5 Reasons Why Hyundai Creta is a Better Buy than the Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass was nothing less than a revolution in premium compact cars in its initial days. The charm is fading away slowly, with more and more buyers considering the new Hyundai Creta for its value for money placement and list of features that are yet to arrive on the Jeep Compass. The engine performance of Compass is unmatched, to be very clear, but the gap in pricing fades away the results that are never explored on the Indian tarmac. Here are five reasons why Hyundai Creta is a better buy in comparison to the Jeep Compass:

1) The Pocket Burning Effect

The difference in price is explained clearly through the below-given table. The range for Creta starts at INR 9.50 lakh while Jeep Compass is more expensive than the top variant of Creta with its base version itself. The Compass comes with just 46mm of more wheelbase than the Creta.

 Variant Hyundai Creta Jeep Compass
Petrol Base MT INR 9.50 lakh INR 15.35 lakh
Petrol Top MT INR 13.66 lakh NA
Petrol Base AT NA NA
Petrol Top AT INR 13.54 lakh INR 21.42 lakh
Diesel Base MT INR 10 lakh INR 16.55 lakh
Diesel Top MT INR 15.10 lakh INR 21.08 lakh
Diesel Base AT INR 13.26 lakh NA
Diesel Top AT INR 14.94 lakh NA
Diesel Base 4×4 NA INR 21.35 lakh
Diesel Top 4×4 NA INR 22.85 lakh
*Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
New Hyundai Creta
New Hyundai Creta

2) The Two Pedal Diesel Option

Hyundai Creta is available with an automatic gearbox in the diesel engine, leaving fans happy as they get no gear changing stress with still an impressive number in fuel economy. Jeep is yet to offer the diesel AT variant and even when it arrives, the pricing will cross the INR 22 lakh mark for the 4×2 and INR 24 lakh for the 4×4 variant.

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3) Proportionate Design That Speaks for Itself

The design lines of Creta are so eye-friendly that finding a flaw is virtually impossible for every car fan. In fact, getting more than 10,000 buyers each month has made it more friendly than many deserving hatchbacks. The updated front grill and rear end feel like inseparable components of a single entity. On the other hand, Jeep Compass has the best ever front end for an SUV of this size but, lacks the charm on the rear end. It looks out of proportion and lifted from every rear angle.

Jeep Compass Black Pack Edition
Jeep Compass Black Pack Edition

4) Unique Features

Hyundai Creta may be priced much lower to the Compass variants but it offers futuristic features like Wireless Charger and Smart Key Band. Creta comes with a sunroof, which has also now been introduced in the Compass. The one is Jeep Compass is huge in comparison to the Creta’s sunroof. All other features stay similar between both cars.

5) The Hyundai Service Promise

Hyundai servicing and spare part prices are much lower than that of Jeep cars. Also, the availability of touch-points in every city makes the network stronger. The trust of buyers is higher in a brand with a more effective network. On an average, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass have a sales ratio of 10:1, which seems like a much bigger number than most automobile enthusiasts would have imagined.

Hyundai Creta Photos

Hyundai Creta Diesel Specs

Engine Displacement 1582 cc
Maximum Power 128 PS @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 260 Nm @ 1900 rpm
Gearbox 6-Speed MT/AT
Mileage (ARAI) 19.67 kmpl
Top Speed (KMPH) 180 kmph
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Kerb Weight 1350 kg
Boot Space 405 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres
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Hyundai Creta Petrol Specs

Engine Displacement 1591 cc
Maximum Power 123 PS @ 6300 rpm
Maximum Torque 151 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Gearbox 6-Speed MT/AT
Mileage (ARAI) 15.29 kmpl
Top Speed (KMPH) 195 kmph
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Kerb Weight 1265 kg
Boot Space 405 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres

Jeep Compass Photos

Jeep Compass Diesel Specs

Engine Displacement 1956 cc
Maximum Power 173 PS @ 3750 rpm
Maximum Torque 350 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm
Gearbox 6-Speed MT
Mileage (ARAI) 17.1 kmpl
Top Speed (KMPH) 195 kmph
Ground Clearance 205 mm
Kerb Weight 1537 kg
Boot Space 408 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres

Jeep Compass Petrol Specs

Engine Displacement 1368 cc
Maximum Power 162 PS
Maximum Torque 250 Nm
Gearbox 6-Speed MT/ 7-Speed AT
Mileage (ARAI) 14.1 kmpl (MT), 14.3 kmpl (AT)
Top Speed (KMPH) 190 kmph
Ground Clearance 205 mm
Kerb Weight 1562 kg
Boot Space 408 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres
5 Reasons Why Hyundai Creta is a Better Buy than the Jeep Compass
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  1. shaan nair says

    Non sense . Compare Jeep compass with Hyundai tucson …Not creta.
    Compass is a platform that’s far superior than creta.
    Even i20 has most of the features as creta does it mean you can compare creta with i20 ?
    It’s as absurd as that .

  2. Manish Chawla says

    Rubbish, Koreans cannot achieve ever what compass can deliver , it’s like comparing iPhone with Chinese Android phone

  3. Aquarian Blue says

    This article is a big joke.. Comparing the Jeep with the Creta? Jeep is in a completely different league. When you have taken the liberty, you should have compared the Creta with the Mercedes GL450 too while your were at it… BTW, I am a Creta owner and proud of my car.. but, I still have the sense on what my rival cars are..

  4. Kedar Vaidya says

    This is exactly what is wrong with Indian automotive joutnalism. I haven’t seen a more illogical comparison and worse content than this. One is a soft roader compact SUV, the Creta if you don’t understand which one I am talking about (judging from the article, chances are high you won’t). The other has a much spacious interior, more premium feel and is dimensionally bigger.
    Features aren’t everything. Driving pleasure is an aspect what automotive enthusiasts love, not features. The Creta isn’t half as fun to drive as the Compass. The Creta maybe good on the road but so are many other regular cars. The Compass is fun to drove on the road and much more fun off it. The basic intention of the makers behind making the cars are as different as chalk and cheese.
    Get your act right, Maxabout. Its because of stupid journalism like this that the automotive industry has more commercially successful cars than more fun to drive cars. And the latter is what a car enthusiast looks for.

  5. ravi says

    Funny.. compass engine..ride quality is far superior to creta. It’s choice of buyers as per their requirements. How can you compare 2 different categories?y don’t you compare creta with i20 cross or with s cross??

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