IDK about the Compass but I have a 2007 Patriot and love it. Well, its my wifes. Had it 3 years now with no issuses. I have an XJ with slips front and rear and the Patriot will spank mine in snow and ice. Amazing in bad weather. Ive pulled a newer Ford Taurus out of a ditch in snow with it. MPGs around24 to 26.