Used 2011 Jeep Patriot SUV

2011 Jeep Patriot
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2011 Jeep Patriot

Pros

  • Low base price
  • Jeep-lite styling
  • above-average off-road ability compared to most car-based crossovers
  • several clever features.

Cons

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • poor braking distances
  • disappointing base engine fuel economy
  • power-sapping continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • low-budget interior
  • limited cargo capacity.

Used 2011 Jeep Patriot SUV for Sale

Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
84,753 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
List$6,465
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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$178 Below Market
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OCTOBER FEST SALES EVENT. ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
70,334 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
List$10,697
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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$294 Below Market
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
92,570 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
(4)
Sport Chevrolet
29.1 mi away
List$8,903
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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$245 Below Market
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**4WHEEL DRIVE, 4WD, dark slate gray Cloth. Recent Arrival! 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport CVT Bright White 4WD 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVTWelcome to Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring - Your Preferred Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Rockville Chevrolet Dealer Alternative. Call us at 1.240.293.4102 or visit us on the web at www.sportchevrolet.com.
Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
103,912 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
List$10,250
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Call today to schedule your test drive Not any old auction bought car. The seller is a repeat customer here. STOP BY OR GO ONLINE TO WWW.PARSONSKIAOFWINCHESTER.COM for more details
Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
109,554 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
(1)
Prize Auto
42.2 mi away
List$6,499
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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<span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&gt;&gt;&gt;7 DAYS &lsquo;NO QUESTIONS ASKED&rsquo; RETURNS&lt;&lt;&lt; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';> <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>***12 MONTHS/7,500 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY AVAILABLE*** <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&nbsp; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* 2.0L I4* <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* LUGGAGE RACK * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* AUX INPUT * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&nbsp; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&nbsp; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>Prize Auto of Waldorf offers car buyers aggressively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>Prize Auto of Waldorf operates as a WHOLESALE lot. We are proud to admit that we have other automotive retailers as our customers as well. This is because our margins are low and nevertheless, this does not affect the quality of the vehicles on our lot. Are vehicles are pr
Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
71,176 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. Check out this gently-used 2011 Jeep Patriot we recently got in. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. Do so much more with one vehicle. This Jeep Patriot gives you everything you need an automobile to be. This vehicle comes with 4WD for better traction on unstable surfaces, like snow and dirt to give you the edge over anything you might encounter on the road. It's not often you find just the vehicle you are looking for AND with low mileage. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven Jeep Patriot. Adjectives like impeccable, spotless, and immaculate can be used to describe how clean this Jeep Patriot Latitude X is, causing it to feel more like a new vehicle than a pre-owned one. High performance is what this vehicle is all about. You will be reminded of that every time you drive it. Stand out from the crowd as a 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X is a rare find and just may attract paparazzi. More information about the 2011 Jeep Patriot: The Patriot is an unexpectedly capable city car, combining a boxy, rugged-looking traditional Jeep appearance with car-like handling, good outward visibility, an economical powertrain, an interior that's comfortable for four adults and a city-friendly small-car size. Although the base model is basic, it's quite a bargain for a vehicle that includes all the essential safety equipment; and for those willing to option-up, there are more high-tech options than is typical for a basic sport-utility. Plus the Patriot achieves some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class. Interesting features of this model are safety features, Interior and cargo space, maneuverability and parking ease, tech options, and off-road ability plus fuel economy
Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
108,785 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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**CLEAN CARFAX**5-SPEED MANUAL**POWER WINDOWS**STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS**AUX** FOR MORE INFO CALL US DIRECTLY AT 540-891-6611. - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Keyless Entry| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Cloth Interior Surface| 115V Power Outlet| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Front Heated Seats| Heated Mirrors| Rear Wipers| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
147,222 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
List$6,786
Est.Loan: $127/mo
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$187 Below Market
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2011 JEEP PATRIOT LATITUDE X 4X4 147K MILES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS LEATHER INTERIOR LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit Universal Auto Sales online at www.universalautosales.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.
Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
81,079 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$8,857
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
46,809 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
(5)
Thomas Hyundai
82.8 mi away
List$9,949
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
100,274 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Latitude X 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
92,429 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Latitude X
List$9,800
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$270 Below Market
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LOADED LEATHER HEATED SEATS 4WD ALLOY WHEELS SUNROOF CLEAN CARFAX ACCIDENT FREE Visit Dependable Auto Sales online at www.dependableautosales.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 410-287-5171 today to schedule your test drive.
Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
130,000 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
Lititz Motorcar
99.1 mi away
List$6,898
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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&#39;&#39;QUICK TURNOVER PRICE&#39;&#39; CLEAN CARFAX LOCALLY TRADED IN AND NICELY KEPT THIS 2011 JEEP PATRIOT 4X4 COMES NICELY EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER 4CYL ENGINE,�_< AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,�_< POWER WINDOWS,�_< POWER LOCKS,�_< CRUISE CONTROL,�_< CD PLAYER,�_< AM/FM RADIO,�_< AUX,�_< ALLOY WHEELS,�_< DUAL AIRBAGS PLUS MORE%2521 %2A%2APLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY%2A%2A %28717%29625-4444 GIVE US A CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR STOP BY OUR FAMILY OWNED DEALERSHIP IN LITITZ,�_< PA FOR A TEST DRIVE. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST AND HAVE A GREAT DAY. ABS %284-Wheel%29,�_<Air bag,�_<Air Conditioning,�_<Alloy Wheels,�_<AM/FM Stereo,�_<Anti-lock Brakes,�_<AUX INPUT,�_<CD Player,�_<Cloth Seats,�_<Cruise Control,�_<Dual Air Bags,�_<Keyless Remote,�_<Power Brakes,�_<Power Locks,�_<Power Steering,�_<Power Windows,�_<Privacy Glass,�_<Rear Air Bags,�_<Rear Defroster,�_<Rear Wiper,�_<Side Air Bags,�_<Tilt Wheel,�_<Traction Control,�_<Trip/Mileage Computer
Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
103,001 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
91,083 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
87,584 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
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Jeep Patriot 2011 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
81,618 miles
Used 2011
Jeep Patriot
Sport
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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$261 Below Market
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2011 JEEP PATRIOT**SPORT**CLEAN CARFAX**4WD**5-SPEED MANUAL**CD PLAYER**AUX AUDIO**CRUISE CONTROL**FOGLIGHTS**AIR CONDITIONING**FULLY DETAILED**VA STATE INSPECTED**FINANCING AVAILABLE!** Four Wheel Drive And 100% Backed By A Clean And Clear CARFAX History Report Showing No Accidents Or Odometer Issues Of Any Kind, This 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport Is A Steal At This Price! Loaded Up With A 2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine, 5-Speed Manual Transmission, Factory CD Player, AUX Audio Input, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Factory Foglights And More! Excellent Financing Options Available! Give Us A Call Today At 540-699-2758 To Set Up A Test Drive! We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| Sport Package| Cloth Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Rear Wipers| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -

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Those needing a cheap way to travel off the beaten path might want to consider the 2011 Jeep Patriot. Otherwise, steer clear of this out-classed compact-car-based Jeep SUV.

vehicle overview

Everyone's seen the classic comedy setup where the indecisive hero has one foot on the dock and one on the boat as the gap between the two grows wider by the second. Well, in an odd way, that turns out to be a fairly apt analogy for the 2011 Jeep Patriot.

You see, this compact SUV's problem is that it doesn't seem able to make up its mind what it wants to be. So in the process of trying to split the difference between traditional Jeep ruggedness and mild-mannered suburban-friendly runabout, it ends up not filling either role particularly well.

Despite its distinctive Jeep styling, the Patriot's off-pavement capabilities are relatively modest by true four-wheeling standards, even if you opt for the available Off-Road package with its increased ride height, skid plates and 4WD system with low-range transfer case. The same can be said for this Dodge Caliber-based compact SUV's on-pavement performance, which is hamstrung by lackluster powertrains and disappointing handling.

For 2011, Jeep engineers have at least tried to address this last issue with revised suspension and steering hardware. The automaker's design team has also taken a stab at patching over the Patriot's other glaring weakness -- a cabin filled with cheap-feeling hard plastics -- by adding some softer-touch materials to the door panels and center armrest.

The Patriot's real problem, however, is that it's up against a number of more appealing compact crossovers. While it's true that a properly equipped 2011 Jeep Patriot is more capable on a rugged trail than other comparably priced small SUVs, it pales in comparison to fully committed off-roaders like the Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep's own Wrangler.

As for more direct competitors, the Subaru Forester also offers a robust all-wheel-drive system and respectable ground clearance, making it capable of satisfying occasional off-road needs while providing a superior everyday driving experience. Similarly, buyers simply looking for some added peace of mind when road conditions turn ugly will find AWD versions of small crossovers like the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, 2011 Honda CR-V, 2011 Kia Sportage and 2011 Toyota RAV4 to be more refined alternatives.

In other words, unless you have the rather specific need for an inexpensive SUV with a true 4WD system that includes a low-range transfer case, we'd suggest you give this Patriot a crisp salute and look at competitors that concentrate on doing one thing very well.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Jeep Patriot is a compact SUV that's offered in three trim levels. The entry-level base model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, foglamps, rear privacy glass, roof rails, cruise control, outside temperature display, a tilt-only steering wheel with audio controls, 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack. The Power Value Group adds keyless entry, full power accessories and heated fold-away mirrors.

The midrange Latitude model includes the Power Value Group and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning (available on base), heated front seats, a fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40-split-folding rear seats with recline, keyless entry, remote ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a 115-volt AC power outlet, a trip computer and an upgraded sound system with a six-CD changer and satellite radio (available on base). The Latitude X adds the bigger engine standard, plus chrome-like exterior trim, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, manual driver lumbar adjustment and a six-CD changer (optional on base).

The Latitude trims are available with a number of option packages. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group adds front side airbags, adjustable roof crossbars, remote ignition, daytime running lamps, a cargo cover, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth (available separately) and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Sun and Sound Group adds a sunroof and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with satellite radio (base), subwoofer and two fold-down speakers in the tailgate. This sound system is available separately. There is also an upgraded stereo head unit that includes a touchscreen interface and 30GB of digital music storage.

Available on all 4x4 models is the Freedom-Drive Off-Road Group, which includes a more advanced four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing, skid plates, hill descent control, hill start assist, all-terrain tires and tow hooks. On the base model, this Group includes 17-inch alloy wheels and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2011 Highlights

The 2011 Jeep Patriot gets updated exterior styling and a few better-quality interior trim pieces, plus standard cruise control. All models also get reworked steering and suspension hardware, while four-wheel-drive versions benefit from increased ride height. New options include 17-inch alloy wheels and a voice-control system for audio functions.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Jeep Patriot is offered with one of two four-cylinder engines. The 2.0-liter version, which is standard on two-wheel-drive Sport and Latitude models, puts out 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. The 2.4-liter engine, which comes under the hoods of Sport and Latitude models equipped with four-wheel drive and all Latitude X models, ups that output to 172 hp and 165 lb-ft.

Both engines come fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox; a continuously variable automatic (CVT) is available as an option. Front-wheel drive is standard, but there are two different four-wheel-drive systems offered. The Freedom Drive I system is intended for light-duty conditions like snowy roads, whereas the Freedom Drive II is a more traditional 4WD system with a low-range transfer case that makes it much more capable off-road.

In Edmunds testing, a 4x4 Patriot with the 2.4-liter and a CVT went from zero to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds, a slow time for this vehicle type. Patriots with the smaller 2.0-liter will be slower still.

EPA fuel economy estimates are 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined for the 2.0-liter FWD Patriot with the manual transmission and 23/27/24 with the CVT. The 2.4-liter engine gets almost the same fuel economy with front drive and CVT (21/27/24), and 21/26/23 with all-wheel drive. Those with the Off-Road package return a relatively poor 20/23/21.

Safety

All 2011 Jeep Patriots comes standard with stability control with rollover mitigation, traction control, whiplash-reducing active front head restraints, and side curtain airbags. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard on all 4WD models and the Latitude X, while others have antilock front discs and rear drums. Front-seat side impact airbags are optional on all models. In Edmunds brake testing, a 4x4 Patriot came to a stop from 60 mph in a poor 143 feet, which is about 20 feet worse than average.

While it hasn't been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedure, the Patriot's 2010 frontal crash test scores (which aren't comparable to the new tests) were four stars out of five for driver protection and a perfect five stars for passenger protection in frontal impacts, and five stars for both front and rear passengers in side impacts with the optional front-seat side-impact airbags.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Patriot its top "Good" rating in its frontal-offset crash test. The Patriot was deemed "Good" in side impact testing when equipped with the optional side impact airbags, but without those bags, it was rated a second-to-worst "Marginal."

Driving

Even when fitted with the 172-hp 2.4-liter engine, the 2011 Jeep Patriot feels sluggish under hard acceleration. The CVT doesn't help any, as it's slow to respond to throttle inputs and tends to allow the engine to rev noisily at the redline when it finally figures out you want full power. Fitted with the available Off-Road package, which provides a healthy 9.0 inches of ground clearance, skid plates and a low-range transfer case, the Patriot is certainly better in the dirt than most compact crossovers. That said, the vehicle's less robust unibody construction and pavement-oriented tires means you'll want to think twice before taking it on any particularly gnarly trails.

Interior

The Patriot's cabin gets upgraded materials on the door panels and center console this year, but that does little to offset the rest of the hard plastics and poor fit and finish that give the interior a distinctly cut-rate feel. About the best we can say about this design is that the gauges and controls are straightforward and the front seats are reasonably comfortable.

There are a few bright spots, however, including a cargo area lamp that doubles as a removable LED flashlight and available premium audio systems with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and 30-gigabyte hard drive that can hold thousands of your favorite songs. Another clever idea is the optional Boston Acoustics speakers mounted in the liftgate that can be flipped down to provide a soundtrack to your next picnic.

Loading up the grub and other supplies for that alfresco dining adventure will be a bit of a challenge, though, due to the fact that the Patriot's cargo hold offers just 54 cubic feet of room. That's on par with smaller crossovers like the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, but far less than a GMC Terrain or Subaru Forester. An available fold-flat front passenger seat at least allows you to carry long items, while the removable easy-clean cargo floor should make life a little easier.


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finster5,01/04/2011
Driving the 2011 Latitude for 4 weeks. I last looked into the Patriot back in 2007. Kudos to Jeep, because they totally redid this vehicle. Very Pleased. After tax, DMV fees, registration cost came out to 24K. I am getting around 27 mpg. I am sitting in heated leather seats with my smart phone wirelessly streaming phone calls and music through the stereo. New interior and reworked steering wheel w/stereo and cruise controls bring the cabin back into the 2000's as opposed to before when it felt like 1986. Handling/feel on road is tight and nowhere as noisy as previous models. CVT transmission is no problem at all, passing and highway acceleration power is there. More tough car then truck.
Best Bang for the Buck
1992viper,07/12/2011
I traded an '06 Dakota 4X4 for the Patriot base model 4X4 CVT to gain gas mileage at a bargain price. I was leery at first of the CVT but find that it is very satisfying (can shift manually as well). The engine is the 2.4L and I have achieved over 32 mpg driving around 67 mph on the hiway. The full sticker was $23,575 including heated seats and mirrors, remote start, Sirius, and all the rest. It says Latitude on the tailgate but it is not the Latitude X. Very functional, fun to drive, good Jeep looks, comfortable, quiet, roomy for its compact size-just a great value! I honestly can't say anything bad about it. Only owned it a month but have over 5000 miles. Very enjoyable miles.
Great price and great mileage
spudboy,07/09/2011
I bought my Jeep Patriot at the end of June and I love it! Since it is brand new I have not seen anything wrong with it. The Patriot is very comfortable, seems durable, and is fantastic for it's price. This jeep has only a few minor problems, nothing that will cost money either. I recommend this to anyone that wants a jeep or anyone who wants an SUV that doesn't guzzle gas.
Poor Gas Mileage on 2011 Patriot 4WD
2011patriot,02/07/2011
I bought my 2011 Patriot on December 20, 2010, in large part because of the advertised gas mileage. The window sticker for my 2.4L, CVTII, 4WD is 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Thus far, while driving in very light city conditions and then on a highway trip to Pittsburgh (from Erie, PA), I have been getting 17-18 mpg and 21-22 mpg, respectively. That is far below the advertised mileage, and that's with only a couple miles of 4WD driving time, and I do not let the vehicle sit idling at ATMs nor do I let it idle a long to warm up (kept in a partially heated garage). On my last vehicle (2007 Cobalt) I routinely beat the sticker mpg by 5-7 mpg, so my driving habits are not at fault.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
172 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
172 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
172 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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