2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Love our Patriot. We owned 2 Cherokees and 1 Liberty, all 4wd. The Liberty was the best of the 3. The Patriot is great on mileage. We have 4wd sport trail rated model. Mileage so far is averaging 25+ mpg. Transmission is smooth and engine performance is good for us. I've heard complaints about road noise but not a problem compared to our previous Jeep 4wd's, like full size spare tire inside. Lot's of nice new features compared to the 2002 Liberty. Almost bought another 2007 Liberty, glad we didn't. Gave up a little in off road capability but everything else considered good trade off.
Smooth transmission, good mileage, inside fullsize spare tire, great lifetime drive train warranty, ride, nice cloth seats, cargo door opens up instead of sideways, only car where the windshield washer hits the windshield right, smooth transmission.