2008 Jeep Patriot

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51 reviews
Available Price Range $4,292-$11,292 Trims4 Combined MPG 24-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Jeep Patriot

Our Take

The 2008 Patriot offers a few more standard features, as well as a recalibrated drivetrain that's said to run smoother than before. Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cheap interior
  • Anemic power
  • Sluggish CVT

Notable Features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Trail-Rated offroad model available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Shares components with Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber
  • Cargo-area dome light doubles as flashlight


Our Expert Reviews

For the money, the all-new Jeep Patriot just might be the best SUV bargain on the market. With a 2008 starting price of $16,035, including freight, you'll get a nicely styled Sport model that looks a lot like the old Jeep Cherokee, and is even about the same size. This vehicle was introduced for 2007 at a price just over $15,000, but the base price has grown $925 after a year on the market... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Based on 51 reviews

I will never but another Jeep

by crys from Pennsylvania on September 15, 2011

I am averaging a trip to the shop and about $400.00 every 3 months. Now my 2008 Patriot, which has 67, 000 miles on it, needs a new CVT transmission. NOONE works on them, not even Jeep. They cannot be... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Jeep Patriot Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Jeep Patriot Limited

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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