Hello, I am shopping for a new car. After reading some positive consumer reviews on the Jeep Patriot, I went to go test drive one. I liked the fact that it has a 4 cylinder engine, so it does not guzzle gas, but you still get the capabilities of an SUV if you get the 4x4 edition. Upon test driving the vehicle, I found the handling to be great, but what detoured me from buying the vehicle was the noisy engine when accelerating to a higher speed and the budget looking interior. The vehicle has a great price point and is overall economical..too bad the designers cut so many corners Does anyone else have anything to share about the Patriot? I am more inclined to go with the Cherokee, even though it costs more.