Compass is currently Jeep’s most affordable SUV available in India; comes equipped with loads of safety features
It’s not been very long time, when Jeep Compass SUV scored 5 star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash test. Within one month, the car has bagged Top Safety Pick award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The redesigned Jeep Compass was equipped with optional front crash prevention. The SUV scored impressive ratings in all the five IIHS crash-worthiness tests.
The five crashworthiness tests by IIHS include small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side strength, roof strength and head restraints. The Jeep Compass was also equipped with optional high intensity discharge lights and high beam assist. Thanks to this technology the car automatically switches between high beams and low beams depending on the presence of vehicles from opposite direction.
Apart from the above safety features, Jeep Compass tested by IIHS was also equipped with an advanced front crash prevention system that helped it to avoid collision in 20 kmph and 40 kmph speeds. This system incorporates a forward collision warning system complying with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) norm. However, the car tested by IIHS is different from the one that is on sale in Indian market.
Jeep Compass is the most affordable SUV in India from the iconic American carmaker. Priced between Rs. 15.16 lakh and Rs. 21.37 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the India-spec Jeep Compass comes equipped with loads of safety features. These include six airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control, Traction Control System and torque on demand 4×4 system as well. It also gets seatbelt warning system, engine immobilizer, speed sensing door lock etc.
The Jeep Compass is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Currently, the petrol variant is offered with both manual and automatic gearbox options, while the diesel powered model is available with manual transmission only. Jeep India is preparing to introduce a 9-speed automatic transmission to the diesel model in January 2018.