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post #1 of 3 Old 11-01-2007, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Patriot 2.0 vs 2.4 as commuter

I'm looking at purchasing a Patriot for my daughter to commute to college and work. I have done a bad thing in getting her hooked on Jeeps since she was small. Right now she drives my old '96 ZJ which has been modified a bit. With the amount of driving she is doing, we have been looking at finding a fuel efficient car. Surprisingly, she turned her nose up at almost all other cars (Altima, Civic etc). She immediately took a liking to the Patriot. She realizes that she can't get a JK (what she really wants) and get good fuel efficiency. All things considered, is there any pros/cons over the 2.0 and 2.4. Since this is a purchased based on fuel efficiency, is the 2.0 a better deal. Have driven both and for a small engine can't complain. Even the CVT which is odd seems to work well with these small engines.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-01-2007, 09:36 AM
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Here are some opinions No other feed back. I would think that as a commuter for flatlands it would be fine, might suffer on resale when the time came for that.


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post #3 of 3 Old 11-01-2007, 02:46 PM
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Its only what, 20 HP difference? If she wants a manual you need the 2.4L, 2.0L is not offered with anything on any of the MKs or Caliber platforms with a Manual. That being said, I have a 2.4L Caliber R/T and enjoy it, on open highway stuff I can get 30 or so from the EVIC, and have gotten as high as 32 with mine. Probably can stomp the socks off of it with a 2.0L, but you never can tell. Mopar= a rough translation of More Power, so, being that type of guy, I got the 2.4L for the extra HP and torque. You won't be on teh skinny pedal as much with it, so I figure that SHOULD help gas mileage a little. As far as the best gas mileage goes, the Caliber SE and SXTs with the 1.8L manual get 32+ I have seen one guy on a caliber forum end up with 36 MPG from it. Honestly, I think she has it right with a Jeep over a 'yota or Honda. Like I said, more power=more better!
2.4L(auto, available in manual):
173 HP @ 6000 RPM
165 @5,200 rpm
21 city, 25 highway (getting far better than these!)

2.0L (auto only):
150 HP @ 6400 RPM
141 @ 5,200 rpm
23 city, 27 highway

1.8L (manual & Caliber only):
143 HP @ 6400 RPM
125 @ 4,400 rpm
24 city, 29 highway (again, know of a guy getting upwards of 30, 36 was his best thus far)

I'd also like to have the power and never need it than need it and not have it.

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