By Arkansas Dad on Wednesday, May 04, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000
overall rating 4 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Looks decent, has potential if you opt for 4x4 2.4"
Cons: "No HP, MPG eh? CVT trans awful"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Ok, so I've had this "vehicle" for a little over 6 months now and have put on about 14k miles, so I feel like I can leave a fair, honest review. First off, this 2015 Jeep Patriot Altitude (2WD 2.0L) is our 2nd Patriot. The first being a 2009 with 4WD Nad the 2.4L with Auto Trans. Both vehicles look similar, however I was in a single vehicle accident with the 2009 in a snow & ice storm, which totalled the vehicle out. Very sad. Leather, Boston Acoustics stereo, very well put together. Performed well, shifted well, 4WD was very useful. (2WD, AWD, 4WD, FWD all seem to render pretty much helpless on ice). This new Patriot??? Looks pretty nice. Seats uncomfortable for long trips. I average about 26 mpg, you say not bad for a small SUV, this is not an SUV. this is a small car, with a boxy body. Stay away from the 2.0L paired with the CVT transmission. This thing is a DOG!! Please do not try to jump out onto the highway with this set up, without a very long merge ramp, you will get run over. I am very displeased with the lack of guts this thing has. The handling in the rain is awful, not sure if it's the car or the Firestone Affinity tires, or combination of both. I have had a class A CDL for 22 years, also a previous Police Officer with numerous pursuits and professional driving experiences. Have owned no less than 60 vehicles since I've began driving, and I flat out do not like this car. Not only is it gutless and way behind on power and technology, but the resale value is garbage. I tried to get out of this thing a few times, and unless you're willing to fork over $5-6k within the first year, you're stuck with it. I am an AVID MOPAR fan and really enjoy their vehicles, this thing.... Not so much. At the first opportunity I have, I will find something else that suits my needs and wants, but it will not be another Patriot/Compass."
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