2015 Patriot

2016 Jeep Patriot

Pros: Affordable pricing; available 4-wheel-drive systems deliver true off-road prowess; decent cargo room for the size; numerous personalization options

Cons: Dated basic design; weak acceleration; noisier and less refined than most class rivals

CG Says: Jeep Patriot drops its topline Limited model for 2016. The remaining Sport and Latitude models gain standard Bluetooth and satellite radio. A rearview camera is newly optional. While most drivers will prefer the better on-road manners and refinement of class competitors such as the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5, few compact SUVs can match the Patriot’s impressive level of off-road prowess. A judiciously optioned Jeep Patriot is a decent choice for shoppers who value the Jeep brand’s unique character and/or have a need to do some serious off-the-beaten-path trekking.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $17,595
4×4 Sport: $19,595
Latitude: $22,195
4×4 Latitude: $25,495

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
172
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed auto or CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-29

2014 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot