The Ford Escape is more conservative-looking and has a high driving position that feels more like that of an SUV; an all-new version of the Escape is due soon, however.
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a new model—essentially a shorter, lighter, more city-sized version of the Outlander; it also has just a little bit of off-road ability and has a more sprightly feel on the road.
At the other end, the Scion xB is also a well-equipped, city-friendly vehicle, but the xB's passenger space isn't quite as usable as that of the Patriot.
However, the Patriot's interior feels cheap and substandard compared to most of these rivals, even considering its modest upgrades.
|2012 Jeep PatriotBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mitsubishi Outlander SportBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan CubeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2012 Scion xBBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Station Wagon||Sport Utility Vehicle - AWD||Small Station Wagon|
|FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door XLS||2WD 4-Door Manual ES||5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base||4-Door Manual 2.5X||5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility||5-Door Wagon||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door Wagon|