2017 Jeep Patriot
- Optional flip-down tailgate speakers
- Above-average off-road capability with Freedom Drive II
- Attractively priced
- Unsophisticated ride quality when going over bumps
- minimal cargo space
- Subpar crash test scores
- Steering wheel doesn't telescope
- Unrefined and sluggish base engine that's paired to a droning CVT
Features & Specs
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is built and priced to appeal to budget-minded shoppers who want a compact SUV suitable for around-town chores and light off-road duty. Having undergone only minor updates since its introduction for the 2007 model year, the Patriot is essentially still in its first generation. And although its design carries some traditional hallmarks of the Jeep brand, the Patriot is beginning to look a bit more dated than some of its stablemates.
Since the Patriot is scheduled to be replaced early next year, there really are no changes to the existing model. It retains the classic boxy exterior design that from the beginning has made Jeep vehicles identifiable from a mile away. In addition to making a style statement, this shape gives it a fairly roomy passenger compartment and, with the rear seats folded, a decent amount of cargo space.
The interior is relatively basic compared to those of its closest rivals. A mild reboot for 2011 improved the cabin somewhat, but in standard trim, it still surrounds occupants with a lot of hard plastic surfaces. On the plus side, these are at least easy to clean. The entry-level Sport models don't come with such conveniences as power windows or air-conditioning, although these are standard on higher trim levels. And buyers who want to add some extra comfort can opt for upgrades such as leather seats and premium sound systems.
Although not designed for serious work in the dirt, the Patriot does boast better off-road capability than many of its competitors. If you want to spend more time in the wilderness, you can add the Freedom II Off-Road Group, an optional package that toughens up the compact SUV with such features as skid plates, larger wheels and tires, an oil cooler and hill start assist.
The Patriot's standard powerplant, available only in the front-wheel-drive version, is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. An optional choice is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that puts out 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. Available transmissions include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a six-speed automatic.
EPA-rated fuel economy for the base front-wheel-drive Patriot with the 2.0-liter engine and the manual gearbox is 25 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway). Opting for four-wheel drive, the larger engine and the CVT lowers the rating to a 21 mpg combined (20 city/23 highway).
The Patriot is available in the base Sport model and the slightly better-equipped Sport SE. Up the line are the well-optioned Latitude, the 75th Anniversary Edition and the High Altitude model. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the best 2017 Jeep Patriot to suit your needs.
2017 Jeep Patriot Overview
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M), High Altitude Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), High Altitude Edition 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Latitude 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Sport SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport SE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 75th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and 75th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Jeep Patriot?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Jeep Patriot and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Patriot 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Patriot.
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