2017 Jeep Patriot

Buyer's Guide

The Jeep Patriot soldiers on for another year as one half of the brand's pair of compact SUV models.

Closely related to the Compass, the Patriot projects a more traditional Jeep look, with big, round headlights and sharp corners replacing its sibling's softer edges. But underneath, these two are nearly identical: Patriot uses the same 2.0L (158 hp/141 lb-ft of torque) four-cylinder that comes in front-wheel drive only. It can be optioned to a 2.4L making 172 hp and 165 lb-ft, which can be had with front- or all-wheel drive.

Both engines can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and with the larger engine, this is one of few SUVs and crossovers of any kind that can be had with a stickshift and four-wheel drive.

Transmission choices include a continuously variable automatic (CVT) that can be added to either engine, and a six-speed automatic available with the 2.4L. But if you want tops in Patriot off-road capability, the Freedom Drive II 4x4 system, with its low-range gearing, only comes with the CVT.

The most fuel-efficient version is a 2.0L FWD with stickshift, with estimates of 10.3/7.9 L/100 km (city/highway). Thirstiest is a 2.4L 4x4 with the CVT, whose ratings are 11.7/10.3 L/100 km. If you can live without the more robust 4x4 system, the 2.4L and six-speed automatic return a more attractive highway estimate of 9.2 L/100 km.

Patriot is looking a bit dated, having been around and largely unchanged since its introduction for 2007, a surprising thing given the popularity and competitive nature of the compact crossover/SUV category.. The Fiat-based Renegade is a much fresher design, but is also smaller, and we suspect some buyers view the Patriot as a more legitimate Jeep.

For a starting price of $16,795, the Patriot Sport comes with the 2.0L engine, FWD and a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include a 12-volt power outlet, fold-flat load floor, full-length centre console, lighted cup holders, luxury floor mats, manual locks, windows and side mirrors, map lights, outside temperature display, cloth seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, sliding sun visors with mirrors, cruise control, tilt steering, four-speaker stereo with auxiliary input, black side mirror housings, roof rails and door handles, rear window defroster and wiper/washer, 16-inch steel wheels, and hill-start assist (with the manual transmission).

Sport Altitude II trim adds sport mesh cloth seats, heated front seats, fog lights, mineral grey exterior trim, bright exhaust tip, leather-trimmed steering wheel, 17-inch mineral grey aluminum wheels and tow hooks.

The North Edition also builds on the Sport, and gets a 115-volt power outlet, air conditioning, auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, automatic headlights, body-colour door handles, bright exhaust tip and side roof rails, fog lights, Bluetooth, keyless entry, heated power side mirrors, power windows, remote USB charging port, height-adjustable driver's seat, reclining rear seat and satellite radio.

High Altitude models build on the North Edition with leather-faced seats, heated front seats, power six-way driver's seat with manual lumbar, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, sunroof and 17-inch wheels with graphite-painted pockets. High Altitude trim can be optioned with a 75th Anniversary bronze appearance package that adds unique wheels and various exterior trim elements.

2017 Jeep Patriot Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $20,045 MSRP
10
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
172 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary $20,045 5 SUV
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary 173.8" 69.2" 65.5" 103.7"
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary N/A
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition $20,045 5 SUV
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition 158 hp @6400 rpm 141 ft-lb @5000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition 173.8" 69.2" 65.5" 103.7"
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition N/A
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition
FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition
FWD 4dr North Edition $20,045 5 SUV
FWD 4dr North Edition 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr North Edition 173.8" 69.2" 65.5" 103.7"
FWD 4dr North Edition
FWD 4dr North Edition N/A
FWD 4dr North Edition
FWD 4dr North Edition
FWD 4dr Sport $20,045 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Sport 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Sport 173.8" 69.2" 65.5" 103.7"
FWD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr Sport N/A
FWD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary $24,645 5 SUV
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary 173.8" 69.2" 66.8" 103.7"
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary N/A
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition $24,645 5 SUV
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition 173.8" 69.2" 66.8" 103.7"
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition N/A
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition
4WD 4dr High Altitude Edition
4WD 4dr North Edition $24,645 5 SUV
4WD 4dr North Edition 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm CVT Transmission Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr North Edition 173.8" 69.2" 66.8" 103.7"
4WD 4dr North Edition
4WD 4dr North Edition N/A
4WD 4dr North Edition
4WD 4dr North Edition
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II $24,645 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm 6-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II 173.8" 69.2" 66.8" 103.7"
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II N/A
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II
4WD 4dr Sport Altitude II
4WD 4dr Sport $24,645 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Sport 172 hp @6000 rpm 165 ft-lb @4400 rpm CVT Transmission Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Sport 173.8" 69.2" 66.8" 103.7"
4WD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr Sport N/A
4WD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr Sport

Owner Reviews: 2017 Jeep / Patriot

Average Rating

2010 Jeep Patriot

Trim: North Edition 4x4
by DriftNut56 on 10-22-2012
It's a car with a 4 inch lift, basically.
I've had this car since December 2011 and I can't decide whether I like it or not. On the one hand I chose it because I needed something that was going to get me around without spending all my money on gas but I also needed something that would be reliable driving back and forth between Edmonton and Calgary. It does the job but I have some issues. The cabin is very loud. It's like riding in the economy class of a jet, next to the engines. The tires that come with the vehicle are horrid Firestones. And it's been less the problem free. Since December I've put 37,000 km and I've had to replace the thermostats and the rear diff. Mind you, the car was purchased with a rebuilt status so I try to keep and open mind. The diff. shouldn't be breaking at 17,000 km's though.

This car does have good things about it. It's comfortable and everything on the dash is laid out nicely. It's simple. I like that. Also, the suspension is firm and the steering is sharp. The 4x4 is exceptional. I haven't had to turn it on yet but that could be attributed to the automatic nature of the thing. It's on when it needs to be. The rear seat leg room, I've been told, is exceptional as well.

The CVT transmission. I'm on the fence about it. On the one hand, it's good for highway driving. Makes the journey smooth cause there's no shifting or kickdown. On the other hand it makes the car whiny and the fuel economy is not very good in the city.

The aerodynamics of the car is not very good either. The passenger window wistles in the wind and the hood flaps at high speed. This might be a result of the rebuilt status, I don't know.

Keeping in mind it's a compact SUV, there isn't too much trunk space but folding the seats down is useful.

Overall, it's a better car than it is an SUV but the clearance height is good enough for most places. Maybe the trail rated model is different but I couldn't say.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2008 Jeep Patriot

by wendy11 on 10-19-2012
Excellent Value & Economy
This vehicle is the easiest to use vehicle with automatic attention lights for things like tires needing air, locks not set, back hatch not closedm, etc.
Maintenance free with great fuel mileage and looks great too.
Extended warranty is a bonus to 100km
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Jeep Patriot

by 604speeder on 10-16-2012
beep beep for Jeep
This truck was a fun SUV to own. It had pretty great off-roading capabilities and overall it was a pretty reliable vehicle to own.

It has a basic interior that was okay but overall lacking in quality. Good cargo space and was a pretty solid vehicle to drive.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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