I drove several others and liked the Compass best- simple and basic but gets the job done. Easy to read dash (compare the Escape- wow- that is a rubics cube nightmare). Also has cruise, fog lights, ABS, traction control standard. The price is good if you don't load up the options- I got the 2014 Sport FWD with 2.4 engine, 6 speed auto, power windows and locks. Have 50,000 miles and no problems- have towed my boat, driven long trips, and hauled heavy loads. Mileage varies between 24 and 31. After driving mine, my son bought a Patriot 2.0 with 5 speed stick. Good vehicles.