2013 Jeep Patriot

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

173.8” x 65.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Inexpensive base model
  • Off- or on-road performance option

The bad:

  • Anemic power

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Trail-Rated off-road model available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Optional flip-down liftgate speakers

2013 Jeep Patriot review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass, the Patriot is supposed to be more rugged. It seats five people. To give its macho looks some teeth, the Patriot is available with two four-wheel-drive systems. The more capable of the two gets Jeep’s Trail-Rated designation, meaning it can meet certain off-road standards for traction, water fording, ground clearance and more. Patriot competitors include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.

New for 2013
Front-wheel-drive models equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission now get an EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway, up 1 mpg.

The Patriot has a seven-slot grille, round headlights and trapezoidal wheel openings. Other exterior features include:

  • Standard side roof rails
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels; 17-inch aluminum rims optional
  • Standard fog lights
  • Optional power heated side mirrors
  • Optional power sunroof

Two rows of seats provide room for five. All Patriot models have a rechargeable flashlight. Other interior features include:

  • Standard cloth upholstery; leather optional
  • Standard 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Standard outside temperature gauge
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Optional flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional air conditioning
  • Optional power windows, locks and side mirrors
  • Optional touch-screen stereo with 28-gigabyte hard drive
  • Optional Boston Acoustics audio with speakers that swing down from the liftgate
  • Optional Garmin-based navigation system

Under the Hood
Two four-cylinder engines are available for the Patriot. Both come standard with a five-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission is optional.
Buyers have three drivelines to choose from: front-wheel drive; Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive with lock mode; and Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package, a Trail-Rated four-wheel-drive system. Freedom Drive II has a CVT that incorporates a low range for off-road driving. The package also includes 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire and tow hooks. Mechanical features include:

  • Base 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Both engines use regular gas

Safety features include:

  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard traction control
  • Optional side-impact airbags for the front seats


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews


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My jeep patriot 2013 manual does wining sounds its a agresive in trasmision got told it be going soon by jeep so it not grate and safe cos got a new born baby that's two mounths old so not safe


Great first starter car for new driver

Jeep was purchased for our son as a starter car, great performance. No accidents and clean title Inside clean and non smoker Has details on inside not clear in the pics but is very shiny New transmission and new tires


Officially A Jeep Queen

This car met all of my needs and more. I love that it is AWD, which is super convenient in the winter. It has heated seats, which is a deal-breaker for me, and it is equipped with Bluetooth phone capability. On top of that, it has Sirus XM Radio, which I was given a free trial even buying pre-owned. The exterior styling is excellent, comes in multiple colors, I have a dark slate gray with a shiny finish, and it is super roomy. The mileage on it isn't the best, but if you need a reliable car to get you around through any weather. The Jeep Patriot is it.

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Based on the 2013 Jeep Patriot base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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