27 Jan 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Jeep India has just brought in the Compass facelift with a staggering price of Rs 16.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. With this, the new Jeep Compass is little expensive than before (for the base version) but does it justify its price and is it better than the older one? Well, we put the 2021 Jeep Compass New vs Old and tell you if it's worth your money, should you upgrade or what all is there in the Compass facelift.
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While the front now looks more sophisticated, it gets tweaked bumper design with larger air dams, slimmer headlights and now have integrated LED Daytime Running Lights on them. You also get a new fog light housing now. The side profile adds a new 18-inch alloy wheel design which looks fresh and at the rear, the things remain mostly unchanged.
While the changes to the exterior profile may be subtle, it is the interiors which stand out in the Compass facelift. A new dashboard design with brushed aluminium inserts and double stitching, new 3-spoke steering wheel, slimmer air-con vents and air-conditioning controls and more cubby spaces to fill in the practical usage.
What's new is the larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which now gets equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a wireless format. The top of tine variant now gets integrated Alexa support, connected car technology, wireless charging, 360-degree camera, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, ventilated seats and a powered tailgate. The panoramic sunroof continues as before.
Safety features on the Jeep Compass facelift continue with the six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill hold control, hill-start control, Traction control, ISOFIX mount child seats and parking sensors.
The facelifted Jeep Compass now comes in Sport, Longitude(O), Limited(O) and S, the latter being the top of the line variant. Jeep has also brought in a limited 80th Anniversary Edition which comes with a 2.0L diesel engine and comes mated to a 6-speed stick shift.
Sharing our details on the variants of the older Jeep Compass then it was available with Sport Plus, Night Eagle, Longitude, Longitude Plus, Limited Plus.
The older Jeep Compass used to start from Rs 16.49 lakh and the top model was priced at Rs 24.99 lakh. With the introduction of the newer version, Compass facelift prices now start from Rs 16.99 lakh and top model fetching till Rs 24.49 lakh. The limited 80th Anniversary edition is priced at Rs 22.96 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.