The Patriot was released by Jeep way back in 2007. Then, the idea of a compact SUV seemed spot on and so it was. In spite of its humble dodge caliber roots, it possess a few ounces of off road abilities, especially the Trail Freedom Drive 2 package. Despite the various improvements brought about by Jeep, 2015 Jeep Patriot lags far behind when it comes to the industry leader like Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage. If your budget is limited then the Patriot will definitely be in your list of test drives. It’s one of the few remaining SUV’s which still offer manual transmission.
The 2015 Jeep Patriot comes with 2 choices of engine. The first being a 2 liter inline 4 engine which is capable of producing 158 hp at 6,400 rpm and a torque of 141 lb ft at 5,000 rpm. The second option being a 2.4 liter inline 4 engine which is capable of producing 172 hp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 165 lb ft at 4,400 rpm.
Despite such a low price which is affordable by most individuals, 2015 Jeep Patriot is well equipped. It has certain standard features such as electronic stability control, Hill start assist, audio jack, ABS, electronic roll mitigation, deep tinted glass, fold back rear seats, roof side rails, etc. The trim and package levels have undergone certain up gradations. 17 inch aluminum wheels, leather wrapped steering wheels, remote handles, front heated cloth seats, etc. . . . are the various other equipments provided.
If you consider seasonal road conditions, Freedom Drive I provides a full time 4 Wheel Drive system. Though you won’t be able to tackle the Rubicon Trail with the Freedom Drive I, you can tow it to where the trail starts.
For those individuals who prefer the road less travelled by, 2015 Jeep Patriot offers the latest off road package- Freedom Drive II which includes a 2nd generation CVT transaxle with low range, an abundance of skid plates, tow hooks, fog lights and four 17 inch all terrain tires.
2015 Jeep Patriot: Price
Jeep has claimed that one will not find a lower priced 2015 SUV than the 2WD 2015 Jeep Patriot. The 2WD starts at only $17,000 and the 4 WD starts at $19,000 only.