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2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling
2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 50,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could be prone to stalling. The underlying problem with the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot
1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem

This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue. The problem affects vehicles equipped with...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

When most people go shopping for a new car, they go with a list of criteria--features that they absolutely must have in their new ride. These are typically things like good fuel economy, high-tech safety features, intuitive infotainment systems, and, according to some people, cup holders. One item...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude
2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Does It Drive Better Without the CVT?

The answer, in a word, is 'yes.' Yes, the 2014 Jeep Patriot does drive better with the new six-speed automatic transmission than it ever did with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that it's been saddled with ever since its launch for 2007. Yes, the Patriot drives better than it...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot
2014 Jeep Patriot Video Preview

It may look the same, but for 2014 Jeep has refreshed the Patriot where it counts by ditching the CVT and giving it more miles per gallon. That's right, the CVT transmission in the Jeep Patriot has been replaced with a six-speed automatic across the board. Both the 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter...Read More»

2014 Jeep Compass
2014 Jeep Compass, 2014 Jeep Patriot Shed CVT, Add Refinements

In the 2014 Jeep Compass and 2014 Jeep Patriot, the CVT is history. And because of that, we think both of these models are worth giving a second look if you’ve previously taken note of their rugged good looks and city-sized compact-car sensibilities. This bears some explanation. The Jeep...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition
2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Gives To Military Charities

Chrysler has debuted a new, special edition of its Jeep Patriot SUV: the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom edition. The announcement came yesterday, while many Americans were observing Veterans Day. The timing isn't coincidental: like the Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition, the Patriot Freedom is billed as "a...Read More»

2013 Jeep Patriot
2011-2012 Jeep Patriot Models Investigated For Stalling Issue

Late-model Jeep Patriot compact crossovers may have an issue with stalling, and federal safety officials are looking into a series of complaints. Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a Defect Investigation on Jeep Patriot utility vehicles from the 2011 and...Read More»

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Jeep Compass, Patriot Recalled For Fuel Tank Flaw

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. The issue? A flaw in the fuel tank, which could be serious trouble in the event of an accident. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Jeep recall includes vehicles built...Read More»

2011 Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass And Patriot Replacement Delayed Until 2014

According to Automotive News Europe, the SUV planned to replace both the Jeep Compass and Patriot, has been delayed until 2014. Originally intended to go into production in 2013, the code-named B-SUV has been delayed so that Fiat can expedite engineering on its European products, like the Sedici...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible live photos
2012 Jeep Patriot, 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, Honda Fit EV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Honda releases details surrounding its electric Fit EV while we review the 2012 Jeep Patriot. Audi is working on a new Super Bowl ad while the new R8 LMS Ultra makes its debut. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat creates an ad for...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot: First Look

Chrysler's hitting the Twitters this morning with a wave of photos of its new 2011 products--including this first photo of the 2011 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot isn't due for a total overhaul, unlike the brand-new Fiat 500 Sport found today via Twitpic--and unlike the mysterious 2011 Chrysler 200 just...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
An Interview With Mike Manley

NEW YORK--Earlier today I posted an article detailing my chat with Ram President and CEO Fred Diaz. A few minutes after our chat at Chrysler's display at the New York Auto Show, I spoke with Mike Manley, who is the president and CEO of Jeep, as well as the lead executive for international...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be able to take advantage of a $4,500 Cash-for-Clunkers incentive. While there are plenty of stars-and-stripes-waving larger...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Considers Cutting Underperforming Chrysler Models

Sergio Marchionne took the reigns of Chrysler less than a month ago, and already he's showing that life at the new Chrysler/Fiat isn't going to be la dolce vita. Taking advantage of the capital and credibility that come at the start of many corporate tenures, the CEO is making some very bold...Read More»

2009 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Limited Instrument Panel
2009 Detroit Show: Jeep Patriot EV Concept

The Jeep Patriot—despite what the image-conscious brand might say—is as much a stylish, chunky city car as it is a mild off-roader, so it's not surprising to us that Chrysler's new ENVI advanced vehicle team would electrify this versatile vehicle, set to make its debut Sunday at their Detroit...Read More»

U.S. Car Sales Plunge in March

Car Sales Collapse By TCC Team Filed: 4/1/08 Car sales in the U.S. dropped by as much as 19 percent in March, In keeping with recent, negative trends, Detroit’s Big Three all posted double-digit declines, but so did the import industry leader, Toyota, which had, until recently, been able to...Read More»

We Bid January Adieu, and Clock Your Favorite Reviews

While the rest of the automotive world awaits January sales figures next week--we’re betting some will be up, some will be down--the back-end elves here have been poring over server logs to see which vehicle reviews were the most popular in January. There’s no huge surprise to find out...Read More»

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