Kamis, 10 Agustus 2017
Jeep Compass 2017 Specs & Reivew
Hi guys and welcome once again to goa. Jeep, a name synonymous with utility vehicles which are build to carry around people, irrespective of the terrain. While this might be a wrong connotation, akin to us indians calling bottled mineral water as bisleri, photocopy as xerox and of course short-wheelbase SU vs as jeep. Now this has happened because jeep was the first manufacturer of the SUV in the early 1940s and now they are entering the mass market segment of india with this vehicle, the compass.
Now I am going to tell you 5 good bits about the compass and 4 bad bits, let's start with the good ones. The design of the compass is unmistakably jeep with that 7 slot grille up front, trapezoidal wheel arches, sloping roofline, chrome lining which runs from one mirror to the other and of course LED lights. The cabin of the jeep compass is of excellent quality, once inside you feel like you are in a tank.
The gearbox too is very smooth, although the throws are quite long while the clutch is light and there is also a clutch rest. The compass is quite eager to corner, in spite of its weight, yes there is body roll but what's fantastic is the steering wheel, it offers tremendous feel and feedback, it also gets pull and drift compensation. The compass has a fantastic ride quality, absorbing everything in its stride, yes it does thud a bit over really bad roads but overall, the ride quality is just fabulous. Now what makes the ride quality so good is frequency selective dampers, this is something which isn't available in any car of this segment so jeep has given this vehicle a very premium feature.
Now the jeep compass is loaded with a ton of features but it does miss out on certain equipment such as automatic headlights, automatic wipers, cruise control and also a sunroofall these features are available on the cheaper mahindra XUV 500. Heck, it even misses out on an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, something which even the hyundai xcent has! Now in india, we don't get the 8. 4-inch uconnnect infotainment system, instead, we get the 7. 0-inch unit. While it has a lot of features in it, using it isn't that great because it doesn't take command so fluidly, you have to double press to get through an input.
While it does have some negatives, the positives far far far far outweigh the not-so-good bits of this vehicle. This is a vehicle which can turnaround FCA india's fortunes for the better.