I'm now a proud owner of an '07 Patriot Sport (only 18K miles). I needed a new daily driver with our first child due in March. (My ZJ is becoming less and less of a DD.) I looked at the Toyota Matrix, Mazda 3 hatchback, Audi and Subaru wagons ($$$) and the Compass. The Patriot fit the bill perfectly with lots of interior room, AWD, lots of modern safety features, good mileage and and a "Jeep" badge.
My Patriot has most of the options I wanted: 5-speed, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, tinted windows, 17" alloys, YES seats, cruise control, and fog lights. A couple thing it doesn't
have that would have been nice: tow hooks, skid plates, oh sunroof and heated leather seats too
. Did Jeep offer a heated/defrost mirror option? One last thing, I can't figure out why my Pat has a "trail rated" badge even though it doesn't have the FDII (CVTL) set up.