2017 Jeep Compass vs. Honda CR-V: Which is the best SUV?

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass faces a side-by-side comparison with the Honda CR-V. Read further to know which SUV scores more in the comparison.

The 2017 Jeep Compass is here! And this small SUV has been successful to grab the attention of the Indians towards itself with getting 1000 bookings in just 3 days. Thanks to the sporty, tough and muscular looks, premium interiors and amazing driving performance, the Jeep Compass is all-set to rule the small SUV segment in India. With all the great features packed together with an amazing price tag, the 2017 Jeep Compass is surely going to offer a tough time to its rivals. But is it better than the amazing Honda CR-V? Let us find it out here in a side-by-side comparison review.

2017 Jeep Compass vs. Honda CR-V 

Exterior Design & Looks

It is quite hard to pick one car out of the 2017 Jeep Compass and Honda CR-V when it comes to the exterior design and looks. Both these SUVs feature a sporty, tough and muscular look which will attract the buyers of all age. Both of these small SUVs are crossovers with a seating arrangement for 5 passengers only. While comparing the exterior design, looks and aesthetics, both these SUVs score equal marks.

The Honda CR-V is lengthier by 150mm than the Jeep Compass. However, the width of both these SUVs is almost the same. The CR-V has the ground clearance of 170mm, which is lesser than the 178mm of the Jeep Compass. Both these SUVs run on 17-inch wheels.     

Interiors, Comfort, Convenience & Entertainment

The same story continues here as well. Both the 2017 Jeep Compass and Honda CR-V have a well-balanced and planned interior space, loaded with advanced comfort and convenience features. When comparing the material quality, fit and finish of knobs and other switches, we found that both these cars score almost the same.

However, the Honda CR-V is a step ahead when it comes to space, comfort and cushioning provided by the seats. Also, the CR-V has a roomy and spacious cabin, which is slightly better than that of the Jeep Compass. For your convenience, both these SUVs offer rear armrest, dual zone climate control, steering mounted audio controls and various other advanced features.

While comparing the touch-screen infotainment system on these SUVs, it can be seen that the one on the Honda CR-V is better in terms of touch response and the voice controls. Both of them support Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and they come attached to 6-speaker system.  However, the Honda CR-V has a better infotainment system loaded with great features. Overall, the Honda CR-V scores a little better than the 2017 Jeep Compass in terms of comfort and the entertainment features.

Engine

The 2017 Jeep Compass will be available with two engine options – petrol & diesel. The 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol is capable of churning a maximum power of 160 bhp and 260 NM of maximum torque. While the 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 170 bhp and 350 NM of peak torque. You can either choose the 6-speed manual gearbox or the 7-speed automatic gearbox variant.

The Honda CR-V is available is also available with two engine options – 2.0-litre i-VTEC and 2.4-litre i-VTEC. However, both of them are petrol engines only, and there is no diesel engine variant on sale. Honda is expected to launch a diesel engine powered CR-V soon. The 2-litre i-VTEC engine churns out 156ps of maximum power and 190NM of peak torque. While the 2.4-litre i-VTEC engine churns out 190PS of power and 226NM of maximum torque. The buyers can choose 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission with the 2-litre engine. The 2.4-litre engine is available with 5-speed automatic gearbox only.

Safety Features

The 2017 Jeep Compass has been added with a lot of safety features including six airbags, fog lamps, child seat anchors – Isofix, Hill-Start Assist, electronic roll mitigation, All-Speed Traction Control (TCS), electric parking brake (EPB) and more. The Honda CR-V is also loaded with various safety features like front dual airbags, side and curtain airbags, vehicle stability assist, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, immobilizer and more.

Price in India

There is no official word on the pricing of 2017 Jeep Compass. However, it is expected to be priced between Rs.20-25 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Honda CR-V is priced between Rs.22.65-26.79 lacs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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