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2016 Jeep Patriot

$11,444 — $19,472 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
22-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2016 Jeep Patriot exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Jeep Patriot
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Jeep Patriot compact crossover SUV shares its platform with the Jeep Compass and is the less expensive model. It seats five and comes with a choice of four-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive or one of two full-time four-wheel-drive systems. The more capable four-wheel-drive system 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. The Patriot and Compass are due to be replaced by a new crossover SUV for the 2017 model year.
New for 2016
The Limited trim level is gone, leaving Sport and Latitude models. Bluetooth with hands-free calling and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year free subscription are now standard. A new Sport SE Package due in late 2015 includes steering-wheel audio controls, heated front seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels and unique exterior trim. A backup camera is a new option.
Significant Standard Features

  • Seats five
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Fog lights
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual, six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Off-road package with upgraded four-wheel-drive system
  • Air conditioning
  • Power wind...
Vehicle Overview

The Jeep Patriot compact crossover SUV shares its platform with the Jeep Compass and is the less expensive model. It seats five and comes with a choice of four-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive or one of two full-time four-wheel-drive systems. The more capable four-wheel-drive system 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. The Patriot and Compass are due to be replaced by a new crossover SUV for the 2017 model year.
New for 2016
The Limited trim level is gone, leaving Sport and Latitude models. Bluetooth with hands-free calling and SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year free subscription are now standard. A new Sport SE Package due in late 2015 includes steering-wheel audio controls, heated front seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels and unique exterior trim. A backup camera is a new option.
Significant Standard Features

  • Seats five
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Fog lights
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual, six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Off-road package with upgraded four-wheel-drive system
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Backup camera
  • Power sunroof
  • Heated leather front seats
  • Heated power-adjustable side mirrors

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
84 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(3.0)

Have owned for a month

by lbowlby70 from Bluffton, In on October 23, 2018

So far everything is ok. I don't know if the transmission having a mind if it's own is good for fuel economy. It has 4 wheel drive , but the wheel height leaves me skeptical. I live on county road , ... Read full review

(3.0)

Great cat, reliable & no issues until now

by Used2LuvMyJeep from Conway, SC on October 17, 2018

Car was great until about 9 months ago. Tire pressure light coming on and despite replacing sensors and module it is still an issue. Taking it in for the 5th time I Thursday. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Jeep Patriot currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Jeep Patriot has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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.*
* 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.

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