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2021 Jeep Compass petrol DCT: My observations after 8 months & 8000 kms

The car really dons its beast mode on the highway. It’s an absolute joy to drive on the open road.

BHPian chillingmonk recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I own a 2021 Compass petrol DCT Limited. I have done 8000-odd kms in the last 8 months, and have observed the following:

  • The transmission does feel slightly sluggish and the engine has a certain grunt at lower gears and speeds. However, it’s not a deal breaker in anyway. As soon as you move past 30-35kmph, the ride is smooth.
  • The car really dons its beast mode on the highway. It’s an absolute joy to drive on the open road. Gear shifts are smooth. The ride is planted at all times and handles amazingly on corners. Overtakes are easy enough when you have already built some momentum. You may feel a certain split second lag when accelerating suddenly though. But if you are a majorly staid driver like me, such situations will be few and far between.
  • Fuel economy is between 7.5 to 9 KMPL in the city with AC always on. Settles around 9 over a longer period. On the highway I get around 13-14 KMPL. I have always used regular petrol. Not sure if high octane variants lead to better efficiency and ROI.

I have gathered a lot more insight on my Jeep in the last 8 months and intend to do a full review soon, fingers crossed.

As is customary, here are a couple of snaps of my Jeep.

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