I love the looks of my patriot and it turns on a dime. The gas mileage is great. My only drawl back is it could have a little more get up and go. No problem doing speed limit or above, but coming out of a light or having to get on it quick it is somewhat sluggish. Out side of that I truly enjoy the vehicle.
2012 Jeep PatriotAmy - Charlotte, NC12/18/2012
I've been driving the 2012 Jeep Patriot since October 2012 and I couldn't be any happier with it. Previously I drove a Volkswagen Jetta and I wanted something more "SUV" like. The Patriot is the perfect size for me, not too big and not too small. It rides very smooth and has a lot of extra features (heated seats, electronic windows and seats, power locks, blue tooth capabilities, XM radio, etc.) I would recommend this Jeep to anyone and everyone!!
Smoothest riding Jeep I've ever owned!
2012 Jeep PatriotJohn - Knoxville, TN09/14/2014
Lots of bells and whistles, but the most outstanding feature after owning a Grand Cherokee and a Liberty is the RIDE. It was explained to me it is on a car chassis and not a truck chassis therefore the vehicle rides more like a car....smooth! I LOVE that. Only downside is I was used to an 8 cylinder and a six cylinder and while I really enjoy the gas mileage, I am used to a little more power - they didn't come in 6 cylinders or I would've bought that. The longer wheel base makes it more controllable on the freeway.
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