The Jeep Patriot has classic Jeep looks. The engine performance is quite fine, the downshift when floored, provides for adequate acceleration onto the highway. The CVT reduces jarring shifting to 0. The Patriot offers 4 wheel-drive in a dependable vehicle. The pricing does not allow for a super quiet cabin. The interior is basic, but also quite functional and roomy. The front head and shoulder room is 2nd to none. The cargo area is rated small, but is quite large when one adjusts the backs of the rear seats all the way forward. The rear cargo area is also great for pets as the rear of the vehicle is square and not sloped like others in its class. No luxury here, but best in price and in snow
4x4 is great in the snow. The mileage is excellent when compared to other gas guzzling 4x4s. Front head, shoulder and leg room is amazing.
The round headlights are meant to bring thoughts of its off road cousin, the Wrangler. Instead, they give an otherwise great vehicle, a feminine front grill. Side airbags should be included, just head-curtains is not acceptable. Some additional noise reduction would be great, road noise is bad.