Jeep Patriot 4x4
- Price: $17,745
- Gas mileage: 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway
The 2012 Jeep Patriot may not be the biggest sport utility vehicle on the road, but what you give up in size you get back in price. Cost-conscious seniors will not only love the price tag but all of the safety features this midsized SUV has to offer. Named a top safety pick by the Institute for Highway Safety for 2012, the 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder Patriot was engineered to divert the impact of an accident away from the passenger compartment.
It comes equipped with multistage front air bags that adjust output based on the severity of the crash and active front head restraints that reduce the chance of injury in an accident.
The Jeep Patriot also does OK when it comes to comfort for both the driver and passengers. It comes with front-row heated seats, driver's seat height adjustment and a reclining rear seat. If you're after convenience, look no further than the Patriot. Worried about running out of gas or want to see average miles per gallon? The electronic vehicle information center displays those and more stats in easy view of the driver.