"I was pleasantly impressed by the 4x4 Limited that is this week's test vehicle. "Refinement" has not always been a word associated with Chrysler's smaller offerings, especially in recent times of financial duress. Bad times are over, the partnership with Fiat is working far better than the Daimler-Chrysler disaster, and that shows in the materials and workmanship, especially inside. The 2.4-liter engine has plenty of power for everyday use, and on relatively little fuel, with 22 mpg overall and up to nearly 30 on the highway. If it isn't really meant for serious offroad use, the Patriot is a comfortable, conveniently-sized SUV for the real world." http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2013/11/20/096763-2014-jeep-patriot-limited-4x4-carey-russ-review.html His commentary may be argument bait but the short review is what it is and it's positive.