2016 Jeep Patriot Release Date, MPG, Colors, Price – The following is a 2016 Jeep Patriot review based on collected industry reports and our own assumptions. Moving on, the Cherokee has unseated the Patriot as the chief of compact crossovers, and waiting in the wings as spunky is the pint-sized Renegade which also doubles up as an inexpensive alternative.
However, a peak through the sales volumes tells it all. The Patriot model has been startlingly been resilient in the twilight of its entire career, finding lots of new customers over the years despite its stage and age. So it’s here with us again for what, pundits say, could mark its final hurray, floating a conversant promise of Jeep’s style and attitude in a tidy SUV wrapper.
Does the Patriot deliver? In comparison to its arduous rivals, No! It does not. Fortunately, it does pretty well with the Patriot trades on Jeep’s “Trail Rated” toughness, it is only a legit off-roader if a user has installed the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Croup, which requires the speed-sapping CVT and yields dismal fuel economy ratings.
Otherwise, you are able to choose between either the FWD or the AWD system with the other crossovers. Stripped of its iconic prowess, which we hope won’t be carried over to the forthcoming 2016 model, the Patriot trails others in the segment in terms of refinement, performance, versatility and even safety scores. According to me, you should only opt for the Patriot in case you have a very tight budget.
Other crossovers worth your time include the urbane Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and lastly, the Jeep Cherokee (2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date article is here) . Despite the dreary personal opinion I have expressed of the vehicle, it isn’t that bad, but today’s standards require a bit of refinement and sophistication.
Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 Jeep Patriot
First things first. As should be expected, the new 2016 Jeep Patriot will certainly be a five passenger compact crossover. It will be made available in three trims: Sport, Latitude and Limited trim models. In addition, there will be two sub-trims provided: the Altitude Edition and High Altitude Edition.
The Sport trim equipment roster will include roof rails, foglights, 16-inch steel wheels, manual exterior mirrors, manual locks, crank windows, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, and CD player, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat.
The Altitude Edition should add a body-color rear bumper, 17-inch black alloy wheels, and gloss black exterior accents.
The optional Power Value Group adds keyless entry, power heated mirrors, and power windows and locks. Note that this is a separate option on both Sport and Altitude and requires air-conditioning.
The Latitude will also get the above features as standard (minus the Altitude Edition’s extras), plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch silver alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, heated front seats, steering-wheel audio controls and reclining rear seatbacks.
The High Altitude Edition adds a sunroof, a six-way power driver seat, and leather upholstery and tacks on gray 17-inch alloys.
The Limited should start with the Latitude’s equipment plus four-wheel disc brakes, a larger engine, upgraded exterior trim, a trip computer, automatic climate control, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, leather upholstery and power driver seat.
The Latitude and Limited are eligible for a couple of desirable packages. The Sound and Sun Group adds a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with a subwoofer and a sunroof, satellite radio and two drop-down liftgate speakers. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group adds remote ignition, adjustable roof-rail crossbars, and a tire pressure monitor display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, a cargo cover, a USB port and Bluetooth.
Also available across the board are the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group and the Freedom Drive I all-wheel-drive system. The former requires the CVT and adds hill-start assist, low-range gearing, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates and a height-adjustable driver seat.
2016 Jeep Patriot Engine Specs
The Jeep Patriot will be offered in several engine options. First to be offered will be a 2.4L inline 4 engine capable of generating around 180 hp. The second one will be Fiat-developed engine and will have a displacement of 1.75L. The 1.75 turbocharged inline-4 engine will be able to yield over 220 hp.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.8 in. (173.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.2 in. (69.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 23.0 cu.ft. ( max. 63.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3136 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 10 sec
MPG: 23/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
Release Date & Expected Price – 2016 Jeep Patriot
We should expect the new Jeep Patriot 2016 to be made available in the early months of next year. Also, we should expect it to come with an MSRP ranging between $16,000-$25,000.