Re: The Compass a little Grand Cherokee
I wish they had taken the "little Grand Cherokee" a little more seriously. The interior on the new ones is nicer, but that's not saying much. I've got a lot of hope for the next generation model, I'm hoping for a TRUE baby GC, with the features to match, just a little less capable and smaller.
A Compass Overland with the nice leather, interior, features, etc. of the GC Overland but a 4x4 powertrain that could get 30mpg or so would be the top of the list for vehicles for my better half. She's in love with the GC, but there's no reason to have 2 of them, if we could get basically the same thing in a slightly smaller and more fuel efficient vehicle, that's be a no brainer. Ideally, it would have a normal transmission and a small v6 as well.
Heck, if they dressed up the interior, added a few features (power liftgate, keyless go, Bi-Xenons, cooled seats) to the existing Compass to make an Overland model, we'd seriously consider it.