I know this is old, but I don't think I have ever seen this link on this site. I read it before I got my Patriot. It was one of the reason I wanted the Jeep. The link is Expenditions West. There is a great review of the Patriot's off road ability. It is fair and unbias. Even if it has been posted, it is still a good read and a great review. The Pictures are good too.