Skip to comments.What do you know about the Jeep Patriot?
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
I'm thinking of buying one with the Freedom Drive II 4WD package. Seems a little underpowered, though.
But I won't be hauling, or doing any serious off-roading.
Is it a Govt Motors (Obamamobile) car?
Is a great ‘bug out’ vehicle for SHTF times a comin’
It’s a Chrysler product, none for me thank you very much.
Fiat, I believe. ;)
They are a piece of crap and not a real Jeep.
Not really responsive to your question, but I wouldn’t buy anything built by the UAW. Just my personal position.
There is no Jeep worthy of name but the Wrangler.
I bought a Jeep Cherokee in 1995. It was the first new car I’d ever bouht...put over 250K on that thing. Really loved it. Not so much of a Chrysler lover anymore...even though my wife drives a 300. I’m in a Taurus and love it.
Someone at work has one, they like it and it seems to be reliable.
Find a good used one pre-bailout. A Cherokee sport or a Wrangler.
It’s a piece of crap. Look around.
I have a fried who bought a Patriot and it sucked.
He had nothing but transmission troubles. After three transmissions, he traded it back for a Grand Cherokee and has never looked back.
I own a 98 Cherokee 4WD 2dr and it is awesome.
I have over 240K miles on it and it is still going strong.
I can go anywhere in the winter.
The Jeep Liberty is the Cherokee replacement and the Compass is better then the Patriot every day.
Over priced, soon to be made in China. I’d look more, myself.
I work for a company that has the Patriot, Chevy Equinox & Honda CRV for the outside reps to utilize. The reps that drive the Patriot hate it..complain about engine noise, acceleration/power & stalling issues.
But take a look on the web, Edmunds.com..Cars.com etc..have personal customer reviews/complaints.
I just bought a ‘13 Wrangler in December and couldn’t be happier. This being my first Jeep I must admit that I’m surprised at how fun it has been driving, even with the slightly elevated noise from the soft top. Has plenty of power from the 3.6 V6 (285HP) and it MOVES when you step on the gas.
Over the years my family has owned a 84, 86, 96 Cherokees (XJ) 95 and 08 Grand Cherokees (ZJ) and a 88 Grand Wagoneer.
I know Jeeps. Jeeps have been my friends. And the Patriot is no Jeep.
Then again, except for the Grand Cherokee line (maybe) there hasn’t been a real Jeep since the previous generation Wrangler (TJ). I’m actually considering a Toyota FJ Cruiser for my next vehicle.
Agreed. Wrangler sporting a pair of Dana 44s.
I owned a Jeep Wrangler in HS, hand me down before I started driving Honda ricers. Never tanked on me once and good room to have sex,,I mean, it’s roomy.
Made by a company that uses your tax dollars to perpetuate the UAW, whose members may, or may not, care how the vehicle is assembled, depending on how they feel about the company on any given day.
Buy a Toyota, you won’t regret it.
(btw, I bought my last of 4 new Jeep products in 2000.)
I should have added “currently offered”. There are many models from history that were clearly Jeep/Willys.
Is yours auto or manual? I am a manual type unless the Jeep 6 speed sucks.
Gotta buy American, sorry . . . or the car won’t survive the employee parking lot.
I bought an FJ and it’s the best 4-wheeler, SUV, I’ve owned.
Made in Belvidere, Illinois.
Jeep Patriot is based on the Dodge Caliber platform. It seems to have at least average reliability. Doesn’t seem to be well-liked, but if the price is right it *may* be a good value.
This small SUV class is a sweet spot in the market, loaded with outstanding vehicles: Ford Escape, Toyota Rav4, Honda CRV, Mazda CX5, Subaru Forester, and Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, etc. Unless the Jeep name is desired, it would have to be at a bargain price.
The Patriot and the Compass were pseudo-Jeeps cooked up by DaimlerChrysler as low cost vehicles trying to cash in on the Jeep name.
Both vehicles are based on a Mitsubishi platform, as was the Dodge Caliber.
It is a front wheel drive vehicle (when not in four wheel drive.) The Freedom Drive II is a CVT transmission.
As long as you understand you’re buying an AWD Mitsubishi with a continuously variable transmission, it’s an OK vehicle.
Jeep Patriot with Freedom Drive 4WD? Sounds like somebody in the corporate board room decided to pander to conservatives. Does it come with a red, white, and blue gun rack factory installed too?
Well, the Patriot ain’t American, unless you count the UAW guys in Chicago bolting the wheels on the chassis. Last time I checked they were owned by Fiat, with parts manufactured in Mexico and final assembly in Illinois.
It’s about as American as a Maryville Honda.
That may well be true, but the people I’m afraid of aren’t that smart.
My brother-in-law has a 2006 Grand Cherokee / Wagoneer thing ... LOTS of small problems like ALL of the interior door handles breaking off ( bad quality plastic ) ,, my neighbor had a RAM 1500 where the dash (cracked like the grand canyon) and all the interior plastic fell apart ... these little things will cost a fortune to fix over time if you intend to keep this new car in like new condition.. His car has the new high efficiency 4.7l V8 which is actually pretty good.
Bottom line Chryslers ALWAYS have TERRIBLE resale value because they fall apart and the owners become disgusted with them and let them fall apart even more...
I’d look at USED trucks that CAN get the job done ...
I don't think the Wrangler is at the head of the model list for introduction, but should they ever make one with a manual, I'd be in line for the second year of production.
2013 Wrangler Rubicon has Dana 44s with electric lockers;-). My 2007 Sahara has 44s...no lockers;-(
I have the Wrangler Sport with the 5 speed automatic, although it does allow you to select the “top gear” by moving the gear shift to the left or right. Black/black with soft top. $25,400 out the door including taxes and license.
I’m looking at a TD 4x4 manual RAM 3500.
General Patton, now THERE is a Jeep patriot!
Jeep sells a diesel Patriot in Europe, believe it or not.
I’ll second the TRANSMISSION complaints in post #13 ,, the car you mentioned has a CVT which doesn’t sound like a good match for a 4wd vehicle except in the easiest of conditions ,( Ford says absolutely NO TOWING with theirs and theirs is considered one of the better ones) , I have heard it said that Chrysler keeps the tranny shops in business ... I know one person who uses her Dakota for commuting and drives gently .. tranny needed replacing at about 60,000 miles , this was a traditional auto ... but that CVT is engineered by the same crew ... it ain’t a 727 torqueflite..
Must be a Jeep Commander?
The XJ Cherokee was a great Jeep. There hasn’t been a new one sold for 12 years now and you still see them in numbers every day. The Wrangler is still very capable, even with the minivan’s V6. The Grand Cherokee can be equipped to be off road capable but is too damn expensive unless you get an old one. The rest of the Jeep line up, including the Liberty, are exceptionally bad or fake Jeeps unworthy of the name.
I rented one once. How many rental cars do you remember? I remember it because it was a stinking piece of $h!t
Jeep sold a Mercedes-powered diesel Liberty here in the U.S. for a few years. From what I can recall, they didn’t even advertise the option. Damiler was probably plotting its exit by then.
Back in ‘07 I bought a new Jeep Compass. 9,000 miles later, the crap started. Only drove it back and forth to work (highway) and to the grocery store. 65k miles and $3,000 in repairs later, I traded it for a Honda CRV.
Patriot - just got back from visiting family in California, rented a Jeep Patriot. Good enuff for getting around, but it was sluggish and had the same groaning transmission that the Compass had.
You’re better off walking.
You might want to check out Consumer Reports. I think they gave the Patriot one of their lowest ratings. Unless it is all new for this model year I would steer clear.
The Wrangler Sport automatic is this one.
Mercedes-Benz 5G-Tronic transmission
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The Mercedes-Benz 5G-TRONIC (also called 722.6) is an electronically shifted 5-speed overdrive automatic transmission. It is in the process of being replaced by the Mercedes Benz 7G-Tronic Transmission which was introduced in 2003. However, all V12-powered cars such as the S600 and S65 AMG still retain the 5G-Tronic, which has a torque capacity of 796 lb-ft, as the newer 7G-Tronic is limited to 542 lb-ft, not enough to handle the torque from the V12 engine. Also, while rear-wheel drive W211 E-Class cars have adapted the 7G-Tronic, those with 4MATIC retain the five-speed automatic, although the current generation W212 E-Class released for the 2010 model year has dropped the 5G-Tronic entirely, except for four-cylinder models.
In Chrysler applications this transmission is identified as the New Automatic Gearbox- Generation One, or NAG1.
Old Jeeps do not leak - They mark their territory.