I was doing some research for a client today comparing these two vehicles. Interesting in that the 08 Liberty is a redesign with better suspension and handling. I haven’t driven one yet but in my driving experience, the older models were not the most stable vehicles on the road. Price range on them were about $15-20K depending if it was Certified Pre-Owned and mileage. The Jeep Compass had some decent reviews, they call it a crossover-apparently between an SUV and car. My neighbor has one and is pleased with it’s performance. Price range is $10-15K for used.