Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

Like always, the inevitable has happened! The pre-launch brochure of the upcoming Jeep Compass has been leaked ahead of its launch. The Compass is currently being driven by the country’s media and is expected to be launched in August.

The India-spec Compass’ online configurator is expected to go live in the coming week. Meanwhile, let us see what all the 2017 Jeep Compass packs in our ‘Variants Explained’ series based on the leaked brochure.
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained


  • The Compass is available in three trims – Sport (base), Longitude and Limited (range-topping). There are two more optional trims based on the top-two variants – Longitude (O) and Limited (O) – as well
  • The 1.4-litre MultiAir II turbocharged petrol engine is only available with the base Sport and top-spec Limited trims
  • The base petrol Sport trim can only be had with a 6-speed manual transmission, while as we all know, the diesel doesn’t offer an automatic option as of yet. Although, the diesel auto (9-speed auto) will be launched early next year
  • Unlike its international version, the India-spec Compass doesn’t get any fancy frills, which indicate that the Compass could be priced very aggressively. We are expecting its prices to start in the vicinity of Rs 18 lakh, undercutting the entire segment!
  • Only the diesel powered Compass gets the 4×4 option
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

Standard Safety Features

  • Dual-front airbags
  • Standard braking safety tech include electric parking brake, anti-lock brake system with electronic brake distribution, HBFC, PBA (panic brake assist), four disc brakes and adaptive brake lights
  • Electronic parking brake
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Hill start assist and ESC (electronic stability control) and TCS (traction control system)
  • Daytime running lamps (non-LED)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

Colour Options  

  • Vocal White
  • Brilliant Black
  • Minimal Grey
  • Hydro Blue
  • Exotica Red


  • Diesel: 2.0-litre EcoDiesel (Fiat Multijet II)
  • Petrol: 1.4-litre MultiAir II (Fiat)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

Jeep Compass Sport 

Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(In Picture: US-Spec model, India-spec will be pretty identical) 

  • Offers dual-barrel multi-reflector halogen headlamps and non-LED tail lamps (incandescent)
  • Rides on 16-inch pressed steel wheels (check out the wheels of the red and white SUVs)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(India-spec model will have body-coloured door handles and ORVMs)

  • Comes with electronically adjustable and foldable outside rear-view mirrors
  • Comes with all-black interior with fabric upholstery
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Equipped with FCA’s Uconnect 5.0 touchscreen infotainment system. The unit features a 5-inch touchscreen, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, voice command and hands-free calling along with voice text reply (not compatible with iPhone devices)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(In Picture: Uconnect 5.0)

 Jeep Compass Longitude/ Longitude (O)

Over the Sport trim, the Longitude offers:

Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Dual-tone interior: black and beige
  • Offers front and rear fog lamps
  • Rides on 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (check out the wheels of the grey SUV)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Equipped with passive keyless entry system with engine push-button start-stop
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Automatic power folding outside rear-view mirrors
  • Offers rear parking sensors
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(In Picture: Brazil-spec model, India-spec Longitude (O) will look identical)

  • Longitude (O) additionally offers – Uconnect 7.0 featuring a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support along with controls for the dual-zone climate control system. Also offered are projector headlamps and black roof rails
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(In Picture: Uconnect 7.0)

Jeep Compass Limited/Limited (O)

Over the Longitude (O), the Limited gets:

  • Dual-tone interior: black and grey
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Comes upholstered in ‘Ski-Grey’ McKinley leather with ‘Ruby Red’ stitching
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • The Uconnect 7.0 gets rear camera guidance
  • Door scuff plates
  • Rides on 17-inch wheels with a different set of alloys
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • The diesel 4×4 variant is equipped with Jeep Active Ride with Selec-Terrain system, which offers Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud driving modes
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • The diesel 4×4 variant offers a total of six airbags (dual-front, side and curtain airbags)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
  • The top-spec Limited (O) additionally offers – High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and dual-tone paint scheme (black painted roof)
Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

(In Picture: dual-tone roof)

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