2014 Jeep Patriot vs. Its Competition

2014 Jeep Patriot
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The boxy Patriot lands right between small, quirky tall crossover-hatchback models like the Kia Soul, Nissan Cube, Nissan Juke, or Scion xB, and more practical models like the Escape and Forester.

Among those, it’s one of the few to have a true off-road package, with shielding and upgrades like the Jeep.

The Ford Escape has received a radical makeover for this year, however, and it's now far more sophisticated.

The Subaru Forester is also due for a redesign, and is expected to make gains in refinement and interior space.

The Nissan Cube is something of a design oddity, taking the boxy, refrigerator look to a stylish extreme—and sacrificing some functionality in the process—while the Scion xB looks like it would offer quite a bit of space and versatility and it ends up surprisingly cramped.

For those looking at smaller models, there’s also the Kia Soul, which drives like a small car but has no off-road ability.

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Quick Specs
7.2
A new six-speed automatic transmission helps the 2014 Jeep Patriot take on urban errands and weekend adventures with a little more smoothness and quiet than before.
8.2
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
7.6
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander looks sporty, maneuvers easily, and is very space-efficient. All that's missing is the refined interior that the exterior suggests.
7.4
The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality.
8.4
The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
7.8
The 2014 Scion xB might not be as trendy -- or sensible -- as it tries to be, but it fits a lot of cabin space into a compact footprint.
MSRP From     
$16,395$23,100$19,470$16,900$21,995$16,970
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door S2WD 4-Door CVT ES5-Door Wagon Manual S4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV5-Door Wagon Manual (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityWagonSport UtilityWagon
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2014 Jeep Patriot vs. 2014 Ford Escape2014 Jeep Patriot vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport2014 Jeep Patriot vs. 2014 Nissan Cube2014 Jeep Patriot vs. 2014 Subaru Forester2014 Jeep Patriot vs. 2014 Scion xB