2012 Jeep Patriot review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 27 December 2012 , 12:12:49 byEmil

Filed under JeepAmericanCrossovers/CUVs

Jeep Patriot

Back in 1941 the first Jeep was manufactured and then the new Jeep Patriot would have been great. Not long ago, it received some styling elements like for example, now it features a redesigned lower rear fascia that does a better job at hiding the muffler. In terms of interior, the new Jeep Patriot got improved material that now covers the dashboard design, which has been improved ergonomically. In the race with its competitors, soft padding for the upper front door panels help a lot. As new enhancements we also have to mention the center armrest with two storage areas and a strong steering wheel with easy-to-master controls.

The Latitude trim has a starting price of $19.745 for a front-wheel drive model and it has more equipment than the Patriot Sport priced at $16.995. As expected most people will want the power windows, air conditioning, keyless entry and power heated mirrors the Patriot Latitude offers, but this means to pay almost $4.000 more. Under the hood it hides a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 165 horsepower and 172 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer this output to the road, the engineers have offered the Continuously Variable Transmission. The suspension of the model offers an incredible impression if you are standing behind the wheel and tells you how to treat the car so that everything is in order. Behind the rear seat we will find a decently sized cargo area and an integrated flashlight that can be popped out and used when needed.

The new Jeep Patriot is a great useful wagon mostly because of its size and also because there is a smart roof rail system that is ready for everything. It is true, the Jeep has something that only belongs to it, but there are so many other options out there for the ones that want to be in a car and travel off-road and for a better price even.
Source: autoblog