I don't know why these Jeeps always get low ratings in reviews. This is the forth Jeep I've owned and it's the best yet. I can't afford the top end Cherokee's, but value for money, I think the Compass 2014 is a real winner. I've got the petrol automatic and it's comfortable, high spec and quiet despite what reviews claim. Yes, the interior is not as classy as some others, but it's a 4x4 Jeep, not a posh saloon and when you look at the purchase price compared with BMW, Merc, Range Rover etc, it's so much cheaper. So what do you expect? Frankly I'd rather pay less and enjoy the reliability and security I've come to enjoy with my Jeeps, especially in the winter with the selectable 4-wheel drive. I've done less than 1000 miles so far, so it's too early to comment on running costs, but at 30mpg I'm getting around 300 miles for about £55 quid at todays prices. All I can say is in my experience of Jeeps on and off over 18 years, they are getting better and better. They have character and presence and I would have one every time over the the competition - even if money was no object! Please if you are a Chelsea tractor driver, look elsewhere!
Charles Cliff, Berkshire, November 5th 2013