Automatic SUV with AWD and good NVH level to replace my 2017 Jeep Compass

My brother’s Kia Selto’s diesel contains NVH well even after being driven for about 60K km with no diesel blobs at all.

BHPian Brishti recently shared this with fellow enthusiasts.

My 2017 compass has aged quite fast with noises coming from the body and I can’t fix them even after several services. The engine clatter is now much more than when it was new with the overall NVH having gone down a hill.

I got a good deal on my car and I’m thinking of upgrading to something that has AWD/4WD with AT and low NVH. Now I would like to point out here that my brother’s Kia Selto diesel has a very low NVH even after driving about 60k with no diesel splash at all. I have listed these cars on my requirements without fuel preference:

  • Volkswagen Tiguan Elegance 2.0 TSI DSG
  • Hyundai Tucson Signature 2.0 4WD AT Diesel
  • Jeep Meridian Limited (O) 4X4 AT
  • Skoda Kodiaq Style

Of these I’m not sure about the Jeep Meridian as it’s the same engine as my Compass but have heard NVH is better than my Compass. Ground clearance is also important to me but I can’t find the right values ​​for these cars.

What do you all think?

Here’s what GTO had to say on the matter:

The Compass is a fantastic machine and you will be hard pressed to find a replacement with a turbodiesel, the same handling, stability and driving pleasure. These problems are clearly bothering you, but they can be solved. Believe me, many owners of new cars and 5 year old cars have bigger problems (DPF failures, transmission failures, electronic problems, long waits for parts, etc.). I don’t think the issues you’ve listed are deal breakers. And remember the golden rule in life = a known devil is better than an unknown angel.

Would suggest you go to a good independent mechanic, pay him a premium and sort out the noises and rattles. Invest in good damping. Turn up the sound system’s volume knob. Make an investment of time and money in your existing car to meet your expectations.

And please read this thread about what to do with your 5 year old car.

Skip the Meridian because it’s practically the same car. If you’re absolutely itching for an upgrade, the Kodiaq & Tucson would be my pick from the shortlist. Don’t expect VW-Skoda crossovers to improve your reliability compass.

Here’s what BHPian abhoumick had to say on the matter:

You have been running compass since 2017 and so have I & I am also in the same boat. I was also looking at the Citroen C5 as a viable option, but their abysmal sales team has led me to believe that if they are so lacking in empathy for a potential customer, they might be worse off once the customer has spent their money.

Also, after a thread on C5 about team bhp, I get the idea that their noses are already in the air even before they have a large number of customers under their belt.

So on, the Volvo XC40 is a great car to drive with great suspension & let’s not discuss their safety features. But the back seat is a deal breaker, it’s too upright for comfort even for short trips. So it’s gone.

The VWs are very good vehicles but their customer service is difficult, although I am told it is improving. But they will never come close to a Toyota.

The same applies to Skoda.

Hyundai Tucson is a very good package with more reliable service. Nice (for me) exteriors & interiors.

It seems to me that it comes down to trading my compass for either another compass or the meridian. Because the Jeep is truly “A hoot to drive” quotes someone who made that comment in one of the online reviews a long time ago. Nothing comes close.

Beamers, Audis & Mercs certainly have more brand value, but they seem hell-bent on fleecing the customers in services. I have heard horror stories from my friends.

Having said that, I love the amazing KIA EV6, see if you like it.

Good luck with your shopping, and may you get what you’re looking for.

Here’s what BHPian cool_dube had to say on the matter:

Personally, I’d go for the Kodiaq for its wonderful TSI engine (excellent NVH granted), the other choice being the Tucson, if a diesel mill is preferred.

This thread can help you decide.

Here’s what BHPian Kosfactor had to say on the matter:

Avoid the same engine again, its origins are in the late 90’s and not intended for premium vehicles for reasons you are now aware of.

Remember that the above 30L INR segment does not offer incremental value as such for the money you pay unless you extend to German big three brands.

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