Jeep has always been renowned for manufacturing sturdy and robust vehicles and a new, updated version of the all time favorite Jeep Patriot (first generation was released in 2002) is a reasonable cause for excitement. Here is why, the 2017 Jeep Patriot may be your prefect affordable SUV. The 2017 Jeep Patriot, a compact crossover sports utility vehicle(SUV) manufactured by Jeep is the company’s most affordable entry level SUV and is in fact one of the cheapest SUVs in the US. The low price of thee car, however does not mean that the 2017 Jeep Patriot is a poor quality vehicle. In fact, the features and specifications of the SUV are pretty impressive considering the price range and will ensure that it remains as a valid competitor in the compact SUV segment.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Exterior and Interior Modifications
According to confirmed reports, the 2017 Jeep Patriot will have noticeable modifications on the exterior when compared with the current model. There will be a slight increase in the size of the vehicle. The bumper as well as the grill on the front of the car will be larger, giving an aggressive look to the vehicle. Fog lights have also been added. The headlights and the rear lights are equipped with LED bulbs. The car will be available in two trims, namely Latitude and Sport trims. The Sport Trim and the Latitude trim will feature 16″ and 17″ alloy wheels respectively.
The interior of the 2017 Patriot has clearly been designed with comfort as the major priority. The increased size of the car has contributed to larger cabin space, thereby increasing leg room and freight room for passenger luggage. The vehicle is designed to accommodate five people comfortably and has leather seats. The rear seats are split foldable. The infotainment system has been updated. The car also features an audio system with four speakers, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. There is a touch screen provided with updated navigational controls which are easier to use. Wi-Fi connectivity is available as an add on option. Other add on features for the Latitude trim and Sport trim include hill descent control, an upgraded navigational system, driver seat which is height adjustable and a rear view camera. On the safety front the SUV will have standard safety seatbelts and airbags.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Engine, Performance and Fuel Economy
Two different engine options are available for the 2017 Jeep Patriot which include a 2.0L four cylinder unit with a power output of 158 horsepower and a 2.4L four cylinder unit with a power output of 172 horsepower. It can achieve a top speed of 112 mph and can accelerate from 0mph to 60mph in 10 seconds. The mileage/EPA is 19 mpg on city roads and 21mpg on highways. Torque created is 141 pounds for the smaller engine and 165 pounds for the larger one.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Price and Release Date
The SUV is expected to release at the end of 2016 or early 2017 with an expected base price of $18,000. The Jeep Patriot 2017 is an excellent choice for a budget compact crossover SUV and is guaranteed to provide comfort, safety and a superior driving experience.