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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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New to Patriots, Old to TJ's

Hi guys, I'm a former TJ owner, and absolutely loved it. I'm looking into a Patriot, just to keep the Jeep vibe alive, but give me a few MPG's while I'm commuting.

How are you liking them? How are they holding up? Any problem areas that are common? How is the gasp......CVT?

I want this truck to go the distance. I'm not sure on the 4 banger, I'm sure its good, but the straight 6 it aint gonna be.

There is an '08 for sale for $9995 locally, not sure on the k's. Looks clean.

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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Go test drive one to see if you like the cvt. i don't personally. Some do. Mine doesn't get the advertised mpg, but I have the off road version. The worst offender. It's advertised at 20 mpg city but only gets 16 regularly on 10% ethanol gas, which is all that's available. Lately it's been 14.5-16 with AC on.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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I like my 12 compass freedom drive 2 offroad. No problems so far, cvt is not bad just takes some getting use to. Mpg have been around 22 average. Rated at 20/23. Cant wait for winter!
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Unread 09-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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How are you getting 22 out of basically the same car that gets me 16? Does your gas have ethanol?
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Unread 09-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Yes im not sure how much but i know it does im in PA. I have 650 miles on mine..thats what i averaged ..21.7 to be exact. I had a cvt before so im used to that maybe that helps. I drive normal usually keeping it under 3000 rpms.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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How many miles are you getting from a full tank ?
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Unread 09-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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Ive tried to both accelerate at 3000 and 2000. 2000 works better on mine.

Just ran into a patriot owner at the car wash. 2010 2wd w/cvt....gets 30 mpg
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Unread 09-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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I get about 180 miles per tank city, 230 highway
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Unread 09-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
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That seems awful low...my first tank from full was around 280 miles
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Unread 09-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Well you would think with the cvt there would be a happy rpm where it would be most efficient. I just wish somebody would tell me what that rpm was. As it is ive tried all over the board and it always ends with shotty mpg. Take it in to the jeep dealer and the answer is always "it's how you drive it". Easy out. Well if they are so good at driving why don't they come show me how to get 20 plus?
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Unread 09-12-2012, 07:05 PM   #11
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Yea figured they would say that ..maybe give it some time try new things...all i can really say i do is try to keep it under 3k rpms and cruise set at 62 on highway. Same with our 11 liberty (get around 18.5 average with that )
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Unread 09-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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3,000 rpm results in about 14.5 mpg. 2,000 gets me 16-17
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Unread 09-13-2012, 06:49 AM   #13
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I get my best mileage at about 2200 rpm. Flat road, 50 - 90 degrees, no wind or rain.
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Unread 09-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #14
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My best is similar to Gramps. Highway mileage seems to drop quickly above 65. In general I manage 19-20 city & 26-27 highway on 2012 4x4 (FD I) with CVT. One thing I do really like with CVT is on the highway it maintains the cruise control speed without any shifting. As a 4 cyl it would likely need a fair amt of that in a conventional tranny to maintain speed.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #15
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I just bought mine a week ago and Ave around town 26 mpg ! I have 12 sport auto 2.4L
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