About This Vehicle
Interior and cargo space; maneuverability and parking ease; safety features; tech options; off-road ability plus fuel economy
For 2010, Jeep's boxy compact returns with a few minor changes. The Sport 4x2 can now be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and active head restraints have become standard across the line.
The Patriot is an unexpectedly capable city car, combining a boxy, rugged-looking traditional Jeep appearance with car-like handling, good outward visibility, an economical powertrain, an interior that's comfortable for four adults and a city-friendly small-car size. Although the base Sport model is basic, it's quite a bargain for a vehicle that includes all the essential safety equipment;...
The Patriot shares much of its mechanical components with both the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Caliber, including a layout that's much more car-like than any of Jeep's larger models. With a MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multi-link setup, quick-ratio rack-and-pinion steering and a very manageable 174 inches of total length, the Patriot is very maneuverable.With either of...