24 reviews
2009 Jeep Patriot
2009 Jeep Patriot
Available Price Range $4,743-$11,995 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Jeep Patriot

Our Take

Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, the Patriot is supposed to be the most rugged of the three. It seats five people. To give its macho looks some teeth, the Patriot is available with two four-wheel-drive systems. The more capable of the two gets Jeep's Trail-Rated de... 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
  • Cargo-area dome light doubles as flashlight


Our Expert Reviews

Everyone deserves a do-over. That's not to make excuses or not to hold a company accountable for misdeeds, but do-overs are as American as apple pie. Few places in the world offer the chance to make amends and reinvent yourself like America. So if that's our United States, why shouldn't a Patriot deserve a second shot? The 2009 Jeep Patriot is the off-roader Jeep should have intr... Read full review for the 2009 Jeep Patriot

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Consumer Reviews


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Many well known defects

by Patriothead from on October 30, 2011

I purchased my 2009 limited 4x4 fd1 brand new in 09. I always liked the exterior design as it reminded me of the old cherokee sports and when chrysler went bk in 09 i took advantage and got $7500 off.... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Jeep Patriot.

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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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