2011 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car because it was the cheapest 4x4 with some off road capability on the market.
I was not expecting much from Chrysler/Jeep & really didn't want to buy anything from them.
I test drove it & was impressed so I bought it.
Have I ever been surprised & pleased.
I had bought a Honda CRV & a Toyota RAV4 a year earlier & wish I had purchased two Patriots instead.
The Patriot has performed better than expected, well under all conditions & is a solid vehicle.
The only problem I have had was the transmission overheated, but I blame Jeep & the dealer for not notifying me about a needed update for the CVT.
Gas mileage is not great & it is geared low.
For off roading it has skid plates, high clearance & approach angles, low gearing, tow hooks, full size spare,
you can change from AWD to 4WD.
Comfortable ride on road & good handling.
Interior control are all easy to understand & easy to reach.
Redesign the rear seat & cargo areas for more space.
Visibility out the rear & rear side windows is poor, but all cars are like that now so I don't know what you can do.
Maybe buy a real old car.