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2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Vs Jeep Compass - Specs, Price, Features and Which One is a Better SUV?

Following is a comparison of the 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift and Jeep Compass based on specifications and the features they offer.

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Updated:May 23, 2018, 1:25 PM IST
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2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Vs Jeep Compass - Specs, Price, Features and Which One is a Better SUV?
2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift Vs Jeep Compass
With the launch of 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV facelift, there is a newer option available for buyers who are looking for a car that is powerful and can carry a family in comfort. Jeep Compass too has been a well sought after car in this segment and has placed a good reputation in the market since it was launched in India.
Following is a comparison of the two cars based on specifications and the features they offer:

Looks:-
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift


2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai) 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai)

In terms of looks, Hyundai Creta facelift gets larger grille and the bumper has been redesigned to give it a wider look. The fog lamps are now horizontal as compared to the vertical fog lamps on the previous generation Creta and there’s also a reworked skid plate on the bumper. Overall, the front fascia now sports a more blacked-out theme as compared to the bold chrome treatment it had before. The side profile along with the rear-end of the car remains largely the same and the rear bumper has been updated with repositioning of the reflectors along with the addition of a fin antenna design. The wheel designs have been updated too with a more blacked-out appearance

Jeep Compass



The front of the Jeep Compass sports a Seven-Slot Grille surrounds with chrome rings. The rear of this SUV also look beautiful and the LED tail lamps gel well with the design lines of this car. The designers of this car also have some Easter eggs for you to find like a Lizard below the front driver side windscreen wiper and a Loch Ness monster on the rear glass. There are Bi-Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps and daytime running lamps on the Jeep Compass.
At 4395mm in length, the Jeep Compass is not a very long SUV but just the right size for Indian SUV lovers. At 1640mm the Compass is not that tall as well. So what the Jeep Compass is in reality, is a C-segment SUV. The SUV gets 16-inch steel alloy wheels and the top trims get 17-inch alloy wheels which provide a decent ground clearance of 178mm which helps the car to get a good off-road performance.

Engine:-
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift


2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai) 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai)

Powering the base trim Creta is the 1.4L CRDi diesel engine which delivers 88 hp of power and 219 Nm of peak torque. The upper variants come with 1.6L dual VTVT petrol engine that churns out 121 hp, 151 Nm of torque and 1.6L CRDi VGT diesel engine that powers out 126 hp and 260 Nm of peak torque. The car gets two transmission options 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass side profile. (Photo: Siddhartha Safaya/News18.com) Jeep Compass side profile. (Photo: Siddhartha Safaya/News18.com)

The Jeep Compass is available with two powertrain options - a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder Multiar petrol engine that produces 160 bhp with peak torque of 250 Nm and 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 173 bhp and 230 Nm torque. The engine is paired with a 6- speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox for the petrol variant. The car offers five driving modes – Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock.

Interiors:-
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift


2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai) 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai)

The Creta comes with a five-seat layout and dual-tone interiors. The car has full automatic temperature control, touchscreen infotainment system along with 4 speakers including 2 tweeters for intensifying bass. It also offers leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, 6-way electronically adjustable driver seat, console armrest with leather finish cup holder in rear seat armrest and rear AC vent. The new Creta also features sunroof.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass, Technology News, Jeep Compass First Drive Review, Review, Cars18 Jeep Compass interiors. (Image: Siddhartha Safaya/News18.com)

The interiors of the Jeep Compass are very plush and gets a 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system that's touch sensitive and Ski-Grey McKinley Leather Upholstery with Ruby Red Stitching. There is also automatic climate control and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support. The car also gets the leather wrapped steering wheel and customisable 3.5-inch graphic information cluster. It also gets dual-zone automatic temperature control. The Jeep Compass is a 5-seater SUV and offers a good legroom for rear passengers.

Safety:-
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift


2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai) 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV Facelift. (Image Hyundai)

In terms of safety, Hyundai Creta gets 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist control (HAC), electronic stability control(ESC) and static bending lights.

Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass looks (Image: Jeep India) Jeep Compass looks (Image: Jeep India)

With more than 50 safety and security features, the Jeep Compass have features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Steering Torque (DST), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Adaptive Brake Lights, Panic Brake Assist and many more such features as standard across the range. The Compass Limited 4x4 is equipped with six airbags with dual-stage passenger airbags.

Verdict:-

Jeep Compass may be a better performer on-road as it comes with different driving modes and more safety and security features but Hyundai Creta outshines the Jeep Compass when it comes to the price point. The top end variant of the Hyundai Creta is available for Rs 15.03 lakh and the top variant of Jeep Compass is priced at Rs 21.94 lakh and both the cars have quiet same features. The interiors in both the SUVs are quite similar but in terms of looks, Hyundai Creta has a better road presence.

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| Edited by: Ayushmann Chawla
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