I recently traded my fully loaded 06 Ford Fusion for this bare bones 09 Jeep Patriot with the 5sp manual. I am very pleased with my purchase. I am very impressed with the fuel mileage of this SUV. I have been averaging 30mpg with mixed city and highway driving. This is a fun to drive vehicle with the manual transmission and the traction control is a nice standard feature as well. I am a first time jeep buyer and will definitely be buying another one.
Standard side impact airbags, traction control
have a glass or full hatch opening option for the rear hatch. stronger cargo floor for the back. More sound deadening, a lot of road noise can be heard at highway speeds.