2012 Jeep Patriot  -  $16,920


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,920
Base Invoice: $16,730
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 23 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: FWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16V I4 Dual-VVT engine

Pros

Interior and cargo space; maneuverability and parking ease; safety features; tech options; off-road ability plus fuel economy


Model Highlights

The Patriot shares much of its mechanical components with both the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Caliber, including a layout that's much more car-like than any of Jeep's larger models. With a MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multi-link setup, quick-ratio rack-and-pinion steering and a very manageable 174 inches of total length, the Patriot is very maneuverable.

With either of the Patriot's two 4-cylinder engine offerings under the hood, the Patriot is reasonably energetic on the road while also returning decent fuel economy. The base front-wheel-drive models can be equipped with a 158-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but also available, as well as standard on the rest of the lineup, is a 172-hp, 2.4L four cylinder.

No matter which engine it is equipped with, the Patriot comes with either a 5-speed manual or to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The combination of the 2.4L engine and 5-speed manual returns the best fuel economy, of 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.

Although the Patriot is the most car-like Jeep, it doesn't forget about its off-road roots. Three different drivetrain configurations are offered: front-wheel drive, Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II. Freedom Drive I is an active all-wheel drive system that sends more power to the rear wheels when it's needed for traction; it also has a Lock mode for deep snow or mud. For those who plan to do occasional off-roading, there's the Freedom II Off-Road Package, which brings a 19:1 low range gearing for the CVT, plus skid plates, a full-size spare, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, fog lamps and an engine oil cooler. With the package, the Patriot sits an inch higher than the other models, for a full nine inches of ground clearance, plus 19-inch water fording capability and better approach/departure angles than many more truck-like SUVs.

Brake Traction Control and Hill Descent Control assist with steep, slippery slopes off-road, while all Patriots come with electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, including a rough-road mode for the anti-lock brakes.

The Patriot's very boxy exterior helps provide an extremely roomy, useful interior. The front seats have a more car-like position than Jeep's other models, but they command a good view of the road. Seating is also comfortable in back, with adequate legroom and plenty of headroom, though there's barely enough width to fit three adults across; up-level models get a reclining seatback. For cargo versatility, the back seats fold forward flat and increase the dimensions of the remarkably convenient, box-shaped cargo area. The front passenger seat can also fold all the way forward to act as a table or to make room for especially long cargo.

All three trims Sport are offered with either front- or 4-wheel drive. The base model includes all the safety equipment but is otherwise very basic--manual wind-up windows are standard--a rear defroster and a 4-speaker CD sound system. Latitude models make a huge jump and pile on the comforts like heated leather seats, cruise control, keyless entry, an auxiliary power outlet and an upgraded sound system--in addition to 4-wheel disc brakes and alloy wheels.

The Limited is practically luxurious--it adds bright exhaust and roof rails, upgraded body trim, an upgraded stereo with a 6-disc CD changer, an auxiliary audio jack and SIRIUS satellite radio, automatic climate control, leather seats, a power driver seat and silver interior accents.

The Patriot has a wider range of options than is expected from a vehicle that starts at well under $20,000. An especially noteworthy option is the UConnect tunes system, which includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for storage of music and pictures; the system can read CDs, DVDs or USB memory sticks. Another option, UConnect GPS, includes a hands-free phone interface and voice-activated commands, plus real-time traffic information for the navigation system.


Model News

The Patriot gets a trim reshuffling for 2012. Last year's 70th anniversary edition and Latitude trim are out.

A new Limited trim debuts this year, adding bright exhaust, bright roof rails, upgraded body trim, an upgraded stereo, automatic climate control, leather seats, a power driver seat and silver interior accents.


Value Writeup

The Patriot is an unexpectedly capable city car, combining a boxy, rugged-looking traditional Jeep appearance with car-like handling, good outward visibility, an economical powertrain, an interior that's comfortable for four adults and a city-friendly small-car size. The drivetrain and ground clearance, combined with an available Freedom-Drive II off-road package, makes for respectable off-road capability as well. Although the base model is basic, it's quite a bargain for a vehicle that includes all the essential safety equipment; and for those willing to option-up, there are more high-tech options than is typical for a basic sport-utility. Plus the Patriot achieves some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
394.40 mi

Engine Order Code
ECN

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000

Trans Order Code
DD7

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.4 ft³

Front Head Room
41.0 in

Front Leg Room
40.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Front Hip Room
52.3 in

Second Head Room
39.9 in

Second Leg Room
39.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Hip Room
51.0 in

Wheelbase
103.7 in

Length, Overall
173.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.2 in

Height, Overall
65.5 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Rear Door Opening Height
27.4 in

Rear Door Opening Width
45.1 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.1 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
38.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
27.4 in

Liftover Height
30.7 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
54.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
23.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3111 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TLB

Rear Tire Order Code
TLB

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P205/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.6 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x 1.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V142000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 02, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,689

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 JEEP PATRIOT AND COMPASS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 17, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY CONTAINING A DAMAGED ROLL-OVER VALVE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF AN IMPACT OR ROLL-OVER, FUEL LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER?S RECALL NUMBER IS M11. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V120000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 03, 2013

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
20,532

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles manufactured October 18, 2011, through May 7, 2012. Due to an incorrectly manufactured transfer tube, the transfer of fuel from the secondary side to the primary side of the fuel tank may be interrupted, causing the engine to stall.

Consequence
If the engine stalls while driving it may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank transfer tube free of charge. An interim letter was mailed to owners on May 30, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N17.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V233000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 04, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
254,396

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured May 6, 2008, through July 20, 2012. The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags.

Consequence
In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall number is N01.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.0L DOHC 16V I4 Dual-VVT engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

120-amp alternator

525-amp maintenance-free battery

4435# GVWR

Touring suspension

Rear stabilizer bar

"Firm feel" pwr steering

Front disc/rear drum anti-lock brakes

16" x 6.5" styled steel wheels

P205/70R16 all-season BSW tires

Compact spare tire

Black side roof rails

Body color fascias

Lower bodyside accent cladding

Body color grille

Accent color liftgate applique

Halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Solar control glass

Deep tint sunscreen glass

Fold-away manual mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Black door handles

Liftgate door w/fixed glass

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

Audio input jack

(4) speakers

Fixed long-mast antenna

Premium cloth bucket seats

60/40 split-folding rear seat

Active head restraints

Sliding armrest

Full-length floor console

Full floor carpeting

Luxury front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering column

Instrumentation w/tachometer

120 MPH speedometer

Outside temp gauge

Speed control

Pwr accessory delay

Manual windows

Manual door locks

Sentry Key theft-deterrent system

Air filtration

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Illuminated cupholders

12V pwr outlet

Bright interior accents

Passenger assist handles

Sliding sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Front dome lamp

Map & dome reading lamps

Interior removable/rechargeable lamp

Fold-flat cargo floor

Brake assist

Electronic stability program

Electronic roll mitigation

Hill start assist

Multistage dual front airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Height adjustable front shoulder belts

Front passenger seat belt alert

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
2.0L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE
$0

 
2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE
$350

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II
$1,100

 
2BA SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24A SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
25A SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26A SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
16" X 6.5" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P205/70R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P215/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
COPPERHEAD PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
RESCUE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
ONYX GREEN PEARL
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY/LIGHT PEBBLE BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
NO AIR CONDITIONING
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING
$895

 
TIRE & WHEEL GROUP
$640

 
PWR VALUE GROUP
$1,405

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
MEDIA CENTER 230
$350

 
UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH
$475

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
FRONT SEAT SIDE-IMPACT AIR BAGS
$250


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