2011 Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
vs. 2011 Nissan
Versa SL

2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X

9.9

starting from

$22,945

Reasons to buy the Jeep Patriot Latitude X

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OK brakes
Disc
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Entertainment system
Standard
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Roof rails
Standard
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Leather
Standard
2011 Nissan Versa SL

9.2

Runner-up

Nissan Versa SL

starting from

$17,410

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa SL

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Good highway fuel efficiency
32 mpg
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Average number of airbags
5
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Has speed-sensitive volume
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Poor range on the highway
422 miles
Luxury Features 7.0 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Winner: Patriot Latitude X
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Winner: Patriot Latitude X
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  • The Patriot Latitude X's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.6 lb/hp vs 22.4 lb/hp
  • The Patriot Latitude X has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 5 vs 4
  • More than 40% more powerful, 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 122 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Entertainment System 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Winner: Patriot Latitude X
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  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Nissan Versa SL Winner: Versa SL
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  • The Versa SL has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Winner: Patriot Latitude X
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 4x more stuff, 54.2 ft3 vs 13.8 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Nissan Versa SL Winner: Versa SL
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  • The best price we've seen is $5,535 cheaper (more than 20% less), $17,410 vs $22,945
  • Almost the same, 24 mpg vs 23 mpg
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
Overall 9.2 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Patriot Latitude X's power seats; not available on the Versa SL
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Patriot Latitude X; the Versa SL only offers cloth seats

Performance

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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Horsepower 122 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The Patriot Latitude X has an OK number of gears, while the Versa SL has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Versa SL's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.4 lb/hp vs 18.6 lb/hp The Patriot Latitude X has OK performance while the Versa SL gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.2 ft vs 35.6 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Entertainment System

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The Versa SL has an OK number of speakers, while the Patriot Latitude X has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Versa SL's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Patriot Latitude X does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Patriot Latitude X; no amount of money can buy it on the Versa SL

Safety Features

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Patriot Latitude X has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Practicality

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 422 miles vs 381 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 13.8 ft3 vs 54.2 ft3 The Patriot Latitude X has OK cargo room, while the Versa SL has very little
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front seats 52.0 ft3 vs 52.3 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Patriot Latitude X's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Versa SL cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 5 vs 2 The Versa SL has an OK number of cupholders while the Patriot Latitude X has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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MSRP $17,410 vs $22,945 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 24 mpg vs 23 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 2 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Nissan
Versa SL
2011 Nissan Versa SL
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
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0-60 mph 10.3 seconds vs 9.6 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 142 ft The Versa SL's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Patriot Latitude X is quite bad
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 78 mph vs 17.4 s @ 83 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 113 mph vs Unknown

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2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X 2011 Jeep Compass Limited Patriot Latitude X vs Compass Limited
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2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa SL vs Sentra
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Honda Fit Versa SL vs Fit
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa SL vs Matrix
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