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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #16
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Wife's 2014 Pat Lat 4x4 with about 1500 miles is getting 28-30 hwy mpg., 21-23 city. I am planning on my own 2014 Pat Lat FDII this coming April. I certainly look forward to reading more input about the FDII with CVT including fuel mileage estimates.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Its made by Jatco, which is the same as Nissan uses, but not the same model. Jatco makes lots of CVT variations.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #18
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Fuel mileage results vary greatly. My FD2 wont get anywhere close to advertised numbers.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #19
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I have a 2007 with the FD2 and CVT, the front end was replaced by the dealer while it was still under warranty, they even gave me 2 new hub assemblies to take home in case I ever needed new ones again, since I purchased my Patriot before they started the extended warranties they thought they would take care of me. I get low 20s in mixed driving, I bought it right after they came out and the look reminded me of my old Cherokee so I just had to have it. I split my driving between the Patriot and my Wrangler. I thinks it's a great little jeep.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #20
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See. My fd2 gets 18ish mixed. I got 19 mixed the other day with about 70% highway.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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Don't let the CVT scare you. It's a decent match for the engine and contributes to the good gas mileage. I have it in my 2012 4x4 sport and it works very well.

My mileage over the summer dropped to about 23 from 26 in the winter, most likely because of running the AC pretty hard. I keep track of it at fuelly.com. Made a 320 mile round trip last month on about 15 gallons and that was about half freeway and half twisting and turning uphill state routes.

I was skeptical before I bought my Patriot, but I couldn't be happier unless you dumped a 6 cylinder in it that could get the same mpg.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:12 AM   #22
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Most ive ever got out of a tank was 258. My city mileage drops from 17 to 14 with AC on.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #23
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I've had my '09 Patriot FD1 CVT for about two months now and have done about 3000 miles on it so far with a lot of day trip drives this summer. The best mileage I've seen so far was 27.1 (all highway) and the lowest 23 (all around town).

The CVT does take a little getting used to, but works just fine. I've had no issues with it so far.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #24
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Todays fill up...12.008 gallons @ 207.9 miles. That works out to about 17.3 mpg. EVIC calling it 17.2.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #25
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As long as mine stays over 23(without using AC) its's still getting double what my grand gets lol. As long as it does that... Unless they comes up with another Jeep with even better fuel, I'll continue to own this little guy.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #26
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I started out thinking used, but prices on the Patriots are hard to beat right now. Not much sense in paying $12,000- $15,000 when I can get a new Latitude for $20,000+. The dealer here ordered 2 Latitudes with the 2.0 and 6-speed. I may end up with one of these. The only problem is that Jeep stopped making the color I liked, can't remember the name, but it was a metallic dark gray.

Has anyone seen the Maximum Steel Metallic? That, white and black are the only other colors I like.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #27
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I had a jeep dealer tell me they quit making a metallic gray color when Ivwas searching too. They continued to show up in that color for quite sometime after I bought a silver one. I think they just want to sell you whats on the lot.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SCouch View Post
I started out thinking used, but prices on the Patriots are hard to beat right now. Not much sense in paying $12,000- $15,000 when I can get a new Latitude for $20,000+. The dealer here ordered 2 Latitudes with the 2.0 and 6-speed. I may end up with one of these. The only problem is that Jeep stopped making the color I liked, can't remember the name, but it was a metallic dark gray.

Has anyone seen the Maximum Steel Metallic? That, white and black are the only other colors I like.
My wife's 2014 Lat is in Maximum Steel and it is amazing, especially in full sun. I will be ordering my Lat FDII in March 2014, but prefer Mineral Gray, as the darker colors are just too difficult to maintain in this clime.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #29
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I bought my 2008 with 15,000 miles and it now almost has 40,000. All the doors are starting to rust and it will look horrible in another year or two. I can't believe it. I only drove it through 1 Minnesota winter (unsure about the previous owner.) In comparison I drove a 98 TJ through 7 winters and it had less rust when I sold it @ 170k.

Also had the ball joints fail at 30k. The CVT is horrible at highway speeds with cruise control off. Everything else has been fine.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 07:41 AM   #30
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I bought my 2008 with 15,000 miles and it now almost has 40,000. All the doors are starting to rust and it will look horrible in another year or two. I can't believe it. I only drove it through 1 Minnesota winter (unsure about the previous owner.) In comparison I drove a 98 TJ through 7 winters and it had less rust when I sold it @ 170k.

Also had the ball joints fail at 30k. The CVT is horrible at highway speeds with cruise control off. Everything else has been fine.
I was never to fond of the compass/patriot prior to the revamp of both in 2010? i always felt it was a rushed product, even if Jeep really needed to enter this segment long time ago. They took all of the suggestions and criticisms and delivered a much better product the second time around. My rear sway bar bushing needs replacing and my TCM needed to be replaced, all covered in warranty - but it is a very smooth, quiet and responsive vehicle. Love this little guy.
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