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post #1 of 43 Old 12-11-2016, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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What are you comparing the 2017+ Compass to?

With a total history of Toyota ownership lasting 8 years I will be comparing the Rav4 to the all-new Compass. This is in no way a new segment and has a history stretching at least 10-15 years with many rivals to choose from. So with that being said, what else are you looking at?
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post #2 of 43 Old 12-12-2016, 03:18 PM
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Heard that Ford is finally coming out with the Bronco, but who knows how long it's going to be until we see it. Other than that, maybe the Toyota Highlander LE?
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A lot of CUVs are coming out this year, but not many would stand up against the Compass IMHO.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape are a few. But they seem to be more on-road vehicles and not as flexible as the Compass. Also they aren't cheap.
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post #4 of 43 Old 01-04-2017, 08:36 PM
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Isn't the Compass technically one slot below the CX-5, Sportage, and Escape? I'd think it competes more with the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V.
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Isn't the Compass technically one slot below the CX-5, Sportage, and Escape? I'd think it competes more with the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V.
The way I see it (which I think some here will agree) is its not an exact science, there will be many reasons for comparing it to what you mentioned and models right under them. These days there's a lot of inbetween segments which impacts this.
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I was looking at 2017 models only for comparison, but it'll still stand above the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V in terms of versatility IMO.
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I was looking at 2017 models only for comparison, but it'll still stand above the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V in terms of versatility IMO.
Maybe so, but it'll be below the Escape, RAV4, and CR-V. Not sure how that'll work out.

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The SUV segment seems to be exploding the last few years. Most of the models that I'm looking at are listed on here already. I'm just happy to see that there are a lot of other options coming from the Japanese brands like Toyota and Honda because from what I can see, the fuel economy is a marked improvement...
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I was looking at the EcoSport, but it seems more like a fuel saving vehicles then something meant for performance. I'm expecting it to be under powered compared to the Compass. And it seems like a gimmicky vehicle if their ads are anything to go by.
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I was looking at the EcoSport, but it seems more like a fuel saving vehicles then something meant for performance. I'm expecting it to be under powered compared to the Compass. And it seems like a gimmicky vehicle if their ads are anything to go by.
Seems like a lot of vehicles in this segment are underpowered. The HR-V is a dog, so is the Crosstrek and the Trax. I was watching the EcoSport reveal and was very disappointed by the power train but kind of expected it given the others. Not to mention the side opening rear gate.

Seems like only the Juke, Renegade, and Compass have decent power in the segment.

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post #11 of 43 Old 01-11-2017, 03:38 PM
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Manufacturers are going the route of fuel savings at the cost of power delivery and that's an unfortunate change in the market, but FCA can't do the same with Jeep as it's their money cow and they can't risk pushing us away.
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Well, you can only lose a certain amount of power delivery before your vehicle is no longer off-road capable, so that makes some sense. But they're not even offering the option of a slower and more fuel-efficient powertrain. And it's not like they don't have them.

I have a feeling other maufacturers are going to have to step up their power output a bit though. Some of these things are so slow they can't even get out of their own way. Or my way.
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Brian_Pizzutti, I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Compass - fair price offered me - but I'm told the smaller engine which this one has, may not be able to pull a camper trailer. Any truth to this?
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Brian_Pizzutti, I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Compass - fair price offered me - but I'm told the smaller engine which this one has, may not be able to pull a camper trailer. Any truth to this?
That's a question better left to sections on that generation, this is on the upcoming next generation model, best to keep it like that just to keep it on topic.
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Speaking of trailers, the 2017 compass can tow up to 907 kilograms or 2,000 lbs. Think that's more than what the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V can pull?
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I've read that the NA HR-V isn't recommended to tow. Been trying to find specs on a towing capacity but I can't come up with anything on it.
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Speaking of trailers, the 2017 compass can tow up to 907 kilograms or 2,000 lbs. Think that's more than what the CX-3, EcoSport, and HR-V can pull?
Most likely. Not that any of them will ever tow anything.

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Well, that new Toyota C-HR looks very interesting.

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If by "interesting" you mean ugly and terrible, yes I agree. 😀

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The C-HR doesn't look that bad... it looks quite... eccentric? If that's the word.. to use euphemism.
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That thing has a very polarizing design and people are going to react to it like the Prius, you either hate it or love it. Oddly enough, I find it appealing but the thing apparently feels under powered and has horrible rear window view.

The 2017 is just more practical IMO.
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If by "interesting" you mean ugly and terrible, yes I agree. 😀

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I agree.

Lexus/Toyota has been trying to stand out with design that is different from the rest and in the process have come up with designs that have potential but have ugly cues that throw the whole product off.

It's going to be a struggle especially with their products not falling that far away from competition like Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
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The big thing that Lexus and Toyota have is their known for amazing reliability. Engines are bulletproof and they put up with abuse.

Design wise they're sort of pushing it a wee bit.
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I think the Rogue Sport (Qashqai) is the closest thing around to the Compass. Nissan never adopted Android Auto though.

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They will eventually. With the launch of NissanConnect, Andriod Auto will become one of the standard features.

Fortunately being a system so easy to implement we could see it introduced as soon as the next model year. A small downside currently.
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The android auto site also says it will be with Nissan soon as well. But with the new Qashqai, you can utilize something called SiriEyes

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Call me biased, but IMO nothing compares to the Compass!!!! Seriously, though, no one's mentioned the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. I was considering that due to availability of a manual transmission when I was "shopping". But I came to my senses and opted for the Compass.
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Brian_Pizzutti, I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Compass - fair price offered me - but I'm told the smaller engine which this one has, may not be able to pull a camper trailer. Any truth to this?
Make sure the vehicle you buy has the factory tow package (gets an engine oil cooler) and a trailer tow wiring harness. Properly equipped you can pull 2000lbs


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The 2018 compass sport doesn't have power or fuel economy...when I picked mine up, my woman though she was going to be funny and rev the engine at me...she had our lancer es with a 2.0 eco model, get about 440 miles to a tank of gas...anyway she took off and there was no way this thing was going to catch her...all that I saw was tail lights and I didn't see those for long...and this thing is so hard on gas its not funny...average is about 12.8 mpg
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The 2018 compass sport doesn't have power or fuel economy...when I picked mine up, my woman though she was going to be funny and rev the engine at me...she had our lancer es with a 2.0 eco model, get about 440 miles to a tank of gas...anyway she took off and there was no way this thing was going to catch her...all that I saw was tail lights and I didn't see those for long...and this thing is so hard on gas its not funny...average is about 12.8 mpg
I"d suggest you get that looked at then as 12mpg is not proper at all and magazine tests prove it isn't that low, additionally other members on this site haven't got that bad or mileage.


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