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Its 350 Nm torque and 173/163 ps power, to be precise.Well at 170 bhp and 350 bhp it’s the best in its class and perhaps even in a couple of classes above it for the price.
The relatively small size is a boon in many situations, unless of course one is looking for a people’s carrier. I don’t think I willing be able to take a DMax or Endeavour out of my building garage at 5 am with all the cars in there. Where IS the parking anymore in our urban cities.
The Jeep Compass being an SUV would be taken for som interesting rides. I have a similarly spaced Skoda Yeti and I love the small size. I often have to go to rural areas, small villages, kaccha roads full of mud, it’s a boon to have a manageable size. Easy to naavigate tiny lanes, the high ground clearance of a Compass would be useful and tech high wTer wading too.
I only wish the interiors were more plush, like a Skoda perhaps.
People carriers are different breed altogether. What we were emphasizing upon is the cramped interiors. It cannot seat 3 on rear bench. 'Spacious' is what we wanted it to be.
Honda CRV which we picked over Jeep Compass is identical in width on paper. But in reality, it is much more spacious.
Look at Honda Amaze for its spaciousness, and compare it with (identical on paper) VW Ameo.
Ameo though powerful is super cramped, specially in rear. I'll not shy in saying it to be claustrophobic.
Smaller footprint and dimensions are a boon in our congested cities. But it certainly doesnot means that it has to be cramped from inside as well. Almost all Tata cars are quite spacious in their own segment/category, and they are roaming everywhere across the country be it on highways or our narrow country roads.