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Jeep Patriot: Reviews, Photos and More


Take your next journey in this compact SUV.

Jeep Patriot Review | CarMax

The Jeep Patriot is ready for adventure. Whether you’re an urban explorer or an off-road enthusiast, this compact SUV is equally at home in the city and off the road. In this Jeep Patriot review, you’ll learn more about this versatile vehicle and the key features in its 2014-2017 model years.

Reasons to Buy

1. Nice Price Tag

The average CarMax price for a 2014-2017 Jeep Patriot is less than $15,500, making this vehicle a great option if you're on a budget but like to leave the road.1

2. Compact SUV Measurements

As a compact SUV, the 2017 Jeep Patriot measures only 173.8 inches.Compared to many midsize and full-size SUVs, the shorter overall length is designed to make it a bit easier to park when you’re in a major city.

3. Decent Towing Capacity

The 2016 -2017 Jeep Patriot Latitude comes with an available 2.4L four-cylinder that offers an estimated towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.2 This may be all the towing power you need to bring a small boat or camper along for your adventure.

4. Retro Jeep Style

While offering a hard top, the Jeep Patriot features a retro-looking boxy exterior. Fans of Jeep’s classic look will appreciate the stylistic nod to the rugged design of past models.

5. Solid Fuel Economy Numbers

The Jeep Patriot does well at the pump considering its ruggedness and class. The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2014 Jeep Patriot gets an estimated 24 mpg on the highway when the model is outfitted with an automatic six-speed transmission and 2.0L four-cylinder engine.3 A FWD 2017 Jeep Patriot gets an estimated 23 mpg combined with an automatic six-speed transmission and 2.4L four-cylinder engine.3

What You Need to Know

Jeep Patriot Trims

The 2017 Jeep Patriot is available in four different trim levels:

  • Sport - The Sport comes with roof rails, fog lights, a CD player, Bluetooth® capabilities, a USB port, an auxiliary jack, manual windows and door locks.

    Jeep Patriot Review: Tech-Dash | CarMax
  • Sport SE - The Sport SE adds larger (17-inch) wheels, a leather steering wheel, heated front seats and tow hooks on 4WD models.

  • Latitude - The Latitude upgrades to power windows and door locks, and it also brings air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, reclining rear seats and an accessory outlet on board.

  • High Latitude - The High Altitude includes uniquely styled wheels, a sunroof, leather seating and a power-adjusting driver’s seat.

Jeep Patriot Interior

Jeep Patriot Review: Trunk-Cargo | CarMax

The 2014-2017 Jeep Patriot features a spacious cargo area that measures 23.0 cubic feet and can be expanded up to 53.5 cubic feet when the need arises. There’s plenty of space for your bag, tent and firewood. You can even fit everything right alongside your work tools, so there’s no need to stop at home before heading out on a weekend getaway. The Patriot has comfortable front seats and roomy back seats that seat up to five passengers.

Jeep Patriot Review: Front Seats | CarMax

Jeep Patriot Colors

The 2016-2017 Jeep Patriot is available in an array of color options:

  • Billet Silver Metallic

  • Black (2017)

  • Bright White (2017)

  • Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl

  • Eco Green Pearlcoat (2016)

  • Granite Crystal Metallic

  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat (2016)

  • Mojave Sand

  • Recon Green Clearcoat (2016)

  • Redline Red 2-Coat Pearl

  • True Blue Pearl

Jeep Patriot Engine Transmission

Jeep Patriot Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2014-2017 Jeep Patriot’s available 2.4L four-cylinder generates 172 hp and 165 lb-ft.

Key Specs Features

  • Seats up to five passengers in all models.

    Jeep Patriot Review: Back Seats | CarMax
  • The 2017 Jeep Patriot’s available 2.4L four-cylinder generates 172 hp and 165 lb-ft.

  • The Off-Road version of the 2017 Jeep Patriot has a water-fording depth of 19 inches.

  • The Jeep Patriot has a hard top designed to tough harsh weather conditions.

Jeep Patriot Reviews by Year

2013 Jeep Patriot -The 2013 Jeep Patriot offers solid off-road performance and includes features such as Sentry Key® antitheft engine immobilizer, brake assist, fog lamps and roof side rails (standard in the base sport trim).

2014 Jeep Patriot -The 2014 Jeep Patriot offers a selection of styles and performance capabilities. There are three trims, two engines, two transmissions and lots of options that make it easy to find one you like.

2015 Jeep Patriot -The 2015 Jeep Patriot offers classic Jeep style in a 2015 compact SUV. If you miss the boxy ruggedness of past models, you’ll like the retro look.

2016 Jeep Patriot -The 2016 Jeep Patriot comes with several new features compared to previous models. Connect your phone via integrated Bluetooth® capabilities, and consider the comfort of available automatic climate control.

2017 Jeep Patriot -The 2017 Jeep Patriot provides varying levels of capability depending on trim and package selection. The 2017 sport model offers cruise control, a five-speed manual transmission, remote start, and chrome roof rails. The Jeep Patriot was discontinued after 2017.


Jeep Patriot Average CarMax Prices

  • 2014-2017 - Average prices less than $15,500.

If you’re looking for off-road performance with a nice price tag, the Jeep Patriot delivers. Plus, it’ll be a joy to drive around town thanks to its compact size.

1Based on CarMax average prices between August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo and options/accessories.
3Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.
* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.

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