2009 Jeep Patriot Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
It appears Jeep/Chrysler put a lot of thought in to fuel economy vs performance, Offroad capability vs Onroad handling. It is very well balanced. Its not the fastest but you reap huge rewards in fuel economy. Great Onroad handling and foul weather confidence. This evening I was driving on a dirt road that turned into a mud bog. I was worried that I would have to get out and push or hike out of the wilderness for help. I have a new appreciation for the patriots capability (I didn't have to jump into the mud). For those wanting more extreme offroad capability jeep offers a trail rated package. The vehicles to compare it to are Toyota Rav4 and Honda CRV. Once you try the Patriot you will buy it
The interior material quality and design A+. Comfortable seats for long road trips. Rear seat passengers gave props for comfort and ability to recline. Great Headroom. Fuel Economy. 28mpg! Safety Features Built in power inverter. Arm wrest extends & extending sun visor. Fun to Drive
a turbo would be nice touch for passing performance on highway.