2010 Jeep Patriot Limited 4X4 (752)

Overview:
This week we’re looking at the 2010 Jeep Patriot Limited 4X4 and whoever picked the color should be shot.

It’s interesting to note that consumer’s give Jeep a better rating than reviewers do. I align myself with the consumer because I have tested a lot of them and attended Jeep Jamboree’s and Jeep Camps that have convinced me this is the best off road / 4X4 value for the money.

General Info:

Parts – US/Canadian 79%

Assembly – Belvidere, Illinois, USA

Class:  – SUV

Cars: – Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot and Wrangler.

Opinion:

A driving hint we all know but we can all be reminded of conditions of the time of day. If you are driving with the sun behind you then it is in the face of oncoming traffic. It can be very blinding and thus you need to be extra defensive. Always be aware and be safe.

Being aware also means that you can’t be distracted. Recent studies show clearly that one distracted driver will back up traffic for miles behind them.

Handling & Performance:

If power is a hot button for you another model would be better. Commander and Grand Cherokee sport V6’s and V8’s from 210-420 hp.

Styling:

Continued look of old and new.

Fit and Finish:

Good.

Cost:

Consistent within class.

Conveniences and comfort:

Good.

Recognized Competition:

Jeep Patriot $15-25,000, Chevrolet HR $19-26,000, Chrysler PT Cruiser $18,275, Dodge Caliber $17-20,000, Dodge Nitro $22-29,000, Ford Escape $21-27,000, Ford Escape Hybrid $30-34,000, Honda CR-V $22-30,000, Honda Element $21-26,000, Hyundai Tucson $19-26,000, Jeep Compass 15-25,000, Kia Rondo $17-22,000, Kia Sportage $17-23,000, Mazda 5 $19-23,000, Mitsubishi Outlander $21-29,000, Nissan Rogue $20-25,000, Pontiac Torrent $25-31,000, Saturn Vue $23-31,000, Saturn Vue Hybrid $28160, Subaru Forester $20-28,000, Suzuki SX4 Crossover $16-20,000, Suzuki SX4 Sport $13-19,000, Toyota Matrix $17-22,000, Toyota RAV4 $22-28,000.

Good News:

Priced well,

Standard Equipment:

234 liter 172 HP inline 4-cylinder engine, continuously variable automatic transmission with off road crawl ration, front and front and rear side curtain air bags, electronic stability control, 4-wheel ABS disc brakes with brake assist, cruise control, security alarm and theft deterrent system and sentry key, remote keyless entry, power windows and speed sensitive door locks, power heated fold away mirrors, rear window washer wiper and defroster, 115 V and 12 V power outlets, air conditioning, heated front seats, power 8-way driver seat, front passenger fold flat seat, 60/40 reclining and folding rear seat, SIRIUS satellite radio, media center with 6-CD/DVD/MP3 radio, audio jack input for mobile devices, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

Gas Stats:

$2.97/ Gal avg May 29 ‘10

www.fueleconomy.gov

for more information.

20 City and 22 Highway MPG

Pricing:

MSRP $24,550.

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