. The former is expected to get a 2.0-litre TSi motor producing 218Bhp while the later is to feature a 2.0-litre TDi unit churning out 238Bhp of power. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 7-speed DSG gearbox. Both four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants will be on offer. Do Read: 2017 Jeep Compass price in India and other details: 10 quick points to know
Coming to the Jeep Compass, this SUV will also be in both petrol and diesel guises. The former is to be powered by a 1.4-litre motor churning our 160+bhp of power while the latter is to get a 2.0-litre oil burner producing 170+bhp of power. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care by a 6-speed manual gearbox while there will also be 6-speed automatic unit. Both four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive versions will be on offer.