The current Jeep Patriot has been on the market for quite some time and although this model is cheap and offers affordability, comfort and nice performance, ufortunately, its sale rate is not so good. The reason for that is that there are much better cars in this segment with the same price range.
2016 Jeep Patriot Review
As for the new 2016 Jeep Patriot, this new model is going to be a brand new car which will come much improved and better than the current model. This new Jeep will get more wider body and lower center of gravity so it will surely provide better handling. With all these improvements and under really affordable price, the company will hopefully increase the selling of the new Jeep Patriot.
Exterior wise, the new 2016 Jeep Patriot will come with its boxy shape, but not too much squared. It will also come wider, lower, and longer, too. The new Jeep will have seven-slot grille and chunky door handles, just like the previous model. The front end should look a lot more aggressive with its sloped back.
The new 2016 Jeep Patriot will come in two trim levels: the Sport and the Latitude. It will also come available in nine exterior colors, with one new color for the 2016 year model. These nine colors are: Black Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat and Mojave Sand. The model could have some improvements with the wheels, but they will more than likely remain the same 18 inchers as they always have been.
As for the interior of the new Jeep Patriot, it will be much different than before. This time, the model will come with plenty of space inside the cabin. Its dashboard and the seats will have sportier experience than previous model. The base Sport model will come with deluxe clothing, while leather upholstery will be available with Altitude Package. There will be a whole bunch of stuff inside the standard Sport model such as an electronic stability control, hill start assist, electronic roll mitigation, Uconnect handsfree, SiriusXM Radio audio jack, cruise control, roof side rails, deep tint glass. There will also be an anti-lock front disc and rear drum brakes, outside temperature display, rear seat heat ducts, rear window defrost and wiper, illuminated cup holders and fold-flat 60/40 folding rear seat.
Talking about the engine, the new 2016 Jeep Patriot will come with two engine options. Its base engine will be a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-inline and it could be able to deliver 158 hp and 141 pound-feet of torque. It will probably come mated with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, while CVT automatic transmission will be available only as an option. The other engine will be a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated, capable to produce 172 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be mated with a five-speed manual, while CVT and six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick will be available only as an optional. As for the fuel economy, this model will go up to 30 mpg on highway.
2016 Jeep Patriot Price
The starting price for the new 2016 Jeep Patriot is set on $17.295. The thing you sure have to love about this new model is that it will look much better than its predecessor. Also, it will be faster and more fuel efficient, along with its affordable price, it could be a nice choise for anybody who is looking for the car in this segment. The main rivals to the new Jeep Patriot will be: Dodge Journey, Ford Escape and Kia Sportage.