2014 Jeep Patriot review

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Jeep Patriot highlights

Customer rating


  • Solid overall seating comfort
  • Off-road capable when properly equipped
  • Compact SUV with rugged Jeep styling


  • Base engine isn't very impressive
  • Poor ride comfort on some surfaces
  • Could have a bit more cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 27 highway, 23 combined

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What is new for the 2014 Jeep Patriot?

  • The Patriot is available in a new trim called the Altitude.
  • Patriot trims have been upgraded with Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), and Remote Start as standard equipment this year.
  • Leatherette & Cloth and No A/C features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Jeep Patriot

1. Dynamic off-road ability

If you're shopping for an SUV that matches your spirit for adventure, look for a 2014 Jeep Patriot equipped with the Trail Rated® Freedom-Drive II Off-Road package. Building upon an advanced 4WD system, this package also adds the technical configurations needed to navigate adverse conditions and tricky terrain. For the fun stuff, like sand and snow, precision steering and brake traction control will keep you moving forward. For rocky outcrops and shallow water fording (up to 19 inches), the underbody skid plates, hill descent control, and 8.1 inches of ground clearance will keep you on track, and firmly in control.

2. Plenty of conveniences

Serving up drive enjoyment is what the 2014 Patriot does best, and that means your passengers will love it, too, thanks to the thoughtful features that add comfort and convenience to each journey. Tinted glass is standard, adding an element of privacy and protecting your loved ones from the harshness of direct sunlight. Drink holders and door cubbies for both rows, mean everyone's journey essentials are close to hand. Pick the Latitude or Limited trims for heated front seats and keyless entry, both welcome features on those cold winter mornings.

3. Lots of engine choices

If you tend to look at engine capability first, the 2014 Jeep Patriot makes it easy for you. The Sport and Latitude trims are equipped as standard with a 158-hp, 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired to front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual transmission. If you want something a little different to suit your driving style, keep an eye out for optional 4WD, a six-speed automatic, or continuously variable transmission. The 2014 Patriot Limited trim is powered by a not-to-shabby 172 hp, 2.4L four-cylinder engine as standard, but it's also an option for the base and mid-trim models.

When it comes to fuel economy figures there's not much in it, but for the best performance, pick a 2014 Patriot with the 2.0L engine, FWD, and the manual transmission for an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.

4. Available packages

Shop outside the traditional trim levels on the 2014 Patriot for nifty extras that speak to your personal style. For game-day tailgating and romantic nights camping under the stars, the Sun and Sound package includes a premium sound system with two drop-down liftgate speakers. If you enjoy the feel of an upscale interior, pick the Latitude trim with the High Altitude Edition package for leather upholstery and a sunroof. And if you like to use your commuter miles to catch up with friends and family, you'll want to snag a 2014 Patriot with Bluetooth® functionality, available as part of the Security and Cargo Convenience package.

5. Unrivaled Jeep style

Looking for instant curb appeal? The 2014 Patriot features iconic Jeep exterior styling and a timeless silhouette. This Patriot's boxy shape offers plenty of practical benefits, including 39.9 inches of headroom for your second-row passengers. Eleven paint options are available across all three trims. Upfront, Jeep's seven-slot grille, round headlights, and squared-off upright edges announce your Patriot's arrival.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Jeep Patriot is a great car for outdoor adventures. It is also a great car for people who want to take it on fun adventures with friends. The Patriot is a reliable car that is affordable and easy to maintain.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Jeep Patriot an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Patriot 26th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Jeep Patriot features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Boston Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.6"/R 39.4"

Head room

F 41"/R 39.9"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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