Does taking it on a track count as "really pushing it" ?
2018 trailhawk is daughter's car (happy 16) -- and part of my deal with her was she had to do new-driver car control clinic through NASA, and it included track time.
Here's skidpad video:
ugh it says I don't have enough posts to have a link , but it's youtube dot com / watch?v=DygoWOZ6mGk
There were all kinds of cars there, including a 2017 mustang 5.0 that really smoked, a modern Audi S4, an older BMW 323, etc. What was interesting is how much better handling the Compass had than say a Chevy LT1500. What was REALLY interesting was how badly an old 1970's mustang did -- oversteer all over the place, and lack of ABS made it perform horribly in the slalom and such, but it did make for impressive burn outs
The biggest observation was the sports cars did best (duh), the wagons and compact SUV's like our compass' did next best, and large vehicles like the LT1500, ford excursion, and minivans did the worst, by a noticeable amount, in terms of maneuverability.
Other cars, like the Juke were noticeably slower. Some cars, like the Mazda Miata are faster in a straight line, but definitely more
The engine, and transmission .. it kind of is what it is. The handling and braking, however, are quite good by comparison.