New Jeep Compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross

New Jeep Compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross
Now this is a proper comparison, the Jeep compass is the youngest in the Jeep fleet. It got a facelift in 2021 and along with all the “Jeep abilities” Jeep looks to add a “premium” tag after the facelift which makes it a perfect competitor to the new comer Citroen C5 Aircross. The C5 Aircross is a comfort focused SUV launched recently in India. Both the SUVs compete bumper to bumper in most of the things which makes it hard to choose one.


Citroen engine
The Citroen C5 comes with a single diesel variant. It has a powerful 2.0-liter diesel motor that makes 174bhp and a 400Nm torque. All the Torque is put out at as low as 2000 RPM. That’s all about the engine but the magic is in the transmission and the driving modes. 
Jeep compass has two engine options. The 1.4-liter turbo petrol is for a more sporty ride that makes 160bhp and 250Nm torque. The 2.0-liter diesel motor makes your off road experience more fun, the engine makes 167bhp and 350Nm torque. Combined with the 4WD makes it a perfect off road combination.
 Jeep CompassCitroen C5 Aircross
Engine Type2.0 Multijet Diesel2.0 Diesel
Displacement (cc)1,9561,997
Max Power (bhp)167bhp174bhp
Max Torque (Nm)350Nm400Nm

Transmission and Driving modes

Gear knob
The C5 Aircross gives you a great driving experience on the road. The 8-speed automatic transmission offered with the C5 acts according to the mode you select. In the Eco mode, the transmission is calm and shifts at low RPM increasing fuel efficiency. In the sports mode however it is more aggressive. The throttle response is sharp and the gears shift a bit higher on the rev range.
The Jeep compass diesel gets a 6-manual transmission for a quick response. The 9-speed automatic is more convenient and gets 4WD for hardcore offroaders. The Petrol engine is offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The power delivery is more on the linear side in the Automatic but in the manual it has a better response.
 Jeep CompassCitroen C5 Aircross
Transmission typeAutomatic/ManualAutomatic
Gearbox9 speed/ 6-speed8-speed
Drive Type4X4FWD

New Jeep Compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Dimensions

Citroen Dimensions
Both the SUVs look good and have a great road presence. The Citroen is longer, wider and bigger than the Jeep compass and offers more space and comfort on the inside as well.
MeasurementsJeep CompassCitroen C5 Aircross
Ground Clearance190m230mm

Steering, suspension and brakes

Jeep suspensions
The Citroen C5 Aircross gets a fine tuned steering setup. The steering gains proper weight as you speed in the sports mode. The C5 Aircross shines when it comes to the suspension, it gets a unique progressive Hydraulic cushions suspension setup that offers a comfortable ride quality. 
The Jeep compass also gets a great steering setup and the suspension is well tuned for off roading. Both the SUVs get disc brakes on all four wheels.
 Jeep CompassCitroen C5 AirCross
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Lower Control ArmMacpherson Strut Suspension With Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Rear SuspensionMulti Link Suspension with Strut AssemblyTwist Beam Axle With Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Steering TypeElectricElectric
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDiscDisc
Tyre Size255/60 R18235/55 R18

New Jeep Compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Interior

Jeep compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross Interior
The Interior of both SUVs feel luxurious. The Citroen C5 Aircross gets a premium interior and gets an all black interior with leather touch. It gets a unique gear lever and the buttons are well put together. The rear seats are three separate seats and not a bench unit. The rear seats can also be adjusted individually. 
The Jeep compass facelift gets a completely updated interior. The dashboard gets leather inserts and at the center sits a loaded infotainment system. The Infotainment system is quick to respond and can be customized in all the aspects. The instrument cluster is now an all digital unit and the minimalistic design makes it look more premium.
 Jeep CompassCitroen C5 Aircross
Multi Information Display✔️✔️
Leather Seats✔️✔️
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Electronic Adjustable SeatFrontFront 
Ventilated Seats✔️
Infotainment System10.1-inch touch screen Infotainment8-inch touch screen Infotainment
Speaker System96
Cooled Glove Box✔️

Comfort and convenience

Jeep compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross Infotainment system
The SUVs fight bumper to bumper when it comes to comfort and convenience. They are loaded with features such as gesture controlled trunk opener and dual zone AC control. 
FeaturesJeep CompassCitroen C5 AirCross
Power Steering✔️✔️
Power Windows Front✔️✔️
Power Windows Rear✔️✔️
Power Boot✔️✔️
Automatic Climate Control2 Zone2 Zone 
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener✔️✔️
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Remote Engine Start/Stop
Adjustable Headrest✔️✔️
Rear Seat Centre ArmRest✔️✔️
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts✔️✔️
Cup Holders Front✔️✔️
Cup Holders Rear✔️✔️
Rear AC Vents✔️✔️
Multifunction Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Cruise Control✔️✔️
Parking SensorsRearFront & Rear
Navigation System✔️✔️
Find My Car Location✔️
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
Foldable Rear Seat60:40 Split60:40 Split
Smart Access Card Entry✔️✔️
Engine Start Stop Button✔️✔️
Voice Control✔️✔️
Hands-Free Tailgate✔️✔️
KeyLess Entry✔️✔️
Drive Modes42
Autonomous ParkingSemi

New Jeep Compass vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Safety

Euro test Citroen
The Jeep Compass gets a 5-star safety rating in the euro NCAP and the C5 AirCross gets a 4-star rating. Both the SUVs get hill hold control, traction control, and reverse parking camera.

Jeep CompassCitroen C5 Aircross
Anti Lock Braking System✔️✔️
Brake Assist✔️
Central Locking✔️✔️
Power Door Locks✔️✔️
Child Safety Locks✔️✔️
Anti Theft Alarm✔️✔️
No Of Airbags66
Rear Seat Belts✔️✔️
Seat Belt Warning✔️✔️
Door Ajar Warning✔️✔️
Side Impact Beams✔️✔️
Front Impact Beams✔️✔️
Traction Control✔️✔️
Vehicle Stability Control System✔️✔️
Engine Immobilizer✔️✔️
Crash Sensor✔️✔️
Electronic Stability Control✔️✔️
Follow Me Home Headlamps✔️
Rear Camera✔️✔️
Isofix Child Seat Mounts✔️ ✔️
Heads Up Display
Hill Assist✔️✔️
Hill Descent Control✔️✔️
360 View Camera✔️
Off road features4X4

Prices and Dealer Network

Jeep compass rear
The Prices for the C5 Aircross have been announced and it comes with three variants. The Feel variant is priced at 29.9 Lakh and the Feel dual tone variant is priced at ₹30.4 Lakh and the top variant shine is priced at ₹31.9 Lakh. 
Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand has been in India for quite some time now it has over 82 showrooms in 70 cities in India. The New comer Citroen on the other hand has a handful of dealers in major cities. 
Dealer network locations
New Delhi
Bengaluru, miller road
Bengaluru, Hosur road

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Jeep India
Citroen India

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