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By Frank on
2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
We traded in our 2005 Grand Cherokee. The Patriot gets much better mileage. We took it 450 miles on vacation a week after we bought it and averaged about 27 mpg with the automatic transmission. Classic Jeep styling and great handling. It has a very tight turning radius. Fun to drive. There is some noise when accelerating but it is not unpleasant and tapers off when up to speed. 2.4 engine has adequate power. Basic model doesn't come with many thrills but I consider this a plus as you can tailor this vehicle to suit your preferences with the large selection of options available. Don't listen to the so called "expert" reviews, drive one yourself and see what you think.