2014 Jeep Patriot

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Jeep Patriot. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Anemic power

Notable Features of the 2014 Jeep Patriot

  • New six-speed automatic transmission
  • Side-impact airbags now standard
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Trail-Rated off-road model available
  • Optional flip-down liftgate speakers

2014 Jeep Patriot Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass, the Patriot small crossover SUV 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 2014
A six-speed automatic transmission is newly available. Additionally, side-impact airbags for the front seats are now standard.
Exterior Highlights

  • Side roof rails
  • 16-inch steel wheels; 17-inch aluminum rims optional
  • Fog lights
  • Available power heated side mirrors
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Available flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available air conditioning
  • Available power windows and locks
  • Available touch-screen stereo with 28-gigabyte hard drive
  • Available Boston Acoustics stereo with speakers that swing down from the liftgate
  • Available Garmin-based navigation system

Under the Hood

  • Base 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Both engines use regular gas
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive; availa...
Vehicle Overview

Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass, the Patriot small crossover SUV 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 2014
A six-speed automatic transmission is newly available. Additionally, side-impact airbags for the front seats are now standard.
Exterior Highlights

  • Side roof rails
  • 16-inch steel wheels; 17-inch aluminum rims optional
  • Fog lights
  • Available power heated side mirrors
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack
  • Available flat-folding front-passenger seat
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available air conditioning
  • Available power windows and locks
  • Available touch-screen stereo with 28-gigabyte hard drive
  • Available Boston Acoustics stereo with speakers that swing down from the liftgate
  • Available Garmin-based navigation system

Under the Hood

  • Base 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Both engines use regular gas
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Available Freedom Drive II includes CVT with low range for off-road driving

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags

 


Latest 2014 Patriot Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most fun I've ever had driving a vehicle.

by Autumn Taylor Wireman from West Lafayette on July 31, 2018

My Jeep Patriot is so much fun to drive, its modern and good looking. It's good on gas mileage and spacious for a single family. I love it. Read full review

(5.0)

Best vehicle I?ve had thus far

by BlackOmegaWolf from Cincinnati,OH on June 23, 2018

This SUV is very reliable. The interior styling is stylish and modern. I like the exterior styling also because it looks sharp and masculine in my opinion. The gas mileage is pretty good, better than ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Jeep Patriot currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Overall evaluation
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
acceptable
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jeep

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Patriot received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

C
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker