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That thing has a very polarizing design and people are going to react to it like the Prius, you either hate it or love it. Oddly enough, I find it appealing but the thing apparently feels under powered and has horrible rear window view.

The 2017 is just more practical IMO.
 

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If by "interesting" you mean ugly and terrible, yes I agree. 馃榾

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I agree.

Lexus/Toyota has been trying to stand out with design that is different from the rest and in the process have come up with designs that have potential but have ugly cues that throw the whole product off.

It's going to be a struggle especially with their products not falling that far away from competition like Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
 

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The big thing that Lexus and Toyota have is their known for amazing reliability. Engines are bulletproof and they put up with abuse.

Design wise they're sort of pushing it a wee bit.
 

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I think the Rogue Sport (Qashqai) is the closest thing around to the Compass. Nissan never adopted Android Auto though.

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They will eventually. With the launch of NissanConnect, Andriod Auto will become one of the standard features.

Fortunately being a system so easy to implement we could see it introduced as soon as the next model year. A small downside currently.
 

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The android auto site also says it will be with Nissan soon as well. But with the new Qashqai, you can utilize something called SiriEyes

Unleash the power of your Siri-equipped iPhone庐 with Siri庐 Eyes Free. [*] Ask about the weather, make calls, send texts, update your calendar, and more 鈥 at the touch of a button.
 

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Call me biased, but IMO nothing compares to the Compass!!!! :) Seriously, though, no one's mentioned the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. I was considering that due to availability of a manual transmission when I was "shopping". But I came to my senses and opted for the Compass.
 

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Brian_Pizzutti, I'm thinking of buying a 2013 Compass - fair price offered me - but I'm told the smaller engine which this one has, may not be able to pull a camper trailer. Any truth to this?
Make sure the vehicle you buy has the factory tow package (gets an engine oil cooler) and a trailer tow wiring harness. Properly equipped you can pull 2000lbs
 

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The 2018 compass sport doesn't have power or fuel economy...when I picked mine up, my woman though she was going to be funny and rev the engine at me...she had our lancer es with a 2.0 eco model, get about 440 miles to a tank of gas...anyway she took off and there was no way this thing was going to catch her...all that I saw was tail lights and I didn't see those for long...and this thing is so hard on gas its not funny...average is about 12.8 mpg
 

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The 2018 compass sport doesn't have power or fuel economy...when I picked mine up, my woman though she was going to be funny and rev the engine at me...she had our lancer es with a 2.0 eco model, get about 440 miles to a tank of gas...anyway she took off and there was no way this thing was going to catch her...all that I saw was tail lights and I didn't see those for long...and this thing is so hard on gas its not funny...average is about 12.8 mpg
I"d suggest you get that looked at then as 12mpg is not proper at all and magazine tests prove it isn't that low, additionally other members on this site haven't got that bad or mileage.
 

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Here in Australia, I'm comparing a Limited to the VW Tiguan Highline and the 2018 Honda CR-V (smaller engine, CVVT but equal on features)....the only problem is the latter two are available, the Compass isn't out here until about December :(
 

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I just joined this site, so I'm a little late to the game. I just read through this thread and found it quite interesting. Just a quick background on me:

I'm in sales/fleet department now at a Volvo and Mazda dealership. I've been in sales for 14 years total. I've sold Honda's (nest to Buick, Cadillac and GMC's) for 11 years. I've owned several Jeeps now, but not all in a row. With that said....

About the size of the new Compass, it's extremely close to the size of the Mazda CX5. I personally own a 2016 Jeep Patriot, and even that is similar in size to the CX5, CRv, and Toyota Rav4. The Mazda CX3 is a much smaller vehicle and is based on the Mazda2 sold in Japan and sold in the USA under Toyota as the I-A (formerly Scion). The HRv is a little smaller too, but I don't know as much about that because I didn't sell it.

In terms of MPG's, I don't care how you slice it or which brand. It all comes down to how you drive, your tire pressure, air filter, driving conditions, etc. It really makes me laugh when I hear people talk about Honda and Toyota being so good on fuel. I have a friend who drives a Honda Pilot and a GMC Sierra Duramax and his truck gets better MPG's. Personally, I keep my vehicle well kept and the tires are checked monthly and kept at the suggested pressure. My Patriot is the 2.4L, front drive with the 6 speed auto. If I'm not using the A/C and I drive nice, I will get just a tick over 31mpg. Under normal every day driving in mostly city with a couple highway miles in the mix, I will average 22 mpg. Again, I currently sell Mazda's and I will guarantee you the CX5 drivers are not getting anything above that. Most are averaging around 25 total.

For anyone thinking about buying the Mazda CX5, I can personally attest to how they drive and feel. I deliver cars for the fleet/internet department and I've put well over a thousand miles on the new 2017's. Although they are much more quiet than the old CX5, it still falls short in many areas. Getting comfortable in one is nearly impossible due to the ergonomics are so bad. In training, I've spent time in the Honda/Toyota's as well, and the Mazda is at least better than those two mainly because Mazda refuses to use the CVT trans! Thank goodness for that!

At the end of the day, I can't tell you how many times I get out of the Mazda and walk to my Patriot to go home. I get in and can't believe how much more I like it than driving the CX5. But hey, that's just me.
 

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I just joined this site, so I'm a little late to the game. I just read through this thread and found it quite interesting. Just a quick background on me:

I'm in sales/fleet department now at a Volvo and Mazda dealership. I've been in sales for 14 years total. I've sold Honda's (nest to Buick, Cadillac and GMC's) for 11 years. I've owned several Jeeps now, but not all in a row. With that said....

About the size of the new Compass, it's extremely close to the size of the Mazda CX5. I personally own a 2016 Jeep Patriot, and even that is similar in size to the CX5, CRv, and Toyota Rav4. The Mazda CX3 is a much smaller vehicle and is based on the Mazda2 sold in Japan and sold in the USA under Toyota as the I-A (formerly Scion). The HRv is a little smaller too, but I don't know as much about that because I didn't sell it.

In terms of MPG's, I don't care how you slice it or which brand. It all comes down to how you drive, your tire pressure, air filter, driving conditions, etc. It really makes me laugh when I hear people talk about Honda and Toyota being so good on fuel. I have a friend who drives a Honda Pilot and a GMC Sierra Duramax and his truck gets better MPG's. Personally, I keep my vehicle well kept and the tires are checked monthly and kept at the suggested pressure. My Patriot is the 2.4L, front drive with the 6 speed auto. If I'm not using the A/C and I drive nice, I will get just a tick over 31mpg. Under normal every day driving in mostly city with a couple highway miles in the mix, I will average 22 mpg. Again, I currently sell Mazda's and I will guarantee you the CX5 drivers are not getting anything above that. Most are averaging around 25 total.

For anyone thinking about buying the Mazda CX5, I can personally attest to how they drive and feel. I deliver cars for the fleet/internet department and I've put well over a thousand miles on the new 2017's. Although they are much more quiet than the old CX5, it still falls short in many areas. Getting comfortable in one is nearly impossible due to the ergonomics are so bad. In training, I've spent time in the Honda/Toyota's as well, and the Mazda is at least better than those two mainly because Mazda refuses to use the CVT trans! Thank goodness for that!

At the end of the day, I can't tell you how many times I get out of the Mazda and walk to my Patriot to go home. I get in and can't believe how much more I like it than driving the CX5. But hey, that's just me.
That is strange, before picking up my compass- i purchased a 2016 cx-5 and lets not beat around the bush here, there's just no comparison as the mazda drives like a V6 and puts power to the wheels with its skyactiv system. I ended up returning it due to a water leak in the read lift gate, but loved to drive it. The compass drives like someone put my lawnmower motor in it- so as long as i drive in normal traffic conditions then i dont miss too much. passing other cars is a pipe dream though.
 

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My previous car was a Kuga (Escape to the US folks) and was quite a lot bigger than my Compass. It was a lot heavier and thirstier too.

Before that I had a couple of Yeti鈥檚 which were very similar in size and running costs. It also feels very similar in size to my Freelander 1鈥檚 that I had in the past even though the later Freelanders would be considered a size up from the Compass.
 

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I'm coming from a long line of Jeeps, other Chrysler products, and GM products. I purchased my Compass to replace my 2008 Jeep Patriot. I miss the Patriot but I'm satisfied with the Compass. The Compass is cushier than the Patriot, but it doesn't feel as much like a Jeep as my Patriot did. Most of my driving is on the highway so the Compass is a good vehicle for me.

Fuel economy has been a real surprise. I'm getting well over 30MPG overall (31.1 since purchase) and well into the low 30s MPG on a level highway.

I really don't care for the 9-spd auto -- a headwind will make it downshift and a hill will make it drop down three or four gears. The thing just loves shifting! I'm hoping it will last since I tend to keep my vehicles to 200,000+ miles, but all that shifting makes me worry.
 

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I test drove a Certified Audi Q3 before I started looking at the 2nd gen Compass. I preferred the Audi but at $35K for a used car and the dealer won't budge with the sale price or trade in value, it wasn't much of a choice. The Jeep was a compromise but with the $3K rebate and discounts it was almost $10,000 less than the Audi with similar features.
 

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I test drove a Certified Audi Q3 before I started looking at the 2nd gen Compass. I preferred the Audi but at $35K for a used car and the dealer won't budge with the sale price or trade in value, it wasn't much of a choice. The Jeep was a compromise but with the $3K rebate and discounts it was almost $10,000 less than the Audi with similar features.
Think of it as an Audi with a $10,000 rebate! I knew someone who had an Audi he loved, but said they priced him out of the market when he retired. He dropped down to a VW.
 
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