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Jeep Patriot

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2015 Jeep Patriot – Sport FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 Man Trans (Base Trim)

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We liked
  • Bargain-Basement Price
  • Traditional Jeep Styling
We disliked
  • Dated Platform
  • Better Than the Compass, But Just Barely
  • Uninspiring Performance
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MSRP
$16,895
MPG
23 / 30
City/Hwy
ENGINE
2.0L I4
HORSE POWER
158 hp
@ 6,400 rpm
TORQUE
141 ft lb
of torque @ 5,000 rpm
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The Jeep Patriot is an affordable way to get into the bottom rung of the Jeep family. Its angular styling gives it a similarity to the now-defunct Liberty, but the Patriot’s platform is largely shared with the rounder Compass. Other than its low price, there aren’t many reasons to recommend the Patriot—especially now that the excellent Renegade subcompact is available with a much more modern and premium design for not a whole lot more money. Although not yet officially announced, the Renegade is likely to replace both the Compass and Patriot, and we can’t say they’ll be greatly missed. But if you want an affordable SUV with distinctive and iconic Jeep styling and aren’t necessarily looking for rock-crawling performance, the Patriot is worth consideration and even earns Jeep’s coveted “Trail Rated” badge when equipped with the optional Freedom Drive II off-road package.

REVIEW

2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 First Test

Compass Deja vu

Melissa Spiering
Jan 11, 2013
Photographers: Melissa Spiering
I was smitten by the Jeep Patriot the first time I got behind the wheel of the during the 2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility testing of the year. It was the underdog of underdogs. Its CVT was it's biggest downfall. It left Jeep expectations unmet and had debuted with the Jeep Compass as its fraternal twin. But there was something about the boxy exterior that was a little more forgiving and a lot more loveable than its counterpart. After driving the 2013 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 and 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 back to back, my love-hate love affair for the Patriot remains the same.
Photo 2/37   |   2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 Side View In Motion 03
In 2011, the Patriot underwent a mild fresh with new front and rear fascias while retaining its traditional squared off body lines. The interior also received a few new touches -- premium cloth bucket seats, soft-touch interior trim, and new steering wheel. The Patriot remained nearly unchanged for 2012 with a few new color options, a limited-edition Altitude trim level, and recalibrated CVT2 responsiveness. And for 2013, the only change is two new colors.
Photo 3/37   |   2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 Rear View 05
The Jeep Patriot and the Jeep Compass are nearly identical on paper. The sheetmetal is the only thing that sets these two apart. They share the same platform, engines, transmissions, and have nearly identical interiors - the Compass having less than 4 cubic inches more cargo space than the Patriot. Both back-to-back test vehicles featured the same Latitude trim level -- minus the premium sound group on the Patriot. The Patriot was equipped with the Security and Cargo Convenience group ($695), Uconnect 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD ($695), and Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth ($475).
Our tester was equipped with 2.4-liter, I-4 engine with 172 hp with 165 lb-ft of torque and paired with the CVT2. The Patriot doesn't have a traditional 4x4 system as does the Wrangler would. Because of the CVT, which features Freedom Drive I, it's an all-wheel drive system with a lockable center coupling. Zero to 60 comes in 10.1 seconds. It was like taking a Sunday drive through the mountains and getting stuck behind a logging rig the whole ride. It sounds painful, the throttle response significantly lags, and all you wish for is to hear the shifting of gears. Our figure-eight performance was underwhelming with lots of body-roll. It's an acquired driving experience for the non-enthusiast. However, it will get you where you want to go.
Photo 10/37   |   2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 Front View In Motion 01
The Patriot's styling reminds me of the 1990s Jeep Cherokee. Though they are close in size, the Patriot lacks all the fun components that made the Jeep Cherokee so popular with off-road enthusiasts. The Patriot's modern interior and traditional exterior give this little 'ute a really SUV appeal, but it feels like a top heavy, underpowered compact sedan. I really want to love the Patriot for what it isn't -- instead I just like it for being square.
Photo 11/37   |   2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 Side View In Motion 01

2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude
BASE PRICE $23,805
PRICE AS TESTED $25,195
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 2.4L/172-hp/165-lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4
TRANSMISSION Cont. variable auto
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3358 lb (57/43%)
WHEELBASE 103.7 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 173.8 x 69.2 x 65.5 in
0-60 MPH 10.1 sec
QUARTER MILE 17.6 sec @ 81.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 130 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.74 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 29.8 sec @ 0.53 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 21/26 mpg
ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 160/130 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS 0.84 lb/mile
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2016 Jeep Patriot

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$17,295
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2.0L I4
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2015 Jeep Patriot

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$16,895
23 / 30
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2014 Jeep Patriot

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$16,395
23 / 30
2.0L I4
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2013 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$15,995
23 / 30
2.0L I4
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2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 First Test
After driving the 2013 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 and 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 back-to-back, my love-hate love affair for the Patriot remains the same.
Melissa SpieringJan 11, 2013
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2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Pays Tribute to Armed Service
Jeep To Donate $250 to Military Charities for Each Vehicle Sold
Edward A. SanchezNov 12, 2012

2012 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$15,995
23 / 29
2.0L I4
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Truck Trend news
NHTSA Investigates 2011-2012 Jeep Patriot for Stalling While Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of 2011 and 2012 model Jeep Patriot models stalling unexpectedly at highway speeds.
Edward A. SanchezOct 23, 2012

2011 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$15,995
23 / 29
2.0L I4
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NHTSA Investigates 2011-2012 Jeep Patriot for Stalling While Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of 2011 and 2012 model Jeep Patriot models stalling unexpectedly at highway speeds.
Edward A. SanchezOct 23, 2012
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Jeep Commemorates 70th Anniversary with Special Editions
Every model gets a 70th Anniversary package, and they're mostly the same.
Scott EvansJan 11, 2011
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Goodbye VW, Hello Mercedes: Engine Switch For European Jeep Patriot Diesel
Chrysler continues to press the Jeep brand into Europe. Beginning next year, Jeep will be switch its VW-derived turbocharged diesel to a Mercedes-sourced, 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine.
Michael FebboNov 29, 2010
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Chrysler Offers Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Electronic vehicle tracking services have been around for several years, but Chrysler's new system, offered through the automaker's Mopar accessories arm.
Steve DiehlmanSep 28, 2010
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2011 Jeep Patriot Gets Refreshed Exterior and Interior
Jeep has refreshed the Patriot small SUV/large hatchback for the 2011 model year.
Zach GaleSep 14, 2010

2010 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$15,365
23 / 29
2.0L I4
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U.K. Jeep Patriot Receives Lower Entry Price for 2010
The U.K.-spec Jeep Patriot will be offered in five trims and feature a lower entry price for 2010.
Benson KongFeb 22, 2010

2009 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$17,540
23 / 28
2.4L I4
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2008 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$16,485
N/A
2.4L I4
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Truck Trend news
Best Bang for Your Buck SUVs; Jeep Patriot and Compass lead the list
The Jeep Patriot was the best-bang-for-your-buck SUV according to Business Wire.
Benson KongSep 17, 2008
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Road Test: 2007 Jeep Patriot
Jeep's newest offering stretches to be a real Jeep.
Todd LassaMay 7, 2007
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Auto News: Chrysler Gives Custom Jeep Patriot to City Hero
On Tuesday, April 3, 2007, DaimlerChrysler and Nino's Ristorante will host a luncheon for Wesley Autrey, the Harlem resident who risked his life by jumping into the path of an oncoming train to save a stranger who had fallen onto the tracks.
Apr 2, 2007
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Auto News: "Choose Your Adventure" Marketing Campaign For The All-new 2007 Jeep Patriot
Unique film helps viewers experience the features and capabilities of the Jeep Patriot.
Mar 14, 2007
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Auto News: Chrysler Reveals New Jeep Patriot At Geneva
The Jeep brand is continuing its expansion into new territory with the European premiere of the new Jeep Patriot at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
Mar 6, 2007
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Auto News: All-new 2007 Jeep Patriot
The Jeep brand continues its expansion into new territory with the 2007 Jeep Patriot -- an all-new...
Feb 20, 2007
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Auto News: Jeep and Marvel Comic Book Featuring the All-New 2007 Jeep Patriot
In a nationwide promotion for the all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV), ...
Feb 14, 2007
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Shows & Events
2007 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery: 2006 New York Auto Show
The all-new Jeep Patriot debuted at the 2006 New York Auto Show looking very similar to the concept model shown at this year's Frankfurt Show. Read more about the 2007 Jeep Patriot in the 2006 New York Auto Show coverage at MotorTrend.com
Editors of Motor TrendApr 13, 2006
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2007 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery: 2006 New York Auto Show
The all-new Jeep Patriot debuted at the 2006 New York Auto Show looking very similar to the concept model shown at this year's Frankfurt Show. Read more about the 2007 Jeep Patriot in the 2006 New York Auto Show coverage at MotorTrend.com
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2005 Frankfurt Motor Show: 2008 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery
In keeping with Jeep's new strategy of two vehicles per platform (a la Grand Cherokee and Commander), here come the little guys.
Editors of Motor TrendSep 12, 2005
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2005 Frankfurt Motor Show: 2008 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery
In keeping with Jeep's new strategy of two vehicles per platform (a la Grand Cherokee and Commander), here come the little guys.
Editors of Motor TrendSep 12, 2005
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First Look: 2008 Jeep Patriot Concept SUV
Tastes evolve over time, and, in response, vehicles must as well. This puts brands like Jeep in a difficult position: how does a brand stay loyal to its heritage, yet change with the times?
Allyson HarwoodJan 3, 2005

2007 Jeep Patriot

SPECIFICATIONS
$14,550
N/A
2.4L I4
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First Drive: 2007 Jeep Patriot
Patriot starts at $14,985 with the 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter four (a 2.0-liter four is available with front-drive only), CVT, front-wheel drive and manual window regulators.
Todd LassaApr 14, 2007
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