2013 Jeep Patriot Consumer Reviews

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2013 Jeep Patriot
4.1
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Patriot 2013

by from Indianapolis, IN on September 26, 2012

I am really, really happy with this SUV. What I like: gas mileage is good in the city. It is great looking, easy to park, easy to maneuver in horrible traffic. My commute is difficult and in some nigh...
I am really, really happy with this SUV. What I like: gas mileage is good in the city. It is great looking, easy to park, easy to maneuver in horrible traffic. My commute is difficult and in some nightmarish traffic. I feel safer in the Patriot, and it has some very good safety features. And it is surprisingly affordable for such quality. I really love it!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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2013 Patriot Transmission

by from Santa Ana, CA on April 3, 2014

Initially I was happy with my purchase of a new 2013 Patriot.Dealership was nice, made the deal fairly painless. I have had the car a year and recently took a job in AZ that I drive back and forth for...
Initially I was happy with my purchase of a new 2013 Patriot.Dealership was nice, made the deal fairly painless. I have had the car a year and recently took a job in AZ that I drive back and forth for, twice a month. Each time I've made the trip the transmission light has come on, overheating. I've been driving at 80 MPH, on cruise control, and after two hours in, I have to start pulling off to give the transmission time to cool down. I took it in and the dealership said there was no indication that there was a problem. This trip back, it took me an hour to get 20 miles, after driving the first two hours, again due to overheating. I was in the middle of no where, at 11:00 at night, pulling off the road every five minutes. I was furious that a car a year old should be having such a hard time. I was not towing, I was the only one in the car, with nothing heavy to carry. So again, I had to leave it at the dealer, nothing showing as a problem....but the service manager tells me this model is not built for long drives. The transmission can't handle anything over 70 miles an hour, and that there's nothing to be done. The speed limit on the highway is 75 and this car can't manage it!!! And I'm not the only one bringing this model in for this issue I was told. I traded in a 2008 Patriot because I was worried about that transmission, and my friend had a 2008 that he had to have his transmission replaced! Why can't Jeep get it right!! The car is great in conditions, but you can't drive it for any distance....so if you are looking to ever take a long drive this is not the car to buy. That was not disclosed to me at the time of the sale or I would have bought something else!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Fantastic Value

by from Eastern Washington State on August 6, 2013

We bought a 2.0L, 5SP, FWD Jeep Patriot new and now have 10k on it. We test drove MANY other brands and models before buying as a long distance commuter. The Patriot is very comfortable and roomy. Pa...
We bought a 2.0L, 5SP, FWD Jeep Patriot new and now have 10k on it. We test drove MANY other brands and models before buying as a long distance commuter. The Patriot is very comfortable and roomy. Passengers over 6ft tall have more than enough leg and head room in the front and rear seats at the same time. Having parked next to previous model years of Cherokees, Grand Cherokees and Liberties, it appears to be about the same physical size yet devotes this room differently than the other models as we do not fit in 5 year old Cherokees, Grand Cherokees and Liberties. The frame of the Patriot it THICK and has a truck feel to it (not a tin feel) and all openings have double weather seals providing for a quiet ride. The controls are meaty, well laid out and minimalistic, just what you’d need, right where you’d expect to find it. The center console is narrow allowing access to the seat belt receptacle. The lighted cup holders are a nice touch too. The A/C is like a super chill-a-vator, it BLASTS COLD fast even when it is over 100deg outside; I get complaints from the rear seat that they’re freezing. Although the rear door appears small from the outside, the rear seat sits behind the rear pillar and requires no 'folding' in and out of. The rear seats are VERY thick and supportive on long trips for 2 tall adults yet forget about the middle seat position. The rear cargo area really benefits from being boxy, lots of room for ‘big box store’ runs, suitcases, table saw, totes, camping gear, hunting gear, and whatever doesn’t fit back there can be thrown up on the roof rack (although we haven’t run out of room inside yet). Don’t get me wrong, it is a smaller vehicle yet the thing has ROOM to spare and with the rear seats down, I have transported 8 foot boards, a ladder, a table saw, a food tote, a tool tote, computer and a suitcase without even getting crowded. The thing is SO much fun to drive. When my friends and co-workers ask how we like the new car, I toss them the keys and let them go alone, the reaction is always the same…’WOW that was not what I expected, it is so much fun to drive’… exactly. OK, the 2.0L has plenty of torque yet is not peppy. The benefit…I have tracking the mileage since my first tank full and average 31-32 all the time. Weather around town loaded or cruising solo down the highway, the motor response is the same and never bogs down. We liked the manual over the 2 automatic options, it seemed to us to make the power more useful. Even though ours is the 2 wheel drive, the traction, brake and roll controls are all Jeep. The dealership had me take it up and down the Wrangler trail. It held traction and maintained clearance going in and out of the gravel, turns, dirt and moguls. On road the body remains stable side to side in curves, turns and uneven hills. The hill assist is amazing in forward or reverse, just put it in gear and it hangs in space long enough for the clutch to take over. We did not buy this Jeep because of price. Over 2 years we compared more than 30 new and used vehicles including mini-vans, cross-overs, cars, small, medium and large SUV’s and trucks. For the purpose of a long distance commuter that could also haul 4 people over 6 foot tall there seemed to be VERY few options (it amazed me how cramped 4 door pickup trucks were). The Patriot outshined them all by a wide margin and then turned out to be less money with the lifetime extended warranty than the next new option with nothing. And, as usual, the dealership makes a huge difference; find one with more than a couple Patriots so you can compare the different trim lines. Would I buy another? YES, and so would my wife and kids.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Do not buy this Jeep

by from Madison WI on April 10, 2016

I bought this vehicle new-have had the sunroof replaced twice because it will not close-after the second repair the roof drain clogged and flooded out the interior during a rainstorm-most recently the...
I bought this vehicle new-have had the sunroof replaced twice because it will not close-after the second repair the roof drain clogged and flooded out the interior during a rainstorm-most recently the Electronic Throttle control failed at only 50,00 miles and stranded me on the highway-the worst and most unreliable car I have ever owned
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Jeep Patriot 2007

by from California on November 14, 2013

Where to Start?? First problem was the Throttle box at about 50,000 miles. It was as if no gas was getting to the engine. The gas petal would go to the floor and no acceleration at all or would die si...
Where to Start?? First problem was the Throttle box at about 50,000 miles. It was as if no gas was getting to the engine. The gas petal would go to the floor and no acceleration at all or would die sitting at a light while stopped. Even when putting on the brakes it would want to not run. Just randomly even on a full tank of gas. Not covered by bumper to bumper warranty. How convenient. Then the battery needed replaced. Now at 82,000 miles the engine was making a loud noise, the Deceleration Pulley on the Alternator went out. Now I am having a hard time pumping gas into my gas tank. Who knows whats that is yet. Getting sick of replacing everything. Getting ready to unload this vehicle. Will never buy this vehicle again or recommend it to anyone. I am disappointed because we have had Jeeps in our family for years. I hope this helps anyone out there having problems with there Patriot.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Jeep 2013 Patriot 4x4 Sport - Good Buy for Money

by from Bozeman, MT on April 18, 2013

Just purchased this vehicle. Great prices for a 4x4. Have driven in 4-6 inches of fresh snow on uphill grade. Goes fine. Took on interstate road trip... drive 60 - 70 MPH and averaged 31 MPG. No comp...
Just purchased this vehicle. Great prices for a 4x4. Have driven in 4-6 inches of fresh snow on uphill grade. Goes fine. Took on interstate road trip... drive 60 - 70 MPH and averaged 31 MPG. No complaints yet and price was $16K total for basic model... no frills... manual transmission.
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Does recommend this car

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my new jeep

by from new lebanon on July 3, 2013

absolutely love how this car feels and drives. I have owned 2 jeep cherokee's since 1990. They ride a bit rough. This Patriot feels like a car and very smooth! Roomy also. The backseat is especially n...
absolutely love how this car feels and drives. I have owned 2 jeep cherokee's since 1990. They ride a bit rough. This Patriot feels like a car and very smooth! Roomy also. The backseat is especially nicer than my old Cherokee, lots more room, you don't feel cramped and clastrophobic. It's quiet! It has been 13 years since I bought my old Cherokee. It has 254,000 miles and is still going strong. My previous one was still running at 300,000 miles . I can't say enough about a jeep. They are reliable, good gas mileage, I can plow through my 30 inches of snow in my driveway easily. Love it!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great Little Car

by from TX on December 18, 2012

I drove a 2010 Patriot from TX to CA this summer. I was truly impressed by this vehicle. It was comfortable and economical. It's also a very dependable vehicle. I purchased a 2013 model this year. I a...
I drove a 2010 Patriot from TX to CA this summer. I was truly impressed by this vehicle. It was comfortable and economical. It's also a very dependable vehicle. I purchased a 2013 model this year. I am really pleased with it, and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Lot of extras for little cost

by from St. Louis, Missouri on December 14, 2012

We went to the Jeep dealer expecting to get the base model. We ended up getting heated seats, remote start, sun roof, awesome stereo system, heated mirrors and much more. The Patriot has a lot of room...
We went to the Jeep dealer expecting to get the base model. We ended up getting heated seats, remote start, sun roof, awesome stereo system, heated mirrors and much more. The Patriot has a lot of room, front AND back seats. My husband loves that he can go down the highway at 60 mph doing under 2 rpm's. Love the car, love Jeep.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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More Jeep then Crossover

by from Omaha, NE on December 21, 2012

One month of ownership. No Issues! Cool Jeep Jewels are flashlight in the rear overhead light and the back carpeting can be flipped over to a clever hard plastic design for the blood and mud weekends....
One month of ownership. No Issues! Cool Jeep Jewels are flashlight in the rear overhead light and the back carpeting can be flipped over to a clever hard plastic design for the blood and mud weekends. The Patriot is a solid buy in a 5 speed manual and Freedom 1 4X4. Amazing handling in a snow storm without 4X4 in gear. Snow packed hills of Omaha are like dry pavement to the Jeep Patriot. 2013 is your last chance to get one and you will love it.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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