2016 Jeep Patriot

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Jeep Patriot highlights

Customer rating


  • Off-road capable with optional trim levels
  • Classic Jeep front-end design
  • Comfortable interior


  • Base engine is uninspiring
  • Ride comfort could be improved
  • Lacking in cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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All Jeep Patriot years

What is new for the 2016 Jeep Patriot?

  • The Patriot is available in a variety of new trims, including the 75TH Anniversary Edition and Sport SE.
  • The Altitude and Limited trims have been discontinued for 2016.
  • Patriot trims have been upgraded with Vinyl Seats, Remote Start, Bluetooth Technology, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Leatherette & Cloth and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Jeep Patriot

1. Off-road capability

If you're the type of driver who enjoys spending weekends off the beaten path, the 2016 Jeep Patriot is for you. This SUV was designed to deliver exceptional off-road performance, making it a great option for adventure seekers who want to take their vehicle through the mountains, into the woods, or near the sand — look out for models with available four-wheel drive. Plus, with the Jeep Patriot's upgraded Freedom Drive I and II packages, take advantage of added all-weather and off-road-style features, like an enhanced suspension system to ride over challenging surfaces like logs, rocks, and deep ruts; hill descent control for tackling steep declines; and skid plates to protect the car's undercarriage, even when driven over rough terrain.

2. Plenty of cabin space

Being the off-roader that it is, the 2016 Jeep Patriot offers plenty of passenger space (104 cu-ft total), making it a practical choice for families or anyone who needs to transport large items. Numbers-wise, the Patriot's spacious interior can accommodate up to five passengers, while the trunk offers 23 cu-ft of space — a great size for either daily commutes or exciting off-road escapades. Need more room? If you're riding solo, you can fold down the rear seats and increase the trunk space up to 53.5 cu-ft.

3. Four-wheel drive capability

Whether you're exploring backcountry trails or simply looking for a car that can handle your daily commute with ease, the Patriot is an excellent choice. The Patriot's four-wheel drive system — which is available on cars equipped with the Freedom Drive I or Freedom Drive II packages — can provide maximum traction no matter where life takes you, allowing the car to navigate difficult terrain. This four-wheel-drive system can also be engaged on-the-fly, making it easy to switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive modes as needed to give you even more control over your driving experience.

4. Impressive towing capacity

Need a boat or trailer for your next adventure? The 2016 Jeep Patriot was made with off-road enthusiasts in mind, delivering the rugged performance needed to tackle a wide range of challenges. With a 2.4L four-cylinder engine, tow hook, and a continuously variable transmission, this model can tow up to an estimated 2,000 pounds (when properly equipped).

The result? From land to sea, no quest is out of reach.

5. Classic Jeep design

Inspired by the iconic Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Wagoneer models that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s, the Patriot's boxy shape and angular lines are a nod to the rugged, utilitarian design of those classic Jeeps. Equal parts old-school and modern, the 2016 Jeep Patriot blends the best of Jeep's heritage with contemporary styling cues. The result is a car that stands out on the road, with a rugged, timeless appearance that is instantly recognizable as a Jeep.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Jeep Patriot is an SUV that is is reliable and great to drive. Customers also love how spacious it is inside.
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

Latitude 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Boston Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • 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"

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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.


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