Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass rivalry is going to be an interesting one once the former launches in India
Citroen is the next big brand ready to enter the Indian market. The brand has already unveiled its first car scheduled to launch in the country. Christened as the Citroen C5 Aircross, the car is actually a bulky and unusual looking crossover. It will lock horns with rivals like Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson. Set to arrive in 2020, this will be the entry product from PSA Group. Upon launch, the Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass will be a tough rivalry.
Jeep Compass has been in business in India for quite some time and the SUV has already earned respect from the customers. Compared to the other two Jeep offerings in the country, the Compass is well received in terms of sales and popularity. Here, in this comparison article, let us take a close look at the spec-sheet based differences between these two upmarket SUVs.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass – Price
Jeep Compass is priced between Rs 15.40 lakh and Rs 22.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Its rival, the Citroen C5 Aircross is a midsize five-seater crossover that is expected to be priced competitively against the Jeep Compass thanks to a proposed 90% localized production. The Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass rivalry is going to be interesting in terms of pricing for sure.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass – Specification
Citroen C5 Aircross will be available in a single diesel option in India. It will get a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor that is capable of churning out 128 bhp of power output. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is there performing the transmission duty. Also, a petrol engine is likely to be available with this SUV, but at a later stage.
The Jeep Compass is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. This SUV gets a 1.4-litre petrol engine that is available with both manual and automatic gearboxes. On the other hand, the diesel engine is a 2.0-litre unit. This engine comes with a manual transmission only.
The Jeep Compass diesel engine kicks out 171 bhp of power and 350 Nm of torque. On the other side, the Jeep Compass petrol churns out 160 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. This engine returns 14.3 kmpl and 14.1 kmpl for manual and automatic variants respectively. The diesel motor generates 17.1 kmpl of mileage.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass – What I think
In my choice, the Citroen C5 Aircross appears to be a better car compared to the Jeep Compass. The C5 comes with some exciting technologies that make it a very appealing car. In that case, the Citroen C5 Aircross could be an interesting model upon arrival, if it is priced competitively against the Jeep Compass.