The Patriot is an unexpectedly capable city car, combining a boxy, rugged-looking traditional Jeep appearance with car-like handling, good outward visibility, an economical powertrain, an interior that's comfortable for four adults and a city-friendly small-car size. The drivetrain and ground clearance, combined with an available Freedom-Drive II off-road package, makes for respectable off-road capability as well. Although the base model is basic, it's quite a bargain for a vehicle that includes all the essential safety equipment; and for those willing to option-up, there are more high-tech options than is typical for a basic sport-utility. Plus the Patriot achieves some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class.
The Patriot gets a trim reshuffling for 2012. Last year's 70th anniversary edition and Latitude trim are out.
The Patriot shares much of its mechanical components with both the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Caliber, including 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 inches of total length, the Patriot is very maneuverable.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Opt|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Opt|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Head side Air Bag||Std|
|Child Safety Locks||Std|
|Daytime Running Lights||Opt|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Opt|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
Jeep Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
|7-Years/100,000-Miles (whichever comes first). Powertrain Limited Warranty runs from the date vehicle was sold as new.
3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty. Starts on the date of the CPOV sale, or at the expiration of the remaining 3/36 Basic New Vehicle Warranty.
A deductible may apply. See dealer for details or call 1-800-677-5782
|Age/Mileage Eligibility||5 years / 75,000 miles|
|Lease Term Certified||No|
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