Renault’s newly launched Renault Captur is tightening its grip on the segment. The crossover, Captur, which is based on the same platform as the Renault Duster, is positioned above its sibling. The Captur gives a tough competition to other compact SUVs in the segment including the Jeep Compass. On the basis of the features of the features and specifications of both the vehicles let’s see the winner in the SUV clash!
Here’s the SUV war between Renault Captur Vs Jeep Compass
Exterior – Renault Captur Vs Jeep Compass
While comparing the two SUVs – the Jeep Compass and the Renault Captur, both the vehicles focus on the strengths of their parent companies. On one hand, while the Jeep Compass carries the traditional SUV lines, the Renault gets French and funky styling. The Jeep Compass gets a square all over design coupled with flared wheel arches and a high stance that undoubtedly adds to the looks of the vehicle. The Compass gets big wheels and the signature seven-slated grille that deciphers the identity of the Compass.
The Renault Captur, on the other hand, sits lower and comes with a sloped roofline that offers a crossover stance to the vehicle. The Captur gets a noticeable swooping diamond grille, heavily flared wheel arches, sharp headlamps and wrap around tail lamps. On the basis of design and structure, the Captur measures smaller than the Jeep Compass, but the design elements offer in-your-face-appeal to the Renault four-wheeler. Both the vehicles are almost similar in length and wheelbase.
Interior of the Renault Captur and Jeep Compass four wheelers
Both the compact SUVs get climate control, leather upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control and instrument cluster with a digital display that come across as standard.
Inside the cabin, while the Jeep Compass gets a dual tone white and black interior combination, Renault Captur gets a gold and white interior with its new top-of-the-line Platine variant. The combination enhances the premium appeal of the Captur. Though both the compact SUVs comes equipped with a host of accessories, the Renault Captur gets about seven different customisation packs to enhance the appearance and feel of the vehicle from the inside as well as from the outside.
Engine Specs of Renault Captur & Jeep Compass
The Renault Captur gets two engine options. While the petrol variant comes with a 1.5-litre unit that churns out 104bhp/142Nm, the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 108bhp/240Nm. The petrol unit comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox while the diesel engine comes mated to a six-speed. As per the report, Renault is currently not offering the automatic transmission.
The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, comes with a 1.4-litre petrol and bigger 2.0-litre diesel engine. While the petrol unit produces 160bhp/250Nm, the diesel engine churns out 171bhp/350Nm. The petrol engine comes mated to a six-speed manual as well as a six-speed automatic transmission. The diesel variant of the Jeep Compass only gets one option – a six-speed manual transmission. The top-spec diesel variant of the Compass gets torque on demand AWD (All wheel drive) system as a part of the package.
Though both the vehicles get their fair share of attractive features, the price is one major factor that plays a key role in the vehicles. While the Renault Captur comes in the price bracket of 10-14 lakh the Jeep Compass starts where the top-end variant of the Renault Captur is positioned. Well, the competition is tough, but on the basis of price, the Capture leads the game…