2014 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2014 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 2014?
The Jeep Patriot receives a brand new automatic transmission for 2014. With six forward gears, the new transmission promises to improve both fuel economy and performance, making the Patriot both peppier around town and more relaxed on the highway. New seat mounted side airbags are standard and round out the important changes for 2014.
- Interior and cargo space
- maneuverability and parking ease
- safety features
- tech options
- off-road ability plus fuel economy
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.