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MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Jeep Patriot Review

Review Last Updated: 2/3/15

The 2013 Jeep Patriot has an uncomfortable back seat, sluggish acceleration and few standard features, according to auto journalists.

A four-cylinder engine powers the base 2013 Jeep Patriot, and most reviewers agreed that it’s not up to the task of moving the compact SUV with any authority. An available four-cylinder engine with more power received similar reviews. A manual transmission is standard and an automatic is available. With the base engine, two-wheel drive and automatic transmission, the 2013 Patriot gets 22/28 mpg city/highway, according to the EPA, which is OK, but not particularly impressive, for the class. While reviewers said that the Patriot’s ride and handling are competent, most other SUVs in the class have quieter, more comfortable rides and handling that’s more refined. A few reviewers pointed out that Patriots equipped with the Freedom Drive II all-wheel drive system are decent off-roaders. On the other hand, they mentioned that the Patriot can’t match the off-road prowess of more serious off-road SUVs like the 2013 Jeep Wrangler.

The 2013 Jeep Patriot has a basic interior and reviewers were disappointed with the amount of hard plastics used throughout. They also complained about the limited space in the back seat, and the Patriot has less overall cargo space than many rivals. The 2013 Patriot comes standard with an auxiliary input jack but few other notable equipment. Features like navigation, a USB port and Bluetooth are available, and a rearview camera isn’t available.

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Other SUVs to Consider

Though it doesn’t have the off-road pedigree of the Jeep Patriot, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 has an interior that reviewers liked, as well as great fuel economy and excellent performance. The CX-5 also has more overall cargo capacity than the Patriot.

The 2013 Subaru Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive and has more cargo space than the Patriot. The Forester also comes standard with features like Bluetooth and a USB port, which are not standard in the Patriot.

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