I bought a 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport model with the CVT transmission and front wheel drive.
Had it for 4 years and it was good value, quite functional however it had some issues.
The CVT tranny is buzzy.
The Patriot is not that quiet on the highway for road trips.
This SUV will get you 30-32 miles to the gallon highway driving around 70 miles an hour.
There is good storage space.
A known problem with the Patriot is the front end suspension system.
Before the 3 year/60,000 km warranty runs out, have an independent mechanic check the control arms and tie rods.
They are Jeep only parts and you will replace them at some point (I did before warranty expired).
That's why I traded it in.
CVT transmission good for gas mileage:
30-32 highway only, 22-23 city only.
Good amount of storage space.