Compare : VW Tiguan vs Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Citroen C5 Aircross vs Jeep Compass - Interior, Dimensions, Prices Comparison
If you are planning to buy a 5-seater premium SUV between 20 to 35 lakhs soon then you have a lot of options to consider including the just-launched 2021 Jeep Compass and the upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross SUV launching in early April,2021. If you are willing to wait it out a bit then you also have the new Volkswagen Tiguan coming in by end of April, 2021. So a lot of choices there but which one is better? Here is a short spec comparison :
In terms of dimensions the Tiguan is the longer SUV here by a small margin. It has a length of 4509mm while the C5 Aircross has a length of 4500mm. The Compass is the smallest with a length of 4405mm. The C5 Aircross is the widest with a width of 2099mm while the width of the Tiguan is 1839mm. The Compass stands at 1818mm. In terms of wheelbase the Tiguan is 2787mm while the Citroen is 2730mm. The Compass wheelbase is 2636mm.
Interior & Technology
All three are feature rich as you would expect at this price with panoramic sunroof, digital instrument clusters and big touch screens. There are some differences with the C5 having a powered driver’s seat and the Jeep and Volkswagen having dual powered seats. The Compass and Volkswagen also pack in wireless charging and connected tech. The Compass also has ventilated and cooled seats. All three have 360 degree cameras too while front sensors are also a part of the features list.
The Citroen comes with a single diesel option with a 2.0 unit which develops 177hp and 400Nm. An 8-speed auto is standard. The Compass has a 2.0 diesel which has 172hp and 350Nm with either a 6-speed manual and 9-speed auto. The Compass also has a turbo petrol with a manual and DCT auto. The new Tiguan will come with a 2.0 TFSI petrol only and that too with a DSG gearbox as standard. The Citroen is FWD only while the Jeep has a 4WD option while the Tiguan is 4WD only.
Price Comparison & Verdict
The Citroen C5 is a SUV that is different and it stands out for its styling and super comfortable ride quality. Prices are expected to start just under 30 lakhs. The Jeep Compass is for off-road lovers but also has very good build quality while it has the best features. It is the smallest here though. The Jeep Compass on-road price starts at approx 20 lakhs with the top 4x4 AT variant priced at around 35 lakhs. The Volkswagen Tiguan has the typical solid German quality and its TSI turbo engine would make for a fun drive. If you like driving then the Tiguan is what you should be waiting for. The Tiguan prices are expected to start at around 25 lakhs.
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