2016 Jeep Patriot Research & Reviews

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3.84/5 Average
57 Total Reviews

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  • Classic Jeep lines! - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    The Patriot feels solid and well built. I have no problem reaching freeway speeds or traveling over the mountain passes in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It has very comfortable front seating with excellent head and leg room. I opted for the air conditioning and the Power Value Group which includes; Body Color Door Handles, Illuminated Entry, Speed Sensitive Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Automatic Headlamps, Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors, Power Driver 1-Touch Windows, and Body Color Liftgate Applique. I was also able to negotiate a great price on this smaller SUV. Best value for your money in this segment of the SUV market.

  • Made it through "Snowmeggedan" - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    My husband and I just bought our Patriot on Tuesday 01/19/16. We live in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Our purpose for purchasing a 4x4 was for me to be able to get off our mountain ridge to make it to work. Our Jeep Cherokee is a freaking mountain goat so we decided to look at the Jeep product line again. We chose the Patriot. Less than 24 hours after purchase I had to challenge this vehicle with the ice/snow obstacle course of our three switchbacks and it handled it with ease. I love the stability and especially love the Hill Start Assist. Looking forward to the next snow storm.

  • Underpowered and lousy gas mileage. Cheap! - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    Thank goodness it was only a rental. I understand that one may sacrifice performance for better mileage or vice-versa, but this car delivers neither. It was constantly hunting for the right gear ... just awful. As others have already said, the mileage is crap, especially when considering what a wheezebox the thing is. Toss in the small tank and I was shocked at how quickly the fuel gauge dropped. Seats were not very comfortable, either. Thankfully, we only had it for a day, as it was a replacement for another rental, which died near the end of our vacation. That first car (Chevy Malibu) was consistently giving us 34 MPG in mixed driving. The Patriot didn't come close, even though it was 100% highway driving. Had this been our vehicle for the whole trip, it would've been miserable. I cannot believe rental companies consider this at the same level as the "full size" cars. I know never to make the mistake of renting a "compact SUV", as I might get stuck with one of these again. Who knows? Maybe other compact SUVs are just as bad. These definitely belong in the sub-$18K range. Just awful.

  • Cheap jeep - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    Rented this tin box. Been in it 10 minutes and cant wait to get out of it! Very cramped, loud, rough and no arm room. ONE usb port!!!! So no charging phone and using gps! Also all the windows are fogged up, cant see out of them. Defrost is on high and in the rear. Very dangerous. I would walk before I would buy this piece of crap! Does not compare to my 2005 Ford Freestyle!!!!

  • Jeep allows you to pay for what you value - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    The 2016 Patriot is a decent value. Don't rely solely on professional reviews, drive one yourself. What you get: 4WD, air conditioning, satellite radio,roof rack, auto dimming rear view mirror and Bluetooth for $17,000. For that price it comes with steel wheels, manual locks, windows, side view mirrors and a manual 5-spd transmission. I chose Jeep because it let me pay for features I value instead of having to pay for automatic conveniences that I don't need. The seats are comfortable, the heat and A/C work great, the transmission shifts just fine for a non-performance application and highway mileage tops 30 mpg. The sound system is more than adequate (for a middle aged man). Seriously , how much volume does one need for Fox Business? Jeep lowered its powertrain warranty to 3 years/36,000 miles. Resale value is soft for the manual trans models. Crash test scores aren't impressive. I like driving the 5-spd manual and appreciate the hill assist feature. A decent vehicle for the money.

  • Great all-arounder - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    Does everything I need it to do. I'm 6 ft tall and have plenty of headroom, even with the sunroof. The one touch sunroof is great. Most, if not all the complaints I've read about this vehicle are really unfounded . There are so many different versions that you can get one that suits you. What other vehicle has a choice of hand crank or power windows, manual, CVT, or 6 speed transmission, 2 different versions of 4WD or 2WD? The 2.4 has plenty of get up and go, and gets good gas mileage. Rides so smooth and has plenty of zip for the freeway. Leather wrapped steering wheel feels good. Leather and mesh seats are comfortable and look great. Basic stereo sounds great. I really like the layout of the dash and all the controls. So many vehicles have buttons placed almost randomly, not the Patriot. It has a very intuitive layout. And how bout the name Patriot? I think it's patriotic to buy a vehicle that is made in America, with such a rich American heritage. I have the 6 speed auto with fd1 4x4. Shifts great. Nothing wrong with the CVT either, I've driven one extensively. The only other features I would have like to have are the EVIC and a telescoping wheel. The EVIC doesn't come on the 75th Anniversary Edition, and telescoping steering wheel is not available at all. So it may take a little more time to dial in your position. Comfortable ride. I also have an 01 Grand Cherokee. It has more power and off-road ability but pretty poor mileage. Independent suspension on the Patriot does great at sucking up the bumps. Basically the whole vehicle is like taking the old Cherokee and refining it for the driving that most people do. If you want a true off-road machine get a Wrangler, they're awesome! If you drive mostly on the road but want very good bad weather and mild to moderate off-road abilities with decent mileage, the Patriot may be for you. I'm glad I got one before they stopped making them. Wish they kept making them but I guess 11 years is a pretty good run. I bought the Maxcare Lifetime Warranty. I plan on driving this for many years to come. It's just a great all-around Jeep!

  • Fun! Fun! Fun! - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    This is the most FUN vehicle to drive.....I SPECIAL ORDERED Mine with the Freedom drive 2 "off road " package, CVT automatic trans, and Air Conditioning! .......Otherwise NO Electric.......Windows, seats, door locks, Navigation......Just The Basics that come with the Jeep....., Like,,,,, am/fm, cd, sirrius radio, intermittent wipers, Manually adjustable drivers seat (up,down,forward,back,tilt,recline) bluetooth ,rear wiper, cruise control, usb, Folding rear seats,Full size spare tire (a REAL TIRE) ......STEEL Underbody skid plates (not plastic like everyone else), Tow hooks FRONT and REAR, Roof Rack, And a real 4X4!....for Under $18K......PLUS 24 MPG! What a Joy to drive! It Handles Great, very nimble, Wet traction is Very good, Cargo space is REAL NICE for a Compact SUV, OFF ROAD or in mud, snow , sand it has been fantastic! I have 4 other vehicles, 2 of which are AWD ( competitor)..... Much more expensive , loaded with the electronic wizardry, and DOWN RIGHT BORING TO DRIVE! The Patriot Is The Most FUN ......If it only had MORE POWER.....it has 172 Horses.........I'm a guy.....what did you expect!

  • I Loooove my 2016 Jeep Patriot - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    I owned a Jeep years ago and loved the space and the feel of a jeep. And now here I am again! I have exactly what I wanted with space, entertainment and look all in one beautiful Jeep. It handles the road great and if I would have read the reviews first I may have changed my mind but I'm VERY pleased I purchased and then read them. I am one satisfied owner :-)

  • what's not to like for $17K - $28K ? - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    Look, you're not buying a top of the line Lexus or Acura. If you've got 21K to spend on a comfortable, modern ride with the classic Jeep styling, THIS IS IT! This is the most economical SUV on the market. For 21K (Latitude 6 speed) it's far superior to my previous purchase of a 25K bottom of the line KIA Sorrento. It is more comfortable, more head room and doesn't flop all over the road like the KIA.

  • I think the review people don't know - 2016 Jeep Patriot
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    Its not a high priced vehicle, I believe that is a good value for a lower price SUV. I priced several and settled on the Patriot. Its perfect for what I wanted. I have had it 6 months and am very satisfied. If the reviews reflected the value instead of comparing it to high priced (some of which also have very bad reviews) vehicles.

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