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Rating 52/100 Background The Jeep Patriot is among the last vestiges of the Bad Old Days at Chrysler, and yet it continues to be a surprisingly strong seller. Why? We imagine it’s because the Jeep name is popular with consumers, and the Patriot is the least expensive way to put a new Jeep in your …

Rating 57/100 Background We were frankly a bit surprised to learn Jeep penned in the aged 2015 Patriot for production. After all, the new Cherokee has supplanted the Patriot as the brand’s prime-time compact crossover, and the pint-sized Renegade is waiting in the wings as a spunky, lower-priced alternative. But a glance at the sales …

Rating 75/100 Background The 2014 Jeep Patriot is on a simple mission: It provides the iconic, rugged look of a traditional Jeep along with decent off-roading ability. Jeep has also aggressively priced the Patriot so that it’s one of the least expensive crossover SUVs on the market. That’s an appealing combination, but the devil is …

Rating 63/100 Background Let’s not be coy. We do not recommend the 2013 Jeep Patriot. Just about any other compact crossover SUV would be a better choice for you, especially if you have a family. The Patriot is slow, its fuel economy is unimpressive and cargo capacity is lacking. And that’s just the beginning of …

Rating 58/100 Background The 2012 Jeep Patriot is caught between a vision of Jeep-style off-road authenticity and suburban-style everyday utility. It’s a difficult mix to make, and the process is complicated by the demands of a low sticker price and high fuel economy. A car-type unibody platform like the Patriot’s can be made to deliver …

Rating 85/100 Background Everyone’s seen the classic comedy setup where the indecisive hero has one foot on the dock and one on the boat as the gap between the two grows wider by the second. Well, in an odd way, that turns out to be a fairly apt analogy for the 2011 Jeep Patriot. You …

Rating 83/100 Background What makes a patriot a patriot? Loyalty. Passion. Conviction. Probably some other stuff we could think of if we had Mel Gibson’s filmography on hand. But what makes the 2010 Jeep Patriot a patriot? Well, it looks a bit like the WWII-tested Jeep, we suppose, from the round headlights and vertical grille …

Rating 57/100 Background It’s probably not a good idea to base a compact crossover SUV on the underachieving Dodge Caliber wagon, but Jeep didn’t ask us for our opinion — it just went ahead and gave the world the 2009 Jeep Patriot. In fairness, the Patriot’s plebeian roots are well disguised. It certainly looks like …

Rating 77/100 Background The compact SUV display has gotten pretty crowded at your local Jeep store, with the traditional Patriot and stylized Compass car-based crossovers joining the larger and pricier second-generation Liberty. Similar to the old Cherokee in appearance, the 2008 Jeep Patriot is a familiar-looking four-door Jeep wagon meant to be the tougher and …

Rating 73/100 Background With two compact SUVs already in its lineup, one may wonder why Jeep bothered to create the 2007 Patriot. Well, it seems that the company’s managers wanted to make the most of the new platform also being used for the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Caliber. To aid in differentiation, the Patriot …

To bolster appeal, SUV manufacturers have made many of their compact models more affordable. This makes them competitive and in some instances less expensive than midsize sedans. A good example of this is the Chevrolet Trax that begins from $21,000 whereas the Chevrolet Malibu has a starting price of $21,680. Starting price is only one …

Affordability is the main consideration for most buyers. And even with the SUV segment being an embarrassment of riches as it concerns selections, finding a model that aligns with your finances should outweigh all other factors.  To aid you in this endeavor, Car and Driver came out with its list of the cheapest new SUVs …