Oct 22, 2013
Reviewed By Cassie Sellman
Price as Tested $26,055 2.4-Liter DOHC 16-valve dual VVT I4, 6-speed automatic transmission
Likes

The Patriot is spacious and comfortable. The seats are perfect for long road trips, which is something that I have noticed is always true of Jeeps. I enjoyed the automatic start. When you have small children and a cold foggy morning, it’s amazing to arrive at the car already warmed up. The Patriot sits low to the ground, allowing easy access to load and unload groceries or children into the Jeep. There aren’t many bells and whistles here, but it’s refreshing to have a basic and easy-to-use Jeep. The radio is user-friendly — no sitting in the car for 15 minutes trying to figure out how everything works.

Dislikes

From the inside, it seems larger than it actually is, so having a backup camera would be helpful with parking and backing up in general. This specific Jeep Patriot does not include navigation, even though it has a touch-screen radio/satellite screen.

Verdict

Despite being one of Jeep’s smaller SUVs, the Patriot still has the comfort of the higher-end models. Even with cloth seats and none of the extra luxuries of its larger siblings, the Patriot has the same usability and accessiblilty. It’s perfect for small families, even with pets, for city driving as well as long trips. And with the 4×4 option, it’s useful for outdoor activities. The price tag at just over $26,000 give its competitors a good run for thier money.

Fun to Drive
3.5 rating
Fun to Look at
3.5 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Stats
EPA Mileage 21 city/ 27 highway/ 23 combined