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gasoline prices, foreign in oil producing nations and fears of warming have made efficiency the new patriotism. Yet many reject clown-sized economy and suppository shaped CUV’s and They cling to the outdoorsy and the go-anywhere freedom embodied by SUV’s. In a second attempt to these shifting values, has unveiled the Patriot. It#39;s an SUV for gas Americans!

Actually, never all that. Please, oh please, let it be better than the Compass.

the $15k (FWD) Patriot where its mechanical doppelganger . the fails. The Patriot actually like a Jeep. Its grille is upright and the hood smartly over the seven slots and headlights.

Beneath the bumpers, the Patriot’s work tapers back, off road-friendly approach and departure

Muscular fenders frame the Jeep trapezoidal wheel in the Grand Cherokee fashion#8211; as to the Compass’ fat Elvis fender The Patriot’s upright greenhouse the same rectangular proportions as the which itself is an homage to the Wrangleresque it ain’t, but the Patriot’s Mom was playing in the Jeep gene

Serious Jeepers aren’t about interior aesthetics. lovin’ Wrangler and Liberty have been known to their rigs’ interior and spray pickup truck bed over the bare metal. fearless depreciators will the Patriot#39;s interior’s Rubbermaid

Sure it has carpeting, available seats, a leather wrapped wheel and splashes of trendy aluminum, but every other and compartment is constructed from molded plastic. No matter how and foul the Patriot’s cabin plugging mud, crawling rocks and slithering through cleanliness is only a damp rag it’s like wiping a baby’s high chair.

Of the pairing of this highly interior with a vehicle to appeal to off-road-crazed Jeep is strictly coincidental. Chrysler this same nasty plastic in nearly every car make, including the identically Jeep Compass. Furthermore, the dedicated (and filthiest) enthusiasts will stick Wranglers.

The Patriot will be competing for in urban and suburban environs, drivers expect more

On the positive side, the seating is excellent, especially for taller Drivers trading in their gas Jeep Liberty will the Patriot’s generous leg room and rear seats.

When it to driving, the Patriot takes a seat to its fraternal twin, the whose ride and handling are on the wrong side of unacceptable. only 1.5 taller and 33lbs the Patriot is much more to all non-linear motions, thanks to its independent suspension. The dynamics are Olde Worlde; the Patriot and flops its way down a winding like a wounded Hessian.

Jeep Patriot

The Compass’ excellent brakes are The Patriot’s stop pedal its four-wheel disks very indeed, and resents driver Nonetheless, the long legged eagerly dispatches bumps and up highway carbuncles, hinting at the off-road potential.

Unfortunately, sisters-under-the-skin share their vital greasy bits: drivetrains. Both vehicles incomplete with an atonal 16-valve four-cylinder Dual Valve Timing World attached to a buzz-inducing (and not in the sense of the word) Continuously Transmission (CVT).

The 172hp motivates the Patriot to 60mph in stretch ah, who cares? You’ll get up to speeds, you know, eventually. And yet engine is Patriot’s raison

In 4#215;2 trim, the EPA prognosticators 24/27mpg. It’s a [theoretically] achievement. You know, for a Jeep.

four-pot 4Runners, Monteros, and Cherokees conquered hill and with aplomb. Though in the bush, these lightweight were gutless tin cans to their robust descendants. modern incarnations now tilt the well in excess of two tons. By the Patriot is an SUV lightweight: 3,326lbs. in regalia.

And it’s still a

For off-roader drivers, Jeep the Patriot’s underlying Mitsubishi GA with an ultra-high-strength steel beam above the rear Optional Trail Rated ($25k and up) get the Freedom-Drive II drive system (utilizing the CVT at a 19:1 for steep ascents and descents), braking control mode, an oil cooler, extra ground and skid plates. Packaged the Patriot’s Jeepish looks, features give the ute the cred the Compass lacks.

Not that Jeep cares. On the website, under “Capabilities,” the talks about the Patriot’s agile and responsive handling on switchbacks and [during] evasive and, I swear, “parallel made easy.” If Jeep is the Patriot at the CR-V, RAV4 and they’re in big trouble. With its interior, gutless engine and handling, the Patriot is far better off than on.

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