Originally we were looking at the Mazda CX-5 - it seemed like the right fit size-wise, price-wise, and the options we needed/wanted. We'd been figuring on it for months, and I kept seeing them on the road - bazillions of them, (and then I started to groan every time I saw one). I have a 2015 Honda Accord, in dark gray, and I'm pretty sure I see about 15 of them on my way to work everyday. At first, because it was so new, I didn't see THAT many of them, but now! Geez everybody and their mother drives one.
Anyway - my husband talked me into going test driving a few Saturdays ago, and we quickly discovered I couldn't sit in the passenger seat of the Mazda! We tried the CX-5 & the CX-9. It was horrible. I'm not exactly petite, but I am short... Anyway, the seat was so small I was hanging off of it, and it hurt my back after 5 minutes. Also - me being short, the seat sit up too high from the floor of the car, which causes my feet to swell after a time, so road trips in that thing would be misery.
Anyway, that put us right back at square one. We looked at CR-V's that afternoon as well, but he has always hated those, just because, so it wasn't even a real option. Then we test drove a Ford Edge, because we were by a Ford dealer, and it was ok - we might have ended up settling on that. Nothing out there really had our interest at all.
Funny part of the story - how we found the Compass...
A few days before we went test driving I saw a green car - I love green - and this was a really sharp looking green, and it was a Compass - which is in the class of vehicles we were looking at. So I looked on the Jeep website to see if they still offered a similar color green for the Compass - because I love green - and I saw the New Compass on the site, and thought to myself, "wonder why DH isn't looking at the Compass? It looks nice!" The green isn't as awesome as the one I saw, but wow look at the orange one!
Well - fast forward to Saturday - and we are driving home from a disappointing day of looking at cars, and I mention the Compass. He didn't care for the old body style, so he was like "what? No"... so I pulled it up on my phone and showed him one. His reaction:
"That's a Compass?!?!"
Anyway - he spent the whole night researching and watching YouTube videos on the new Compass. We test drove a Trailhawk the next day, and that's all she wrote. It took us a couple weeks to find the right one, and the Spitfire Orange looks amazing! (Orange is my second favorite color.
Now considering trading my Accord in for a green Latitude in a stick.