2011 Jeep Patriot consumer reviews

$15,995–$23,895 MSRP range
side view of 2011 Patriot Jeep
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2
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2.0

DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY

Do not waste your money on this car! The transmission and bearing and ty rods do not last. We never even took this car off road, Not what we expected from a Jeep. Was very, very noisy. Don't buy this.

5.0

Best car i have ever had.

This vehicle had everything I wanted in a car. Outstanding performance and made very tough. Drives like a dream car.

4.6

A pleasure to drive

I have the patriot 2.4l manual shift patriot. I love it. With regular maintenance and care, this has been a beautiful vehicle. Driving it in upstate New York winters has been a pleasure. Not sure if i'll ever let it go but will be sad if i ever have to. We've taken it on many family camping trips and the only addiction ive ended up doing was a complete tow package, utility trailers. Bought it in 2010 with 10 miles on it, and today it has 76000ish, and still no complaints.

4.7

Has longevity

My 2011 Jeep Patriot has over 95,000 miles. Everything in it still works! Has only required costs of maintenance-oil, tires, brakes. The brakes lasted to 50,000 miles. I live in the Northeast Mountains of Pennsylvania. I use the stick shift to decrease speed on the mountains and hills-I like the stick shift a lot. Brakes last longer. For the rough roads I travel, the Patriot is working out much better than my previous 'Compass'. I've looked around for my next vehicle, but there's nothing offered that's better than what I'm driving. Why replace what works so well! I recommend the Jeep Patriot!

3.9

Good Vehicle for the Money

This vehicle is a good value and is quite comfortable. It does not have real good takeoff performance and the transmission is a bit noisy when starting from first gear, especially on a hill. It does have road noise, as would be expected from an SUV. For an overall, onroad and offroad, vehicle, it is a good choice. The fuel mileage is not quite as good as rated, but still fair for this type of vehicle. It would be better if driven in flat terrain most of the time, but is not as good if used mostly in hilly country.

1.9

Nightmare....enough said

I purchased a 2011 Jeep Patriot Sport which was the first brand new vehicle that I had ever purchased. I was very excited that I was getting someone else's problems. After about 15,000 miles I started to hear a odd noise in the front. When I brought it to the dealership they told me that vehicles make noise. Believing the dealership I continued to drive it. When it got warmer the noise went away. The following winter the noise came back and it was worse and it began to handle poorly. By this time the dealership that I had purchased the vehicle from had gone out of business and was dealing with another dealership. They finally replace just about everything in the front end. Low and behold, the noise came back. In addition within the first 36000 miles, I had 9 sensors go, and had to replace all four tires because of the suspension issues. After minimal help from Chrysler and the fact that I did not have the time to deal with a lawyer on this, I decided to cut my losses and not only trade it it for another vehicle, but I went with a completely different vehicle all together. Not only am I completely dissatisfied with the vehicle it self, the construction and the Low Fuel Economy (14-19mpg), but Chryslers customer service was terrible to deal with. I got the run-around, and waited several days for them to do anything. For example....they told me at 9 am when I brought my Jeep in for a warranty item that I would get a rental car, it was not until 3:30pm that I got a rental car. Not because they didn't have any, but because the person failed to make a 30 second call to the dealership to get the authorization for the rental car. I paid an extra for the best warranty to have service like that. I was considering trading in my truck for a Ram, and with the customer service that I got, I will never buy another Chrysler product.

5.0

very comfortable and stable!

We are very pleased with the performance, stability, and overall experience of the jeep. This has been a pleasure to own and drive this vehicle. Overall we are very pleased with this experience.

4.7

Great SUV for the money

Most "experts" who review the Patriot tend to give it a bad rep, and generally come to the conclusion that it feels "cheap." Well, that's probably because this is a very inexpensive SUV. It isn't ultra-sporty or luxurious, but it also isn't trying to be. The Patriot is a great value for the money. Mine has 20,000+ miles on with no problems thus far. The engine won't win you bragging rights, but it gets the job done as well as decent fuel economy. Mine has the CVT, and although people tend to complain about the noise, if you're normal and drive with the radio on, it isn't really an issue. The Jeep has a comfortable ride and handles well for a boxy SUV. Driving around town is a breeze, the car turns on the dime and is very easy to park. I'm 6'3" and have plenty of room whether I'm in the driver's seat or even in the 2nd row. Cargo space is a little tight, but it's flexible enough to make up for it. The interior isn't exactly anything special, but it's put together well and has a great appearance. The controls are also very straightforward and easy to use, even if you're wearing big gloves. I don't do any serious off roading, but if you find yourself on gravel or dirt, or you live somewhere where you have to deal with snow, the Patriot tackles it like a champ. All in all, it's definitely a jeep with it's rugged styling and capability, but it's also comfortable, civilized, and economical enough to be a great all around vehicle.

2.3

Worst vehicle we ever bought

Bought new in November 2010. In October 2013 the factory warranty was expired. Took in at 38000 miles for state inspection. was told needed front driver side control arm...$375. Service manager at dealership admitted this was a common problem and should be a chrysler recall! Computer had been replaced once when car was brand new. New computer has same problems as old one. Yhe tire pressure light NEVER goes off. In January of 2014, experienced problems with car wanting to stall and would not drive. The electronic throttle control needed replaced to the tune of $600. While at the dealership they also inforrmed us thr passenger side control arm was also bad! Again nothing is covered by the warrant even though still underpower train warranty. Car is now making loud whiningnoise. Took it in. It is the bearings now! car has 43000 miles and is financially killing us! We plan to unload it ASAP! We own a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Itis best car we ever purchased....this One is the worst!

4.4

You cannot do better, for the money

I appreciate the sold, truck-ish feel, but it is also comfortable. The wife likes the heated seats in the winter! Back-end space is rather limited, but the design lets you stack stuff high. The drawback I notice the most is the fabulous headrests. They're supposed to be a safety feature, OK. But they block the view in the Jeep Patriot significantly--- in a vehicle designed with not as much glass as many other vehicles, to begin with. For this reason, I prefer my old Saturn with 300,000 miles on it (yes!) for getting around in the city. Highway driving is less of a problem. My wife does not experienced the same issues, I must add. This stuff does not bother HER. Overall, it is a great car for the money. We didn't buy it for speed and ruggedness. We don't use the 4X4 feature to explore the wilderness--- just to help out in the snow. (We live in southern New England.)