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2016 Jeep Patriot Overview

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2016 Jeep Patriot Roof Rails

Jeep has a long lineup of capable off-roading vehicles of all shapes and sizes. If you’re a Jeep lover that’s looking for your next off-roader, but have a smaller budget, then the 2016 Patriot is the crossover for you. Known as the best priced SUV in America, the Patriot gives consumers a lot of bang for their buck. With its available 4×4, endless features, and standard satellite radio, the 2016 Jeep Patriot will easily take you off road, while keeping you connected.

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2016 Jeep Patriot Silhouette

What’s New for the 2016 Jeep Patriot

For the 2016 model year, Jeep has dropped the Patriot’s top-of-the-line Limited model, which allows the remaining models to have more standard features. Unlike the 2015 Patriot, the 2016 model has standard Bluetooth and satellite radio on every trim, while the Latitude trim adds automatic headlights. Other options that are new to the Patriot include a rearview camera and a Sport SE package.

The 2016 Jeep Patriot is available in three trim levels: Sport, Latitude, and High Altitude. All trims are available with either front-wheel drive or a 4×4 system.

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2016 Jeep Patriot Front End

2016 Jeep Patriot Exterior

The 2016 Jeep Patriot is the perfect combination of compact size and off-road capability. It offers a boxier silhouette than the typical Jeep, but still has a lot of the brand’s signature style, including the iconic seven-slot grille. With standard 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and its ruggedly handsome good looks, the 2016 Patriot is sure to leave a lasting impression—and is ready for any adventure.

2016 Jeep Patriot Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on the Sport:

  • 16-inch steel wheels, Fog lamps, Halogen headlamps, Black side roof rails, Body-color fascia, Manual fold-away mirrors, Body-color grille

Exterior available on the Latitude:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels, Body-color liftgate appliqué, Power heated mirrors with manual fold-away

Exterior available on the High Altitude:

  • Body-color fascias with bright inserts

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2016 Jeep Patriot Driving

2016 Jeep Patriot Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2016 Jeep Patriot’s options are endless. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which produces 158 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the uplevel engine option, churning out 172 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque. This second engine is available on front-wheel drive, but comes standard on all-wheel-drive models.

Each engine comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while a CVT is the optional automatic for the 2.0-liter Patriot. For the 2.4-liter, the available automatic transmission is a six-speed.

The standard 2.0-liter engine is only available with front-wheel drive, while the 2.4-liter can come with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Regardless of the powertrain chosen, the Patriot can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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2016 Jeep Patriot Off-Road Performance

2016 Jeep Patriot Efficiency

Efficiency for the 2016 Patriot varies depending on the powetrain and drive system chosen. The 2.0-liter with the CVT gets 24 mpg combined, while the same engine with the manual transmission gets a much better 26 mpg combined. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter with automatic transmission gets 23 mpg combined. The same engine with the five-speed manual gets 25 combined.

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2016 Jeep Patriot Dashboard

2016 Jeep Patriot Interior

Comfort and practicality are at the forefront in the newest Patriot’s interior. While it might be one of the most basic interiors in the industry, the 2016 Patriot’s cabin offers a design that is perfect for those consumers that aren’t very fussy. Simple lines and gauge designs are pleasing to the eye, while the front seats offer plenty of comfort for long drives. The optional 6.5-inch touchscreen adds a touch of luxury, while the Patriot’s optional flip-down liftgate speakers are perfect if you like to start a party wherever you are.

2016 Jeep Patriot Interior Photos:

Interior available on the Sport:

  • Flat load floor storage, Passenger assist handles, Sliding armrest, Premium cloth bucket seats, Rear 60/40-split folding seats
  • 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, SiriusXM radio service, 4 speakers, Audio jack input, Radio 130, Remote USB port, Uconnect® Voice Command, Bluetooth®

Interior available on the Latitude:

  • Air-conditioning, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, Height-adjustable driver seat, Heated front seats, Reclining rear seatbacks, Power windows, Speed sensitive power door locks
  • 115-volt power outlet

Interior available on the High Altitude:

  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats, Manual driver lumbar adjust, Power 6-way driver seat, Power express open/close sunroof

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2016 Jeep Patriot Capability

2016 Jeep Patriot Safety

Government crash tests awarded the 2016 Patriot a three-star safety rating out of five stars for frontal impacts. The Patriot also received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest rating of “Good” in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests.

A full list of standard safety features can be found below.

  • Electronic Stability control
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

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    A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran lives in Dayton, Ohio at the moment and loves getting down and nerdy with English. After recently graduating from the University of Dayton with her Masters in English Literature, Caitlin is now combining her love of writing and cars for The News Wheel. She is also continuing her love affair with traveling, broadening her knowledge of foreign automobiles. See more articles by Caitlin.