Used 2014 Jeep Patriot SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2014 Jeep Patriot SUV

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 Pros Fantastic fuel economy, returning as much as 30 mpg on the highway.

 Pros Top safety scores in front and roof-strength protection.

 Pros Available Boston Acoustics audio system with flip-down speakers for tailgating.

 Pros Garmin® navigation system is easy to use.

 Pros Low MSRP makes it affordable for nearly anyone.

 Pros Can handle light off-road trail action.

 Pros Able to two 2,000 pounds, which is impressive for a four-cylinder.

 Pros Decent off-road package adds thoughtful features like two hooks, full size spare, skid plates and hill descent control.

 Pros New six-speed automatic is a welcome improvement.

 Pros Gauges are easy-to-read.

 Pros Respectable amount of cargo space with rear seats in place.

 Cons Both four-cylinder engines are quite slow.

 Cons Poor braking capabilities, taking an average of 20 feet longer to stop from 60 mph, compared to others on the market.

 Cons Cabin is loud from road and wind noise.

 Cons Scores poorly in crash tests without the optional side airbags.

 Cons Base audio system is pathetic.

 Cons Exterior styling is dull.

 Cons Less overall cargo space than competition.

 Cons Steering is not very responsive.

 Cons Legroom in the rear seat is nearly nonexistent.

 Cons Too much hard plastic throughout cabin.

 Cons Not many entertainment or convenient features to add for customization.