The redesigned 2012 Jeep Patriot Limited has a car-like ride with compact SUV versatility. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.
Make/ Model – 2012 Jeep Patriot Limited
MPG – 21 city/26 hwy mpg
Engine – 2.4L 4-cyl. engine – 172 hp.
Transmissions: 5 speed manual or optional continuously variable automatic transmission
Price – $15,995 – $25,330
This vehicle comes with over 30 safety and security features including side-curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program, hill start assist control, traction control, brake assist, anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring.
The 2012 Jeep Patriot Limited 4×4 aims to attract drivers with its ideal blend of affordability, off-road capability, and great fuel efficiency, all in a 5-seat family-friendly vehicle.
My test vehicle included the security and convenience package. A few notable features were remote start and U-Connect voice, a 40Gb, voice-activated hard drive that can hold over 6700 songs. The large navigation system was easy to use and included Boston Acoustic speakers with a subwoofer and a media center with Sirius Travel Link, a big asset to the well-appointed Patriot. The 17” aluminum wheels gave this truck a classier look.
•U- Connect System
•Good cargo space
•Delay in the transmission response
•Seats need lumbar support and better lateral support
•Needs better center console storage
The Patriot is a compact sport utility vehicle featuring classic Jeep styling in an affordable package that’s great for around town or for some off-road fun.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you. Visit www.jeep.com for more information.