My last vehicle was a Saturn VUE with a manual. Got into ATV riding so I added a tow package to the VUE (Uhaul) Over the years we started getting into camping and riding so I needed more towing ability, I bought a used Trailblazer off a friend which was the very first automatic vehicle I ever owned (and I have been driving now for over 30 years) Last year it gave me issues so I replaced it with a Tahoe (also automatic) but there was no real other choice for good towing capacity in SUV class.
The Saturn was my daily driving vehicle and it was good it still had towing ability, good for when I want to use the small trailer and carry one quad to a local riding place, or go get a load of mulch or dirt, etc.. So a few months ago the Saturn gave me some problems and it was clear its time was done (underside all rusted out) I had it for 16 years. I looked around for a small SUV class vehicle with a manual, that is how I ended up buying a Compass. I added the tow package, dealer did not have it in stock nor knew when it would become available so I had Uhaul add one. I know it sits lower then factory, but with the equipment I have now, it is at the same level as the Saturn was so I did not have to change anything (drawbars, etc..)
I don't plan to offroad with the Compass, only grass and some mud parking at trailheads (no rock crawling or anything like that) so I am not worried about the hitch setup being lower.
I just like driving a manual so for this as a daily running vehicle it is working well.