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Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Hyundai Tucson Vs Jeep Compass : Features, Price And Specifications Comparison

French carmaker Citroen's debut product C5 Aircross SUV is now on sale in India. It ranges between Rs 29.90 lakh to Rs 31.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Available in two variants, the C5 Aircross comes with many segment's first features. If you're also looking to buy this 5-seater mid-sized premium SUV, here we've compared it with its primary rivals to find out where it will stand amongst its peers: – 

1. Citroen C5 Aircross Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Tucson – Dimension comparison 

Parameters

Citroen C5 Aircross

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson  

Length

4500mm

4405mm

4480mm

Width

2099mm

1818mm

1850mm

Height

1710mm

1640mm

1660mm

Wheelbase

2730mm

2636mm

2670mm

Boot Space

580 (all seats up), 720 (rear seats in forwarding position), 1630 (rear seats folded)

438 litres

530 litres

Fuel Tank Capacity

52.5L

60L

62L

Wheel Size

18-inch alloys

17-18-inch alloys

18-inch alloys

Spare Wheel Size

18-inch alloys

17-18-inch alloys

Dimension-wise, the Citroen C5 Aircross is larger than the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in every area, which makes it a more spacious offering. 

2. Engine Specifications 

 

Citroen C5 Aircross

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Engine Displacement

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

Max power

177PS

173PS

185PS

Max torque

400Nm

350Nm

400Nm

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual/9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Drivetrain

2WD

2WD/4WD

2WD/4WD

 

  • Since the C5 Aircross is a diesel-only offering so we have only compared it with the diesel-powered variants of its competitors. However, both Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson are available with petrol engines choices as well. 
  • All three SUVs get a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel motor, but the Korean SUV is the most powerful vehicle amongst all. However, its torque output is right up there with the C5 Aircross.
  • As far as gearbox options are concerned, it's only the Jeep Compass that is available with both manual and automatic gearbox choices. Also, both Compass and Tucson get the advantage of an all-wheel-drive drivetrain to boost their off-roading characteristics. 

3. Features Comparison 

 – Common Features –

  • All three SUVs come with a generously loaded cabin. The notable common features include LED lighting system, dual-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlamps, static bending/cornering function, rain-sensing wipers, powered tailgate (hands-free opening & closing), cruise control, powered driver’s seat, height-adjustable front passenger seat (manual in C5 Aircross, powered in Compass & Tucson), keyless entry with push-button start, electric parking brake, auto-dimming rearview mirror, multiple driving modes, six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill-start assist control (HAC), hill descent control, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), child seat anchor-ISOFIX, reverse parking camera & sensors. 

  • Except for the Jeep Compass, both the other SUVs also gets front parking sensors.  

– Exclusive key features – 

Citroen C5 Aircross Jeep Compass Hyundai Tucson
  • Larger digital instrument display (12.3-inch)
  • Customisable digital displays 
  • Three individually adjustable (recline, slide and fold) modular rear seats.
  • High-density foam to provide lounge-like comfort
  • Cruise control with memory setting
  • Park assist for auto-guidance into parking bays and with parallel parking 
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Front parking sensors
  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Grip Control [Standard, Snow, All Terrain (Mud, Damp Grass etc.), Sand And Traction Control Off]
  • Memory function for driver's seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Largest infotainment system (10.1-inch) with Uconnect connected car technology
  • Customisable instrument cluster
  • Alpine 9-speaker audio system
  • Jeep’s 4X4 drive modes
  • 360-degree parking camera
  • BlueLink connected car with remote function technology
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 4WD with advanced traction cornering control
  • 8-speakers infinity sound system
  • Heating function in ORVM
  • Front parking sensors
  • Power tailgate with height adjustment

Citroen C5 Aircross park assist

Also Read: Fourth Generation Hyundai Tucson Ahead Of Official Unveiled On September 15

4. Price Comparison

Model Price Range (ex-showroom)
Citroen C5 Aircross Rs 29.90 lakh to Rs 31.90 lakh
Jeep Compass Rs 16.99 lakh to Rs 28.29 lakh
Hyundai Tucson Rs 22.55 lakh to Rs 27.33 lakh

 

As the above table indicates, the all-new C5 Aircross is pretty expensive than even the top-spec variants of the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. In fact, its prices are comparable to the one segment above, 7-seaters body-on-frame SUVs such as Mahindra Alturas G4 (Rs 28.73 – 31.73 lakh), Toyota Fortuner (Rs 30.34-38.30 lakh), MG Gloster (Rs 29.98 – 36.08 lakh) and Ford Endeavour (Rs 29.99 – 36.25 lakh).

Verdict

On paper, the Citroen C5 Aircross comes across as the biggest car and has the torquiest diesel engine in its segment. Though Citroen offers it with some exclusive features and promises one of the comfiest SUVs, it doesn’t get a 4WD system like those rivals. Furthermore, its higher prices and small dealer network don’t do any favours on its side. However, one can buy this SUV to stand out in the crowd. 

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