Priced from $18,690, the Patriot is the least exorbitant path you can tie yourself into a brand-new Jeep and also the most cheap car with at least semi-serious off-roadway credentials. It has been living on edge for few years, awaiting an all-brand-new Renegade-based substitution, with one more version year in potential (2017) while that improvement finally reaches full term.
The Patriot is one of the last indications of the ill-starred Cerberus superior Management section of Jeep's corporate past, a car created on the platform that also assisted the advanced and generally unlamented Dodge Caliber. Introduced in 2007 in performance with the slightly more carlike Compass, the Patriot revived the linear styling that aided to make the genuine XJ Jeep Cherokee an SUV game-changer in the 1984 version year. The Patriot is accessible with front- or four-wheel drive, two four-cylinder motors (2.0 and 2.4 liters); and four transmissions (a five-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and two CVT variations, one united with each motor in four-wheel-drive versions). The CVTs are colleague with off-roadway collections that include bush things such as board bases and 9.1 inches of ground clearance.
For 2016, Jeep has decreased the Patriot’s versions to two, Sport and Latitude. The Uconnect information and entertainment system and satellite radio are now regular. A rearview camera is newly elective, as is a SE collection for the Sport version. The SE collection includes a continuously variable automatic (CVT), leather-wrapped driving wheel, heated rooms, 17-inch wheels, and gray out pronunciations. A 75th Annivarsary edition adds to the Sport bronze 17-inch wheels, an energy roof, remote start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, plus the 2.4-liter motor and the six-speed automatic. analyzed with the base Sport, the Latitude adds AC, energy windows, energy door locks, keyless entry, and heated rooms, among other things. The High Altitue option collection adds a roof, an energy driver’s seat, a CVT and other indulgences to Latitude versions.
It’s solid not to like agreement pricing and the unequivocal two-box styling, liquefied from the 1984 Cherokee, is surviving in its appeal. The component of a received automatic option for 2014 was a welcome alternative to the continuously variable transmission that was the only automatic in years ago. Obtained from Hyundai, the six-speed automatic is overlapped with the Dodge Dart. Indoor decisions are reasonably bewitching, rear-seat location is benevolent, and the Patriot will consume lots of merchandise. Also, with the Freedom Drive II off-roadway collection, the Patriot is surprisingly able off-pavement.
The Patriot’s dynamics rate as merely adequate, and it can’t really be labelled entertaining to drive, although the manual transmission provides distinct engagements. The CVTs continue with the liberation ride off-roadway collections, and while they aren’t too uninteresting in low-speed four-wheelin’ act, they’re a trial to the spirit on the freeway. The regular transferring up and down, as the motor seeks parity with roadway speed, makes motorists desire for the next rest area. The powertrain uttering that goes with the CVT is exacerbated by roadway and loop sound. The Sport version is sparsely supplied, one of the few brand-new automobiles still accessible without AC and with crank windows. Also, the indoor grade is inferior. There are likely to be some mocking transactions during the Patriot’s closing year on the mart.