Arudlang, you're right. Just a different shell over the same drivetrain. More than siblings, they are paternal twins.
I chose the Compass over the Renegade because it had a lower profile with less wind resistance. Considering I couldn't get the Renegade into 9th at 70MPH on a downgrade (and I can with my Compass), I think my fuel economy is better with the Compass.
I liked the extra storage space under the Renegade cargo area -- maybe due to the higher profile. Also the Compass just seemed more carlike and that's what I wanted.
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