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Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Tata Hexa – Comparison

Jeep Compass, launched in India at a base price of INR 14.95 lakhs is set to take on Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Tata Hexa.

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The recently launched Jeep Compass SUV compete head on with the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Hexa among other in its segment. The Jeep Compass eagerly awaited by buyers in India and launched at an affordable price, it is set to take on competition not only where price is concerned but also in design, engine, safety features and infotainment features. Is the Jeep Compass better in all respects compared to its rivals? A detailed comparison is given below for you to decide.

Design

The recently launched Jeep Compass sports distinctive Jeep DNA. It bears a strong resemblance to the Jeep Grand Cherokee with bold likes and chrome lined Iron Man inspired LED headlamps and tail lamps. Exteriors also sport an iconic 7 slat front grille in gloss black, chrome surrounds and flared wheel arches with shark fin shaped rear D Pillars. While its exterior design is sporty and smart while interiors are seen with premium fittings with Ski-Grey McKinley leather upholstery, comfortable seating and a host of onboard infotainment features.

Hyundai Creta on the other hand follows Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture 2.0 design language. It gets design elements borrowed from the Santa Fe and sports an aggressive front fascia, sporty bumper, silver skid plates and chrome grille. It also receives new headlamps with silver accents, integrated LED DRLs and muscular wheel arches. Body colored ORVMs, roof mounted spoiler and distinctive tail lamps are also a part of its exterior design. Interiors of the Hyundai Creta are rich in features with several comfort and connectivity conveniences. The SUV also gets a large boot space of 400 liters.

The cheetah inspired Mahindra XUV500 is pretty much laden with features and follows a distinctive Mahindra design. It gets new headlamps, LED accents and a new bumper while it sits on new alloy wheels. A new bonnet design, chrome accents and new skid plate at the bottom of the front bumper are also evident. Interiors are in black and beige to give it a more premium stance.

Tata Hexa follows Tata’s Impact design language designed by Tata design studios at India, Italy and the UK. Hexa receives a muscular front bumper, a large gloss black grille and projector headlamps. Interiors are premium with black and silver accents, third row adult seats and a host of driver and passenger comforts.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Engine Specs

SpecsJeep CompassHyundai CretaTata HexaMahindra XUV500
Engine1.4L P / 2.0L D1.6L P / 1.4L D / 1.6L D2.2L D2.2L D
Cylinder4 / 44 / 4 / 444
Power (PS)160 / 173124 / 90 / 128156143
Torque (Nm)250 / 350154 / 224 / 265400330
Transmission6 MT / 7 AT DCT6 MT / 6 AT6 MT / 6 AT6 MT / 6 AT
Drive2 WD / 4 WD2 WD2 WD / 4 WD2 WD / 4 WD
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI -
kmpl)
16.3 / 17.115.29/ 19.6714.4 / 14 16 / 13.85

Jeep Compass is powered by two engine options that include a 2.0 liter Multijet diesel engine offering 170 hp power and 350 Nm torque and a 1.4 liter Multiair petrol engine offering 160 hp power and 250 Nm torque. Both engines get mated to 6 speed manual and 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission options.

Tata Hexa Left Side Quarter View
Tata Hexa Left Side Quarter View

Hyundai Creta gets a 1.6 liter CRDi engine offering 126 bhp power and 265 Nm torque. The diesel range gets a choice of 126 bhp, 1.6 liter CRDi VGT and 88 bhp 1.4 liter CRDi mated to a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic. Mahindra XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine offering 140 hp power and 330 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox.

Tata Hexa engine specifications includes a Varicor 400 2.2 liter turbocharged, 4 cylinder, diesel engine offering 156 hp power and 400 Nm torque that gets mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The base level XE trim gets a Varicor 320 engine offering 148 bhp power and 320 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Dimensions

DimensionsJeep CompassHyundai CretaTata HexaMahindra XUV500
Length (mm)4,4204270 47884585
Width (mm)1,8201780 19031890
Height (mm)1,6501630 17911785
Wheelbase (mm)2,6402590 28502700
Ground Clearance (mm)220201200200
Bootspace (liters)410 / 770400 / 610128 / 671 110 / 475
Turning Radius (m)5.45.25.65.6
Fuel Tank (liters)60556070
Kerb Wt (kgs)1615132622801785
Tyres205/65 R16215 / 60 R17235 / 70 R16235 / 65 R17
BrakesAll 4 discsAll 4 discsAll 4 discsAll 4 discs
Seating Capacity5577

Safety and Comfort Features

In terms of safety and comfort, the new Jeep Compass has them all. Offered on three variants of Sport, Latitude and Limited, the Jeep Compass comes in with a 7” UConnect infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also receives ABS, EBD and ESP which are offered as standard while optional safety features include Panic Brake Assist, Brake Booster Failure Compensation, Roll Mitigation, Brake Pre-Fill and 6 airbags.

Hyundai Creta receives a 7” infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Fog lamps, climate control, electric ORVMs, parking sensors, push button start, rear parking camera, vehicle stability management and airbags are also a part of the safety features offered according to trim levels.

Mahindra XUV500 gets electric sunroof with anti pinch and a 6way adjustable driver’s seat. It is seen with keyless entry, pushbutton start and rear camera. It receives a 7” touchscreen and logo projection of the ORVMs besides a number of Connected Apps on its infotainment system.

Tata Hexa receives projector headlamps, electric ORVMs, rear AC vents on lower trims and automatic climate control on top end variants. LED DRLs, side body cladding, fog lamps at the front and wrap around tail lamps at the rear along with rear spoiler is also a part of its features. The Hexa sits on 19” cut alloy wheels.

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Mileage

CarJeep CompassHyundai CretaTata HexaMahindra XUV500
Mileage (kmpl)16.3 - 17.115.29 - 21.3814.413.85 - 16

Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price

CarJeep CompassHyundai CretaTata HexaMahindra XUV500
Price in INR lakh (ex-showroom)14.95 - 20.658.92 - 14.0411.09 - 16.2512.03 - 18.17

Comparing the price factor on all four competitors, it appears that the Hyundai Creta is the most efficiently priced.
Jeep Compass is priced from INR 14.95 lakhs for the base variant going upto INR 20.65 lakhs for the top spec model.

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