Here is another good review of the new Jeep Patriot.
Speaking of driving, what immediately strikes us is how similar the Patriot is to the Cherokee of old Ã¢â‚¬â€ almost to the point of being a Ã¢â‚¬Å“retro.Ã¢â‚¬? The PatriotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dimensions are within an inch of duplicating its four-door ancestor.
Patriot designers kept that size and style for a reason Ã¢â‚¬â€ too form follows function.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Simple yet distinctive geometric forms and planar surfaces define Jeep PatriotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s timeless proportions,Ã¢â‚¬? says Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Combined, these features give Jeep Patriot its robust, strong, capable off-road image.Ã¢â‚¬?
But more importantly, that boxy body style that goes against todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s norm of trying to round off the edges of every vehicle on the road maximizes space: You can fit more people and cargo in a box than in a bowl Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the new Patriot, like its predecessor, delivers more interior and cargo room than its competitors.
The Patriot is designed to appeal to customers who want a vehicle that is practical in terms of form and function, as well as different from the crowd of compact SUVs currently on the road, according to Creed.