Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Gauges -inc: Speedometer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Illuminated Front Cupholder
Instrument Panel Bin
Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Manual 1st Row Windows
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Manual Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Outside temp gauge
Premium cloth bucket seats
Radio w/Clock and Voice Activation
Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
Sliding Front Center Armrest w/Storage
Uconnect w/Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
120 Amp Alternator
4.12 Axle Ratio
60-Amp/Hr 525CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Hill Start Assist
Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual T355
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
The Patriot shares much of its mechanical components with both the Jeep Compass, featuring a layout that's much more car-like than any of Jeep's larger models. With a MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multi-link setup, quick-ratio rack-and-pinion steering and a very manageable 174-inch length, the Patriot is very amenable to urban driving.
With either of the Patriot's two 4-cylinder engine offerings under the hood, the Patriot is reasonably energetic on the road while also returning decent fuel economy. The front-wheel-drive models can be equipped with a 158-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but a 172-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder powerplant is standard on the rest of the lineup.
Although the Patriot is the most car-like Jeep, it hasn't forsaken its off-road heritage. Three different drivetrain configurations are offered: front-wheel drive, Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II. Freedom Drive I is an active all-wheel drive system that sends more power to the rear wheels when needed. The system also includes a lock mode for deep snow or mud. For those may do occasional off-roading, there's the Freedom II Off-Road Package, which brings a 19:1 low range gearing for the transaxle, plus skid plates, a full-size spare, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, fog lamps and an engine oil cooler. With the package, the Patriot offers nine inches of ground clearance (an inch higher than the other models), plus 19-inch water-fording capability and better approach/departure angles than some truck-based SUVs.
Brake Traction Control and Hill Descent Control assist with steep, slippery slopes off-road, while all Patriots come with electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, including a rough-road mode for the anti-lock brakes.
The Patriot's very boxy exterior helps provide an extremely roomy, practical interior. The front seats have a more car-like position than Jeep's other models, but they command a good view of the road. Rear seating is also comfortable, with adequate legroom and plenty of headroom. Up-level models offer a reclining seatback. For cargo versatility, the back seats fold forward flat and increase the dimensions of the box-shaped cargo area. The front passenger seat can also fold all the way forward to act as a table or to make room for especially long cargo.
Three trims are offered with either front- or 4-wheel drive. The Sport model includes all the safety equipment but offers a slightly more spartan feature set, including a rear defroster and a 4-speaker CD sound system with SiriusXM Satellite radio and a Uconnect hands-free interface. Latitude models make a strong step up and come with heated power-adjustable seats, cruise control, keyless entry, an auxiliary power outlet, an upgraded sound system and alloy wheels. Top of the line High Altitude editions come with a leather trimmed interior, a sunroof, 17-inch wheels and unique exterior brightwork.
The Patriot has a wider range of options than is expected from a vehicle that starts at well under $20,000. An especially noteworthy option is the UConnect tunes system, which includes a 40GB hard drive for storage of music and pictures; the system can read CDs, DVDs or USB memory sticks. Another option, UConnect GPS, includes a hands-free phone interface and voice-activated commands, plus real-time traffic information for the navigation system.
Engine: 2.4l dohc 16v i-4 w/dual vvt
Tires: P215/65r17 owl all-terrain
Tire & wheel group ($700.00 value when new)
Dark slate grey Cloth bucket seats
Air conditioning ($1200.00 value when new)
Wheels: 17in x 6.5in aluminum
Transmission: 6-speed automatic AutoStick Automatic Transmission 3.367 Axle Ratio Tip Start ($1495.00 value when new)
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS Front Vented Discs Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.