2016 Jeep Patriot

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

173.8” x 66.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Inexpensive base model
  • Available off-road low-range gear
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Anemic power (2.0-liter engine)
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Noisy interior at highway speeds
  • Maximum towing capacity only 2,000 pounds
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission option

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact crossover
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • Off-road model available
  • Flip-down liftgate speakers available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews


Come on jeep recall all patriots

I've had this car for over 7 years the CVT transmissions should have been recalled on all cars it a piece every since I got to 40000 miles where the warranty went out the tranny has just got worse worse it started out a quiet sound now it's a roar. I often wonder how much longer it will last. I wonder if jeep will ever do right by there customers and recall all patriots not just a few. It is is a very rough riding car. Once the brakes would not stop I wound up hitting another car because I applied brakes but just didn't stop. Slid right in back of someone airbags never deployed but now a few years later the air bag light comes on all the time at 24000 I got surely ripped off. And CVT transmissions not a lot of ppl know how to work on them the mechanic said if I was u I would just drive it until it breaks cuz they r expensive and it's hard to find someone who knows about them


Terrible SUV, gutless and gas guzzling

Probably the worst vehicle I've ever owned. No wonder it was discontinued! This vehicle had no acceleration power. It was such a choppy ride that you could feel almost 95% of the time while you put you lr foot on the gas. The weight of the Jeep and the subpar CVT transmission =bad combo. Based on that alone I went back to a VW and will never drive another Jeep. The Patriot was terrible on gas!



I think I can throw up at the fact of ever having to get back in one of these cars. The drive train is the most unreliable thing in a car to date. It gave me problems from 90k miles and nobody could figure out what was causing it to shake. The brakes are terrible on this car, it is underpowered, and causes way too many problems. I'm glad to have been able to get out of this vehicle when I did, and I'll never go back to another one.

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Based on the 2016 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/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 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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