AWESOME VALUE for the MONEY ! Great 6 Speed Auto !
By Labrat0116 on Sunday, June 14, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "GREAT VALUE, SUPER RELIABLE, CHEAPER THAN OTHERS"
Cons: "VERY BAD BLINDS SPOTS, BORING TO DRIVE"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"My Compass Latitude is a 2014 with 19,000 miles on it.
The folks that knock the automatic transmissions in other reviews here obviously have the CVT and NOT the new (for 2014) 6 Speed Automatic!
This automatic is one of the smoothest shifting automatics I have ever owned and I've owned over (100) vehicles over the past (35) years.
I bought a pretty much loaded 2014 Latitude Edition for right around $24,000 OTD. My Compass has 4x4, Sun/Sound (great loud stereo BTW!), low profile tires on 18's on chrome laden wheels, Bluetooth, UConnect, Power everything including the Moonroof, and most importantly, HEATED SEATS ! Yes! HEATED SEATS ! In a mid-level SUV! That may not be a big deal to you, but here in Ohio they are great!
Speaking of the seats, the front seats are some of the most comfortable to sit in and the seated driving postition is great.
Here in Ohio we get our share of snowy/icy roads. I have a (60) mile commute, mainly highway. There were several days last winter where the snow was over 4" on the roadway and many days with black ice. The Freedom Drive I (4x4) in my Compass performed flawlessly and never gave me the feeling of not being in control.
Tfuel mileage is right on with the window sticker at 28 MPGs. One does have to drive like a sane person to obtain that number. Otherwise, you'll get mid-20s MPG highway all day long.
The ride is a bit stiff and the handling is predictible and average.
A couple downfalls are it's boring to drive and it does have some of the worst blind spots in any vehicle I've ever driven. This IS A BIG NEGATIVE for this vehicle! Especially the front A-Pillars. I've had a few close calls for NOT being able to see cross-traffic.
The reliability has be outstanding and I've had ZERO quality issues with it in (16) months of ownership.
BTW, an equally equipped Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V will cost at least $5,000 MORE than my Compass. Believe you me, I shopped them all.
Overall and an awesome value for the money!"
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