Want to take a moment and say hi, glad to see the Compass has a forum to share and get ideas!
Have 2000KM on my compass and really enjoy the drive. Gas mileage on average so far is about 25MPG with some city and highway. First tank was 24 and the best tank was 27MPG.
Traded my 2000 Chev Blazer which got me about 13 MPG. The Compass actually has more ground clearance then the Blazer and I find the 4x4 system more stable in the snow and trail (trail to me is logging roads and beach trail)
So far I like everything about my Jeep and do not see any 4x4 in its class that I would rather.