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2016 Jeep Patriot Review

2016 Jeep Patriot
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The 2016 Jeep Patriot is one of the three remaining Jeep models to remain true to the old-school Jeep styling. Featuring round headlights, a large 7-slot grille and square design lines the Patriot will appeal to those who aren’t sure of the modern styling of the Jeep Compass. Adding to the appeal of the design is the appeal to the sticker price – the 2016 Jeep Patriot is one of the best priced compact crossover SUVs out there.

2016 Jeep Patriot Trims and Prices

For the 2016 Jeep Patriot there are two main trim levels – the Sport and the Latitude. On top of these two trims there are three special edition models – the Altitude, 75th Anniversary Edition and High Altitude.

All the trims are available in FWD or 4x4 layouts.

Jeep Patriot

The Sport (MSRP from $17,695) is the entry level model and most affordable model in the entire Jeep lineup. It comes with premium cloth bucket seats, illuminated cup holders, manual windows and door locks – power locks and windows are available through the Power Value Group. Air conditioning is optional but comes with Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth – and sits on 16-inch styled steel wheels.

The Sport SE (MSRP from $19,480) has the following upgrades to the base Sport – heated front cloth and vinyl low-back bucket seats with driver seat height adjuster, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 17-inch Mineral Gray aluminum wheels. Like the sport it also comes with manual door locks and windows and air conditioning is an option.

The Latitude (MSRP from $22,295) comes with premium cloth bucket seats including heated front seats, a 115-wold auxillary power outlet, air conditioning is standard with optional automatic temperature control. Power windows and speed sensitive power door locks with keyless entry are standard as are Power heated mirrors. It sits on 17-inch aluminum wheels and to further stand out from the Sport lines it comes with a body-color liftgate applique.

The Altitude (MSRP from $18,840) stands out from the other trims with its black gloss exterior highlights – including black gloss badging, roof rails, rear step pad and 17-inch gloss black painted aluminum wheels.

The 75th Anniversary Edition (MSRP from $24,495) it comes with exclusive Ombre Mesh bucket seats and like the Sport comes with manual windows and door locks and optional air-conditioning. Other notable upgrades are a power express open / close sunroof and bronze trims found throughout the interior and exterior including 17-inch bronze aluminum wheels, roof rails, front fascia applique, rear step pad and all the badges including the 55th anniversary badge are bronze.

The High Altitude (MSRP from $24,875) comes with exclusive 17-inch mineral gray aluminum wheels, leather trimmed bucket seats with the front row being heated, power sunroof, power windows and locks, bright accents are found throughout the interior. The exterior gets a distinct look with body-color liftgate applique and fascias with bright insert, bright roof rails and exhaust tip complete the look.

2016 Jeep Patriot MSRP Pricing From:
Jeep Patriot Sport FWD $17,695
Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 $19,695
Jeep Patriot Sport SE FWD $19,840
Jeep Patriot Sport SE 4x4 $21,940
Jeep Patriot Latitude FWD $22,295
Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 $25,595
Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition FWD $24,495
Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4 $25,995
Jeep Patriot Altitude FWD $24,875
Jeep Patriot Altitude 4x4 $26,660
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Interior Features

The interior seating whether cloth or leather is comfortable and the dashboard layout is nice with all gauges and buttons easily readable. There is a lack of soft-touch features though as hard plastics dominate the dashboard. The illuminated cup holders are a nice touch.

Jeep Patriot interior

Radio 430 NAV is available on all trims but the Sport – it has a 6.5 inch touchscreen, Garmin GPS navigation with audible directions, a hard drive, audio input jacks, AM/FM radio with CD/DVD player and is MP3 capable it also contains a USB port.
Optional on the Latitude and High Altitude trims are two flip-down rear liftgate speakers which are a nice option if you ever have a tailgate party.

Cargo space is pretty good for a compact crossover SUV – with 23 cu.-ft. behind the rear seats and 53.5 cu.-ft. with the rear seats folded.

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Exterior Features
While some of the Jeep lineup has gone to a modern look – the Patriot has that classic Jeep look to it. Round headlights with a large seven slot grille make it easily recognizable as a Jeep. Tire sizes are either 17-inch or 16-inch depending on the trim level.

A Power Express Sunroof comes standard on the 75th Anniversary Edition and High Altitude.

More Patriot exterior specs.

There are two engines that power the 2016 Jeep Patriot – standard on all FWD models is a 2.0-Liter I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT Engine with 158 hp @ 6,400 rpm and 141 lb.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm torque with an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway with the 5-speed manual transmission.

Standard on 4x4 and available on FWD versions is a more powerful 2.4-liter I-4 DOWH 16-Valve Dual VVT engine that puts out a more respectable 172 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 165 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm torque this engine has a slightly lower fuel economy of 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway with the 5-speed manual transmission.

There are a total of four transmissions available – standard on the engines is a 5-speed manual transmission. Optionally there is a 6-speed automatic for the 2.4-liter engine an automatic CVT for the 2.0-liter engine and an automatic CVT2 for the 2.4 engine.

When equipped with the equipped with the Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group the Jeep Patriot gains the Trail Rated badge which includes tow hooks, CVT2L with off-road mode and Hill-descent Control with grad sensing, brake traction-control system, engine oil cooler, upgraded sealing package for water fording up to 19-inches and trailer-tow wiring harness.

Safety and Security
Standard on all Patriot trims are advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front seat mounted sid and side curtain front airbags, electronic stablility control, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, sentry key theft deterrent and speed control.

The ParkView rear back up camera is available as an option.

The 2016 Jeep Patriot received a 4-star overall rating from the NHTSA – with a 5-star in the side crash category and 3-star rating in the frontal crash and rollover categories.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from

2.0L I-4
2.4L I-4

158 @ 6,400
172 @ 6,000

5-speed manual
6-Speed automatic
Automatic CVT

2.0L man. FWD 23 / 30
2.4L man. 4x4 22 / 27

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