Jeep Compass India-Spec Vs Australia-Spec: What's Different?

Modified On Dec 13, 2017 07:41 PM By Raunak for Jeep Compass 2017-2021

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The Australia-spec Jeep Compass is exported from India as FCA’s Ranjangaon facility is the global manufacturing hub for the right-hand-drive Compass 

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Pictured: Australia-spec Jeep Compass 

The Jeep Compass was recently launched in Australia, one of the biggest export markets of the made-in-India SUV. The Compass for Australia is manufactured at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Ranjangaon facility and its export began in October 2017. The Australia-spec model offers plenty more compared to the India-spec model. Let’s take a look. 

Engine and Transmission 

While both versions get the same 2.0-litre diesel, the Australian Compass comes with a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre petrol instead of a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit on the India-spec SUV. Further, the diesel is only available with a 9-speed automatic there in an all-wheel-drive setup. 

Jeep Compass Petrol




1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo

2.4-litre Tigershark


163PS @ 5,500rpm

175PS @ 6,400rpm


250Nm @ 2,500-4,000rpm

229Nm @ 3,900rpm


6-Speed MT/ 7-Speed AT (Dual-Clutch)

6-Speed MT/AT || 9-speed AT (4x4)


Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive/ Four-Wheel Drive (4x4, 9AT)

Jeep Compass Diesel




2.0-litre MultiJet

2.0-litre MultiJet


163PS @ 5,500rpm

170PS @ 6,400rpm


350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

350Nm @ 1750rpm


6-Speed MT

9-speed AT


Front-Wheel Drive/ Four-Wheel Drive (4x4)

Four-Wheel Drive (4x4)

Price Range

Jeep Compass Variants



Base petrol: Sport  

$32,096 (~ Rs 15.62 lakh)

Rs 15.16 lakh

Top-spec petrol AT: Limited

$46,028 (~ Rs 22.42 lakh) (4x4)

Rs 19.67 lakh (FWD)

Top-spec 4x4 diesel: Limited

$47,262 (~ Rs 23.02 lakh) (AT)

Rs 21.37 lakh (MT)

The Jeep Compass TrailHawk is also available in Australia, which features redesigned front and rear bumpers for improved off-road ability and is powered by the 2.0-litre diesel with a 9-speed AT in a 4x4 setup. It rides higher than the regular version and comes with an extra ‘Rock’ mode besides Jeep's driving modes. It is the range-topping model globally and might head to India next year. The made-in-India Compass TrailHawk is priced at $48,440 (~ Rs 23.59 lakh) in Australia. Check out the Compass TrailHawk in detail here: Jeep Compass Trailhawk Production Starts In India

Prime Additional features of the Australia-spec Jeep Compass


While the India-spec Compass Sport gets both diesel and petrol options, the Australia-spec SUV is a petrol-only offering 

  • Gets 17-inch alloy wheels compared to the 16-inch steel wheels offered here 
  • Seven airbags  – 2 front, 2 side curtain, 2 side seat, 1 driver knee – offered as standard, compared to standard dual-front airbags here 
  • The 5.0-inch Uconncet infotainment system in Australia with the Sport gets a rear-view camera, which is missing here

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  • 6-speaker system instead of a 4-speaker setup here 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel 
  • Gets cruise control, which is missing in the India-spec model across all variants


While the India-spec Compass Longitude is a diesel-only offering, the Australia-spec SUV is a petrol-only offering.

Over the Sport, the Australia-spec Compass Longitude gets the following extra features: 

  • Gets automatic headlights and wipers, which are missing in the India-spec model altogether
  • LED ambient lighting (missing from the entire variant lineup) 
  • Comes with powered lumbar support for the driver seat, which is missing here 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system 
  • Optional: lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross path detection, advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control and dual-pane panoramic sunroof among others  

Jeep Compas

The Longitude (optional) variant in India features a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, halogen projector headlamps with LED guide lamps and a dual-zone climate control, which are all missing on the Australia-spec Longitude variant.    


The top-spec Limited variant in Australia comes exclusively with automatic 4x4 powertrain options available in both diesel and petrol. The India-spec Limited model, on the other hand, gets only diesel 4x4 manual, while the petrol features a standard automatic, but in a front-wheel-drive setup. 

Over the Longitude, the Australia-spec Compass Limited gets: 

  • FCA’s flagship 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconncet system compared to the 7-inch unit of the India-spec Limited model
  • A premium 9-speaker Beats audio system, including a subwoofer, compared to a 6-speaker system offered here 

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  • Bigger 18-inch wheels compared to 17-inchers offered here  
  • A bigger 7-inch display in the instrument cluster compared to the 3.5-inch unit offered here 
  • Powered driver (8-way) and passenger (4-way) seats; the India-spec model gets manual adjustment for the driver seat
  • Heated front seats  
  • Comes with front parking sensors, which are missing in India
  • Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror, which is missing here altogether 
  • Optional: lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross path detection, advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control and dual-pane panoramic sunroof among others

Check what the India-spec Jeep Compass gets variant wise, including variant evaluation, here: Jeep Compass: Variants Explained.

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