Jeep Meridian is a 7 seater version of Compass but incorporates many changes, new features additions among others
Jeep India’s lineup will expand with the launch of their Meridian SUV which will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, Skoda Kodiaq and Mahindra Alturas G4. But how it differs from Compass? All details are covered here.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Exterior comparison
Compared to 5 seater Compass, Meridian’s headlamps are slimmer, grille is upright, front bumper and fog lamp housing is all new, 18” wheels design is all new, chrome finish runs across the beltline and rear fascia is completely changes and features sleek & modern LED lights.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Interior comparison
The interior layout is more or less the same but it features dual tone interiors with bornw seat Upholstery (featuring different pattern) with silver accents which makes the cabin plush. Of course, it adds 3rd row of seats as well.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Features comparison
Over the Compass, it additionally has features like powered tailgate among others, which will revealed at the time of price announcement.
Top common equipments are 360 degree camera, 2 zone ac, LED headlamps, 6 airbags, powered front seats, front ventilated seats, electric parking brake, TPMS, digital instrument cluster and 10.1” touchscreen system.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Dimensions
|Jeep Meridian||Jeep Compass|
|Length||4,769 mm||4,405 mm|
|Width||1,859 mm||1,818 mm|
|Height||1,682 mm||1,640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,794 mm||2,636 mm|
|Boot space||233-1760 litres||438 litres|
Jeep Meridian is 364 mm longer, 41 mm wider, 42 mm taller and has a 158 mm longer wheelbase. Boot space with last row folded in Meridian is massive 1760 L.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Engine Specs
|DIESEL||Jeep Meridian||Jeep Compass|
|Engine||2.0 L Diesel||2.0 L Diesel|
|Drivetrain||FWD / AWD||FWD / AWD|
|Power||168 BHP||168 BHP|
|Torque||350 NM||350 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / 9 Speed AT||6 Speed MT / 9 Speed AT|
Jeep Compass and Meridian shares the same diesel engine that belts out 168 BHP and 350 NM of torque in Compass and is expected to generate same output figures in Meridian as well.
|PETROL||Jeep Meridian||Jeep Compass|
|Engine||–||1.4 L Petrol|
|Transmission||–||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT|
Jeep Meridian won’t have petrol engine at the time of launch however it’s most of the rival do have this powertrain as a choice. Also Compass comes with turbo petrol engine which can be had with manual and DCT automatic gearbox.
Jeep Meridian vs Compass: Price Comparison
Jeep Compass retails between Rs 18.04 lakh and Rs 29.59 lakh (Price – Ex showroom) while Meridian comes in the domain of luxury 7 seater SUVs and will have a premium price bracket of around Rs 33 lakhs to Rs 37 lakh (Ex Showroom).