Jeep Patriot is the cheapest SUV in United States. It’s assembled by Chrysler under the Jeep brand, famous for modifiying army vehicles. Patriot is a compact crossover SUV. First model was assembled for the year 2007. and presented on a New York Auto Show.
2014 Jeep Patriot comes in three trims: Sport , Latitude and Limited.
2014 Jeep Patriot Design – Changes and Interior
Patriot’s exterior kept it’s military macho design adding a few soft lines just to make it more acceptable for the wider crowd. This SUV rolls on standard 16-inch alloy wheels on Sport trim or 17-inch alloy wheels in Latitude and Limited trim level. Altitude edition goes with roof rails and a body-color rear bumper, while the Limited edition has a sunroof.
Interior of the 2014 Jeep Patriot is quite basic which is inline with it’s relatively low price. Although the emptiness of this models interior makes this SUV spacey and comfortable. It has relatively big trunk and it’s possible to fold down back seats. Jeep
Patriot is a 5 passenger car. It has a high roof, so it’s very easy to enter the vehicle. Seats stand a little lower than in similar vehicles. There is a lot of space for legs as well as for upper parts of the body. It comes with 4 speaker audio system with a CD player and 5CD changer in Limited trim. Latitude version comes with: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a height-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, and passenger seat that you can fold. There are various other additional options for Latitude and Limited trim levels, like: nine-speaker sound system, satellite radio, tire pressure monitor display, Bluetooth, and a USB audio jack.
The Engine options
2014 Jeep Patriot Sport and Latitude have 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in FWD versions. This engine produces 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. Some Limited trims come with an upgrade to a 172-hp, 2.4-liter version. Transmission goes from 5 speed manual, to a optional 6 speed automatic or CVT. Biggest problem with this model was always a fuel efficiency. On EPA test it scored only 24 mpg with automatic version and 26 mpg with manual version
On safety level Patriot scored average on most of the tests, it came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is normal for an crossover SUV.
2014 Jeep Patriot Price
Prices for this model start from $16,200 for the most basic trim.
Jeep Patriot is average crossover SUV on so many levels. Few aspects of this car makes it being on of the best sellers in his class, like very affordable price, spacey interior and unique and highly popular jeep design.