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2021 Jeep Compass First Drive: Luxury Redesigned!

2021 Jeep Compass made its recent debut in the Nepali market.

2021 Jeep Compass
2021 Jeep Compass

MAW Life, the authorized distributor of Jeep vehicles in Nepal, brought the all-new Jeep Compass. In its new avatar, it brings forth many stylistic changes, new features, and more!

Each new change was carefully planned and executed.

Jeep Compass is already a popular premium SUV in Nepal. With the new ‘much-awaited changes, it is now set to soar to new heights of popularity.

We will talk about these changes in a bit.

As for the pricing, the 2021 Jeep Compass price in Nepal starts at Rs. 84.90 Lakhs to Rs.1.37 Crore across nine different variants and two engine configurations.

We have got our hands on the new 2021 Jeep Compass (Longitude (O) DDCT AT – Petrol). Right now, we are busy testing it against the waters!

Before coming up with a fully-fledged review, this is our first impression of the time we spent with the 2021 Jeep Compass in Nepal… so far.

2021 Jeep Compass Specifications

  • Engine:
    • 1.4L MultiAir Petrol Engine
    • 2.0L Multijet Diesel Engine
  • Emission Standards: BS6
  • Displacement: 
    • 1498 cc in Petrol
    • 1956cc in Diesel
  • Dimension: 4405 x 1818 x 1640 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2636 mm
  • Max Power:
    • 162 PS @ 5500 rpm in Petrol
    • 170 PS @ 3750rpm in Diesel
  • Max Torque: 
    • 250 Nm @ 2500 – 4000 rpm in Petrol
    • 350 Nm @ 1750 – 2500 rpm in Diesel
  • Transmission:
    • 6-Speed MT / 7-Speed DDCT in Petrol
    • 6-Speed MT/ 9-Speed AT in Diesel
  • Drive Type:
    • FWD
    • 4WD in Diesel Only
  • Top Speed: 202 Kmph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 liters
  • Mileage: 16 Kmpl
  • Front Tyre: Disc
    • 255/55 R17 in Sport, Longitude(O)
    • 255/55 R18 in Limited (O), Model S
  • Rear Tyre: Disc
    • 255/55 R17 in Sport, Longitude(O)
    • 255/55 R18 in Limited (O), Model S
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Safety System: ABS, EBD, EBA, ESP, HDA
  • Suspension Setup: MacPherson Strut and Multi-Link Suspension
  • Seating: 5-Seater
  • Storage Capacity: 438 liters
  • Ground Clearance: 178 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1641 kg
  • Colors: White, Grey, Black, Red, Magnesio Grey, Green, and Blue

2021 Jeep Compass Price in Nepal: Rs. 84,90,000 – Rs. 1,36,90,000

2021 Jeep Compass First Drive

Refined Design

2021 Jeep Compass brings in the same styling that made it popular in the Nepali market. However, it gets a considerable refresh on both interior and exterior.

While the changes might not seem that big in nature, it is quite enough to boost the overall muscular profile of the SUV.

Let’s start with the front section.

2021 Jeep Compass Front View
2021 Jeep Compass Front View

Compass comes with an all-new LED Headlamp right along with distinctive LED DRLs.

More importantly, the placement of DRL has been changed. Furthermore, the overall LED Headlamp gets a slimmer profile.

Interestingly, the iconic Jeep grille also gets a slight redesign. Rather than a chrome-finish, it comes with either a Silver Satin-Finish or Grey Satin-Finish (depending on the variant).

While the fog lamps have been shifted upwards, the air damp has been moved to the bumper. Honestly, this feels truly remarkable as the limited changes have helped elevate the muscular stance of the vehicle.

In contrast to the front section, the rest of the exterior remains largely the same.

2021 Jeep Compass Interior
2021 Jeep Compass Interior

Moving to the interior, the styling gets a major design overhaul.

Compass now comes with a new Infotainment System, new Steering Wheel, improved Dashboard, and more stitched elements.

It focuses on comfort and luxury with new and improved elements. Furthermore, it manages to include Ventilated Seats, Leather Wrapped Materials, a 360-degree camera, and more.

2021 Jeep Compass Rear View
2021 Jeep Compass Rear View

These are all the features that were absent in the past model.

While these might seem like small changes, it is quite enough to bolster the premium feel.

Same Performance

2021 Jeep Compass comes in two engine configurations: 1.4L Turbo Petrol and 2.0L Diesel.

Talking about the 1.4L Turbo Petrol engine, it can generate a max power of 160.77bhp at 5500rpm and a max torque of 250 Nm at 2500-4000rpm. Moreover, it is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

2021 Jeep Compass Side View
2021 Jeep Compass Side View

Moving on to the 2.0L Diesel engine, it can generate a max power of 167.67bhp at 3750rpm and a max torque of 350 Nm at 1750-2500rpm. Furthermore, it is available in nine-speed automatic or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The petrol engine will be available with FWD configuration whereas the Diesel engine will be available in both FWD and 4WD configuration.

Interestingly, there is no change in performance. It generates the same powertrain figures and the same performance feel.

Features

Here is the list of new features in the new Jeep Compass 2021.

2021 Jeep Compass Feature Highlights

  • Redesigned Front Grille
  • Improved LED Headlamps with LED DRLs
  • New Bumper with Faux Skid Plate
  • New Alloy Wheel Design
  • Redesigned Dashboard with New AC Vents
  • 10.1-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with UConnect 5
  • 10.2-inch Driver Infotainment Display
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Wireless Charger
  • 8-Way Driver Seat Control
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Seven Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Multiple Terrain Modes
  • Hill Assist Controls

First Drive Experience

So far, we have spent an hour or two with the 2021 Jeep Compass. Surprisingly, we have had an exciting experience.

It feels… different.

2021 Jeep Compass Top View
2021 Jeep Compass Top View

Even though I have not yet gathered enough experience, I have come to cherish my time with the Jeep.

The ride quality in the city feels amazing. Moreover, the features and goodies are very much comfort-focused.

We do plan to take it out on a slight off-roading experience, but we will hold that off for now.

While the past Jeep Compass felt outdated due to its interior, this one feels right on the money.

However, there is a minor point that should be noted.

Firstly, the 2021 Jeep Compass is available in four trim levels: Sport, Longitude, Limited, and S-Model. Depending on the trim level, more premium levels are reserved for the upper variants.

We will break this now in our 2021 Jeep Compass full review.

As for the pricing, the 2021 Jeep Compass price in Nepal is Rs. 84,90,000 to Rs. 1,36,90,000.

2021 Jeep Compass Variant Price in Nepal
2021 Jeep Compass Sport MT Petrol Rs. 8490000
2021 Jeep Compass Longitude (O) DDCT AT Petrol Rs. 9990000
2021 Jeep Compass Limited (O) DDCT AT Petrol Rs. 11190000
2021 Jeep Compass Longitude (O) MT Diesel Rs. 9990000
2021 Jeep Compass Limited (O) MT Diesel Rs. 10990000
2021 Jeep Compass Limited (O) AT 4WD Diesel Rs. 12790000
2021 Jeep Compass Model S MT Diesel Rs. 11890000
2021 Jeep Compass Model S AT 4WD Rs. 13690000
2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk AT 4WD Rs. 12880000

Jeep Compass competes against MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, and Skoda Karoq.

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