2007 Jeep Patriot Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I was looking for a car that I could strap a canoe to the top and go down some God awful roads to get to some rivers to fish. At the same time it needed to have a nice ride as we would be using it for long trips. The Patriot fits that bill perfectly! I've had her down back roads, dirt roads, rock roads and off road. She's got the ground clearance to handle all of them. She handles well on highways and back roads. She's got ample cargo space. She doesn't have the greatest power or gas mileage but I have the automatic CVT. I'm sure the manual transmission would improve both. It would be hard to beat her versatility. AND she's made in the good old USA!
Ground clearance, comfortable and roomy seating, smooth ride, reasonably priced. I got the optional heated leather seats and they are wonderful!