2017 Jeep® Patriot Specs
Bringing back Jeep’s compact-SUV capabilities, the new 2017 Jeep Patriot has many highlights. The new Patriot interior or exterior look is not drastically changed from the 2016 model year, but the number of trims have been condensed into five trims for the 2017 model year, including one limited-edition trim, the Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition.
The available Jeep Patriot trims are well-equipped, and the Patriot comes standard with front-wheel drive. Drivers however can upgrade to four-wheel drive if they want to take advantage of Jeep’s available 4X4 systems. Take a closer look to learn more about the exterior, interior, and engine specs on the 2017 Jeep Patriot lineup.
Freedom Drive II
Avail. 4×4 System
The standard engine on the 2017 Jeep Patriot is a 2.0-liter I4 DOHC 16-valve Dual VVT engine that generates 158-horsepower. Built with a DOHC, or “Dual Overhead Camshaft,” the engine in the Patriot will perform more smoothly, able to offer more power with less tension. DOHCs can also help with fuel economy, and a VVT or “Variable Valve Timing” implementation can greatly optimize fuel efficiency in a vehicle. That places the EPA at 22/26 mpg city/highway.
The second engine option is a 172-hp 2.4-liter with the same design implementations. It’s an option on some trims and is standard on the Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition. Drivers can expect a fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway.
4×4 Systems and Handling
The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, but buyers can opt for a 6-speed automatic if they prefer. If the 2.4-liter engine is installed, the six-speed transmission comes with AutoStick and CVT2 technology. AutoStick allows for manual selection of gears even with automatic transmission, and CVT2 is a type of transmission made popular by Chrysler that allows gears to shift seamlessly without a loss of speed.
On the 2017 Jeep Patriot, two 4×4 systems are available, which are only available with a 4×4 powertrain due to its full-time 4×4 capabilities. There is Freedom Drive I, and this system is always active, monitoring wheel traction and electronically controlling the amount of torque divided between the wheels. In tough conditions, drivers can lock the traction at 50/50 for the front and rear tires for additional control. Freedom Drive II takes this system further by adding a locking off-road mode with hill-descent for rugged conditions such as rock crawling.
For the 2017 model, the Jeep Patriot keeps some of its advanced features for the high-end trim, and with an MSRP still below $30k, that’s impressive. These features include a power sunroof and automatic headlamps, two nice features, especially for the open road. Standard across the trims is deep tint sunscreen glass and solar control glass to keep the cabin from getting too hot, and a liftgate door with fixed glass.
16- and 17-inch wheels of black steel or gray aluminum are available across the Patriot trims. All-season tires are standard for the Patriot Sport (base trim), whereas all-season touring tires are standard on the other Patriot trims, except for the 75th Anniversary Edition, which has all-terrain tires. A compact spare tire is included with all Patriot trims. For personal styling, buyers have the option of 4-7 paint colors depending on the trim.
Interior features seem to jump around a bit with the 2017 Jeep Patriot. For instance, heated front seats are available on select trims, but rear seat heat ducts are standard on all of them. Air conditioning with automatic temperature control is optional on some trims, but an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a microphone is standard across all trims. Also across all trims is flat load floor storage and an instrument cluster for keeping an eye on vehicle performance. The maximum cargo space available in the 2017 Jeep Patriot is 63.4 cubic-feet, with the bulk of that behind the front row.
A 4-speaker audio system is standard in Patriot trims, but two liftgate speakers are optional, and an upgrade to nine Boston Acoustic speakers with a subwoofer is available on select trims. A basic radio and stereo system make up the cockpit however, with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display optional on the Latitude and High Altitude trims. Uconnect Voice command with Bluetooth is standard across all trims, hence the rearview mirror with microphone. Drivers also have the convenience of steering wheel mounted controls on most trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
Nearly all safety features available on the 2017 Jeep Patriot are standard across all trims. These include active head restraints, advanced multistage front airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system. Keyless entry is standard or optional on later trims, as is a remote start system. A ParkView Rear back-up camera is an available option across the lineup.
Jeep vehicles are protected by a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years/100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years/100,000 miles.