Hyundai Tucson was launched exactly one year ago in November, 2016 and made a strong case for itself. However, with the launch of the Jeep Compass it started to feel a little overpriced and made little sense to the Indian car buyer. What one usually fails to identify is that both the cars have their strong points and appeal to an entirely different customer. So if you are in the market to buy a premium 5-Seater SUV we can help you decide what to buy – the Jeep Compass or the Hyundai Tucson.
Jeep Compass vs. Hyundai Tucson: Looks
The Jeep Compass has a boxy design and is more SUV like than the Hyundai Tucson but the lack of too many cuts and creases might appeal to the enthusiast car buyer. The Tucson, on the other hand, feels more crossover-like with a lower stance than the Compass. It has a lot going on in terms of design like a typical fluidic Hyundai. When it comes to the interiors the Jeep Compass is well laid out and looks sporty but it is the Hyundai Tucson that wins this round with a more premium and sophisticated cabin.
Jeep Compass vs. Hyundai Tucson: Features
The Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass both come with all the goods and bits one would expect in a segment like this. Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Standard ABS and Airbags make it to the list of both cars but the Compass comes with the Jeep’s revolutionary off road capabilities. Hyundai Tucson misses out on the same and it is the Jeep Compass that makes better sense for the off roader in you with all the technical features at hand.
Jeep Compass vs. Hyundai Tucson: Ride
The Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass both get 2.0-litre diesel engines but the Tucson generates more power at 183BHP/400Nm as compared to the Compass’ 170BHP/350Nm. The Hyundai Tucson comes with better noise insulated cabin and also has a better refined engine of the two. The rear passengers of the Jeep Compass do not exactly have a time of their life either as the ride is too stiff in the Compass.
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Jeep Compass vs. Hyundai Tucson: Price
From what you just read above it is clear that both the cars do not offer the best of the both worlds and have their own advantages. What brings things an inch closer towards the Jeep Compass is the unbeatable price of the car. The Hyundai Tucson starts at 18 Lakh Rupees in India and goes all the way up to 25.19 Lakhs. On the other hand Jeep Compass begins at 15.16 Lakhs and the top end 4×4 diesel costs 21.36 Lakh Rupees.