2008 Jeep Patriot Overview

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Limited
Avg. Price: $10,472
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,815
Sport
Avg. Price: $9,386
Sport 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,221

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4.75 stars

Based on 18 reviews

Great Car That Got Ruined For The First 30k By Lousy Tires! by Scott
 — When I originally test drove a Patriot it performed extremely well. I was sorely disappointed with the version that ended up in my driveway. The difference between the two thru the process of eliminat... Read More
Pleased With Jeep! by Patsy
 — handling is great- accelerates quickly, can move into busy traffic without worries, brakes respond very well! no repairs needed other than routine maintenance! although I love the look, we chose a b... Read More
The Ultimate On-road/off-road Driving Experience At A Great Price. by sfeite
 — If you're looking for an SUV that works well on the road and off, gets great mileage and has that traditional Jeep appeal--all at a great price--this car may be for you. I was also impressed with th... Read More

2008 Jeep Patriot Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 18 reviews

2008 Jeep Patriot

The 2008 Jeep Patriot has a lot to offer at an affordable price. Launched into an ever-shifting SUV segment that is in disarray due to volatile gas prices, the Patriot is priced at about the same level as a compact sedan, yet comes with such standard features as antilock brakes, traction control, an electronic roll-mitigation system and side-curtain airbags, as well as all that typical SUV interior space, all delivered in a rugged-looking package that hearkens back to Jeeps of an earlier era while remaining contemporary for today's buyers.

Of course, to achieve its affordable price, something had to give, and in this case it's a standard 4-wheel-drive system. The base Patriot, called the Sport, is a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 2.4-liter, double-overhead-cam 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard.

The base Sport comes with a stripped-down list of standard features, but still includes bucket seats, a 4-speaker AM/FM stereo system with a CD player, a tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, an anti-theft system, rack-and-pinion steering, halogen headlights and brake assist, which provides maximum braking in emergencies.

As far as that front-wheel-drive system is concerned, research shows that only a small percentage of today's SUV drivers actually go off-road (according to Jeep), so off-road capabilities aren't required in a typical suburban SUV. But for those who seek a less traveled route, the Patriot is available with a choice of two optional 4-wheel-drive systems.
The Freedom-Drive I, designed for light off-road capability, is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system with a lock mode, which can handle deep snow, sand or other difficult surfaces at speeds under 10 miles per hour. The Trail-Rated Freedom-Drive II Off-Road Group is an off-road package that merges 4-wheel-drive capability with an optimized engine and transmission for rock crawling, as well as such features as hill descent control, brake lock differentials, a 1-inch higher ground clearance, a heavy-duty cooling system and body sealing for water-fording capability.

For better fuel efficiency, the Patriot is available with an optional 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. It's available only in the Sport 4x2 with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for maximum efficiency. However, drivers and reviewers have noted that while it's efficient, the CVT can be noisy in aggressive motoring situations, such as when accelerating rapidly or ascending a steep slope.

In addition to the Sport 4x2 and 4x4 models, the Patriot is available in more feature-laden Limited 4x2 and 4x4 versions.

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Jeep Patriot Questions

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I Have A 2008 Jeep Patriot That Won't Turn Over. All Lights, Radio And Air ...

Anyone know what it this issue could be? I'm thinking starter or relay. If it's one of those then how much would it cost?

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I Have A 2008 Jeep Patriot That Won't Turn Over. All Lights, Radio And Air ...

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On A 2008 Jeep Patriot, No Check Engine Light Yet... Wants To Stall When Ge...

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warbirds
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Rear Wiper Motor

The rear wiper turns on with the use of the steering wheel switch, but it does not delay, like it is suppose to, it just stops until you turn the switch on and off manually. Do I need to replace the...

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Blower Motor

The blower motor for the a/c and heater no longer works on the lower settings, but it does work on the highest setting, do I need to replace the controls, in the console, to correct this issue, the ...

242 views with 4 answers (last answer 10 months ago)