4x4 patriot is excellent in mud due to short wheel base and how light it is. Only problem is ground clearance. It will not go through deep ruts. Surface mud though, it will hang with a full size truck easily. If you go out with your friends just make sure to straddle the ruts instead of dropping in them to avoid bottoming out. If you do that you will be absolutely fine and can hang with all the bigger vehicles.
Mineral Gray, 2.4, FWD, 6 spd auto, A/C, Tire and Wheel package, Power value group, Jeep Mud Flaps, Mopar tow package, 14" black antenna, K&n filter, AVS vent visors, RUgged Ridge floor and cargo mats, Mopar sport utility cross bars