Latitude 4dr Front-wheel Drive
2015 Jeep Patriot

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2015 Patriot Overview

Jeep Patriot is the most affordable model from the off-road brand.It looks the part with its square lines, seven-slot grille, and round headlights.Patriot and Compass are based on a car platform, but still offer moderate off-road ability, and a suitably equipped Patriot earns Jeep's rigorous Trail Rated label.

Patriot carries over largely unchanged for the 2015 model year.Garmin navigation is an option for the Latitude model, and a new dome light replaces the removable, rechargeable flashlight used previously.Launched as a 2007 model, along with the Compass, the Jeep Patriot was updated for 2009, 2011 and 2014.

A four-door compact SUV, Patriot offers a roomy cabin for front and back seats.The 60/40-split rear seat folds flat, and a flat-folding front passenger seat is optional, allowing room for an 8-foot ladder.

Patriot is available with front-wheel drive or a choice of two all-wheel-drive systems, including the CVT2L version that Jeep qualifies as Trail Rated.

Those who like to go off the pavement (or tow more than 1000 pounds) should choose the Trail-Rated Freedom II AWD system.This uses gearing 20-percent lower than the other models for steeper climbs and descents.But be warned: if you mistake it for a true 4WD with a low-range transfer case, like a traditional Wrangler or big Grand Cherokee, you may soon find yourself truly stuck.

Two four-cylinder engines are offered.We prefer the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque.Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 23/29 mpg City/Highway with the 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.All-wheel drive and the 6-speed automatic transmission drop the estimate to 21/27 mpg, but we think Jeeps should have all-wheel traction.The 2.4-liter delivers good power; put the pedal down even while cruising uphill at 75 miles per hour, and it will accelerate with reasonable haste.

The smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque with an EPA-estimated 23/30 mpg City/Highway with the manual transmission and 2WD or 22/27 mpg City/Highway with the continuously variable transmission.

Incorporating a crawl ratio for heavier-duty off-roading, a special continuously variable transmission (CVT2L) is optional on all-wheel-drive Patriot models with the 2.4-liter engine and Freedom Drive II package.This combination gets an EPA-rated 20/23 mpg.

Patriot is light and nimble on twisty roads.When maneuvering around town, turn-in is sharp.The body is well isolated from the wheels: You can hear the tires hitting expansion strips on the freeway, but you can't really feel the impact.The independent suspension works well.We found the Patriot delivered steadiness and comfort during a long day of driving on patchy two-lanes, hard-packed dirt roads, sandy off-road trails, shallow rivers, and deep gullies.
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2015 Patriot Overview

Jeep Patriot is the most affordable model from the off-road brand.It looks the part with its square lines, seven-slot grille, and round headlights.Patriot and Compass are based on a car platform, but still offer moderate off-road ability, and a suitably equipped Patriot earns Jeep's rigorous Trail Rated label.

Patriot carries over largely unchanged for the 2015 model year.Garmin navigation is an option for the Latitude model, and a new dome light replaces the removable, rechargeable flashlight used previously.Launched as a 2007 model, along with the Compass, the Jeep Patriot was updated for 2009, 2011 and 2014.

A four-door compact SUV, Patriot offers a roomy cabin for front and back seats.The 60/40-split rear seat folds flat, and a flat-folding front passenger seat is optional, allowing room for an 8-foot ladder.

Patriot is available with front-wheel drive or a choice of two all-wheel-drive systems, including the CVT2L version that Jeep qualifies as Trail Rated.

Those who like to go off the pavement (or tow more than 1000 pounds) should choose the Trail-Rated Freedom II AWD system.This uses gearing 20-percent lower than the other models for steeper climbs and descents.But be warned: if you mistake it for a true 4WD with a low-range transfer case, like a traditional Wrangler or big Grand Cherokee, you may soon find yourself truly stuck.

Two four-cylinder engines are offered.We prefer the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque.Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 23/29 mpg City/Highway with the 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.All-wheel drive and the 6-speed automatic transmission drop the estimate to 21/27 mpg, but we think Jeeps should have all-wheel traction.The 2.4-liter delivers good power; put the pedal down even while cruising uphill at 75 miles per hour, and it will accelerate with reasonable haste.

The smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque with an EPA-estimated 23/30 mpg City/Highway with the manual transmission and 2WD or 22/27 mpg City/Highway with the continuously variable transmission.

Incorporating a crawl ratio for heavier-duty off-roading, a special continuously variable transmission (CVT2L) is optional on all-wheel-drive Patriot models with the 2.4-liter engine and Freedom Drive II package.This combination gets an EPA-rated 20/23 mpg.

Patriot is light and nimble on twisty roads.When maneuvering around town, turn-in is sharp.The body is well isolated from the wheels: You can hear the tires hitting expansion strips on the freeway, but you can't really feel the impact.The independent suspension works well.We found the Patriot delivered steadiness and comfort during a long day of driving on patchy two-lanes, hard-packed dirt roads, sandy off-road trails, shallow rivers, and deep gullies.Hide Full Review