Jeep Meridian vs Jeep Compass: Variations and Similarities

Whereas the Meridian is a model new mannequin, it seems to have rather a lot in widespread with the Compass

Meridian is Jeep’s all-new, market-focused providing for India. It’s a three-row SUV with many similarities to the smaller Compass. There are exterior particulars that clearly take inspiration from different Jeep fashions as nicely such because the Grand Cherokee, but it surely shares varied inside and technical elements with the Compass. As we get nearer to the market launch of the Meridian, let’s examine precisely how the 2 fashions examine.





4769 mm

4405 mm


1859 mm

1818 mm


1698 mm

1640 mm


2728 mm

2636 mm

After all, the meridian is bigger than the compass, however by evaluating these numbers we will see how a lot they differ. The three-row SUV is 364 mm longer, whereas the size of the wheelbase differs by simply 92 mm. It’s 41mm wider than the Compass and 58mm taller.





2-litre diesel

1.4-litre turbo petrol/2-litre diesel


170 hp



350 Nm



6-speed MT, 9-speed AT

6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT/6-speed MT, 9-speed AT


2WD, 4WD

2WD/ 2WD, 4WD

The Meridian might be launched with just one engine choice, the identical diesel unit because the Compass. There is no distinction in peak energy however count on the efficiency supply to be tweaked to higher swimsuit the bigger SUV. It even will get the identical selection of guide and automated transmissions, and 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain choices. However whereas the Compass presents the diesel automated solely with 4WD, the Meridian presents it with 2WD as nicely.

On the identical time, the Compass is out there with a turbocharged petrol engine that provides 163 hp and 250 Nm of efficiency. It’s only provided with a 4×2 drivetrain but it surely has a selection of guide and automated transmissions.

Exterior design

At first look, it could seem that Meridian and Compass have very related entrance ends. However look somewhat additional and you’ll begin to discover the various variations such because the bumper design, the grill and the sculpted form of the hood.

From the facet profile, the one similarity between the 2 Jeep fashions could be the A-pillar and sq. wheel arches. Whereas the roofline of the Compass has a slight slope to the rear with a rising window line, the roofline of the Meridian seems excessive all through to supply area for all three rows of seats. The brand new SUV additionally has extra notable cladding alongside the facet.

Seen from the again, the meridian and the compass don’t look the identical. The smaller SUV’s rear design now seems to be a bit aged and orthodox in comparison with the Meridian which contains a smooth set of LED taillights linked by a chrome bar. The rear of the Meridian additionally seems to be thicker because of the additional width and the extra sturdy bumper design with a visual skid plate.


The Meridian has a brown and black cabin theme in comparison with the all-black cabin of the Compass. Nevertheless, the dashboard of the 2 is equivalent in format with the identical air flow modes, screens, management panel and steering wheel. From a driver or entrance passenger perspective, there is not a lot of a distinction right here.

The second row of seats within the Meridian has a tumble perform to entry the third row. Its seat base and headrest form differ markedly from that of the Compass’ rear seats. They each get the identical fold-out rear heart armrest with cup holders.

Lastly, the Meridian has a smaller boot than the Compass with all three rows of seats in use. Nevertheless, you may open up some trunk quantity by dropping the 50:50 split-folding third-row seats that lie flush with the trunk ground.


As each SUVs have virtually equivalent dashboards, each include a ten.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a ten.2-inch digital driver show and dual-zone local weather management.

The widespread options between Meridian and Compass additional embody the 8-way energy adjustable and ventilated entrance seats, double glass sunroof, energy tailgate, a 9-speaker sound system and 360-degree digital camera. Additionally when it comes to security, each include as much as six airbags, reverse begin help, digital stability management and a tire stress monitoring system.

For the reason that Meridian will solely be provided in two trims, it presents extra of those premium options from the bottom. The extra inexpensive variants of the Compass do not get most of the aforementioned options which might be shared with the brand new three-line providing


Jeep Meridian (anticipated)

Jeep compass#

Rs 30 lakh to Rs 35 lakh

Rs 18.04 lakh to Rs 29.59 lakh

Ex-showroom, Delhi

# – together with the Trailhawk trim

Jeep will announce pricing for the Meridian in early June. It’s a premium competitor to the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Skoda Kodiaq. In the meantime, the Compass is a smaller SUV with the selection of petrol engine and fewer outfitted variants making it extra accessible than the Meridian.

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