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MG Hector vs Jeep Compass: Petrol-Automatic Mileage Compared

Published On Jul 29, 2019 02:30 AM By Sonny

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Which dual-clutch petrol automatic is more efficient in the real world?

MG recently launched its first product in India - the Hector SUV - and included a petrol-automatic variant in its list of powertrain options. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with prices starting at Rs 15.28 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Jeep Compass is the only other mid-size SUV in India with a dual-clutch petrol-automatic variant. However, it is priced much higher, starting from Rs 19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Here are the specifications of the MG Hector and Jeep Compass:

Measurement

MG Hector

Jeep Compass

Length

4655mm

4395mm

Width

1835mm

1818mm

Height

1760mm

1640mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2636mm

These are the powertrain details of both SUVs:

 

MG Hector

Jeep Compass

Engine

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.4-litre turbo-petrol

Max power

143PS

163PS

Peak torque

250Nm

250Nm

Transmission

6-speed DCT

7-speed DCT

Claimed fuel efficiency (ARAI)

13.96kmpl

14.1kmpl

These are the fuel efficiency results from our tests in real-world driving conditions:

 

MG Hector

Jeep Compass

City FE

8.61kmpl

6.1kmpl

Highway FE

12.25kmpl

8.50kmp

While the MG Hector petrol-auto returns far lesser mileage than the manufacturer’s claimed figure in the city, it manages to surpass the figure on the open highway. The Compass, on the other hand, is frighteningly thirsty. It was not able to deliver anywhere close to its ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figures under normal driving conditions during our test. The Jeep’s 1.4-litre turbo-petrol could not even deliver double-digits despite being a smaller engine in a smaller SUV than the Hector. In both cases, the Hector’s petrol-DCT powertrain was more efficient.

 

50% in city and 50% on highway

25% in city and 75% on highway

75% in city and 25% on highway

MG Hector Petrol-DCT

10.11 kmpl

11.08 kmpl

9.3 kmpl

Jeep Compass Petrol-DCT

7.10 kmpl

7.73 kmpl

6.56 kmpl

Since the Hector was already more frugal in both city and highway driving individually, it was more efficient than the Compass petrol-AT in terms of averages too. If the commute is a balance of both city and highway mileage, the Hector delivers an extra 3kmpl over the Compass. When covering predominantly highway distances and less of city streets, the MG petrol-DCT SUV can return 3.35kmpl more per litre of fuel. The gap in efficiency decreases between the two mid-size SUVs while driving predominantly in city traffic and the Compass only does 2.74km fewer per litre.

Also read: MG Hector vs Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta: What Do The Prices Say?

Your experience may vary from ours as fuel efficiency differs with driving conditions, car condition and driving style. If you own either a MG Hector or Jeep Compass petrol-automatic, do share your findings with us and other owners/interested buyers in the comments section below.

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pankaj goyal
Sep 8, 2019 11:13:40 PM

Hi, is this for petrol automatic or diesel

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    ken - kunal k - kansas
    Jul 30, 2019 10:41:31 AM

    It varies I think completely

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    ken - kunal k - kansas
    Jul 30, 2019 10:44:45 AM

    My Jeep Limited Plus Auto for the 1st 1000kms, didn't not cross 80kmph speed.. Although they mention 100km, any new car engine opens after a good 1000! City 8.5 - 9.5kmpl Highway 13.5

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