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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $15,995 - $25,330 | 22 MPG City - 28 MPG Highway
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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

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.

What's new for 2012?

The Patriot gets a trim reshuffling for 2012. Last year's 70th anniversary edition and Latitude trim are out.

Model Strengths

  • Interior and cargo space
  • maneuverability and parking ease
  • safety features
  • tech options
  • off-road ability plus fuel economy

Model Review

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.

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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

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

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt


Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr Sport


Engine Type 2.0L Gas I4
Horsepower 158 @ 6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 141 @ 5000 RPM
Optional Engines , , ,


Fuel Capacity 13.6 gal
Fuel Economy 23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 394.4 miles


Driven Wheels FWD


Rims 16 x 6.5 in.
Tires P205/70R16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.0 in. / 40.6 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.9 in. / 39.4 in.


Wheelbase 103.7 in.
Curb Weight 3111.0 lb.
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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr Sport


Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Air Conditioning Optional
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats Optional
Dark Slate Gray/light Pebble Beige Interior, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard


AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard