"I love this vehicle, especially the style and gas mileage. Great looking and the interior upgrades for 09 are very nice. I have a fully loaded limited with everything except the navigation screen and FDII. The stereo is top of the line. If you are coming from a v-8 or even bigger v-6 you might not like this crossover. The CVT transmission takes a little getting used to, but is very quite and peppy once you learn how to drive it.
My previous vehicle was an older Subaru Forester. Once that died on me I knew i wanted another 4wd crossover type vehicle. I test drove the CRV and new style Forester. The Jeep has just as much pick up as those two. Since I purchased it last winter when the economy was crashed and Chrysler was hit hard, it was a no brainer to get the Patriot. It was $7k cheaper than the CRV and Forester, and had more options. Also, the lifetime powertrain warrenty is nice. I'll be honest, the 2010 Patriot limiteds are going for around $30k, I would not pay that much for one. I'm glad i got mine just in time."
"Both the limited two years ago, my wife drives it toting my daughter around, i have no compaints. Some people on these reviews are to critical. You get what you pay for. This is not expensive in comparison to other vehicles with the same optioons. The fit and finish not the best quality at all but with leather heated seats,sound system, 4wd, esp control ect I have gotten my monies worth. The gas tank is small but im not gripping. I'll take this at $350 a month and love it, crv and rave 4 well over$100 more a month, also the lifetime power train warranty, good stuff."