New 2016 Jeep Patriot at Palmer Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for Roswell, GA
The 2016 Jeep Patriot may be somewhat overshadowed by the larger Cherokee and smaller Renegade models-both of far newer, with far superior packaging, but it's worth considering if cost-conscious transportation is one of your top priorities. Available equipment in the 2016 Jeep Patriot will take you where other small crossovers won't; but its dated cabin design keeps it from feeling as smart as it could be. The Patriot lands in an intriguing middle ground between mainstream compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, or Toyota RAV4, and some of the smaller models such as the Kia Soul, Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, or Chevrolet Trax.
Under the Patriot's Hood
The base engine for the Patriot is a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while top Latitude models-and any version equipped with all-wheel drive-come standard with a 172-hp, 2.4-liter version. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Sport, while the six-speed automatic is offered across the lineup and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is bundled with Freedom Drive II. It's actually one of the better systems you can spec on a small crossover. But for that, you have to accept the CVT, which has the low range built into its transmission. That transmission has some of the worst traits of CVTs, feeling less responsive in ordinary city driving, with rubber-band-like pauses, followed by noisy motor-boating drones, when you need a quick burst of power.
Design of Jeep Patriot
The 2016 Jeep Patriot is a boxy, city-sized crossover that's thick in Jeep design heritage, borrowing some design cues from the Wrangler in front, as well as some of the slab-sided side styling of the old Cherokee and Wagoneer models. Up until now it's been the most traditional model in Jeep's lineup to some eyes, while others see it as more stylish-it's all in the eye of the beholder. Yet there's no denying that the boxy exterior creates lots of usable interior space. From the outside, there's a lot to like in the Patriot, with proportions and sheetmetal that are squared-off but not too refrigerator-like, as well as detailing that keeps it simple but purposeful. With details like the Jeep seven-slot grille and chunky door handles, there's just enough softness and civility blended in with the right amount of macho.
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The 2016 Patriot is offered in a reduced number of trims than before. It's now only available in Sport and Latitude models, but a reasonably wide range of options and packages instead adding most of the features that have been available on the lineup in recent years. At the base Sport level, the Patriot includes cruise control, roof rails, fog lamps, illuminated cup holders, rear-seat heater ducts, tilt steering, cruise control, tinted glass, and an auxiliary input for audio. Give us a call for more information on the 2016 Jeep Patriot!