Well until you've owned both your just talking out your......anyway I wish I could put both in a bottle and shake them vigorously and pour one back out. They both have their pluses and minuses. The Patriot takes a lot of crap and I don't know why I've had mine for 6 years and beyond oil changes and a new set of tires, it's only cost me $150 in repairs and that's because we were 2-1/2 hours from home and couldn't get back. The XV is a year old and the jury is still out.