My 2.4 L 5-speed manual 4x4 Jeep Patriot is the most fun that I have had with any vehicle.
Mine has 25,000 miles on it now, and they have been very fun miles.
I had it up to its floorboards in both mud and sand, and it pulled itself out every time.
I haul a 16.5 foot Lowe bass boat with it, and the four wheel drive does such a nice job on boat ramps.
It is funny to see larger vehicles having trouble pulling up the ramps when my little jeep does it right now!
This is a best buy vehicle, you cannot get a 4x4 with the capabilty of the Patriot unless you pay many thousands of dollars more.
The Patriot is easy on the environment with its impressive gasoline mileage, I get 25 to 30 mpg.
Innovative 4x4 system puts the power where you need it
Good off road ability, mine has been through water, sand and mud and has never needed to be pulled out
Good towing ability for its size
Impressive room inside - Bigger on the inside than on the outside
The back seats lean back, really nice for passengers during long rides.
The Patriot saves me money and saves the planet.
On flat land and staying below 65 mpg, mine can do 30 mpg.
It always does 25 to 30 mpg except in extreme city driving.
Would like a low-low first gear for the manual transmission for really tough off road environments.
The current 5-speed has a 16:1 first gear ratio, which does the job but with more clutching than I would like.
Can we have a 30:1 low-low gear?
That would really be sweet.
My Jeep is a year and a half old and I wish I never bought. I thought I was buying a well made American vehicle but I was wrong. I am now getting my tie rods replaced my front interior light leaks water my driver side window was stuck down and my antifreeze hose was leaking. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase. I will be contacting corporate.
It is a great car until it started to leak from the rear dome light. No one at Chrysler can seem to figure out why. It has been to the Dealer 5 time and the leak still occurs, not to mention the horrid brake scream that has been cleaned 3 times and returns. Great on space, Seats need work and form fitting for comfort. The 2.4L engine is way underpowered for moving a vehicle like that. Sometimes you have to pray that the car will make it passing and not end up in an accident.
Cargo space, and ride comfort for being a jeep.
Find a solution to the stupid reoccurring water leak, Find a higher HP engine that is meant to move a car that weight, maybe a small 2.5L 6 cylinder would do it good
2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I went to purchase a 2008 use Jeep Pat (drove 2 and a half hours because I found a good deal through a dealership online) but got there only to find out they had sold it 10 minutes before I got there. Ended up buying the 2009 Pat, it little bit more than I was wanting to spend but I'm so glad I did. The interior is much nicer on the 2009. The great gas mileage and size were what attracted me to the Patriot. I wanted a small SUV with 4 wheel drive that wasn't a gas sucker. My whole family is GMC all the way, always has been, but I believe I will never own anything but a Jeep again. I love my Patriot!
Super comfortable seats, smooth ride, sliding armrest in front and amazing gas mileage!