Originally Posted by OregonTrail
My wife and I looked at a Compass sport last night. We like them but one of the most important things to us in this vehicle is fuel economy. Anyone know much about the 2.0 engine that's supposed to be available?
You don't say where in Oregon you live. If you go over the Coast Range, Cascades or down south in the Sisq's you'll want the little bit of extra power with the 2.4. If you're just cruisin' the Willamette Valley or along the Columbia the 2.0 would probably be fine.
You'll need to talk to a dealer about availability and a delivery date for the 2.0. It looks like a delete option as far as I can tell, that puts it as a special order and they are some what behind on orders as is. Now with the Patriot being built, it could take a while.
The 2.4 with the 5 speed gets just about the same as the 2.0 with a CVT, I believe. The 2.4 with a CVT is so close behind that, depending on your driving habits/terrain, you could do better than you think. Generally, most of us seem to be getting between 25 -30 depending on temperature, terrain and the stop and go stuff.
Hope this helps!