By jzink0883 on
2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Walked in to the dealer to test drive a Caliber. Drove out with the Patriot. Liked the Patriot's styling, rear seat leg room and load capacity. I wasn't looking for a serious off-road vehicle. Meets my desire for a small AWD SUV that gets good mileage. Getting 25 MPG in suburban driving. Getting just under 29 MPG on the highway. I try to average 70 MPH on the highway (no speed control). Very pleased with the manual transmission. Light clutch. Nice shifter. My wife hasn't driven a manual in over twenty years, has no problems driving the Patriot.
Smooth engine that will pull in any gear from 1,500 RPM.
Diesel engine. Six-speed manual with either a "granny- gear" first gear or a higher overdive top gear.