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2012 Jeep Patriot

Left In The Weeds, But Okay With That Seventy years ago, the Jeep Patriot would have been amazing. In 1941, the year the original Jeep was drawn up, the power windows, air conditioning and automatic transmission in this Patriot Latitude were features only available in cars like Packards. The Patriot has features and dynamic capabilities unheard of back when the Jeep was an idea, not a brand. Seventy years of progress, perspective and turmoil has a way of turning the formerly amazing into the mundane. Since its introduction, along with its Compass close relation, this Illinois-built... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.4L I4
Power:
172 HP / 165 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT w/locking diff
MSRP:
$23,095 (Latitude 4x4 base)
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