2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have always driven a sub-compact vehicle and was reluctant to look at SUVs for environmental reasons. However, after living in MI for 9 years and going through one of the worst winters ever, I decided I needed to look at an AWD-type vehicle. I have had Chrysler products my entire life and had heard good things about the Patriot. I was not disappointed when I purchased the car. It rides well, not at all like an SUV to me, and it is environmentally friendly based on the MPG it gets. As long as I live in the upper Midwest, I will be driving a Jeep.
To me, the vehicle rides like a car. I've ridden in the larger SUVs, and they're just too much vehicle. I like it's size, the ease of handling, and just the general fun of driving it.
The only thing I think could be improved is the size of the cup holders in the front seating area. Jumbo drinks just don't fit.