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2008 Jeep Patriot

2009 Ford Escape

  2008 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Sport Rear Exterior View 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$16,485
$20,435
Invoice $15,481 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
22/28 17/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Safe and city-friendly, yet tough enough for weekend camping—and bargain-priced—the 2008 Jeep Patriot has a lot going for it. Read Full Review Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Great styling bestows rugged Jeep looks to a carlike vehicle
  • Handling and maneuverability of a small car
  • Easy to park
  • Quite frugal at the pump
  • Standard stability control in such an inexpensive vehicle

Dislikes:

  • Excessive engine noise on acceleration or in hilly terrain
  • Road noise on coarse surfaces
  • Interior has too much hard plastic

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat
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