I fell in love with the Compass within the first 5 minutes of the test drive. It's so much fun and easy to handle. I traded in an Oldsmobile Bravada for this smaller, more fuel efficient crossover and have not been disappointed. It has tighter handling and is easier to manuever, especially when parking. My husband has a Grand Cherokee and it seems much stiffer in its handling. Like most new cars it took a couple hundred miles to break the engine in, but after a little driving under its belt the engine is extremely smooth. Overall the Compass is perfect for day to day driving.
The interior design is sleek and classy. There is so much leg room in the back seat I was amazed. Also, the wipe down cargo area is perfect for a wet dog that you don't want stinking up the upholstery!
A hatch window in the rear would be nice to avoid opening the entire back everytime you want to load and unload a small item.