I donâ€™t own one but Iâ€™m pretty sure the 2018 model does not come with the Mirage 180 drive. Although a 180 drive will fit in it. I think they are a bit smaller than the Outback and a different hull design. Pretty sure the seat is different too.
I did purchase a 2017 Revo 13 this year. I will say this. The Mirage drive is a game changer but I would not want it without the ability to reverse.
There is a Hobie forum, much like this site. On that site there is a thread discussing the pros and cons of the Compass.
Hereâ€™s the link. https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic. ... it=Compass