I'd really like to know what you do not like about the Compass. I bought mine one month ago and I love it. I even hurry in the morning so my wife can drop me at the subway station... 800 meters from our place
To tell the truth we first considered a Wrangler Unlimited but my wife was not comfortable driving it, so we went to Mercedes and were about to order a GLK when the Jeep dealer called to ask if we would be interested in testdriving the Compass. We did and bought it on the spot.
Of course, the engine may remind you of a combine harvester
and you'll never reach 100km/h in 8 sec... So what? The noise is part of the pleasure of this car, but you can feel it will bring you almost anywhere. Been playing in the woods and it was a lot of fun.
Oh, and did it mention the design? I have rarely seen so many people staring at a car...