The Jeep Patriot is a front-engine five-door compact crossover SUV that is both produced and manufactured by Jeep, a brand of American automobile and a division of the FCA US LLC. The Jeep Patriot first debuted with the Jeep Compass in April 2006 for the next year, and shared a platform with the GS platform, differentiated only by their styling and marketing.
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The Jeep Patriot is a 4-door compact SUV that comes in a transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and comes with various engines, like the 2.0-liter World I4, the 2.0-liter VW l4, 2.2-liter OM65 l4, and the 2.4-liter World l4 option. The transmission options include the 5-speed Magna manual transmission, the 6-speed Aisin BG6 manual diesel transmission, and the 6-speed Hyundai 6F24 automatic transmission.
Jeep Patriot Design
The Jeep Patriot uses either a 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter World gasoline l4 engine, an inline four engine or straight four engine that is a four cylinder internal combustion in which the cylinders are mounted in a straight line or along the crankcase. Both front wheel drive and four wheel drive are both available for the Jeep Patriot.
The system is a four wheel drive or all wheel drive system that is front wheel drive when it has traction on the road, but can also put up to around 50% power to the rear wheels. The electronically controlled clutch on the rear differential can be locked below a certain speed, and requests that the ECC be locked more in the regular all wheel drive mode.
The Jeep Patriot underwent a facelift in 2011, with minor interior and exterior upgrades for this model year. The front fog lamps were given a smaller size and placed in a different location, with the “Patriot” lettering on the rear bumper removed and replaced with a traditional look. The three trims were offered, either Sport, Latitude, or Limited.
For the 2011 model, the 70th anniversary Edition model was produced in order to commemorate big occasions in Jeep history. It was based on the Sport model with beige interior colors, unique alloy wheels, nine-speaker sound system with subwoofer, fold down liftgate speakers, Sirius XM radio, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, and other features.
Worst Jeep Patriot Problems
The top three issues that involve all of the Jeep Patriot models are pretty severe and can be expensive to fix. The third worst problem involves the water leaking into the cabin in the 2016 Jeep Patriot, which occurs at around 10,000 miles. The second worst problem includes the water also leaking into the interior at around 7,000 miles in the 2015 Jeep Patriot. The top issue features the transmission overheating in the 2011 Jeep Patriot at around 70,000 miles and costing around $1,000 to fix.
2007 Jeep Patriot Problems
The inception year of the Jeep Patriot definitely had some problems, but was much less prevalent than the following couple of years after the 2007 model year. The main categories of concern for users focused on the body and paint section and the engine system. The top issues of the body and paint focus on the water leaking into the interior, the subframe cracking, and the subframe rotting out. The typical repair cost of the water leaking into the interior can be fixed by around $110 and occurs at around 54,000 miles, with users stating that the light has water leaking from it.
The top concerns regarding the engine include the engine stalling and shutting down while driving, the car hesitation upon acceleration, the car stalling when it rains or there is extensive moisture, the car losing power and acceleration, and the car running roughly. To fix the car stalling while using, the typical repair cost comes out to around $200 and occurs at an average of around 109,000 miles, with users stating that the car eventually slowed down to a stop while driving.
2008 Jeep Patriot Problems
This year the Jeep Patriot had the highest number of user complaints, with the most user issues focusing on the windows and windshield, and the body and paint for both users and the NHTSA. The window concerns focus on the sunroof leaking and the power windows failing, with the typical repair cost coming out to around $150 for the sunroof leaking and occurring at around 42,000 miles.
The top concerns regarding the body and paint system involve the water leaking into the interior, the car having a rusted subframe, and the paint bubbling after use. To remedy the water leaking, the typical repair cost comes out to around $200 and occurs at around 65,000 miles.
2009 Jeep Patriot Problems
The top category of concerns for this model year involves the body and paint, with users stating that the water leaks into the interior as it has the previous year, the engine cradle rusted through, the subframe and cradle rusts, and the paint peels off of the roof. To fix the water leaking, the typical repair cost comes to around $100 and occurs at just below 40,000 miles.
2010 Jeep Patriot Problems
After a few years of high number of problems, the 2010 model year significantly declined, with the highest number of complaints focusing on the transmission category. The transmission concerns focus on the high pitch wine, the transmission failing, the transmission grinding, the transmission slipping, and the gearbox shifting itself. The typical repair cost for the transmission noise and the high pitch wine involve a fix at around 80,000 miles for $1,490.
2011 Jeep Patriot Problems
Unlike the previous years, the engine problems dominate this model year, with the top concerns focus on the car having difficulty starting, the engine stalling while driving, the engine cutting during turns, the car losing power, the engine cutting off after refueling, the engine dying, the engine seizing, and the car throttle body not shifting.
2012 Jeep Patriot Problems
The 201 had almost the same number of issues as the previous years but the top category of concern focuses on the transmision. The top issues focus on the transmission overheating, the transmission slipping, the transmission failing, and the transmission hose cracking.
2013 Jeep Patriot Problems
The next year of the Jeep Patriot had the same problem category, with the transmission having the highest number of complaints that have not been solved since the previous year, with trousers stating that the transmission overheats and dies, the transmission does not shift correctly, and the transmission noise occurs while the car is driving.
2014 Jeep Patriot Problems
After a few years of the Jeep Patriot having relatively few problems compared to the 2008-2009 model years, the 2014 had a few more issues than Jeep would have liked. The top concerns focus on the body and paint category, with the second highest problem category focusing on the electrical system.
The body and paint category problems focus on the water leaking into the interior, the doors out of alignment, the car vibrates with the driver’s side window open, and the paint bubbling. The top electrical system issues focus on the engine not being able to turn over, the engine not starting, the throttle control and engine stability lights turning on, the timp failing, and the vehicle shutting down while driving.
2015 Jeep Patriot Problems
The 2015 had fewer issues than the previous year, with the body and paint still taking the top spot for user complaints, and the second problem category being the engine system. The top owner concerns regarding the engine focus on the engine stalling and dying while driving, the engine getting a compartment fire, and the engine surging at low speeds. The engine stalling and dying while driving can be repaired for around $490 and occurs at nearly 27,000 miles.
2016 Jeep Patriot
The 2016 model year got a little bit better than the previous years, with the body and paint still being the top problem category. The next highest problem issues with the Jeep Patriot involve the brakes, the engine, and the electrical system. The top owner issues with the brakes involve the brakes squeaking at just around 4,4000 miles, with users stating that there is a loud noise every time the user presses the brakes.
The engine issues focus on bad motor mounts, the trouble starting in the engine, the car not accelerating while driving, and the car shutting down while driving. The issues with the motor mounts occur at just below 10,000 miles and have users stating that the brake calipers tighten up due to the excessive vibration.
The electrical system problems involve the car not being able to start, the interior switches not working, the dash lights flashing periodically, the lights dimming, and the low tire lights turning on.
2016 Jeep Patriot Reliability
The 2016 Jeep Patriot earned the #15 spot in the 2016 Affordable Compact SUVs category, but earned less favorable rankings in the 2016 Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows category, the Used SUVs with 2 Rows Under $15K category, and the Used Compact SUVs under $15K category.
The pros of this model year involve the lower base price and the capable off-road features with the Freedom Drive II package. The cons of this Jeep Patriot include the underpowered and noisy engines, the cheap cabin materials, the poor fuel economy, and the few driver assistance features.
The Car US News Scorecard gave the Jeep Patriot a low score, with the rating just being a 6.3 out of 10. The critics’ rating comes to 5.0, the performance coming to 5.4, the interior coming out to 5.8, the total cost of ownership coming out to 9.0, and the safety ranking earning 7.8, with the JD Power reliability score coming to 2.5 out of 5 stars.
2017 Jeep Patriot Reliability
The 2017 Jeep Patriot year earned the #18 spot in the 2017 Affordable Compact SUVs category. It also earned less favorable rankings in other categories, earning the #30 spot in the 2017 Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows, the #112 spot in the Used SUVs with 2 Rows under $15K, and the #135 spot in the Used Compact SUVs under $15K category.
The pros of the 2017 Jeep Patriot involve off-road capabilities, but the overall ranking in categories is deferred due to the lower quality materials, the flimsy handling, the lack of power engine performance, poor crash test scores, and below average reliability. The cons of this Jeep Patriot involve the underpowered engines, the lack of features, the cheap cabin materials, and the poor safety ratings.
The Car US News Scorecard for this model year only gave the Jeep Patriot a 6.3 out of 10, with the critics’ rating being 53., the performance 5.7, the interior coming out to 5.7, the total cost of ownership coming to 9.0, the safety coming to 7.8, and the JD Power Reliability coming to 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Jeep Patriot Safety
The Jeep Patriot is a fairly safe and reliable car, but earned lower rankings in many categories and earned a low ranking in the Car US News scorecard. It is also important to determine the overall IIHS safety ratings to determine if this is a confidence-inspiring car to drive.
The Jeep Patriotearned a “Good” ranking for multiple categories, like the moderate overlap front category, the side crash rating, the roof strength rating, and the head restraints and seats ranking. The car earned an “AVerage” ranking for the ease of use latch on the child seat anchors, and also earned the “Poor” ranking in the headlights crash avoidance category and the small overlap front driver’s side crashworthiness test.
The overall evaluation of the small overlap front on the driver’s side for the Jeep Patriot earned an overall evaluation of “Poor” with the structure and safety cage also earning the poor ranking, with the driver restraints earning the same score.
2011 Jeep Patriot Review
Roomy passenger and cargo space, available trail-eating four-wheel drive, a wallet-friendly price, and decent gas mileage all keep the 2011 Jeep Patriot standing tall.The Bad
Poor acceleration, especially from the 2.0-liter inline four-banger, an uncomfortable rear seat, and an overload of low-rent cabin trim materials tend to take the 2011 Patriot down a peg or two.
The CarGurus View
The 2011 Jeep Patriot, if nothing else, lives up to Jeep’s reputation of rugged off-road prowess, especially with its new beefed-up suspension. On the road, its surprising agility and pleasantly firm ride contribute to loads of driver confidence. Typically anemic four-cylinder acceleration, compounded by a somewhat inept CVT (continuously variable transmission) will not, however, endear the Patriot to those who have a need for speed.
At a Glance
With a few tweaks here and a couple of bends there, Chrysler/Jeep manages to improve the performance as well as the look of its 2011 Patriot compact SUV. This five-passenger, four-door ute, though labeled a crossover in some circles, has the traditional boxy look and off-road prowess common to the traditional Sport Utility Vehicle. After all, the quintessential Jeep was one of the very first SUVs, and the latest Patriot incarnation, of course, still looks like a Jeep, though a few minor though shapelier and smoother add-ons to the sheet metal and various other appendages are alleged to soften its profile just a bit. A beefier suspension, however, is the major upgrade for 2011, with heftier springs and shocks and thicker front and rear anti-roll bars complemented by an extra inch of ground clearance in the available four-wheel-drive (4WD) trims. The result is a rugged rock-crawler that looks and performs like, well, a Jeep, on road and off.
Also new for 2011 is a new trim level, the high-end Latitude X, which replaces the Limited line. Thus the Patriot is now available in either the Base, also known as the Sport, or the Latitude X, each with its accompanying fewer or greater standard amenities. Both trim levels, however, are available with a standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or available on-demand 4WD configuration, and both can be purchased with the standard five-speed stick shift or a shiftable continuously variable transmission (CVT). Additionally, both FWD versions pack a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder powerplant (I4), while 4WD trims are equipped with a more-potent 2.4-liter I4. Cargo space is a rather average 54.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, though this is bolstered in all trims by a standard roof rack with side rails.
Major competition for the 2011 Patriot consists of the Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, and Suzuki Grand Vitara. Though Jeep’s small ute offers classic styling and a good base price, many of its rivals are noted to be nearly as off-road capable with a tad more refinement and significantly more high-quality amenities.
The 2011 Patriot Base is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter I4 engine and five-speed manual transmission with brake hill holder. This combination puts out 158 hp at 6,400 rpm and 141 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. Additionally, the CVT, featuring Chrysler’s AutoStick auto-manual operation, is available for an extra thousand dollars. Towing capacity with the 2.0-liter I4 is maxed out at 1,000 pounds when the optional tow package is installed, while mileage, with the I4’s variable valve timing, is estimated at 23/29 mpg with the five-speed stick shift and 23/27 using the CVT.
The 4WD version of the Base, as well as both the FWD and 4WD configurations of the Latitude X, boast a standard 2.4-liter I4 powerplant. Using either the standard five-speed manual transmission or the available CVT, this variable-valve-timed four-banger throws down 172 hp at 6,000 rpm and 165 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. Towing capacity, meanwhile, increases to 2,000 pounds, while mileage drops to 23/28 with the FWD stick shift trims and 20/23 in 4WD trims equipped with the CVT.
The Patriot can be delivered with two types of available 4WD, Freedom-Drive I and Freedom-Drive II. Both 4WD systems are on-demand and feature electronic hi-lo gear selection, auto-locking hubs, and a center-mounted mechanical differential. The Freedom-Drive I system is available with both the five-speed manual transmission and the CVT and is suitable for lighter off-road travel. The Freedom-Drive II system, on the other hand, features an extra low gear for more serious off-road prowess and is available only with the CVT.
Reviewers claim those Patriot trims equipped with the 2.4-liter I4 are at least adequate in most driving situations. The five-speed manual transmission is described by most reviewers as far more equal to the task of downshifting for added power than is the CVT, which most reviews claim lacks the proper alacrity to merge and pass comfortably on the highway. The 2.0-liter powerplant is described by nearly all reviewers as barely up to the task of highway driving, though adequate around town. Again, the five-speed stick is the reviewer-preferred transmission with the smaller I4. Reviewers are also unanimous in their opinion that both engines are overly raucous on heavy acceleration, with neither seeming to relent adequately even at cruising speeds.
Ride & Handling
Both Patriot trims receive a significant retooling of the suspension system for 2011. Larger anti-sway bars in the front and rear as well as heavier shocks and struts complement the traditional four-wheel independent suspension and multi-link rear end. All this results in a firm yet comfortable ride, according to most reviewers, though some wallow and wiggle is noted over rough surfaces. Steering, meanwhile, is described by the majority of reviews as stable and accurate, adding a significant measure of confidence to highway driving. Some body lean is noted in hard cornering by a few reviewers, but overall, handling is noticeably improved with the reworked suspension. Reviewers additionally note that braking remains strong and true, with no adrenaline-charged glitches in pedal feel.
The Patriot Base trim sports standard 16-inch steel wheels, while the Latitude X boasts 17-inch aluminum wheels. Standard rubber remains all-season radials, with all-terrain tires available on trims equipped for heavy off-road duties, for which this rugged compact SUV gains well-deserved high marks.
Overall, reviewers claim at least a decent driving experience with Jeep’s smallest ute on the road, though exciting and sporty it’s not. Wind and road noise levels, however, though allegedly improved, still prove to be more than mildly intrusive, according to a majority of professional reviews.
Cabin & Comfort
Though not overly endowed with standard creature comforts, the 2011 Patriot Base trim level at least provides such basics as cloth seating, cruise control, tilt-wheel steering and a single-CD player with four speakers. The Latitude X trim level, meanwhile, adds such standard comfort and convenience amenities as heated front seats, reclining rear seats, power windows and heated mirrors, remote power door locks, a fold-flat passenger seat, air conditioning, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Options for the Base trim include several standard features delivered with the Latitude X trim level, including air conditioning and power accessories as part of the Power Value Group. Additional available amenities for the Sport trim include a 6-CD changer with satellite radio, a USB connection, Sirius satellite radio, and UConnect hands-free capability, and upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels.
Optional for the top-shelf 2011 Patriot Latitude X are leather-trimmed upholstery, a Bose premium speaker system, remote engine start, universal garage door opener, power sunroof, and touch-screen and voice-activated Garmin GPS navigation. Additionally, both trims can be delivered with an available Class II trailer towing package when equipped with the 2.4-liter I4, as well as skid plates, descent control, hill-start assist and additional engine cooling with the Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group.
Professional reviewers have, since the Patriot’s inception for the 2007 model year, bemoaned its tacky, hard-plastic-laden, and generally low-rent interior. The 2011 edition, though marginally improved, is little different, according to reviews, though some added padding to the console and door armrests mitigates this otherwise lackluster ambiance a bit. Gauges and instruments are, however, conceded to be easy to read and well placed, if a tad complicated when the available navigation system is added. Cabin room is generally lauded by reviewers, though cabin storage leaves a bit to be desired, and more than a few reviewers also note that rear-seat comfort could be better.
Though garnering better-than-average safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including honors as a Top Safety Pick, the 2011 Patriot offers dual front side-mounted airbags only as an option. Additionally, FWD Patriot trims are equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes, though four-wheel ABS, with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency braking assist, is standard across the lineup, as are traction and stability control. This compact ute also sports front and rear head curtain airbags, front head restraint whiplash protection, and front fog/driving lights standard. Finally, front side-mounted airbags and daytime running lights are further safety options available to both trims.
As mentioned the IIHS rates the 2011 Patriot as Good, their highest score, in front and side impact protection with the optional front side-mounted airbags installed. Roof strength wasn’t tested by the IIHS, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2010 Patriot trims a decent four-star rating for rollover protection. The NHTSA has no data on 2011 Patriot trims.
What Owners Think
Tepid acceleration from both powerplants, especially the 2.0-liter I4, seems the most adamant owner complaint with the 2011 Patriot. Owners also mention the comfort-challenged rear seats and lackluster plastic components as problematic, while Chrysler’s warranty coverage, once world-class, is now noted by several owners as a shadow of its former self. Finally, a number of owners mention the lack of expected standard features in their complaints about this rugged sport ute.
Owner kudos, on the other hand, go out to the Patriot’s rugged looks, stellar gas mileage, improved suspension, and surprisingly compliant ride, as well as its class-leading off-road handling characteristics. Of course, this capable SUV’s base MSRP of just over $15,800 adds immeasurably to its value in the minds of virtually all owners.
2011 Jeep Patriot Review and Roadtest
2011 Jeep Patriot A Compact SUV for Urban Living
Relevant Connection: 2011 Jeep Patriot Specs, Prices and Comparisons
By Larry Nutson
Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau
The Auto Channel
My initial reaction upon getting settled behind the wheel of the Jeep Patriot that I was about to spend a week with was that it’s a perfect size for urban, big-city dwellers. Easily maneuverable, shorter than a typical compact class car, tall, upright seating that aids outward visibility and versatility with its seating for 5 and a fold-down rear seat opening up 54.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2011 Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations: Sport, Latitude and Latitude X. All are available with front-wheel drive, the Freedom Drive I full-time, active 4x4 system and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package full-time, active 4x4 system with low-range capability.
Freedom Drive I is an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode designed to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions. This active four-wheel-drive system is recommended for daily use, including slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I also features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the Jeep Patriot in four-wheel-drive lock mode to handle deep snow, sand and other low-traction surfaces.
The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an available four-wheel-drive system that makes the Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated� 4x4. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package includes a second-generation continuously variable transaxle with low range (CVT2L) that engages when the off-road mode is activated, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps and manual seat height adjuster. The available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is recommended for moderate off-road situations that include steep grades, occasional wheel lift and rock or log climbing.
Patriot 4x4 features a standard 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. Patriot’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transaxle in 4x4 configuration delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Standard on the 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport two-wheel-drive model is a 2.0-liter World Engine that provides 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque coupled with the continuously variable transmission (CVT2), and delivers 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Jeep Patriot also features a standard five-speed manual transaxle and an available CVT.
Patriot’s face is classic Jeep and has classic Jeep trapezoidal wheel arches. The front fascia features a body-color grille as well as a skid plate that surrounds the new, inboard-mounted fog lamps. The new rear fascia extends lower than on previous models and features a chrome-tipped exhaust on the Latitude X model.
Classic Jeep design cues include new available 17-inch aluminum wheels. Jeep Patriot’s high beltline completes the vehicle’s protective side profile.
New for 2011 the Jeep Patriot offers an All-weather Capability Group option which includes 17-inch aluminum wheels with Goodyear all-terrain tires, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps, engine block heater and tow hooks.
A 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, the Jeep Patriot for 2011 is built by Chrysler Group LLC at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. If you’re into the Jeep thing, live in urban or suburban or rural environs, and desire a vehicle that is versatile and reasonably priced the Jeep Patriot deserves a look.
� Larry Nutson
2011 Jeep Patriot
$15,995 - $23,895MSRP / Window Sticker Price
|MPG||23 City / 29 Hwy|
|Transmission||5-spd man w/OD|
|Power||158 @ 6400 rpm|
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2011 review jeep patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot Sport Manual Review
2011 JEEP PATRIOT REVIEW
Vehicle Style: Compact SUV
Price: $30,000 (plus on-roads)
Fuel Economy (claimed): 8.4 l/100km
Fuel Economy (tested): 9.9 l/100km
Revised for 2011 with an updated interior, revised bumpers, new wheels and standard cruise control across the range, the Jeep Patriot’s MY11 refresh is best described as “mild”.
Beyond its enticing $30k sticker price and wagon versatility, we found that the Patriot needs a more substantial upgrade to give it genuine appeal to compact SUV buyers.
INTERIOR | RATING: 2/5
Quality: Cabin quality lacks refinement. Plastics and controls don’t match the better Japanese contenders (the centre console lid, for example, is not damped and simply slams shut if let go).
The leather-trimmed steering wheel is pleasant to hold though, and the cloth upholstery feels durable. Soft-touch plastics on the upper door-trims are new for 2011, and a welcome addition.
Comfort: The manually-adjusted front seats are roomy, soft and comfortable. The back seats are also softly-cushioned and comfortable (the reclining backrest helps), but the seat is a little short under the thighs.
The steering wheel only adjusts for rake, and cabin width restricts the Patriot to being a four-seater (for adults), though smaller kids can go three abreast across the rear.
Equipment: Standard on the entry-level Patriot Sport is cruise-control, a trip computer, power windows and mirrors, air-conditioning, a four-speaker stereo with AUX input and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Bluetooth, a USB audio input, foglamps, sat-nav, heated front seats and front side airbags are available as options.
Storage: The Patriot can carry up to 536 litres of cargo with the rear seats up, and up to 1357 litres with the seats folded. However, with the cargo blind in place the cargo capacity drops to just 320 litres with the seats up, or 721 with them folded.
ON THE ROAD | RATING: 2.5/5
Driveability: The Patriot’s 125kW/220Nm 2.4 litre petrol four-cylinder has the right numbers, but it feels slower than it should on the road.
There isn’t much torque below 3000rpm, and the engine is generally lifeless unless revved hard. Performance is noticeably blunted when carrying a full load of passengers.
The standard five-speed manual has good gearing, but is lumped with a vague shifter and spongy clutch pedal. The optional CVT automatic might be the better choice.
Refinement: There is a fair amount of noise and vibration from the road, engine and transmission. The Patriot’s boxy shape also generates a lot of wind noise at speed - particularly around the wing mirrors.
The interior itself is tight though, with no trim rattles heard during our time with the car.
Suspension: The Patriot’s suspension is soft enough to smooth out choppy urban roads, but - peculiarly - feels a tad too firm over smaller highway corrugations and surface imperfections.
There’s a lot of body roll during hard cornering and undulating tarmac at speed can be a bit of a handful. The upside of its AWD underpinnings however means that the Patriot can stay out of trouble on slippery surfaces (aided by the grippy Continental tyres).
The steering is over-assisted, which makes going from lock-to-lock easy in a carpark, but doesn’t tell the driver much about what the front wheels are doing.
Braking: The pedal feels overly soft, and braking performance is only average.
ANCAP rating: Not tested
Safety features: Stability control, traction control, ABS, brake assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, front and curtain airbags, three-point seatbelts on all seats.
Front side-airbags are available on the Patriot Sport as an optional extra.
WARRANTY AND SERVICING
Warranty: 3 years/100,000km.
Service costs: Intervals are set for every 12,000km, with a typical service costing between $310 and $500. Major services are scheduled for every 48,000km, and cost roughly $650.
HOW IT COMPARES | VALUE FOR MONEY RATING: 2.5/5
Nissan X-Trail ST ($32,490) - Producing the same power and slightly more torque, the X-Trail is similar to the Patriot on paper, but is a far more competent vehicle.
The Nissan has better build quality, more intelligent interior packaging and a longer standard equipment list - easily worth the $2,490 premium over the Jeep. (see X-Trail reviews)
Honda CR-V ($28,090) - The CR-V is heavier than the Patriot and uses slightly more fuel, but that’s about its only disadvantage.
Like the X-Trail and Forester, the CRV is better equipped, better built and has more car-like handling. (see CR-V reviews)
Subaru Forester X ($30,990) - A favourite in the compact SUV market, it’s not hard to see the Forester’s appeal. It’s durable, has strong resale values and comes with a tractable 126kW/235Nm petrol flat four. (see Forester reviews)
Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.
TMR VERDICT | OVERALL RATING: 2.5/5
The entry-level Patriot Sport is below par when judged against its peers, and is starting to show its age. Besides ordinary on-road performance, both its interior quality and feature list could use some sprucing up.
There’s a distinct butch appeal to its traditionally-Jeep styling though, and it’s one of the more affordable AWD compact SUVs on the market. Its problem is it feels outclassed in a very competitive segment.
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Second Hand — Not Second Best
Did you know that considerably more used cars are sold than new cars? We think this second-hand system is nothing short of fantastic. However, it goes without saying that it gives rise to different methods and tactics: Some sellers will disguise a car that's been in an accident under a fresh coat of paint, tamper with the odometer or conceal theft. This is one of the less appealing aspects of buying second hand. Our goal is to establish trusting relationships between buyers and sellers, since this is the best way to help customers make the right decision. Your new car should be reliable and make you feel safe, as well as make you feel like you haven't paid too much.
But more than anything else, we don't want you or your family unknowingly sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that isn't 100% safe. This is why we strive to take these vehicles off the road, which not only makes the used car market safer but our streets safer too.
CARFAX — 35+ Years of Experience in Vehicle Histories
CARFAX was founded in the US in 1984 and expanded into Europe in 2007. Around 100 team members spread across six European offices process vehicle information from 22 countries.
Fostering strategic partnerships with registration authorities, law enforcement agencies, government departments, insurance companies, inspection centers and numerous other leading companies around the world has enabled us to compile a unique international database for vehicle histories. We use this database to help make the used car market more transparent. We give everyone in the process of buying a used car access to what is currently the world's most comprehensive source for vehicle history reports, and is growing day by day.
We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.
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