Congrads.... can't wait to see some pics! The auto journalists can say what they want, that's their opinion. What vehicle someone chooses is based on their needs. Very few people spend $30, $40, $50,000 on a SUV and Baja through the woods with it anyways. Mainly about bragging rights IMO. The Compass is more than capable.
2010 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4, Natural Green Pearl
Winner of COTM November 2011
Winner of COTM March 2012