2016 Jeep Patriot High Altitude 2.4L from North America

Summary:

OK in town car. Not suitable for road trips

Faults:

Seat leather wore out at 24000KM, replaced under warranty.

Engine mount went at 32000KM, replaced under warranty.

Engine vibrates badly at stop lights, Chrysler says this is normal.

Transmission goes into limp mode on hot days on the highway, forcing you to stop and wait for it to cool down, Chrysler says this is normal

General Comments:

The car is relatively comfortable, 4WD works great.

The engine vibrates horribly at stop lights, and the car is incapable of driving mountain passes when it's hot out without stopping to wait for the transmission to cool down.

Although this car can be had for a good deal, it is not suitable as a main family vehicle. I will be trading this car in as soon as I am able to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2018

12th Aug 2018, 03:40

Good review.

CVT transmissions can generate considerable heat unless there is attention to detail to allow them to deal with high payloads, and/or sustained high speeds. Throw in high ambient temperatures and away you go ;)

Either you reduce the heat generation, or increase the heat dissipation via the cooling system.

This seemed to be a bigger problem with the earlier vehicles. I thought this was under control with models of this vintage. I seem to remember a add-on dealer-installed external air-to-oil cooler.

3rd Sep 2018, 05:19

This was the 2016 with a standard 6 speed transmission; from what I understand their CVTs were even worse.

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport SE 2.0 from North America

Summary:

It has been a good car so far. My biggest complaint is poor fuel mileage and gas tank is too small

Faults:

Some noticeable wear on the bottom portion of the cloth on the driver's seat.

The driver's side sun visor will sometimes not stay where you have positioned it.

After starting the car, the seat belt warning light will stay on, even though all passengers are wearing their seat belts. Will drive a mile or so before it turns off.

General Comments:

Rides and handles better than I had expected.

Front seats are very comfortable, back seat is not bad. Good leg room front and rear. Very good all round visibility.

Braking is good, acceleration is adequate.

Good sounding audio system.

Lots of plastic in the interior as to be expected in a vehicle of this price range.

The fuel mileage is less than advertised. This is made more noticeable due to the really small fuel tank. Only carries about 13.5 gallons, so fill ups are quite frequent. They say you can get up to 400 miles range on a full tank, but the best I've gotten is 250 in town and 315 on the highway. Mine is the 2.0 engine with the CVT transmission, which is supposed to give the best MPG of all the drive trains they offer. I have read where some owners say it improved when they replaced the factory installed tires with another brand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2017