I had Patriot sport cvt 2012 I was only hit at 30klm's by an echo and it was a write off.3 years on still waiting for crash rating.5star for side hit front no rating yet was hit front passenger side angle.
Echo was a complete write off mine looked ok.Repairer was shocked it was considered a write off.Love the old Jeep style not happy with Fiat being part of styling bring to make it Euro style.I will not get another Jeep unless go back to the old styling.
The Compass North with the cvt is great others tend to differ.smooth driving I don't drive like Top Gear style just drive to get from A to B safely.Space is more than Patriot still good on fuel.Bonnet weighs a ton.paint is good grill is the best body look the rest is like any other SUV no style.
Summary for me is not a lot of money so the Jeep is the go I never did like Japanese,Korean or Chinese.German cars out of my reach.English cars are finished.
The Japanes saw to that.I find it smooth,quite,great radio tyre monitor,bluetooth,handsfree phone,heated seats and door proof good for tropics,auto mirrors,privacy glass,extending sun visors,full size tyre,fold flat seats,big water squarers 3 nossels each not 2,seats typical 4WD size Jeep Land Rover days of old.
Only the grill stands out from the crowd the Patriot was the style people noticed the Compass is not as good when it comes to the stand out style the Patriot was a better looking SUV bit the Compass North as more features than the Patriot.Comromise for me. still miss the Patriot not interested in anything else out there.