I think Jeep made a gigantic step forward in the design of the 2007 Compass. Until I saw and researched the feature of the 2007 Compass, I always thought the Jeep was an off road vehicle. I never liked its design, because it reminded me of a box. I realize that most Jeep models are primarily an off the road vehicle, and that the design has remained the same for years. So, I understand why some buyers are shocked to see a Jeep with a modern design, with its primary use on the highway. It is great for for those of us who live in the snow country, and yet want a family car. It would be my hope that the Jeep designers continue their forward thinking.
I like the design because I think the Jeep Compass doesn't resemble a box. The CVT is great. I like the easy moving into 4WD. I like the anti-lock brakes. I am happy with a modern Jeep family vehicle that has 4WD. It will take time for previous Jeep owner to get used to the modern design of the Compass.
Back seats recline further, so driver can view the entire back window.