Deciding between petrol and diesel version of Jeep Compass – Ask Autocar Anything | 2022

Published On Jan 27, 2022 11:18:00 AM

Here’s the Compass variant we’d recommend if you are on a tight budget and want to drive it mostly on the highway.


I am planning to buy a new SUV and have narrowed it down to the Jeep Compass Automatic. I have driven both, the petrol 1.4 DDCT and diesel 2.0 automatic. While I prefer the performance of the diesel, I have no option but to pay a premium for 4×4. My average monthly run will be around 1,000km (mostly on highways). Would the petrol model be a better option for me?

Amit, Noida

As you have said yourself, the performance of the diesel is better, but if you are not going to go off-roading, the 4×4 drivetrain is a waste for you. The 1.4 petrol may not be as punchy, but it has decent mid-range torque for easy highway driving. The fuel efficiency of the petrol is nowhere near as good as the diesel, but this is more than offset by the price difference between the two variants.

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