The 2017 Jeep Patriot has a decent off the road capability, and an impressive thing about it is that it has a reasonable price, so it won’t offshoot your budget. Patriot is more of a car than an SUV. It doesn’t have many rugged off-road trails. There is an addition of some updates to the new model, which has helped in making this model more desirable than the previous one.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Redesign:
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is a lot similar to the four doors Jeep Wrangler and a lot of people confuse between the two. It has a boxy shape like the Wrangler. The front grille has a new design. It has seven vertical slots and round shaped headlights, a signature style of this automobile company. Patriot is a very practical jeep. Standard roof rails are also present.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Unique Feature:
Some of the models have the Freedom Drive II off-road package in which skid plates and tow hooks are present. They make the vehicle a lot tougher. The sports trim has 16-inch gray wheels made up of steel whereas the Latitude trim has 17-inch wheels made up of aluminum. The Sport trim has an inch greater ride height as compared to other 4×2 Patriot vehicles.
There are sensors present in the headlamp, which automatically detect the surroundings whenever a car enters a dark area and turn on. The dark area could be a tunnel, or a storm might come suddenly. There is an addition of fog lights in a new design. You can turn them on in bad weather conditions. Bad weather could be any heavy precipitation such as heavy snow or heavy rain. They aid in the visibility of the road ahead. The tires can easily travel on the paved and rugged roads.
The 2017 Jeep Patriot can fit five passengers at a time and has a two-row configuration. Different utilities are available in different trims. Some of the trims have the passenger seats made up of high-quality leather. Some surfaces make use of hard plastic. A 6.5-inch touch screen is also present for information and entertainment purposes. It has a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and other features. Patriot does not have a steering wheel with a telescope so sometimes it gets difficult for the driver to adjust in one position.
However, you can pay extra money to get an option, which allows you to adjust the driving seat. Moreover, you can fold the rear seats nearly flat, which significantly increase the cargo carrying capacity of the vehicle. You also have a reclining option in the seats.
Heated seats are present. The seats at the front heat up well, which feels like a big luxury on cold days. There are two levels of warmth; you can choose one according to your requirement and comfort level at the time. There is an Automatic Temperature Control available. It automatically adjusts the temperature of the cabin to a level, which would maximize the comfort.
No matter how cold it is outside, the temperature inside will remain relatively constant. There are some controls present on the steering wheel. It allows access to some features like audio system, and you don’t even have to take your hands off the steering wheel so in a way, it is an entertainment feature with additional safety.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available in the system. You can tune more than 130 channels on the radio. They include songs channel, news related and sports, etc. It comes with a one-year free subscription. A sunroof is available, which is accessible via a push of a button. A sliding sunshade is also present. It will allow the air to enter during hot weather conditions.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Whole Power Unit:
Two engine options are available. The first one is a 2.0-liter engine with four cylinders. It can generate up to 158 hp and 141 pound-feet of torque. This engine is standard on the front-wheel drive. The second option is the 2.4-liter engine with four cylinders. It is present as standard on the all-wheel drive. It can generate up to 172 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Jeep Patriot has a maximum towing capacity of 2000 pounds.
2017 Jeep Patriot – Price:
Its price will probably start around $19,000, which is quite reasonable as compared to its capabilities.