Contrary to what some reviewers have said, I was blown away on all fronts by the Compass. The comfort of the drive is astounding. The handling and power is better than my wife's $50,000 sports car (I am not kidding. Her exact words were "Oh my gosh; honey! It's amazing"), the gas mileage is nothing short of amazing- we have recorded between 29 and 30 mpg on the freeway. The style of interior design is on par with similarly priced other makes; however the actual layout is extremely functional- everything is naturally where it should be- the little added touches (removable flashlight, power outlets, LOTS of storage, and seats that all fold flat to create a HUGE cargo area) are great too
Power, power, power. I have absolutely NO idea how a tiny little 30 mpg 4 cylinder engine can carry 4 people and a full load of luggage up a large mountain pass at 80 mpg without any compromise in handling but it does.
I wish my BASE model had come with leather but even so the cloth is good quality and attractive.