My Jeep Compass diesel MT Night Eagle at 5000 km: 9 pros & 4 cons

Auto start stop is a hit or a miss, works just 2-3 times out of 10 drives, have to turn off most of the times.

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Happy to share my experience of the Jeep Compass Night Eagle diesel 2.0 MT.

I took delivery of the aforementioned Jeep Compass on 31st July 2022 at the Gurgaon Jeep showroom.

On road price: INR24.5lacs approx. (incl. Insurance and INR10K accessories).

The price might seem higher given the competition especially Hyundai and Mahindra SUV's available with additional features and automatic transmission but since I am a Diesel enthusiast, I went with this choice.

Delivery experience:

My delivery was delayed by almost 20-25 days (it seemed intentional from dealership/Jeep side) due to the coinciding launch of the Meridian but I was conveyed shortage of supply from Jeep India side.

Ownership experience:

Post 100 days of owning this car and driving approx. 5K kms (including a long trip) here are my views:


  • Strong diesel performance with loads of torque and grunt.
  • Build quality is far superior than most rivals and feels like a proper luxury SUV.
  • Nice and wide Infotainment screen with very responsive Android auto/Apple car play integration.
  • Very clear & sharp reverse camera quality.
  • Love the cornering lights - very handy for urban driving.
  • Comfortable seats with good space management.
  • Electronic Parking brake comes standard.
  • Good avg with light footed / sedate driving 13-15Kmpl in city and 18-20Kmpl on highway.
  • TPMS is quite accurate, works well and very useful feature.


  • Auto start stop is a hit or a miss, works just 2-3 times out of 10 drives, have to turn off most of the times.
  • Clutch is hard and might be a sore when in traffic.
  • Due to a lot of computer/electronic stability (Traction/Frequency damping suspension etc.) the driving dynamics might feel a little filtered/diluted.
  • This is a heavy car - so if you going for Petrol drive, please be prepared for single digit fuel economy.

After 100+ days of usage, I can say this is the best car with Diesel powertrain (those who are fan of Diesels) which is still available in the MT transmission combination. The sheer grunt and torque at disposal will certainly bring satisfaction to the petrolhead in you.

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