I did my due diligence and looked at almost every small SUV corssover before deciding on the compass.
In canada, we do not have mercury, but escapes of course grow on trees. In looking at a 2007 XLT decently loaded, they were offering 6k in rebates, for a 2007 and the price was STILL 30,500 cdn.
I'll be spending in the order of 4 grand less on a compass with better features, better mileage, and with a hope for resale value.
As well the compass is, for what we need in the house, a better fit in terms of being a capable crossover which is efficient, offers a nicer driving position than a car but isn't a large tanker (like my f250).