Citroen French automaker has all set to launch their debut car Mid-Size SUV C5 Aircross. Earlier it was planned to launch in November 2020, but delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Ahead of its official launch in March 2021, the carmaker has officially revealed the first unit of the Indian-Bound SUV. Citroen officially revealed the detailed specification of the SUV, which helps us to compare with its major rival in the Indian market, PSA Groupe brand Jeep facelifted compass. Although, both brands are under French PSA Groupe. Below is the detailed specification comparison between Citroen C5 Aircross and 2021 Jeep compass: –

Citroen C5 side view
Side view with 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels


CarC5 AircrossJeep compass
Length4500 mm4395 m
Width1969 mm1818 mm
Height1710 mm1640 mm
Ground Clearance230 mm178 mm
Dimensions comparison

The Citroen C5 Aircross measures 4500 mm in length, 1969 mm in width, 1710 mm in height, and 230 mm in ground clearance. On the other hand, the Jeep compass measures 4395 mm in length, 1818 mm in width, 1640 mm in height, and 178 mm in ground clearance.

This means the Citroen C5 Aircross is 105 mm longer, 151 mm wider, 70 mm taller, and has 52 mm more ground clearance as compared with the Jeep Compass.

Citreon C5 AIrcross Interior
Citreon C5 AIrcross Interior

Drivetrains option

CarC5 AircrossCompass
Engine2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel2.0 liter 4-cylinder Diesel
Power177 PS173 PS
Torque400 Nm350 Nm
Transmission8-speed AT6-speed MT and 9-speed AT
Engine comparison

Citroen C5 Aircross currently only offers a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, which generates 177 PS of maximum power and 400 Nm of peak torque, when mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

While it should be noted that the 2021 Jeep compass offers both petrol and Diesel engine. While talking about its diesel engine, it takes power from a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder. Which belts out slightly lower power and torque compared with C5 Aircross i.e., 173 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Although, it is offered with two transmission options, a 6-speed manual, and 9-speed automatic gearbox.

While Jeep Compass also gets a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine option, which is rated as 163 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The transmission offered with a turbocharged petrol engine is a standard 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed DCT.

Jeep Compass Front view
Jeep compass arrived at dealerships

The Big point to be noted in this that Citroen offering C5 Aircross as a standard front-wheel drive, but on the other hand, the jeep offers compass as an optional all-wheel drive for diesel variants.


On the safety side, C5 Aircross equipped with, 6-airbags, Hill descent control, Front and rear sensors, back camera, tire pressure monitoring system, ABS with EBD, ESP control, and hill start assist. On the other hand, Compass offers 6-airbags, a 360-degree camera, ABS with EBD, brake assist, traction control, ISOFIX child mounting, Hill descent assist, ESC, and Hill Hold assist.

On the safety side, Jeep and Citroen offer almost the same packages but the compass has an additional hand with a 360-degree view camera.

Jeep Compass facelift Interior
Compass facelift interior with 10.25 inch infotainment system


Citroen C5 Aircross offers, LED headlamps, LED taillights, panoramic sunroof, LED DRLs, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, android auto, apple car play, hands-free tailgate open and close, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, hands-free parking, Dual-zone auto climate control, cruise control, Electronic parking brake, drive modes, traction modes, Auto-Dimming IRVM, Heated ORVM and So on.

While 2021 Jeep compass furnished with, 10.1Inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, wireless android auto and apple car play, connected car technology, Jeep’s new Uconnect 5 system, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging pad, panoramic sunroof, electronic parking, Dual-zone auto climate control, cruise control, drive modes, powered tailgate and so on.

Jeep going to launch new 4 SUV's in indian amrket
Jeep Compass facelift comes with updated grille and bumper housing

 Price Range

The Jeep retails compass with the starting price of Rs 16.99 lakhs for the entry-level variant and goes up to Rs 28.29 lakhs for the top-end variant (All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). Although the Citroen C5 Aircross prices are not revealed yet it is expected to price at Rs 30 lakhs mark ex-showroom.


The Citroen C5 Aircross is the premium model from the brand and hence, it will be priced as a premium product. While compared with features and safety side they both are neck to neck, while talking about powertrains Citroen C5 Aircross has slightly more power and torquier engine compared with the Jeep Compass. Although, Compass offers an additional 4×4 wheel drive configuration which C5 Aircross legs behind. Over-all if Citroen puts an aggressive price tag on C5 then it turns out to offer more sales numbers for the brand, otherwise 2021 compass and other models in the segment will have the upper hand over Citroen.     

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