The 2008 Jeep Patriot comes available in two trim levels – the Sport and the Limited – with either two or four wheel drive. Both are powered by a 172 horsepower 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. This four door five passenger SUV offers nice seating capacity and plenty of cargo room. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, power steering, windows, locks and mirrors, front bucket seats and a navigation system, in addition to front/side-head/side-body airbags, ABS brakes and traction control.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Jeep Patriot enters its second year of production, with only minor changes to note. All Patriots now come standard with air conditioning, DVD-based navigation is available on Limited models, and the continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available with an AutoStick automatic for clutchless shifting.
Classic Jeep appearance; appointed with a generous amount of safety equipment; remarkable interior space; above-average off-road prowess in 4x4 models; excellent limited lifetime powertrain warranty.
The 2008 Jeep Patriot represents a good buy in the small SUV segment. With a blend of both fuel efficiency and proven off-road capability when properly equipped, the Patriot sets itself apart from the competition. It also comes with more standard safety features than most other small SUVs. For its price, the Patriot offers an impressive level of utility and fits a wide range of uses.