I have logged just over 1,000 miles on my Patriot, and I am in love with it. I am pleased with the fuel economy so far: First 4 fill-ups averaged 25.92, 27, 24.9, and 28.24 MPG (60/40 Hwy/cty).
Seats are comfortable, as is the driving position. I think it has fairly good acceleration for an SUV. There is a bad blind spot at the driver's side rear. You cannot see through the rear side window from the driver's seat. Its not a problem though, if you use your mirrors and check over your shoulder before you change lanes.
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