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2016 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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2016 Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $19,695
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Overview

The Patriot keeps fooling us by bouncing back year after after. But we can now say with certainty that 2016 will be the last outing for the compact crossover, which has found plenty of buyers over the years with its low price and Jeep family resemblance.

What's New for 2016

For its final year in the lineup, the Patriot is essentially unchanged.

Jeep Patriot

Choosing Your Jeep Patriot

The Patriot starts out with a 2-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower, matched to five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The available 2.4-liter provides 172 horsepower, which is more typical for this class. The bigger engine is required with the Patriot's Freedom Drive I, a conventional all-wheel drive system, and Freedom Drive II, which is designed for light off-road duty. Mandatory with Freedom Drive II is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is also available on certain other configurations.

As usual, the Patriot's trim levels cover a broad swath of territory, from bare-bones basic to surprisingly plush:

Jeep Patriot

Sport

Comes modestly equipped with a four-speaker sound system with CD, foglights and cruise control. The optional Power Value Group adds power heated mirrors, keyless entry, and power windows and locks, and must be ordered with air conditioning, which is a separate option. The 2.4 liter engine is available on the Sport, with or without all-wheel drive.

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Altitude

A subtrim of the Sport with 17-inch black alloy wheels, a body-color rear bumper, gloss black exterior trim, and the CVT. For some reason, neither all-wheel drive nor the 2.4-liter is available on the Altitude—but all other options continue.

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Latitude

Gets the contents of the Power Value Group as standard, plus 17-inch silver alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a folding passenger seat, reclining rear seats, and steering wheel audio controls. Options at this level include a premium Boston Acoustics sound system, navigation, and remote start.

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High Altitude

Enhances the Latitude with a sunroof, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, and the CVT. Like the Altitude, the High Altitude comes only with front-drive and the base 2-liter engine.

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Limited

Comes with the 2.4-liter engine and four-wheel disc brakes, plus leather seating, upgraded exterior trim, automatic climate control, and a six-CD changer. All other options continue, include the Freedom Drive I and II packages.

CarsDirect Tip

Before you get too excited about the Patriot's surprisingly low base price, remember that you have to pay extra for things like air conditioning and power windows. Unless your only concern is price (which is the case with many Patriot buyers) springing for the Limited makes the most sense in our view. It delivers some important mechanical and comfort upgrades without asking for much in return.

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Jeep Patriot
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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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In its earlier days, Jeep focused on creating SUVs that made up for their lack of style with great off-road abilities. The 2016 Patriot harks back to these days with its simple, boxy look, toned-down interior, and Trail Rated capabilities with its optional Freedom Drive II system.

Pricing and Equipment

The Jeep Patriot continues to be one of the lowest-priced compact crossovers on the market. For 2016, the Patriot Sport at just $17,295. Standard features are decent for that low starting price, as they include:

  • Cruise control
  • Roof rails
  • Fog lights
  • Tilt steering wheel

For buyers looking for more in terms of features, there are four other trims: Altitude, Latitude, High Altitude, and Limited.

Performance Pros

Jeep Patriot

Despite its small stature, the Patriot is actually a pretty decent off-road vehicle. Add in the Freedom Drive II system, and it even earns a Trail Rated badge. It's also highly maneuverable and gets up to 30 mph highway with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

Performance Cons

There's a lot we don't like about the Patriot's performance. The two biggest culprits are a base engine with only 158 horsepower, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that's required if you want the Freedom Drive II system.

Interior Pros

  • The Patriot's cabin provides lots of utility with plenty of cargo room and ample space in the rear seat.
  • There are also plenty of premium features in higher trim levels.

Interior Cons

  • We think the cabin's utilitarian design is fairly bland.
  • The fact that a crossover does not come standard with air conditioning in 2016 blows out minds.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Jeep Patriot

Most small crossovers do not have the greatest off-road capabilities, but the Patriot isn't like most small crossovers. In out experience, this small people-hauler is quite capable with the Freedom Drive II system, which includes a low range and additional skid plates.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

For such a small crossover, fuel economy is abysmal with four-wheel drive and the CVT. The EPA rates this version of the Patriot at 20 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. These are performance-car numbers, not compact crossover numbers.

The Bottom Line

Jeep Patriot

As a small crossover with decent off-road capabilities, the Patriot fits a rather narrow niche. If you can get past the crummy fuel economy and utilitarian interior design, it can offer good value.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 141 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.4L I-4 / 172 HP / 165 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 2-spd CVT w/OD6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 141 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.4L I-4 / 172 HP / 165 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$52
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
53.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.8 "
Exterior Width
69.2 "
Exterior Height
65.5 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.9 "
Front Legroom
40.6 "
Rear Legroom
39.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,136 Lbs. / 3,149 Lbs. / 3,210 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 17.0 " Polished Aluminum / 16.0 " Black Steel / 17.0 " Painted Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Colored Insert
Grille Moldings
Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth / Cloth/vinyl / Mopar Katzkin Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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