Confused between Renault Captur and Jeep Compass? Finding it difficult to finalize which one to buy between Renault Captur and the recently launched Jeep Compass? Well, the growing popularity of SUVs definitely proves that the citizens are getting inclined towards the big cars in India. With so many SUVs plying on the streets now, there are more options in the market and certainly more confusion between choosing the right one.
Should you go ahead and book Renault Captur that is slated to be launched this festive season or consider the Jeep Compass SUV on the grounds of Jeep legacy and more premium appeal. Let’s review Renault Captur and Jeep Compass and check out which one wins the battle of machines.
Here is the exterior of the SUVS
The front profile of the Renault Captur is aggressive. It gets all-LED headlights (Only SUV to offer this feature in the segment) and a bold Renault logo set against a glossy black background. 18mm longer than the Renault Duster and will be offered in a 5-seater configuration. The split-shaped brushed aluminium alloys look classy. At the rear, the C-shaped LED lights add flair to the design.
The Jeep Compass has a striking resemblance to its elder sibling the Grand Cherokee. Evident with the seven-slat grille and the sleek bi-xenon headlights, the Jeep Compass has been scaled down faithfully. Similar to the Cherokee, the Jeep Compass too gets an aggressive stance. What makes the Jeep Compass look distant is its stretched side profile coupled with shark-fin D-pillar and the squared-off wheel arches.
The interior of Renault Captur and the Jeep Compass
The Renault Captur come with a choice of the interior. One can choose between two-tone look or an all-black theme. Renault Captur is likely to come with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system may come with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation. As of now, it has not been revealed whether Car Play and Android Auto will offer in the Renault Captur as connectivity options. The India-spec model may get a Bose entertainment system.
The Jeep Compass boasts more modern instrumentation. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Jeep looks and offers an upmarket feel. The Jeep Compass gets a dual-tone theme with the contrast of the white seats to the black trim. Jeep Compass gets dual-zone air conditioning while the brushed aluminium door handles adds to the premium feel. In addition to a generous boot, the Jeep Compass offers ample legroom for the front as well as rear passengers as well as.
Under the hood of the rivals in the segment
The Renault Captur is expected to carry the same 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that powers the Renault’s Duster. The same engine is expected to come in different states of tune. There may an option between a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic variant. The 2WD version of the SUV will be launched initially but the 4WD option is also expected sometime later. It has not been revealed yet whether the Renault Captur will get petrol option or not.
On the other hand, the Jeep Compass comes with two engine options – 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. While the diesel engine produces a 173PS/350Nm the petrol variant churns out 162PS/250Nm. The diesel comes with a 6-speed manual transmission while the petrol comes with an option between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT. The Jeep Compass gets both 4×4 and 4×2 variants the only difference is that the petrol variant gets only 4×2 drivetrain, the diesel variant comes with both the options.
And here is the verdict
The Renault Captur is expected to get an aggressive price tag against the competition in the segment. The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 15.15 lakh for the base model.
Most of the features of both the SUVs are attractive the only parameter to differentiate would be the price factor. If Renault Captur is launched with a similar price tag as that of the Jeep Compass, the competition is going to be tough indeed for the American SUV maker.
Well, the comparison is tough but the price will play an important role.