2012 Jeep Patriot Consumer Reviews

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2012 Jeep Patriot
4.0
Average based on 26 reviews
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Good economical SUV

by from Lawson, MO on January 2, 2012

Very nice basic vehicle, especially for the price to buy and operate. Not a performance vehicle, but it performs perfectly for what we need. We enjoy driving it and are very happy with our purchase ov...
Very nice basic vehicle, especially for the price to buy and operate. Not a performance vehicle, but it performs perfectly for what we need. We enjoy driving it and are very happy with our purchase overall, and would definitely do it again.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Nice Small SUV

by from Florida on June 4, 2012

I was really unhappy with my new car I bought a year ago, and my husband encouraged me to look at the Patriot (he has a Wrangler and loves it). I drove it and liked the small SUV style. I am not plann...
I was really unhappy with my new car I bought a year ago, and my husband encouraged me to look at the Patriot (he has a Wrangler and loves it). I drove it and liked the small SUV style. I am not planning on taking it offroad; I am just running errands, so I am not so much concerned with the off-road aspect. There is more than enough space in the front and back seats. The drive is more like a car, and it handles well. The downside (on my particular model) is there is no outside temp gauge and no mpg or range remaining gauges for gas. I have been used to those...and I will miss them. Overall, I am happy with tmy first American car purchase in about 20 years.
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Amazing vehicle

by from New York, NY on March 7, 2012

great car, amazing price. good gas mileage and the interior is very nice, great for using a lot. i recommend this passionably.
great car, amazing price. good gas mileage and the interior is very nice, great for using a lot. i recommend this passionably.
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2012 Patriot Base Model

by from Casco, ME on March 30, 2013

I purchased my Patriot 11 months ago as a commuter vehicle. It has FWD and a 5 speed stick. No frills, reliably gets 32+ mpg. Not very peppy, so if you want to pass someone, you'd better be thinking a...
I purchased my Patriot 11 months ago as a commuter vehicle. It has FWD and a 5 speed stick. No frills, reliably gets 32+ mpg. Not very peppy, so if you want to pass someone, you'd better be thinking ahead. It's not loud inside like the automatic seemed to be. For less than 15 grand new, it's better than a cramped sub-compact. I would definitely buy another one.
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Great Car

by from kansas city, MO on July 8, 2012

I have the latitude, 2.0 Manual Transmision. Bought the car brand new with only 20 miles. Now I have about 300 miles. Pro's: Exterior looks great, fun to drive, smooth ride, super quiet engine, great...
I have the latitude, 2.0 Manual Transmision. Bought the car brand new with only 20 miles. Now I have about 300 miles. Pro's: Exterior looks great, fun to drive, smooth ride, super quiet engine, great value for a low price, sound sytem sounds awesome Con's: Rear view mirror is quite small, backing up can be difficult, touch screen display for the radio is pretty bland, there is no lock for the gas cap
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great car

by from bronx on November 24, 2012

Awesome styling, just what I wanted. Jeep has several sub levels below Patriot and is very difficult to sort everything as they show you what is available but it might be different than the one you ge...
Awesome styling, just what I wanted. Jeep has several sub levels below Patriot and is very difficult to sort everything as they show you what is available but it might be different than the one you get without much heads up untilyou have bought it. ex: saw a patriot with two speakers on the fifth window but it wasn't on the one I bought. It has lights aroung the coffee cup holder but none in the glove compartment! Overall, I love the jeep.
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Best small SUV available!

by from Okoboji, IA on November 27, 2012

Our 2012 Jeep Patriot has been very reliable, very fuel efficient, and very fun to drive! It has plenty of room for SUV stuff, but isn't overly sized so much that it's difficult to park or navigate a ...
Our 2012 Jeep Patriot has been very reliable, very fuel efficient, and very fun to drive! It has plenty of room for SUV stuff, but isn't overly sized so much that it's difficult to park or navigate a small drive-thru. The 2.4L engine makes plenty of power for everyday driving, whether in town or on the interstate, we've done it all with this Jeep! We can get up to 30 mpg on the highway, and this Jeep is Full-time 4wd! There is no shifter for the 4 wheel drive, it just goes. Works PERFECTLY for my wife, who is the regular driver and NOT an off-roader by any means! She loves driving her Patriot, enjoys the classic Jeep look and styling, while it still drives like a car until you need it to be a Jeep, and then the four wheel drive works seamlessly to keep traction to all four wheels, all the time! Highly recommended, especially for those that feel they need 4 wheel drive and/or an SUV body style, but don't want to spend a fortune on gasoline. JS
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No reason to complain

by from Memphis, TN on December 6, 2014

I purchased a new Jeep Patriot in May 2012. I had never owned a Jeep product before and didn't know what to expect. What I got was a great vehicle. I like everything about the vehicle. I've read compl...
I purchased a new Jeep Patriot in May 2012. I had never owned a Jeep product before and didn't know what to expect. What I got was a great vehicle. I like everything about the vehicle. I've read complaints from some that the engine is noisy, but I've found that the engine noise level is about what you would expect from any 4 cylinder engine. I have had absolutely no problems with my Patriot and been completely satisfied with the ride. My 2012 Patriot gave me a lot of car for the money. I've been very happy with my purchase.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Good Enough

by from Dallas , Texas on August 6, 2012

I purchased a brand new 2012 Jeep Patriot a few months ago and so far its been really good. It gets better gas mileage than the mazda6 I used to drive and has lots more space. Its not a luxury car so ...
I purchased a brand new 2012 Jeep Patriot a few months ago and so far its been really good. It gets better gas mileage than the mazda6 I used to drive and has lots more space. Its not a luxury car so it is somewhat noisy and the dashboard materials arent the nicest but it gets the job done. Definitely a great car for the money, until I can afford the 4 door Wrangler. :)
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Patriot Sport

by from Australia on October 28, 2012

I bought a new one in Australia.Being an export model from US.some things are on the left a bit annoying flicking the wiper for the indicators.A lot of the feat cures are from the Lattitude.But the pr...
I bought a new one in Australia.Being an export model from US.some things are on the left a bit annoying flicking the wiper for the indicators.A lot of the feat cures are from the Lattitude.But the price over here is not good,it's great.Sorry Great Wall.A lot cheaper than the japanese and Korean.Only the US and Germany now make the best cars as England are finished thanks to the Japanese copiers.Always wanted Land Rover but too heavy on fuel.I first drove in 1968 and finally I have a car that will last me.Thanks Jeep.
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