Great radio system features, but lack of presets.
2017 Jeep Patriot Sport
Overall, the 2017 Jeep Patriot is a great option for many. It is very reliable and I have had zero maintenance issues with it at all. My biggest issues are due to size, it is actually much smaller than it appears to be. My tall husband cannot drive it comfortably due to the driver's seat being unable to slide all the way back with car seats in place in back. Should not be an issue if no car seats involved. There is also no digital speedometer as is typical with vehicles of this year. I have a love-hate relationship with the radio/digital touch screen. My previous vehicle had close to 40 preset options, in which you can save favorite channels for quick access. This vehicle only allows for 12 presets however. This is a decent issue for someone who has a very wide stretching love of music genres, especially if you are a subscriber to satellite radio. There are MANY more stations I would like to have preset as I have difficulty messing with those types of things while physically driving. On the flip side of that however, this is the only vehicle I have driven in which those saved presets can show you either the name of the station, the artist playing, or the song title of the current song playing on each station right one the screen, eliminating the need to flip through stations to find what you want to hear. I always have mine set to artist and can just look at my preset screen to see who is playing on each of those stations before deciding what to listen to. Yes, you can view artist or song names on other vehicles I have driven, but not specifically to your preset options, only through a long search of ALL stations through a main menu that takes a lot of effort to view (and again, I've never been one who can remove my eye from the road for long). Another great feature in this regard is that you can notate favorite artists (via a star you click when a song by them is playing) and you will then get alerts anytime a song by that artist is played on any station (I think this is for satellite radio only), even those not saved in your presets. It's an incredibly great feature that I assume is standard across Jeep models, but it is a great feature nonetheless.