The 2016 Jeep Patriot is a crossover vehicle that will provide you with abundance of utility and enable you to do the work that you are meant to perform. The newest car has been remodeled to be quite a contemporary standout and has received a lot of equipment making any situation very much possible for you. Perhaps the dated cabin is something that does not enable the vehicle to become more popular than it actually can be as it offers a much smarter composition than it actually looks.
The Jeep Patriot is a truck which is not still in the upper echelon of Jeep vehicles. It is still being overshadowed by larger Cherokee and the smaller Renegade cars that have much better packaging but also far superior styles which is actually the thing that makes them a more desirable option than this one. But we feel that things are going to change with this new entry to the Jeep roster and the innovations and renovations that this vehicle receives.
The new 2016 Patriot can be fitted somewhere in the middle ground of the current crossover trucks that you have on the market and is still far away from the most popular and useful ones, but this time that are getting an upgrade which will bring them a bit closer to contention. Perhaps the first model Patriot was an example on how not to make a truck they are slowly starting to become better at it and are managing to make a far better design with this one. The sluggish look from before has been completely forgotten and is going to include a far better setup. Besides looking at the pictures you can read the entire review and see what makes the newest Patriot so special.
2016 Jeep Patriot exterior
The design of the 2016 Jeep Patriot has managed to improve with the newest addition to the Jeep arsenal. This new manages to make the previous shortcomings of the Patriot disappear as it has some upgraded and enhanced looks that make it a much better vehicle. The car is still a boxy crossover truck that does well to preserve the design heritage of the Jeep brand as it borrows some design cues from some already legendary models. Thus the front side of the truck is a mostly borrowed from the Wrangler vehicle while the slab-sided sides of the vehicle are very much like the Cherokee or the Wagoner trucks. Till now it has been the most traditional looking car in the Jeep lineup which is owed to its boxy shape. Now it manages to add a little bit of style to its combination and gives much better looks that are going to come as an advantage to the car.
Looking at the Patriot from the outside, there is actually a lot of it that we like and that everybody will certainly like as well. The sheetmetal is not that refrigerator-like and is more squared-off than you might expect. All the details of the car are done in a simple manner but are done with a purpose and thus make the design of the Patriot great. The most striking details of the new Patriot are its seven slot grille at the front of it and the chunky door handles that make it seem as macho as it gets. Actually, there is just the right enough of softness introduced to the vehicle that goes with the right amount of ruggedness making it a perfect and a very appropriate combination for the car. Another exterior upgrade this year is the introduction of the Mojave Sand color pattern which is now available and offered as one of your choices.
The interior of the 2016 Jeep Patriot is something that very much improves the line. It is a very advanced look now compared to the previous one. The Patriot was always characterized with a mediocre cabin that was not that impressive at all. The thing is that they wanted to make the vehicle cost-effective and it came down to sparing the details on the inside and making it less attractive like that. But the cost-cutting that was done years ago has now been exchanged with a much better surrounding on the inside. The upgrade is made available with a lot of brightwork made and a lot of soft-touches introduced which result in a much brighter and representable inside. But the old details of cheap plastic are still there but are far less noticeable than before, they can only be noticed once you get a closer look at it and do not present a great problem in fact.
The engine of the 2016 Jeep Patriot is not anything spectacular but is an appropriate option which will get you places where you wish to go. The base version uses a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is a very good option in fact for this kind of a car. But if you want to have more power you have the 172-hp, 2.4-liter engine version that is available in all the trims that come with an all-wheel drive. The base version only comes with a rear wheel drive so you will not be able to choose this engine option for this type of a setup, but you have it with the Limited trim which is the highest trim level available in the roster. All engine variants and all trim options use a five-speed manual gearbox and offer the six-speed automatic as optional, but the Freedom Drive II is the only one which has the CVT option available for it.
Price and release date
The 2016 Jeep Patriot is going to be available for purchase in the upcoming year as it arrives in the market at around mid-year. The release date is expected to actually be offered in June. The price is a fairly cheap one for the base version as you will be able to get it for a base MSRP of 17,595 dollars. The Latitude trim is available for 22,195 dollars while the Limited is offers for a price of 25,459 dollars.