2016 Jeep Patriot

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2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

2016 Jeep Patriot review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Very reliable, low maintenance and good on gas.

Very nice ride for the type of vehicle it is Nice and roomy on the inside. Leather seats are very easy to care for. Very low maintenance.


Comfortable and reliable

Just bought a used 2016 Patriot. Ours is the base model: manual transmission, manual doors and windows, etc. It's very roomy and comfortable, and the cruise and climate controls work great. It's a nice all around commuter and family car. Driving it takes me back to a simpler time. This is my first Jeep and I absolutely love it.


Great Car

After several other brands, the Jeep was by far the best value for my money. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. It's just the right size, has very comfortable seats and is loaded with technology! On my first 200+ mile trip, I averaged 25 mpg. If you're looking for a SUV in this segment, put this one on your short list to test drive.

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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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