The new one isn't even in the same league as the old one. I had a 2016 for two months as a rental. It was the vehicle that I WANTED to like, but always found some reason not to. My Partner and I checked out an orange one, and drove it home it was so exponentially better. It actually feels like a baby Cherokee. and that's a good thing.
I traded in a 2014 Compass on my 2018 in February 2018. The 2018 model is head over heels better than the 2014 model. It drives much smoother and is easier to steer. The gas mileage is much better too. The only complaint the hubby and the son have is that it didn't come with a Sirius XM radio like the 2014 Compass did.
I recently bought a 2018 compass. There are a bunch of reasons as to why I picked this vehicle. Now I looked at the ford escape, chevy equinox, and gmc terrain. I crossed of the Chevy and GMC because they only had turbos, I did not want a turbo motor. I don't like the lag and I just feel that's an extra expense. I did like the escape, only the s model comes with a non turbo motor. But the s doesn't come with 4wd, I need 4wd as I live in the north east, if you step up a model they only come with an ecoboost. I feel this is the best looking and most rugged looking out of the bunch. I currently have 1000 miles on my 2018 Sport.
I think the compass drives great, I have no issue with the power. Around town its perfect. I took it to Atlantic City about a week ago which is about a little over 2 hours away. It did great, the wind noise is minimal, the ride is great, it steers very well. My only negative is once you get above 75 mph the motor has to work a little harder to keep you at a constant speed, and I feel that the transmission has a part in that. As far as the transmission, besides what I said I have no issues with it. I am coming from a 2006 Chrysler 300, not a bad transmission but it was a 4spd and the gears were so long. A lot of the time it was in the wrong gear. I have the Sport model, it came with the cold weather package and the sport package. It only has the 5inch u connect and that's all I need. The stock radio and speakers sound great no issues there. I do like that my right knee isn't resting on the center stack. That was a issue with my 300. My right knee would rest on the corner of the center stack and its wasn't the most comfortable especially on longer trips. Like other people say the storage is lacking, I don't like how small the center console is and the cover itself. This is small and petty but its something I kinda need to get used to. While it steers well the steering wheel takes a little more muscle to turn. I drive with one had and over a long time spand my wrist gets a little sore if I don't change the way my hand is postioned. I am currently getting 24.6 miles per gallon and that is mixed driving. I drive slow, I am not a fast, I don't accelerate hard. So I feel it gets good mileage. I have a small family, its me my wife, I have a 3 year old and a 12 year old. I can put all of there stuff in the compass and still have room. Its the perfect size for my family. I cant say anything about it being off road because I really don't have anything around here that is off road but I cant wait to see what it can do. Well that's my review of it, overall I am really happy with my purchase of my 2018 Compass Sport.
AYMK, my 2018 Compass was totaled. Between the accident and purchasing a replacement—also a Compass, this time a 2019—I had a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. So I’m offering a comparison based on a couple weeks of running the Hyundai bracketed by two second generation Compasses.
If anyone is wondering how the new Compass Trailhawk handles boulder bashing or rock crawling, it may not be the ideal model to do so. But TFL Cars has found it to be a great vehicle if you're looking for something to go light off-roading in and with plenty of comfort and roominess.
With a total history of Toyota ownership lasting 8 years I will be comparing the Rav4 to the all-new Compass. This is in no way a new segment and has a history stretching at least 10-15 years with many rivals to choose from. So with that being said, what else are you looking at?
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