2014 Jeep Patriot Sport

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The 2014 Jeep Patriot is the younger sibling of the Jeep Compass. Mechanically, they’re pretty much identical. However, the 2014 Jeep Patriot has a lower starting point in terms of the price. This family SUV comes with a satisfactory amount of standard features and offers an enjoyable ride for you and the little ones. Some aspects of the car definitely need a bit of an update, but despite this it’s a great car to get around in and have some fun with.



The 2014 Jeep Patriot Limited is the top trim level of the vehicle costs just about $28,000. For that price, you get this fairly high quality leather interior seating, heated seats, the older U-Connect system, but this year’s big addition concerns itself with the addition of the all-new 6-speed power-tech automatic transmission.

The 2014 Patriot Limited runs with the larger of the two engines available. The 2.4-litre engine has Dual Variable Valve Timing intelligence and offers 172 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. The Patriot feels amply energetic and the new 6-speed transmission works beautifully in smoothing the delivery, but it’s the vibration and lack of refined sounds that show the vehicle’s age.

This 4x4 is rated at 11.2 L/100km city driving and 8.7 L/100km on the highway. Although these are relatively good numbers for the SUV class, they still trail those of the Patriot’s biggest competitor, the Ford Escape. The Patriot was designed to imitate the look of the last generation of Jeep Cherokee and its rugged SUV boxiness is part of its quirky charm.

The ride in the 2014 Jeep Patriot is pleasant; the car does what is expected of it. It’s definitely not anything to be too excited about but the engine is powerful enough and the vehicle is fuel efficient enough, but it still has difficulty competing with newer SUV models such as the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V.

There are definitely some nice features that come with the 2014 Jeep Patriot such as remote start, adjustable roof rail crossbars, and the U-Connect Voice Command with Bluetooth. But inside, you find that the cheap plastics and hard materials have no place in a car this price.

The rear seats in the 2014 Patriot are pretty generous as far as leg and headroom go. Back seat passengers also have the luxury of being able to recline their chairs for added comfort. The car also offers retractable cup holders in the back to make more space when they’re not in use.

So here it is, if you’re looking for a small, affordable off-roader that can also satisfy as a daily driver then the 2014 Jeep Patriot gives you a viable, unique option in the SUV segment. However, if you’re not interested in taking the car off the road, there are other newer models that’ll do a better job.



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
Sport$17,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport 4WD$20,695 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
North$23,990 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited$25,595 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
North 4WD$26,590 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited 4WD$28,195 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

March 03, 2015 thru March 31, 2015
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
Sport$17,995$3,750$0
Sport 4WD$20,695$3,750$0
North$23,990$5,000$0
Limited$25,595$5,000$0
North 4WD$26,590$5,000$0
Limited 4WD$28,195$5,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Sport$3,750$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
Sport 4WD$3,750$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
North$5,000$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
Limited$5,000$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
North 4WD$5,000$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
Limited 4WD$5,000$0N/A3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%3.49%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Sport$3,750$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sport 4WD$3,750$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
North$5,000$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Limited$5,000$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
North 4WD$5,000$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Limited 4WD$5,000$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 2.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM158
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

The new transmission in the 2014 Jeep Patriot has a low first gear for quicker takeoffs, a tall top gear for relaxed cruising and—as we've already verified with a short spin—a significant relief from the coarse drone upon almost any level of acceleration that accompanied the CVT combination.

But that's only part of the story. Just as before the Patriot comes with three different drive systems: front-wheel drive. If you have snowy winters to navigate, or steep gravel or muddy trails to take to the campsite, you’ll want the available Freedom Drive I (all-wheel drive, but with a locking center differential).

Step up to the Freedom Drive II system, which is a hardier system up to task for tougher forest trails and true off-road conditions, and you’ll get the full-on ‘Trail-Rated’ badge—including additional skid plates and other upgrades. It's actually one of the better systems you can spec on a small crossover.

The engine is familiar: a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder ‘World Engine.’ Top Limited models come upgrade to a 172-hp, 2.4-liter version; a five-speed manual gearbox is standard, while the six-speed automatic is offered as a step up across the lineup. EPA fuel economy ratings remain as high as 30 mpg on the highway, but they dip down to the 20-mpg mark if you get that Freedom Drive II package—and that's awfully close to Wrangler territory, we know.

Originally appeared on The Car Connection

Interiors and Special Features:

The 2014 Jeep Patriot comes standard with a four-speaker stereo and an auxiliary audio jack. Compared to rivals, the Patriot has limited standard tech offerings, but comes with some unique features like a rechargeable LED flashlight and liftgate speakers. Optional features include Bluetooth, air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry, navigation, remote start, satellite radio and a USB port. Many of these features come standard on several competitors.

Reviewers agree that the Patriot has large, legible gauges and straightforward controls that are easy to access. However, one auto writer says the steering wheel-mounted audio controls are not well-placed. Some reviewers say the available touch-screen navigation system is outdated, and that it makes accessing some audio settings more complicated than they should be.

Originally appeared on US News Best Cars

Safety features:

The 2014 Jeep Patriot comes standard with antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum), traction and stability control, and full-length side curtain airbags. The Limited gets rear disc brakes. Front side airbags were optional last year but are now standard across all Patriot trim levels.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Patriot came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, an average distance for this class.

In government crash testing, last year's Patriot earned an overall rating of four out of five stars, with three stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Patriot the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. However, this compact Jeep received the lowest possible rating of "Poor" in the small overlap frontal-offset test. The Patriot's seat/head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Originally appeared on Edmunds


Audio

Fixed mast antenna
4 speakers
Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front

Body Exterior

Body side moulding

Brakes

Hill holder
ABS
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system
2 disc brakes (2 ventilated)

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges:
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00

Convenience

1 12V in front
Cargo area light
Front reading lights
4 passenger assist handles
Driver and passenger vanity mirror
Cruise control

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,040, rear headroom (mm): 1,014, front hip room (mm): 1,329, rear hip room (mm): 1,295, front leg room (mm): 1,032, rear leg room (mm): 1,001, front shoulder room (mm): 1,385 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,372
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,414, overall width (mm): 1,757, overall height (mm): 1,663, ground clearance (mm): 205, wheelbase (mm): 2,635, front track (mm): 1,519, rear track (mm): 1,519 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800
4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 26.4 and departure angle (degrees): 28.5
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 1,510 and all seats in place: 652
Cargo area dimensions: front width (mm): 988, width between arches (mm): 965, height (mm): 696 and loading floor height (mm): 780

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Black exterior door handles
Rear door: lifting gate

Engine

Block heater
Emissions data: CO2: 3,778 kg/yr
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT

Engine Performance

Power: 158 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 141 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 8.9 ; highway= 6.6 ; combined= 7.9 ;

Fuel

Fuel tank: 51 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel system: multi-point injection

Instrumentation

Tachometer
External temperature
Main dashboard display
Low tire pressure monitor

Interior Trim

Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Carpet floor mats

Lights

Daytime running lights
Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens

Locks

Immobilizer

Paint

Pearl paint

Roof

Roof rails black

Safety

Front side airbags
LATCH
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 2 head restraints for rear seats
Front to rear curtain airbags

Seats

Front seat center armrest
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three
Seat upholstery: vinyl
Seating: 5 passengers
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket

Service

Intermediate service 13,000, 6 and 8,078
Main service variable distance/period

Steering

Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment
Power steering

Storage

Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with covered storage
Storage box trunk and fixed
Cupholders in front row and rear seats

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Roll stability control
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
4.120:1 axle ratio
Transmission: 5-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stability control
Front-wheel drive

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter

Version

5-door SUV
Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
Version information
Trim level: SPORT
Date introduced:

Visibility

Driver and passenger door mirror: black, externally adjustable
Tinted glass
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Rear view mirror
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows

Warranty

Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,075, published curb weight (kg): 1,411, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 450 and payload allowance (kg): 664

Wheels

Front and rear steel wheels: 16"x 6.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 205/70/T
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim