Just received my 09 Jeep patriot LTD 2.0 CRD, and I must agree with most of you out there. if you want something a bit exclusive something that shouts personality then this compact 4WD is the business. The limited edition gives the best value for money, the gems include, heated front seats, leather interior, power wing mirrors, strong sound system and good 2nd gear pull away from the lights. I have already ran it in on the motorway and it did very well at speed. not too noisy and held very steady. The seating position is not as high as the cherokee or Freelander but it gives you enough perspective. I must commend JEEP for taking the feedback so positively, and completely revamping the interiors. The new touches of silver trim, round air vents and better plastic touch materials does lift the quality from 08 models. I feel now i got even better value for my money. it cost me £45 to fill it up. I tested most of the leading Compact SUV out there, VW, RAv4, Freelander etc. I can myself a pat on the back for a great decision and so will you!
Xavier Francisco Lau, February 1st 2009