The hottest segment in the Indian car market is undoubtedly the compact SUV. Hyundai launched the Creta last year Mahindra’s Scorpio is another popular offering. But really, it is the Creta that the newly launched Honda BR-Vmust take on. Like the Creta, the BRV is available in petrol and diesel and has an automatic option – though just in the petrol. The Creta now offers auto with both engine types.
Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta – Price Comparison
Specifications Jeep Compass:
Ex-showroom Price New Delhi- ₹ 14.95 lakh – 20.65 lakh
Engine Type – 1.4-litre Petrol/ 2.0-litre Diesel
Displacement -1368 cc/ 1,956 cc
Max Power – 161 bhp@5500 rpm/ 170 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Max Torque -250 Nm@2500-4000 rpm/ 350 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm
Gear box -6 Speed
Drive Train– FWD
Length- 4395 mm
Width -1818 mm
Ground Clearance-206 mm
Specifications Hyundai Creta:
Hyundai Creta Price: ₹ 8.92 lakh – 14.00 lakh
Engine Type– 1.6 Dual VTVT Petrol Engine/1.6 CRDi VGT Diesel
Displacement-1591 CC/1582 CC
Max Power-121 bhp@6400 rpm/126 bhp@4000 rpm
Max Torque-151 Nm@4850 rpm/260 Nm@1900-2750 rpm
Drive Train- FWD
Length 4270 mm
Width -1780 mm
Ground Clearance-190 mm
The Jeep Compass comes equipped with safety features which include 6-airbags, ABS and ESP along with Panic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Booster Failure Compensation, Electronic Brake Prefill, and Electronic Roll Mitigation and Hill Start Assist.
The Hyundai Creta is also equipped with 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), ESC, Hill Start Assist, among others.
The Jeep Compass has a masculine design. It is like looking at a wrestler who looks classy in a suit but is ready to go a few rounds at a moment’s notice in the said suit. The styling elements give a touch of sleekness to the car. The headlamps and the wide, narrow grille give the car a sense of minimalism while giving it a butch feel. The wheel arches have not been rounded off completely, lending this car a butch stance.
The Hyundai Creta is another great design from Hyundai. Creta too sees a great potential in this segment and believes that it will grow by 41% in 2014-15. The excitement for it was such that the carmaker already had 10000 confirmed bookings prior to its launch. Its stance gives it a feel of leanness. In comparison to the Compass, it looks like a lean, athletic guy wearing a tailored suit. The car’s stance is quite upright, as you can see by looking at its front end. However, the wheel arches of the car are rounded off, hinting more at this car’s on-road credentials than off-road ones.