Posted by mike on 2009/3/18 11:07:51 (1744) reads
Scott Burgess from The Detroit News is singing the praises of the 2009 Jeep Patriot in a review published this morning:
The 2009 compact SUV, which is really a crossover built on the same platform as the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, has been upgraded throughout. This wasn't a mid-cycle refresh, it was an apology.
Little details make a design, and the previous Patriot was still a first draft.
Now, it's vastly improved. Chrome accents are now around the dash vents, softer armrests are on the overhauled door panel and illuminated cup holders make the trip a little more bearable.
Really, you don't know what you're missing inside a Patriot until you park a 2008 model next to a 2009. Then when you look inside, you say things like, "wow, the '08 really bites."
Check out the entire review and let me know if you think he's laying it on a little thick or if the Patriot might be all that Mr. Burgess is claiming.
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Posted: 2009/3/19 5:45 Updated: 2009/3/19 5:59
Home away from home
From: The Great White North
Re: Impressive Review of 2009 Patriot
All good news for JEEP is welcomed, but when I first read "...more powerful..." I quickly scanned through the article to find... the SAME "New World Order" enigine(s) offered. Oh, well... still pretty good for the price. And the other improvements are welcomed upgrades! Soon there will even be an Italian flair.
Here's the great news: the Patriot qualifies for the (soon to be law?) federal rebates, which could put up to an additional $5000 in your pocket when you turn in your (at least 8 year old) "gas guzzler" and buy a new truck/SUV with over 24mpg hwy (or car with over 27 mpg hwy). The 4X4 with the stick comes in just under the wire... That finally puts the Patriot in the right price zone!