The Jeep Patriot has made its way into the hearts and minds of many Jeep owners over several years. Even though the current model is aging, it offers a great value and is the least expensive SUV on the market at its base price. As a 2015 Kelley Blue Book Five-Year Cost to Own Award Winner, the Jeep Patriot is a great choice, but needs some upgrading to be in an acceptable range of equipment and comfort. The base model is very much a stripped down version, but add a few great features by climbing the trim levels and you can have a Patriot that offers some exceptional off road ability as well.
Showing up in the class with the Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5 the Patriot offers better off road ability than both of these models. Unfortunately, and due in part to the need for a remade model, the Patriot does not offer the fuel mileage that is desired on SUVs of this size. For 2015 the Patriot adds a new Eco Green paint color and a Garmin Navigation system on the Latitude model. The removable flashlight as been replaced by an actual dome light as well.