Great for in town driving; not recommended for long trips on the highway.
The jeep patriot is smaller than my last SUV. For a family of 4, it is almost too small. There is not a lot of space between the driver and the passenger in the front seat. You'll always be bumping arms or elbows. Another thing, this make and model has a CVT transmission and tends to overheat anytime you drive a long distance at a high speed (like 70 mph on the highway). You have to let the vehicle sit for an hour before driving it again safely.