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.
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