2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
I didn't do a whole lot of shopping around, but I did know I didn't want a compact crossover that looked just like every other "cute ute" in the sea of SUVs on the road. The Patriot broke that mold and immediately attracted me. The interior redesign in 2011 made a big difference, although it's still not up to par with competition. Rides and handles well. Only real complaint is the noisy engine. Other than that, I love this little Jeep.
Media Center and uConnect are great. Heated cloth seats work great. Despite many complaints, I'm happy with the CVT.
A slightly more refined cabin would be nice. Still some rough edges that could be smoothed out and softer places to rest elbows on the doors. Reduce engine noise, it's fairly loud even by 4 cyl standards.