I got back last night from a 1,500 + mile trip down to San Antonio Tx. and back. The Compass did very good and I am pleased to say it is a good touring vehicle for me. I ran an average of 72 mph with the cruise control on and runnung A/C and averaged around 24.5 mpg. This was including many CVT downshifts into the 3,000 rpm + range, and I have to commend the computer module for demanding top performance from the engine. The interior space was slightly lacking for luggage space, (four people) and it stacked up to rear seat headrest heigth which further limited rearview vision. Passing speed in tight situations are interesting with the CVT, and seemed to produce the needed result but with possibly excessive engine rpm.? I think that there is noticable differences between different regular grade gasolines and did get 26.2 mpg from one tank at the described speeds & conditions. I don't remember which station I filled up at though.. I'm attempting to attach a photo of the Compass parked at the Lackland AFB parade grounds parking lot. Son graduated from basic training, the reason for the trip.
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