Spec Comparison: Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Citroen C5 Aircross
With the all-new Hyundai Tucson finally launched, this segment's competition is stirring up quite well. While the Jeep Compass remains to be among the favourites in the Indian market, cars like the Volkswagen Tiguan and Citroen C5 Aircross also have plenty to offer. Let's see how these SUVs weigh up against each other.
Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Design
Yes, the Tucson is the freshest of the pack and it does look the most modern with its signature parametric hidden DRLs. The SUV does look extremely striking from the back as well with that lightbar running the width of the car. Don't take anything away from the Jeep though as it is the pick of the range for the most rugged-looking SUV. The front does look quite imposing and it has numerous variants for you to spec out yours just that perfectly.
The Volkswagen Tiguan has an extremely clean design with not too many bold impressions going about it. The Citroen C5 would be our pick in terms of design here. It just looks a little more stylish and it shows off its curvy edges in all the appropriate places.Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Engine
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson can be had with two engine options. The petrol motor is the same 2.0-litre unit as seen in the alcazar and puts out 156PS and 192 Nm. This pairs with a six-speed torque-converter automatic. The diesel engine option is the 2.0-litre unit that makes 186PS and 416 Nm, paired with an eight-speed torque converter. The top-spec diesel can also be had with AWD, which comes with an AWD lock function and terrain modes.
The powertrains for the Jeep Compass include a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel motor. The former makes 165PS and 250Nm torque while the latter is good for 173PS and 350Nm of peak torque. The 6-speed manual gearbox is shared by both engines. A 7-speed DCT unit is also on offer for the petrol while the petrol gets a 9-speed automatic transmission with a 4x4 drive configuration.
Under the hood, the Volkswagen gets a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine making 190PS and 320Nm of torque coupled with paddle shifters and a 7-speed DSG and VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive setup. The C5 Aircross is powered by a single 2.0-litre diesel engine making 177PS and 400Nm of peak torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. It also has five grip modes.
Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Features and Interior
All car's come heavily loaded up with safety features and creature comforts.
Notable features available with the 2022 Hyundai Tucson are the parametric hidden DRLs, LED lighting, 64-colour ambient lighting, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 10-way powered driver's seat with lumbar, 8-way powered front passenger seat. Also seen is a powered tailgate, heated and cooled front seats, wireless phone charging, cruise control, wireless charging, blue link connected tech, 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and Bose 8-speaker audio. The Hyundai Tucson comes with Level 2 ADAS safety features.
The Compass gets LED DRLs, headlamps, foglamps, 18-inch alloys, a floating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with FCA's latest Uconnect 5, an all-digital 10.2-inch instrument commanded by a new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other additions to the cabin include wireless smartphone charging, front ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera setup, a power tailgate, cruise control, and eight-way power-adjustable front seats with the driver-side getting a memory function.
The Volkswagen gets ambient lighting with 30 shades, memory function for the driver's seat, new leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, chrome trims and illuminated scuff plates, three-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment system Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, VW virtual cockpit and connected car technology.
The Citroen too gets steering gets built-in controls and commands the 12.3-inch customisable driver's display. The second-row seats can be reclined and adjusted individually. Other highlights of the cabin include a panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, hands-free electric tailgate, and multiple storage options.Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass Vs Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Citroen C5 Aircross: Price
Being the newest contender here, the Hyundai Tucson starts from Rs 27.69 lakh and rises all the way up to Rs 34.54 lakh for the Signature diesel AT with AWD. The Jeep Compass has a wide range of variants to take your pick from which is what it has the lowest starting price of Rs Rs 18.39 lakh and going all the way up to Rs 31.32 lakh. The Volkswagen Tiguan is available in one single variant and is priced at Rs Rs 32.79 lakh. The Citroen C5 Aircross is priced from Rs 32.23 lakh to Rs 33.78 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.