2017 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
  • 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

2017 Jeep Patriot review: Our expert's take

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


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


MY third Jeep

After my others I rank this one as my favorite. I like the looks, handling , power and size. Just right for me. Lots of cargo space.


Reliable and Comfortable

Now in the 2nd year if owning a 2016 Patriot. The vehicle rides well, is comfortable, and has been extremely reliable. It has plenty of room for a small family, and I enjoy the styling.


Not like a Cherokee

Jeep Patriot is week vs a Cherokee. Can't go through 5 inches of snow unlike Cherokee. The drivers seat can't go back far enough to provide comfort for sitting; knees stuck against vehicle. If you are about 6ft tall, get a different Jeep.

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Based on the 2017 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/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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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