Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
I have had my 08 Patriot since 30 Nov 07. Sport, 2.0. Got the 2.0 for the better MPG. Based upon what I have read on this site, the smaller engine does get me a little better MPG.
I live in coastal Georgia, where most of the rural communities are several miles apart, and hills do not exist. Therefore, most travel is about 75/25, highway (55 and over)/ city (45 and under). We also took our Patriot on a Christmas trip from Georgia to Ohio, which of course included mountain driving.
The average MPG I consistenly get is a little over 28.
On the occasions when I drove mostly in the city/suburbs, I got about 26.
When on the highway, and only stopping for rest breaks and food, we got over 31, easily.
Side note: Passing was not a problem with the 2.0. Only got a little snow up north, and the ESP came on once.