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If all-season driving means you need power to each and every wheel, the Jeep Patriot with 4WD is a viable contender in the category. With enhancements to the drivetrain in 2011, Jeep's Patriot has
If your ideal Jeep provides both off-road capability and long-lived durability, buy a Wrangler. Based on Chrysler's Caliber platform, the Patriot is far closer to its econobox roots than anything
The rework of the Patriot and its platform sibling, the Compass, in 2011 was significant. It wasn't, however, a clean-sheet approach, and at this point in the competitive segment a clean-sheet approach is what's needed. We're told one is coming, but in the interim anticipate the Patriot to provide benign handling on pavement, along with credible capability – with Freedom Drive II – off-road. Jeep loyalists won't understand four cylinders mounted transversely, nor the buzzy CVT transmission. But this one isn't for
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By Ron (ND) on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "Slow off line with the CVT."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Good value in a 4 wheel drive package. The CVT is a bit slow off the line but I like it. The CVT is seamless. Lots of room, handles decent for a box. I have seem complaints about noise, but coming from a Scion TC, the Patriot is quiet. You can get a good price on an '13 right now."
By Chiefwiggum on Sunday, May 19, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,555overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "price, reliablitiy, comfort"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The car lacks anything to be enthusiastic about, but has never given me any problems. The car handles well in snow, rain, wind, bumps, high speeds, traffic, and quick braking situations. Would buy again."
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