I purchased this vehicle for lifestyle and utility, for carrying bikes and sports gear and light hauling from the nursery or hardware store. This base Sport FWD with CVT has a lot to offer for the price.
Among the standard power options, it also has cruise control, ipod jack, fog lights, heated mirrors, dark tinted glass on the rear windows, good looking 17 inch alloy wheels, fold flat rear seats and roof rails.
Since I primarily haul bikes, I purchased the factory cross bars and then added bike racks.
Nearly every other comparable vehicle has these options (if available at all) only on much higher end models that cost many thousands more.
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The birth of our son got the clock ticking on my wife's Mini Cooper, and about a month ago, we traded it on a Jeep Compass Sport (FWD, 5spd., 2.4L engine).
While the Jeep was a great value, it really compares well to similarly-sized SUVs (Ford Escape, Subaru Forrester).
It isn't a performance vehicle, but some of its features are really well thought out.
The rear cargo light/flashlight has already come in handy, and the two-level storage in the armrest is very nice.
It also also has done very well with gas.
We've averaged over 26 mpg for the first 2,000 miles, better than we expected.
This little Jeep is not the most refined car we've ever owned, but it is an impressive package.
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