2017 Jeep Patriot

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Jeep Patriot. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission option

Notable Features of the 2017 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

2017 Jeep Patriot Overview

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Jeep Patriot compact SUV shares its platform with the Jeep Compass and is the less expensive model of the two. 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.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

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

Significant Available Features

  • 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Off-road package with upgraded four-wheel-drive system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Power moonroof
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated power-adjustable side mirrors

 

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Jeep Patriot compact SUV shares its platform with the Jeep Compass and is the less expensive model of the two. 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.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

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

Significant Available Features

  • 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Off-road package with upgraded four-wheel-drive system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Power moonroof
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated power-adjustable side mirrors

 


Latest 2017 Patriot Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great on gas with a little fun and sporty style

by kimkay88 from chicago, il on October 13, 2018

So far this car has met all of my needs. Back seat is surprisingly a little more roomy than assumed. When seats are folded down can fit a great amount of cargo which was one of my main concerns. ... Read full review

(3.0)

Don?t like. Really regret buying it.

by Boymomma80 on August 24, 2018

Don?t like this car at all. Too small. Didn?t meet my expectations at all. Needed a vehicle and settle for the first vehicle I looked at. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Jeep Patriot currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Jeep Patriot has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 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

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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