Well, we bought a 2014 Compass Latitude 4x4 with the tow package. My wife and I are in our late 70's. We had two vehicles, a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid and a '93 Volvo 245, which we used mostly to tow our small boat and trailer, about 1500 lbs total. Anyway, we scaled down to one vehicle and the Compass seems to meet our needs. With that new six speed auto transmission it does a great job pulling the boat. So far we like everything about it, well maybe not the mpg so much.