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Vehicle Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Review I'll start off by saying I was intending to buy a Subaru Crosstrek or Forester this time around, after owning one of the FDII trail-rated Patriots previously. I've always been a big fan of Japanese vehicles for the mix of compactly packaged capability and good fuel efficiency. Turns out, though, that you can get 95% that stuff in a well-tested US-designed vehicle for thousands of dollars less. I'm not saying the Patriot is better than one of those Subarus, but I am saying it is a more competitive choice than they'd have you believe here. The Edmunds review exaggerates all kinds of perceived shortcomings while ignoring the fact that you get a compact, capable AWD crossover for 20k. Yet, if you read the review for the Crosstrek, they somehow claim it has "relatively strong off-road capabilities" right off the bat, despite its Pinocchio-like nose that you'll scrape just backing out of your driveway and 55-series tires. I replaced the stock tires with Toyo all-terrains right off the bat. I don't intentionally go off-roading, but I do occasionally get plowed in by the maintenance guys, and I've barreled through snow piles up to the front grill without a problem. Blocked in by a delivery truck? Up over the curb and down the sidewalk! On the road, it's no sports car, but the steering feels responsive (if a little light-weighted) and there's no problem getting up to speed on the highway (at least with the 2.4L). I've had one issue so far with the ignition system, with no warning. One cold and dry winter evening it simply would not even attempt to start. After about 10 minutes of research I found that over the years people have had trouble with static electricity locking up the anti-theft electronics in the ignition, especially in dry weather. I pulled the appropriate fuse for about 30 seconds and it started right up after that. Other than that, it's been smooth sailing. Resale value will suck. There are plenty of Patriots/Compasses available out there, and unless gas prices skyrocket again or the economy tanks (and we probably have a few years before regulation rollbacks lead us into The Great Recession II), most people that have a choice are going to choose bigger and/or nicer vehicles.
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What options are available on the 2015 Jeep Patriot?
Available Jeep Patriot 2015 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: Sport, Latitude, High Altitude Edition, Limited, Sport SE, Sport Fleet, Altitude Edition, Latitude X, 75th Anniversary
Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Black Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Blackberry Pearlcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat, Steel Blue Metallic Clearcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, True Blue Pearlcoat, Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat, Sunburst Orange Pearlcoat, Jeep Green Metallic Clearcoat, Light Sandstone Metallic Clearcoat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Natural Green Pearlcoat , Winter Chill Pearl Coat, Stone White Clearcoat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Rugged Brown Pearl Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearlcoat, Marine Blue Pearlcoat, Rescue Green Metallic Clearcoat, Surf Blue Pearlcoat
Interior Colors: Dark Slate Gray premium cloth, Dark Slate Gray leather, Dark Slate Gray/Light Pebble Beige premium cloth, Dark Slate Gray cloth, Dark Slate Gray vinyl, Pastel Pebble Beige vinyl, Dark Slate Gray/Light Pebble Beige leather, Dark Slate Gray vinyl/cloth, Pastel Slate Gray vinyl, Dark Slate Gray/Light Pebble Beige cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Post-collision safety system, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, AWD/4WD, Heated seats, Remote Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Engine, Power Driver Seat, Upgraded Stereo, Trip Computer, Alarm, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Navigation, Towing Hitch