You are correct, I think the delivery of the 5 speed is a not as long. I've been driving a Toyota 4x4 for the last 350000Km of which only 1500Km was on roads needed 4wd. I'm sure, on these roads, and looking at some of the videos, the Compass can handle them quite easily. With more and more stop signs in urban areas going up, I'm looking foward to a comfortable auto drive. Can't wait to get the Jeep Compass.