What a great little SUV. I've taken on trails and rock climbing. The greatest it has performed is winter. I was the only one on my street who could get out of the neighborhood without having to dig through snow.
Trailer hitch--- out of sight price! $1200 plus if dealer installed. traction control can not be turned off. so you loose power in a tight turn entering a highway. ( I never liked it on other cars but i could turn it off) ride is good. fairly quite. and a lot of fun to drive
I owned my Trainlhawk three weeks before it went to the service department for the first time. The heated seats came on by themselves without a warning light. They re-programmed the car. Three days later the navigation system would not work, so they ordered a new one. One week later, while pulling up to a red light, the car would not accelerate when the light changed. The Jeep had died and all of the interior functions were still working and I did not feel the Jeep die. Fortunately in rush hour I was not hit from behind. The dealer has now had my Jeep 3 weeks, unable to find out why it died in traffic. Run from this vehicle. This is a systemic problem, with many complaints on the NHTSA website. Jeep corporate has no solution for this vehicle's problems.
I got a free loaner from my Jeep dealership because my 2016 Jeep Patriot manual transmission wasn't working right. Had 17,000 miles on the car when it went down. The air bag sensor had to be replaced as well. Patriot was fine before these issues. The dealer lent me a 2017 Renegade Trailhawk and I loved it. Anybody who'd buy the Patriot with freedom drive 2 is crazy because you could buy the Renegade Trailhawk for the same money and get much better fuel economy. and a thoroughly modern vehicle with blind spot detectors, back up cameras etc. Let me compare the 2 vehicles. HP : Renegade has 180hp, the Patriot has 172 HP. The seating in the Renegade is way more comfortable than the Patriot. It contours your body nicely and big tall people feel great in the bucket seats. Huge headroom like the Patriot. Back seats have the same legroom as the patriot. Cargo space is a little less than in the Patriot. You get a full size spare in the Renegade Trailhawk, Patriot has a smaller spare . Instrument panel is 10 x better in the Renegade and looks really really rugged looking . The radio has a nice rugged look , The Patriot radio is very ordinary. I liked the look of the Renegade radio, but the small screen made the backup camera picture hard to see .I wish Jeep incorporated all the new Renegade stuff into the Patriot . The Patriot looks like a real Jeep, the Renegade looks KIA Soul like. Acceleration is fantastic in the Trailhawk version , but I wish it came with manual transmission. It's higher off the ground than the Patriot and has a better ride. The Patriot had more storage space. I'd probably buy the Trailhawk if I had to decide again. I own land in upstate NY and visit during the winter. The Trailhawk would be great with it's superior off roading and excellent gas mileage . I thought about buying the Patriot with the freedom drive 2 , but the gas mileage was horrendous . The Renegade is the Patriot with freedom drive 2 and it gets much better gas mileage. It all has the blindspot detector. If a car comes into your blindspot, the mirror will light up with a yellow dot telling you a car is in your blindspot. I love that feature. The AC and climate control are excellent and it was freezing in the car on a hot 90 degree day. I wish my Patriot had all this new stuff. But I don't really like the look of the car. It's not bad. I paid $18500 for my 4x 4 Patriot, the Trailhawk is $24000 on True Car. Very reasonable for a fuel efficient vehicle that's 10 x better off roading than anything Toyota, Honda , Hyundai has.
I have exactly what I want minus a/c didn't know I had to ask for it. It doesn't come with a spare tire. I have weird things happening with start up that Dealership would prefer to ignore and or do nothing about. It drives great. I like the 6 speed manual transmission. I haven't had a chance to use 4x4 yet but will appreciate it this winter. The seats are comfortable and the room in back is good for cargo.