"Low maintenance cost, sensitive steering (no wandering), dependable, comfortable and smooth ride - not jerky, interior devices within easy reach of driver. I am spoiled to the CVT transmission with NO jerks at gear changes because it does not change gears...it's belts. This is the most value I've ever had from a vehicle!"
"Not much to say The patriot is the kind of vehicle you get for doing the little run about thing in your life.
If you try to do to much heavy lifting it might let you down. I use it for my daily commute and running to the store. Love it just for that"
Pros: "good price, good MPG, great to drive, confortable"
Cons: "I just need a little more cargo room."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"mpg 24 in town 32 hwy with the small eng. cvt transmission coupled with the torque of the small 4 cyl. engine is more than enough get up a go even loaded with a couple hundred lbs in the rear. the cargo area could be a bit larger (longer vehicle) stability can be an issue just because of its short wheel base and light weight. Some times I do turn the stability control off. It is over two years old with 28,000 miles and trouble free. It replaced a mini-van. I would buy another one because of the the experience I've had with this one."