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Unread 05-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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POLBOSS is back... deciding between a Patriot or Compass

So... back in 2008... after getting married and selling my Jeep Wrangler to buy a new small family car (VW Rabbit)...
Now that said family car is paid off... I would like to trade it in for some kind of new small SUV...

I would loooove to get a Jeep Wrangler... but.. my two little daughters get allergies for anything and everything, so no top off..

after researching all car manufacturers... I believe a 2014 Patriot would be the best option for my family... but... Now that I see the 2014 Jeep Compass... I'm somehow deciding between the two...
The Compass is a bit more expensive, but somehow has a sportier look..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Basically identical..I chose the compass BC I liked its appearance better!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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I choose the patriot because I liked the looks better and there is a little more room in the back because the roof doesn't slop as much. which makes it easier getting a lot of family stuff in the car (two kids here) the compass has a bit more upscale matrials on the inside, but feature for feature is a little bit more expensive when buying (at least they were when I was looking at the end of this last year)
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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I choose the patriot because I liked the looks better and there is a little more room in the back because the roof doesn't slop as much. which makes it easier getting a lot of family stuff in the car (two kids here) the compass has a bit more upscale matrials on the inside, but feature for feature is a little bit more expensive when buying (at least they were when I was looking at the end of this last year)
bolt for bolt, part for part, they are the identical car on the interior. same materials, parts, everything.

OP, it boils down to which one you like better, that's all. a compass comparably equipped will be a few hundred dollars more than a patriot, nothing more. just pick which styling you like and roll from there.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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I thought for 2014, the compass got a slight upgrade on interior, I guess I am wrong?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Yea the 14 did get some minor changes inside and out
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
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Personally I just bought a 2014 compass and love the styling over the patriot. I know with the 2014 compass's (not sure about patriots) but they have the 6 speed tranny vs the CVT tranny which was a big selling point for me.

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Unread 05-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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^ Same with the Patriot. The '14 Patriot only has the CVT on the FDII model. Every other model has the 6 speed Hyundai transmission.

I'll admin the Compass has come a long way in the looks department. The original Compass looked hideous.. The '14 Compass looks pretty good especially with the smoked tail lights.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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My Patriot comes with 205 70 R16 tires can I... ?

Just got my 2014 Patriot
Was thinking of going straight to Discount Tire and get some all terrain tires but... there are no 205 70 R16 all terrain tires, but... plenty of 215 70 R16 all terrain tires... Which I understand are about .25 inch wider and about .20 inch taller, anybody running 215?
Or any all terrain tires that you recommend?
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Unread 05-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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I love my falken rocky mountains. as long as you stay under a 28.5x9 tire you should have no rubbing.

Tire conversion:
http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangl...alculator.html

so you could go to a 225/70-16 without issue, so you could get yokohama geolanders or bfg AT TKO's which would be awesome.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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I love my falken rocky mountains. as long as you stay under a 28.5x9 tire you should have no rubbing.

Tire conversion:
http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangl...alculator.html

so you could go to a 225/70-16 without issue, so you could get yokohama geolanders or bfg AT TKO's which would be awesome.
Thanks so much for the info I'm leaning towards the Geolanders, but also the General Gabber AT2 get good reviews
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