2016 Jeep Patriot

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2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot

Key specs

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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 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


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.


Perfect customer service!

Mike at Bronco Motors Original made the car buying process simple and easy. Being a first time buyer not having much of an idea, Mike did a great job making sure everything I needed to do was clear and precise. I appreciate everything done by him and the experience was quick and simple. The jeep runs so well, it has plenty of space to transport everything I need and is overall an awesome first car. Great experience overall. Thanks again Mike!

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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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