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2016 Jeep Patriot 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport


Vehicle New 2016 Jeep Patriot
Trim 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport
(standard) 5-Speed Manual T355
(optional) 6-Speed Automatic
(optional) Continuously Variable Transaxle II
Model Code MKTE74/2BA
Availability National
MSRP $17,695.00
Destination $995.00


EPA Gas Mileage


City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


Body StyleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Vehicle SizeSmall
Drive TypeFWD
Seating Capacity5/5 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Displacement2.0 L.
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Torque141ft-lbs @ 5000 rpm
Horsepower158hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity13.6 gal.
Fuel Economy*23/30
Wheelbase103.7 in.
Overall Length173.8 in.
Vehicle Width69.2 in.
Vehicle Height65.5 in.
Ground Clearance8.1 in.
Luggage Capacity23.0 ft3.
Cargo Capacity53.5 ft3.
Curb Weight3136 lbs.
Max Payload1320 lbs.
Gross Weight4435 lbs.
Towing Capacity1000 lbs.
Turning Circle 35.6 ft.
Front Headroom41.0 in.
Front Legroom40.6 in.
Rear Headroom39.9 in.
Rear Legroom39.4 in.
8.4 seconds

Exterior Colors

These are the colors typically available for this vehicle. Color options may change during the model year. Contact Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for confirmation. The color samples displayed on your monitor may not precisely replicate the way they appear on the vehicle.

Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
True Blue Pearlcoat
Recon Green Clearcoat
Eco Green Pearlcoat
Redline 2 Coat Pearl
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
Mojave Sand Clearcoat
Bright White Clearcoat
Black Clearcoat

Interior Colors

Light Pebble Beige/Dark Slate Gray (DK)
Dark Slate Gray (DV)
Light Frost Beige/Black (XL)


Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles


The Patriot is a compact sport utility vehicle featuring classic Jeep styling in an affordable package. While it will spend most of its life on city streets, the Patriot includes components that provide it with off-road capability unparalleled by other vehicles in its class.The Patriot shares its small-SUV platform with the Jeep Compass, but provides off-road capability that its sibling does not. The Patriot is offered in either front-wheel drive, or with a four-wheel drive system that features a "lock" mode to enhance traction during inclement weather. Two trim levels are available: Sport and Latitude. Front-wheel drive Patriot models are powered by a 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while 4-wheel drive models use a 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (optional on the FWD). Available transmissions include a five-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Trim-dependent standard equipment includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, satellite radio and power mirrors, windows and door locks. An available Freedom Drive II Off-Road package enhances the Patriot's capabilities with a four-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks and a brake lock differential. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control, and six airbags.The Jeep Patriot carries over with minimal changes for 2016. A 75th Anniversary Edition is now offered, celebrating Jeep heritage with exclusive details that include bronze wheels, bronze exterior and interior accents, and custom color palettes.

Model Reviews

Off-road is where the Patriot separates itself from the rest of the compact-crossover set. Its capability was a pleasant surprise...It still isn't as good off-road as the Liberty or Wrangler, but it does justify the company's Trail Rated designation. Getting Better all the Time.

Motor Trend


As the boxiest member of the lineup, the Jeep Patriot has aged reasonably well.Open the door, though, and it's evident that the stark interior has become quite dated since its debut as a 2007 model, followed by freshening for 2011.Compared to the far newer Cherokee and Renegade, the Jeep Patriot seems like a relic of the past.

On the other hand, if you're looking for moderately priced transportation and don't crave the latest equipment, this comparative old-timer still has a lot to offer.

In urban environments, the Patriot promises easy maneuverability.
If an off-road journey lies in your future, this upright-stance Jeep can deliver authentic rural capabilities.

The original Patriot was noisy, austere, and sluggish on the road.
Since then, Jeep has managed to enhance its appeal.Today, in the twilight of its lifespan, the sensible-size Patriot melds rugged Jeep lines with civility, resulting in a practical family transporter.

That boxy, still-bold exterior contains a highly useful interior, yielding ample cargo space.
Rear seatbacks flip forward easily.Getting in and out is especially easy, helped by the Patriot's high roofline.In both front and rear, passengers enjoy abundant headroom.Oddly, the seating position is somewhat low, facing a rather tall, encompassing dashboard.

A 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder serves as base engine.
Four-wheel-drive models get a 2.4-liter engine that produces 172 horsepower.A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard with front-drive, but a 6-speed automatic transmission is available.

Also available is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), bundled with the Freedom Drive II four-wheel-drive system.
That system gives Patriot Jeep's Trail Rated badge, as well as moderate capability for chugging through sand and mud.A suitably equipped Patriot can even handle mild rock-crawling, helped by the CVT's Low range (absent from the Freedom Drive I CVT).

For 2016, Jeep Patriot is available in Sport and Latitude trim levels.
The Limited model is gone, replaced with option packages that include much of its equipment.A new Patriot Sport SE package raises ride height on front-wheel-drive models, adds tow hooks to 4WD models, and brings such upgrades as heated mesh front seats.

In federal crash tests, the Patriot received four stars for overall safety, including an especially worrisome three-star score in frontal-crash and rollover testing.
Testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Patriot Good in most categories, but Poor in the tougher small-overlap frontal test.


Patriot Sport ($17,595) includes cruise control, roof rails, foglamps, tilt steering, cruise control, and 16-inch alloy wheels (17-inch with 4WD).Windows are manual and air conditioning remains optional, but the 2016 Sport gains hands-free Uconnect and SiriusXM Radio.Four-wheel drive adds $2,000.(Prices are MSRP and do not include the $995 destination charge.)

Patriot Latitude ($22,195) adds air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated cloth front seats, a fold-flat front passenger seat, and new automatic headlights.
Four-wheel drive is available ($3,300).A High Altitude package includes leather-trimmed seats, a power driver's seat, sunroof, and painted 17-inch wheels.

Safety equipment includes electronic stability control with roll mitigation, front side airbags, and side-curtain bags.


Next to the new Renegade, the Jeep Patriot looks dated.Yet it still looks rugged: a boxy, city-sized crossover, laden with Jeep design heritage.Some frontal design cues are borrowed from the iconic, hard-traveling Wrangler, while slab-sided styling harks back to the old-model Cherokee.

Body proportions are squared-off, but don't convey a refrigerator aura.
Careful detailing keeps the exterior simple, yet purposeful.Such familiar elements as the seven-slot grille and stocky door handles demonstrate an appealing blend of civility and masculine themes.


The Patriot's upright exterior translates to useful interior space.

There is a sense of cheapness in the cabin details, however.
Updating since its introduction has brightened and softened the cabin, but it's hard not to notice the low-rent materials and hard, dull plastic.In addition, you get a strange, tall dashboard layout, along with a relatively low seating position.

On the plus side, the interior is versatile and practical, providing good cargo space and decent space for four passengers.
A fifth might squeeze in, but won't like it.At least, the Patriot's tall roofline makes entry/exit easy.

Seating comfort is less appealing, with front seats that fail to provide much support.
Rear seats are somewhat stiff, feeling short on padding.

Noise and vibration become apparent underway.

Outward visibility excels, helped by the boxy body and plentiful glass.
A rearview camera is now available on both trim levels.

Driving Impression

Jeep Patriot scores well in a couple of areas but fails to impress in others.Maneuverability is excellent.So is the four-wheel-drive Patriot's true Trail Rated ability.Otherwise, the driving experience is unremarkable.

A few years back, the Patriot improved considerably when the original CVT gave way to a responsive, smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.
Now, three systems are available: front-wheel drive and a choice of two four-wheel drive setups.

Snowbelt residents who plan only mild or no off-roading are best off with Freedom Drive I, which includes a locking center differential and either a manual transmission or 6-speed automatic.
Hardy off-roaders will be tempted by Freedom Drive II, which includes a Low range for true off-the-pavement activities.It's a worthwhile system, but you must accept the CVT, which has the Low range built-in.Reflecting the traits of the worst CVTs, it's short on responsiveness and suffers pauses reminiscent of a rubber band, accompanied by droning sounds.

A Patriot is especially useful for urban tasks: a joy to maneuver and easy to park.
It's also acceptable on the highway, or for modest off-roading on a budget.If you want more than the minimum, this Jeep falls well short on refinement and sophistication.Ride quality, while satisfactory, can become a little more active than in newer small-size crossovers.

For its size, the Patriot isn't all that fuel-efficient.
Thriftiest is the 2.0-liter engine with manual shift, EPA-rated at 23/30 mpg City/Highway with front-drive, followed by the 2.4-liter with automatic at 23/29 mpg.Pick that CVT-equipped Freedom Drive II package, and the estimate drops to 20/23 mpg City/Highway.Other variants fall between those estimates.


The Jeep Patriot is a dated product so it lacks the latest safety features and technology and is built on a structure that's now 10 years old.However, it offers value, especially in the case of the front-wheel-drive model.Look for deals or wait for the next-generation version.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection.
James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

New Car Test Drive


Standard Equipment

Width, 6.5Standard
Rim Type, Silver styled steelStandard
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, TouringStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
Front Fog lightsStandard
Roof rackStandard
Axle ratioStandard
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Type, BenchStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual vanity mirrorsStandard
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt-adjustableStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Door pockets, Driver, passenger and rearStandard
12V DC power outlet, 1Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Comfort Features
Reading lights, FrontStandard
Steering wheel trim, UrethaneStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
Audio System
Antenna Type, FixedStandard
Total Number of Speakers, 4Standard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, AM/FM/SatelliteStandard
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
Rear door type, LiftgateStandard
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 141 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 16Standard
Engine Configuration, InlineStandard
Displacement, 122 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, LEV IIStandard
Horse Power, 158 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.50 : 1Standard
Air Conditioning
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard

Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

50-State Emissions   * 
Fleet Options
Soft Tonneau Cover   * 
Internal Options
MOPAR Leather Seat Group   * 
MOPAR Premium Floor Mats w/Logo   * 
MOPAR Cargo Area Liner   * 
Removable Ash Tray   * 
Autostick Automatic Transmission   * 
Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors   * 
Keyless Entry   * 
Cigar Lighter   * 
Power Driver 1-Touch Windows   * 
Speed Sensitive Power Locks   * 
Illuminated Entry   * 
Automatic Headlamps   * 
MOPAR Bright Door Entry Guards   * 
Body Color Door Handles   * 
Body Color Liftgate Applique   * 
SIRIUS Satellite Radio   * 
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices   * 
MOPAR Bright Pedal Kit   * 
Tip Start   * 
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System   * 
MOPAR T-Grip Shifter   * 
Class II Receiver Hitch   * 
Heated Front Seats   * 
Mineral Gray Gloss Jeep Badge   * 
Mineral Gray Sport SE Badge   * 
Mineral Gray Patriot Badge   * 
Rear Bumper w/Mineral Gray Step Pad   * 
Sport SE Hood Decal   * 
Mineral Gray Gloss Roof Rails   * 
Bright Exhaust Tip   * 
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls   * 
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel   * 
Jeep 75th Anniversary Package   * 
Power Express Open/Close Sunroof   * 
Tangerine Interior Accents   * 
75th Anniversary Badge   * 
Jeep Bronze Badging   * 
Bronze Patriot Badge   * 
Bronze Fascia Applique   * 
Bronze Liftgate Applique   * 
Bronze Roof Rails   * 
Remote Start System   * 
Moroccan Sun Interior Accents   * 
No Options
Base Vehicle Price (MKTE74)   $17,695 
Other Options
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Air Conditioning   $1,375 
Air Conditioning Bypass   * 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera   $995 
Power Value Group   $2,045 
Smoker's Group   $30 
Radio: 130   * 
Radio: 230   $595 
Radio: 430   * 
MOPAR Electronics Group   $495 
MOPAR Interior Appearance Group   $375 
MOPAR Katzkin Black Leather   $1,300 
MOPAR Trailer Tow Group   $485 
Quick Order Package 2BA   * 
Quick Order Package 24A   * 
Quick Order Package 25A   * 
Quick Order Package 2GA   * 
Quick Order Package 24H Sport SE Package   $795 
Quick Order Package 2GK 75th Anniversary   $1,385 
GVWR: 4,435 lbs   * 
Seats & Seat Trim
Premium Cloth Bucket Seats   * 
Cloth/Vinyl Low-Back Bucket Seats   * 
Ombre Mesh Bucket Seats   * 
Wheels & Tires
Tires: P205/70R16 BSW AS   * 
Tires: P215/65R17 OWL All Terrain   * 
Wheels: 16 x 6.5 Styled Steel   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 16 x 6.5 Black Steel   $250 
Tire & Wheel Group   $925 
Tires: P215/60R17 BSW AS Touring   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Mineral Gray Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 Bronze Aluminum   * 
*See dealer for details

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport Utility