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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2.7

Do not buy

I have a 2011 Patriot, Latitude. Spent the extra money for the extended warranty because I drive 25,000 miles per year. I have had the Jeep in the dealership at least once a month. They can't seem to find the knocking or popping sounds coming from the rear when going slowly over a small bump. They replaced the complete back suspension with no resolution. I had to replace the original tires immediately because in light rain they hydroplane. I've replaced brakes and rotors in the back and front already. Now the wheels are grinding and the dealer said the wheel bearings are not covered under warranty. It pulls to the right and rotating the tires and alignment have not helped. It seems as if it's ready to stall and if I press the gas, it doesn't. The gas tank is very small so I have to fill it every other day. It gets 22 mpg. I'm tired of waiting at the dealer while they diagnose the problems to only tell me again that nothing is wrong with until it gets bad enough for something to show up. They are of no help. I think it's time for a trade in!

1.6

Worst Car Ever!!!

I've owned my 2011 Patriot for about a year now. I started having problems with the car around 5,000 miles. It pulls severely to the right making it nearly impossible to keep the vehicle on the road. I have taken it to the dealer five times and they say this is the "normal" design of the car. The steering wheel also vibrates when driving and there is a popping/knocking sound in the front end - again called "normal" design of the car. If this is the normal design of the car, I think Chrysler needs to take these cars off the road and go back to the drawing board!!!! This is the worst car I have ever owned. BUYER BEWARE - DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!

4.7

Have owned it a year, quite happy

I purchased this 2011 after having owned a Grand Cherokee for some years. I had to get used to the "tinny" sound when I close the door, but other than that, it rides very well for a 4x4. I like the multi-cd sound system. Seats are comfortable. The only problem I have had is the bluetooth has been looked at by Jeep and my cell provider, and it still is scratchy and cuts out at times. The 4 cylinder is not fast enough to beat anyone off the line (except for a turtle) but when I got used to that, it has enough pep for most of my needs. The A/C is huge in Las Vegas, and I must say that it works very well in this heat. Mileage is decent. I believe it was a good purchase, has lots of room, and I intend to keep it for quite a while. It turns on a dime, considering the size of vehicle....and has good visibility. I have lots of room to put work related items in the back, and these things are easy to reach as I need them throughout the work day.

5.0

BEST VEHICLE EVER!!

The Jeep Patriot is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. Amazing ride on the road, smooth and comfortable. reliable. I will never own anything else!!

4.9

Good in sand

I have a 2011 Patriot Sport with all the extras needed for off-road. Most of my off-road driving is in sand on beaches on the East coast of the U.S. If I drop the tire pressure to 15 lbs and use 4WD the Patriot performs very well in the softest and deepest sand. You need to know the basics of driving in the sand, and if you do, do not hesitate to take the Patriot onto the beach.

4.9

The best 4x4 for the money

There is no other 4x4 on the market in this class that is better then the Jeep Patriot. This 4x4 is fully loaded for all the needs a person can ask for. Also the low seating position make you feel completely in control of the truck.

4.7

Good

Good Car, Good Gas Milage. I was not originally going to get a Jeep when i sold my pickup truck to get something better ob gas, but was pleasantly supprised at the Patriot and the great gas milege that it got. Very good car. Dependable!

4.4

The more I drive it, the more I like it

I wanted a basic 4x4 pavement Jeep with air-conditioning, plain crank windows, 5-speed standard and 40mpg. Then I testdrove a Patriot with the CV automatic and loved it-- the tranny's fun to use and a superb idea for gas milage. Keeps the revs at the best setting for gas milage, or for power. Although I didn't get the offroad package, it still has a bull low to slowly go up steep rough hills, and overdrive that idles it down the highway (1200rpm at 100kph). When you override the automatic and shift down, the engine compression revs slow the car enough so you don't have to waste brakes. The 2.4L engine is a bit slow to respond, but give it a second to rev over 3000 rpm, and you get ample power. Offroad, I found visibility of nearby rocks/trees/objects is poor the way the windows are set so high. The 17" Goodyear Wrangler all-season tires spin out easy on clay or gravel, but are great on pavement and even grip well on ice/snow. Had it 6 months now in the Canadian Rockies, recently had a big snowfall with ice/slush/packed snow and the Patriot is unstoppable, a blast. Difficult to do skids or doughnuts--the traction control, 4x4, the ABS brakes and electronic stabilization control end up rocketing it down the road instead! (You can hold the ESC button down for 5 secs to partially disable that. But it won't fully disengage traction control, drat, there's times I want to lock up the tires.) The yellow blinking traction light, and buzzing ABS brake pedal give lots of ice warning. Got snowtires but who needs them? On a cold day -20C, warms up fast. Not keen on the plastic bumpers, had to buy tow hooks and a trailor hitch so I can pull on something when I get stuck. Hmm, wouldn't want to go NorthEast BC where it's -50C, all that plastic would fracture. But overall, this is a keeper vehicle.

5.0

what i like

not much to say i like everything about the 2011 patriot.gas mileage,looks,and i can fit in it comfortably and the way it rides.

5.0

My Dream Car

I bought a brand new Jeep Patriot after owning a 1995 Jeep Wrangler and not only was it an unbelievable upgrade but I got my money's worth. I consider myself a sporty and adventurous girl and love that my car expresses that! I have no regrets and now own one of my dream cars at the age of 17 and I was able to buy it with my own money thanks to the inexpensive price tag! Love love love my Jeep!