Jeep’s Patriot is a timeless icon as it has spanned many generations and coped with rivals effortlessly. For a new generation, this model now comes refreshed as 2017 Jeep Patriot to mark its prominence back in its segment.
Like the previous model, this new Jeep Patriot 2017 comes in 5 different trims. The respective pricing is as follows:
- 2017 Jeep Patriot Sport starts at $18,000
- Sport SE starts at $20,000
- 2017 Jeep Patriot Latitude starts at $22,000
- 75th Anniversary Edition starts at $24,000
- High Altitude starts at $25,000
The 2017 Jeep Patriot price point is seemingly competitive in the compact crossover SUV segment and models like Honda HR-V, KIA Sportage and Ford Escape are just about to have a tough time.
Under the Hood
Apart from appealing pricing, revamped performance is another big parameter where this new Jeep Patriot gets the spotlight. According to company officials, this new Jeep Patriot puts out sedan-like driving while not missing out on superior off-road capabilities. This model’s powertrain line-up is a bit confusing as there are 2 engine variants.
First there’s a 2.0-liter inline 4 which makes 158 HP and 141 lb-ft of torque and coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission system. This engine uses an automatic oil change monitoring system. This system makes up for the fuel economy figures to improve at 28 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway/ 27 mpg combined.
Then there’s another engine option, the 2.4-liter unit which comes as optional. This mill is capable of producing power up to 172 HP and torque up to 165 lb-ft. With the optional 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine can deliver fuel economy of 25 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Both of these engines offer the choice for all-wheel drive as well as two-wheel drive.
Jeep itself claims that this new Patriot is just about ready to tackle any terrain now that it comes improved with all-weather capabilities. One such feature includes the Freedom Drive I which enhances 4×4 drive system for a rugged off-road performance.
2017 Jeep Patriot Exterior
Fascinations are not just on the powertrain and performance but with exterior styling too. Although this new Jeep Patriot 2017 retains its signature styling, it flaunts a bit of modernism as well. Up front, the circular headlights and 7 slat grille still project that iconic look. However, the grille has mesh-type intakes.
New dynamic fog lights and turn signals in the front fenders are anew addition. The exterior body can is available in several color options including Black Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic, Mojave Sand and Bright White.
The measurements of overall dimension go:
- Length – 173.8 inches
- Height – 65.5 inches
- Width – 69.2 inches
- Wheelbase – 103.7 inches
The interior cabin of 2017 Patriot is focused more towards functionality. The driver’s instrument cluster flaunts clean gauges that are easy to read. The overall interior space is prioritized as the cabin boasts of adequate leg room and head space.
The 3 spoke steering wheel wears premium upholstery with contrast stitching. There’s a power sunroof which comes standard in this cabin. Other such standard features include rear liftgate speakers and high-res audio system.Stay tuned for more updates and reviews on this 2017 Jeep Patriot.