2007 Jeep Patriot review

As a car-based yet offroad-capable model, the Patriot, Jeep's newest SUV, is exactly what the brand and its buyers need, for three reasons. One: It's long overdue, because the heavy-duty Liberty and Wrangler weren't built to challenge light, unibody compacts, which got their start 10 years ago. Two: Its gas mileage estimates are impressively high, and that's an important characteristic for a company that only builds SUVs. Three: It's attractive enough to buyers — in more ways than one — to cast a long if somewhat boxy shadow over the Jeep Compass, a newer model that has found no fans among our staff, and few among people we've shown it to.

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Front Axle Fluid Level Check
The front axle oil level needs to be between 1/8 in (3 mm) below the bottom of the fill hole and the bottom of the fill hole. The front axle fill and drain plugs should be tightened to 22 to 29 ...

Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or all doors and the liftgate on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current ...

Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid in the master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services or immediately if the “Brake Warning Light” is illuminated. Be sure to clean the top of the master cylin ...