2010 Jeep Patriot Test Drive and Review & New Crossover SUV Review & 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport…

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The Bottom Line


retro looks.

Long warranty.

Base model that gets great economy.


Top of the line gets bad subpar fuel

CVT makes engine sound

Tops $30,000 with


Base prices $15,365 to $24,550

Engines: DOHC I-4; 2.4L I-4

Horsepower: 158 @ 6,400 rpm (2.0L); 172 @ rpm (2.4L)

Torque: 141 lb-ft @ rpm (2.0L); 165 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

Curb Weight: 3,115 3,315

Fuel Economy: 23 mpg mpg highway (2.0L/FWD/5MT) – (2.4L/4WD/CVT)

Wheelbase: 103.7#8221; Length: 173.6#8221; Width: Height: 65.7#8221;

Warranty: 3 miles basic; 5 years/100,000 powertrain

Cargo: 54.2 feet Luggage: 23.0 feet

Transmission: 5-speed or CVT, FWD or 4WD

Guide Review 2010 Jeep Patriot

I reviewed the Jeep Patriot on its in 2007. I was quite taken the compact crossover, despite its I liked the frugality and fuel-efficiency of the model, and I was enchanted by the retro-cool

This year, I took a at the opposite end of the spectrum, a fully-loaded Jeep Patriot Limited with a base price of ($30,510 as tested). I was not quite as this time around,

I’m a sucker for retro. I the new Mustang. I love the Dodge I even love the Chrysler PT When it comes to retro the Jeep Patriot hits the on the head.

The Patriot doesn’t back as far for inspiration as most of the examples I’ve quoted it resembles the Jeep Cherokee of the and 1990s. Of course, there are echoes of the classic Army especially the seven slot flanked by round headlights. The manages to look bigger in than it does in person, its actual dimensions are quite to those of the class sales the Honda CR-V .

Inside, the Patriot Limited up the package with heated seats, a power driver’s bright interior accents and a steering wheel. My test also had the Sun and Sound Group of ($1,295), which included a sunroof, a Boston Acoustics package and 2 articulating liftgate The Security and Convenience Group added Uconnect, iPod side airbags, a cargo and other features.

The Freedom Drive II Off-Road ($825) beefed up the tires, skid plates, tow hooks, an oil and other dirt-friendly features. It sense, then that ticked the box for Continuously Variable with Off-Road Crawl ($1,050), and then piled on the Center CD/DVD/HDD/NAV Radio All in all, my Patriot was loaded to the

And that was what … the When the 2007 Patriot was a five-on-the-floor, sub-$20,000 out the door of vehicle, I was able to overlook flaws. The bland dash the harsh road manners, the cabin and chassis, all became of the bargain. At $30,000, I become a less forgiving driver.

I to compare the Patriot with the CR-V, the sporty Mazda the positively peppy Subaru the appliance-like solidity of the Toyota and the spell is broken. I no longer for a Patriot.

Strip one down for me, and I might just fall in again. With the smaller, 2.0 inline 4-cylinder engine of the model, I could become to 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway. I would not the off-road potential that the Limited offers, but at $30,000 are many better off-roaders out (like a Jeep Wrangler, for

Keep it simple, Patriot, and all yours.

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