2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This Jeep has performed flawlessly. The FD1 4x4 package is more than adequate for driving in moderate snow or for use on primitive roads. The ride is great, a little stiff, but it IS an SUV. The interior is well thought out, with the exception of the cup holders, which are invisible at night. The 110 volt outlet is especially handy. The cargo area is good sized, as long as you are only hauling groceries or light cargo, like camping equipment. You can fit 2 lawnmowers in it and still close the hatch. The engine is responsive and economical, as long as you leave the CVT in Auto mode. The ESP program allows you to ignore the 4-Lock option and concentrate on driving in foul weather.
The squared off lines and boxy styling remind me of a classic older model Cherokee. The optional Boston Acoustics stereo system sounds outstanding. The Optional 17" aluminum rims and Goodyear Wrangler SR/A tires offer good traction in rain and snow. The power sunroof has an express open and close.
Lighted cupholders. Standard crossbars for the luggage rack. Colored fender flares.