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2009 Jeep Patriot

2009 Ford Escape

  2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$17,540
$20,435
Invoice $16,507 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
23/28 17/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. 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:

  • Maneuverability
  • Handling of a small car
  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Standard stability control
  • Sips gas

Dislikes:

  • Excessive use of hard plastic in the cabin
  • Some excessive road and engine noise
  • CVT drivability not up to par

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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