cool things with wheels since 2006
Hmm... This Jeep Patriot is missing the "trail rated" badge on the front fender, so its just a regular old all wheel drive, but isnt really for going into the "bush"... I had one of these and did mild off roading with it, I wouldn't have thought that it would have been able to do this...
I don't recall Patriots getting the Trail Rated designation until the 2017 model. http://www.miamilakesautomall.com/jeep-blog/trail-rated-badge-mean-jeep-vehicles-trail-rated/ and the rims on this wasted rock ranger are the ones the commuter varieties. The Trail Rated Patriot in 2017 had a 5 spoke with ribs on the spokes. These in the image above are flat.
Which is to say I agree completely. It's not cut out for what they broke their Patriot doing. Ummm, yeah, that probably went without saying