We have had the Compass for 6 months now. We previously had a 2007 Liberty, and 2000 Cherokee. This Compass has been terrific despite what the "expert" reviews say. It is a CROSSOVER SUV it's not ment to be a hardcore off roader(buy a Wrangler). The 2.4L engine with 6 speed has enough power, it's not going to win the Daytona 500 but has plenty to get out of it's own way and it is very quiet to me, unless you floor the gas pedal all the time. As a matter of fact at idle we can't hear or feel it running. I am 6ft, 300lbs. and have no issues with interior room or comfort. Been averaging 24 to 25mpg with mixed city/hwy driving.(30 to 31mpg when we take a road trip).For $25,000 you can't beat it
I have read a lot of poor reviews on this vehicle and I have to be honest, I'm quite surprised. I absolutely love my 2014 Jeep Latitude 2.4 4x4. It drives amazing in the snow. I feel so safe and I also test drove a few other vehicles, including the Nissan Rogue. I absolutely hated the interior of the Rogue and felt it display screen was very outdated as compared to the Jeep touch screen 6.5 display. I definitely recommend the Lattitudes. I didn't test drive the sport though, so maybe thats what people were unhappy with.
Purchased my Compass in July this year. I wanted a Compass True North but Jeep does not build one, just for the auto shows. So I purchased my Compass 2.4, six speed auto,4x4. Using the spec's found for the True North, I built one. I added the two inch lift kit and added a performance intake. This is the best SUV I have ever had. I truly love driving the Compass. For those who complain that the engine is sluggish, a performance intake will fix the issue without effecting gas mileage. The lift kit is for better off-roading. No mountain climbing or forging rivers, just good off-roading fun. Well, it has been almost three years since the above review. I STILL love this Compass. Everything still runs and operates like new. I have had my Compass in the Ozark Mountains and covered almost all the jeep trails. My Compass has traveled all over Texas and as far north as northern Indiana. I believe I just might keep this Compass a few more years. Thanks Jeep for a good base to work from. I understand that 2018 Compass has incorporated all the modifications I have made to mine. Year four and I still love this little Compass. I checked out the 2018 Compass Trailhawk at the local dealership. It has everything my custom built Compass has. Finally, Jeep has a Compass to be proud of. By the way, I will be keeping mine for a few more years.