The Patriot is one of several vehicles that distinguishes itself based on boxy styling combined with very carlike driving attributes.
Subaru's Forester used to be the most direct rival to the Patriot, but the Subaru was redesigned and made larger for 2009.
The Ford Escape is more conservative-looking and has a high driving position that feels more like that of an SUV.
However, the Patriot's interior feels cheap and substandard compared to most of these rivals, with an excessive amount of drab, hard plastic.
The Mitsubishi Outlander feels a little sportier on the road and has a very small third-row seat available, but it also comes with inferior interior appointments.
Some shoppers might also want to check out the Honda Element, which is even taller and boxier and also caters to active, outdoorsy people.
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|2010 Jeep PatriotBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2009 Scion xBBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda ElementBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mitsubishi OutlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||4WD Sport Utility||Small Station Wagon||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility|
|FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS||4-Door Manual X||5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)||2WD 5-Door Manual LX||2WD 4-Door ES|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Wagon||4 Door||4-Door Wagon|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||NA|
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