If you are looking for a smaller size SUV that offers nice styling and features, one of the vehicles that you may want to check out is the Jeep Patriot. While still a Jeep, this vehicle is made for those that require on road functionality. The Jeep Patriot fills in the brand on the small side, where Honda’s CRV, Toyota’s RAV 4 and other smaller size 4×4’s make their mark.
Under the Hood of the Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Patriot won’t wow you, but it does offer sensible power and functionality. Under the hood of this vehicle you will find a smaller, but capable 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine that delivers 172 horsepower and torque in the mid 130’s. This engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission as standard equipment and there are three drive trains available, a front two wheel drive configuration and two 4×4 configurations available.
The Interior of the Jeep Patriot
There is plenty for most to like in the interior of the Jeep Patriot. The Patriot comes in two different trim levels. The first is the base model- Sport and the second is the Limited which offers more amenities. The Limited for instance offers 17 inch wheels, fog lights, chrome exterior accents, an optional GPS heated front seats, DVD entertainment system and more. If you purchase the 4×4 package, there is an option plan that comes with skid plates, low range ratio transmission, hill decent control and an extra inch of ground clearance.
While not the best Jeep available for off roading, the Patriot does offer some functionality for off roading, but it definitely is not a serious off roading contender. The base price is in the high teens with more expensive trims and options pushing it easily into the mid 20’s.