|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Jeep Patriot
|SE||2.4L I-4||4x4||6A||9.7 sec||17.4 sec @ 81 mph||20/25/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Jeep Patriot
|Limited||2.4L I-4||4x4||CVT||10.0 sec||17.7 sec @ 81 mph||20/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Limited||2.4L I-4||4x4||CVT||10.6 sec||18.6 sec @ 82 mph||20/24/23 mpg||Motor Week|
|Sport||2.4L I-4||4x4||5M||8.7 sec||16.6 sec @ 83 mph||22/27/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Jeep Patriot
The 2014 Jeep Patriot offers you an alternative to the other CUVs in the market, and while it retains a lot of the features that made the Patriot line such a hit, several improvements have been implemented in the 2014 edition.
This makes it the ideal ride for weekend adventurers, and in addition the Patriot is now much smoother and runs quietly.
- Gas Mileage: 22 mpg City/27 mpg Hwy
- Engine: Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L
- Body Style: Sport Utility
- Passenger Capacity: 5
- Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
- Base Curb Weight (lbs): 3210
- Wheelbase (in): 103.7
- Track Width, Rear (in): 59.8
- Height, Overall (in): 65.5
- Length, Overall (in): 173.8
- SAE Net Horsepower: @ RPM158 @ 6400
- Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
- Fuel System: Sequential MPI
- SAE Net Torque @ RPM141 @ 5000
- Displacement: 2.0 L/122
Exterior and Interior Design
The Patriot retains its trademark look, combining softness with muscular appeal, and inspiration is clearly drawn from the Liberty and Wrangler. The design is pleasantly straightforward, and the boxy look is complemented by the rooflines. The exterior is striking, what with the sheet metal and box-like proportions yet isn’t too squared, and all the details, from the simplest to the slotted grille, is understated beauty.
The interior has been revamped as well so now it’s more attractive, sturdy and spacious than before. Unlike other utility vehicles of this type, the Patriot doesn’t have that drab look and feel that economical vehicles have.
Performance and Engine
When it comes to performance the 2014 Patriot delivers, and mainly it’s due to the fact that the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) has been discarded in favor of a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission’s first gear is low, which results in a faster takeoff, while the top gear is ideal for cruising around. Compared to the CVT, the difference is night and day and the new transmission is much, much better.
Just like with the previous editions the Patriot comes with three driver systems, including the all-wheel Freedom Drive I which is equipped with a locking center differential, ideal for use in snowy terrain, crossing muddy trails or steep gravel.
Then there’s the Freedom Drive II system, which is more powerful than Freedom Drive I and designed for off-road driving and navigating complex forest trails. If you go for this, you’ll have the option for various upgrades and skid plates, something that other crossover utilities cannot match.
The Patriot sports a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder 158 HP engine, with the Top Limited version available in an upgraded 172-hp, 2.4-liter edition. The 5-speed manual gearbox is included and there’s an option for a 6-speed automatic. When it comes to fuel economy the rate is 30 mpg for highways and 20 mpg if you opt for the Freedom Drive II, which isn’t bad at all.
Regardless of the version you go for, driving the Patriot is a pleasurable experience, whether it’s off-road commuting or just spending time in the outdoors. One of the best things about the Patriot is the ease with which you can handle it especially when driving around the city. Handling and maneuvering is precise, and there are no jerky movements when you park. While it’s not the most refined Jeep around, it scores points in the handling department.
The Patriot is available in Limited, Latitude and Sport models, with the Sport furnished with base equipment like Hill Start Assist, roof side rails, cruise control and more. If you opt for the Latitude, you’ll get power heated mirrors, a 115-volt power inverter, keyless entry, power locks, and an upgraded audio system.
The Patriot hasn’t just undergone improvements in the design, but it’s also more comfortable than before. One of the problems with previous editions was the amount of vibration and noise that got inside. However, that’s no longer an issue as there is increased noise insulation, and the trim rings and padded armrest go a long way towards improving its appearance.
Overall, the interior is boxy yet bold, with more than enough space for cargo, and the rear seats flip up to provide more room. Besides the driver, the Patriot has ample room for up to four more people, and entry and exit is easy thanks to the high roofline. The seats are very comfortable and the support is very good. Headroom inside the Patriot is more than sufficient, and the seating position is just right, not too high, and not too low.
The 2014 Patriot is as good as advertised, with steady performance and a cool, pleasant design to match. It’s not the flashiest Jeep in town, but it handles beautifully and doesn’t do too badly in the fuel economy department either. Finally, it has several safety features built-in like off-road brake traction control, control for hill descent side-curtain bags and front side airbags among others.
For more information about Jeep Patriot, visit the official Jeep website.
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