New 2016 Jeep Patriot – Release Date and Info

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, front view, grille

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot front view grille and headlights

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot exterior, rear view, taillights

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot front
2016 Jeep Patriot front

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot side view, alloy wheels

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot back
2016 Jeep Patriot back

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, exterior

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot interior
2016 Jeep Patriot interior

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 gear shift knob

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.

2016 Jeep Patriot engine

Specifications

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.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Release Date and Specs

Although there might be serious reasons why anyone should think twice about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, there’re also plenty of reasons why you should love the all new model. Some of the reasons might include its ability to offer unmatched off-road capability, fun-to-drive personality, numerous variations, and extensive factory and aftermarket parts support. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited blue color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is an American icon akin to no other when it comes to maneuvering long and unending trails. What’s more, nothing like it can evoke images of Ike driving through liberated towns of Normandy. Or better yet, what else can offer a fun-loving youth the freedom of un-ending adventure deep in the Africa Sahara? Darn! Even the name “Freedom” is even plastered on roof designs and on the special edition.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited side angle, alloy wheels

Despite its long list of cons that seem like it was designed during the presidency of John F. Kennedy, its general personality and iconic imagery are perhaps the reasons why the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been able to keep its relevance on the market for this long.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior, grille

Another interesting aspect about the Wrangler is its general lack of direct competition. Those unperturbed by its downsides will find the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to be a better companion on the trails and on other off-roading expeditions. Mild changes on the exterior and interior can also be expected as well. However, for those who find it rather dated for modern times, there’re a couple of alternatives to check out including the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota FJ, Nissan Xterra, and the Cherokee Trailhawk/Renegade.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Nissan Xterra price starts from $23,660. Some of the specs include a legitimate off-road prowess, an available manual transmission system, a versatile interior, and laudable ride quality. Power comes from the familiar 4.0L V6 engine rated at 261 hp and 281 lbs. ft. of torque. The Nissan Xterra 2017 release date currently under wraps but sources privy of its development say we should expect it in early 2017.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee price starts from an MSRP of around $23,495. Specs for those bucks include a refined V6 engine, a slew of high-end tech features, a spacious seating, and a smooth and quiet ride quality. The Jeep Cherokee 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review of Trims

Three core trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited trims, exterior

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior & Exterior Concept

Some of the standard accessories available on the base 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport include full metal doors with rank windows, sixteen-inch steel wheels, folding and tumble-forward backseat, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, skid plates, manual locks and mirrors, LED headlights and foglights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a full-size spare tire, air conditioning, bigger gas tank, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, tow hooks, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The Power Convenience Group tacks on features such as an auto-dimming mirror, power locks and mirrors, heated power mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition. Opting for the Sport S package gets you features such as a USB port, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a touchscreen audio interface, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Upgrading to the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara gets you features such as hood insulation, a leather –wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, painted exterior body panels, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, rear passenger grab handles, satellite radio, and sound deadening materials.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited front angle, headlights and grille

Finally, the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon offers the above plus seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a lower crawl ratio, a heavy duty Dana front axle, rock rails, a front and rear locking differential, a 115-V outlet, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio, and a coat hooks.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Features offered by the Black Bear Edition, and the Willys Wheeler should be expected on its release date.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Engine Specs

Motivation is offered by a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing capacity is pegged at 3,500 pounds.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 7 ft. 11.4 in. (95.4 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 8.3 in. (164.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.2 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 55.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3760 lbs.
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 17/21 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Tank Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Release Date & Price

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime this fall with a starting price point of around $23,895.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited front view, grille and headlights

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior, red color and blue color

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited side view, red color

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited engine view

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited gear shift knob, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited interior, lcd screen, dashboard and steering wheel

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is midsize SUV that does a little of everything. Highlights for 2017 include an upscale interior, an outlandish SRT model, lots of technologies and luxury features, a diverse engine lineup, an irrefutable off-road ability, and a thrifty diesel V6. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view, grille and headlights

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a long history in the segment ranging from being a staple SUV in its category to becoming almost extinct. This is partly because of the unprecedented exponential rise in the number of new midsize SUVs recently that have reduced the once-admired Cherokee to just an ordinary vehicle in its class.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

Well, not anymore, at least according to Jeep, the new model comes with plenty of far-reaching changes that Jeep has banked on to rejuvenate its once-appealing SUV. It is handsome and can fit in with just about any crowd. It offers a plethora of new technologies and features, some of which would otherwise be optional.

Some of the technologies and materials to expect from the revitalized 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee include a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, cruise control, luxurious interior with upgraded cloth/leather upholstery, and well-laid out audio and climate controls.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior, side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

One notable aspect we’ve found appealing is its wide array of engines beneath its hood, which also help set it apart from its main bogeys. The base engine is powerful in its own right but you can specify the more powerful V8 juggernaut that offers an outlandish 475 hp.

Interior wise, Jeep has provided its newest model with an impressive fit and finish even in its basic form. Some of the features you should look forward to in its interior include an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. It is intuitive and responsive, although optional. You’ll also love the navigation system, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, and leatherette and leather upholstery depending on the model chosen.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear angle taillights and tailpipe

While the new model doesn’t offer a third row bench, there is ample space for four- or five family membership. Throw in the ventilated seats, rear-seat entertainment, and luxury accouterment, and you’ve got yourself an excellent companion for running everyday errands.

The cargo space is also practical and offers up to 68.3 cubic ft. of storage space with the seats folded down, and 36.3 cubic ft. in regular form. There are a couple of alternatives, though. For instance, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 promises to give the Cherokee a run for its money with its similarly equipped upscale interior, adequate interior and cargo volume, and an excellent resale value.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Volkswagen Toureg is also another strong contender in this category. Whichever option you fall in love with though, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee can pretty much do it all and is therefore an excellent choice for anyone shopping in this segment.

Available Trims – Jeep Grand Cherokee

Five trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Summit, overland, Limited, Laredo, and SRT. The Tracehawk Hellcat, SRT8, and Trailhawk reviews are handled separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior, dashboard and gear shift knob

Accessories and features that are standard for the Cherokee Laredo include a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a USB port, an automatic dual-zone climate control, 17” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, a 5-inch touchscreen display, and cruise control.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT interior, leather seats

Upscale features include active noise cancelling, front parking sensors, 20” wheels, real wood cabin trim, illuminated door sills, exterior trim enhancements, 19-speaker audio system, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber cabin accents, and a limited-slip differential.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Optional items, packages, and colors should be expected months to its release date, so keep checking further updates on this post.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine V-8

Under the hood of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee lies a 3.6L V6 engine, provided for all the trims except the SRT version. The V6 is rated at 295 horsepower. More oomph can be found on the 5.7L V8 engine which is rated at 360 hp and 390 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine V-6

The Cherokee SRT wraps up the engine lineup with its 6.4L V8 engine good for 470 pounds-ft. of torque and 475 horsepower.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length: 189.8 in
Width: 76.5 in
Passenger volume: 105.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 36.3 ft³
Curb weight: 4545 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,5 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Light Brownstone Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Recon Green Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Velvet Red Pearl Coat
Towing Capacity: 6200 lbs

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date & Price

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release date

Early 2017 is the expected release date of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its price, on the other hand, should be expected at $29,995 MSRP. You can also check out the competition if this one does not feel right for you and it includes the latest Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Subaru Outback.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view, exterior, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee alloy wheels, exterior

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee trunk

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering wheel and leather seats

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior, backseats