Great Small SUV
By Naten53 on
2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I purchased mine 18 months ago. For a compact suv it performs exactly as expected. The best feature by far is the size compared to the fuel economy. Only complaints are because it is a small suv you do not have the storage capacity of large suvs however it is great for someone that does not need the large suv everyday. I have had it through two Pittsburgh winters and 4wd on farm 'roads' and it has never had trouble (driving with caution in bad conditions of course).
The floor is deep meaning that it is like sitting in a chair vs. when you sit in another suv and your knees are higher than your lap. The cover on the full size spare is hard plastic polymer that can be taken out and hosed off no carpet to shove back in place.
Larger gas tank; 13.5 gal size I get 250 to 300 miles combined driving between fill ups of 11 to 11.5 gallons. Storage; the back seats fold down but having the option of taking the backs out would give a few more cubic feet at least.