The Patriot is a compact crossover produced by Chrysler, under the Jeep Brand. It was launched in 2006 as 2007. So far, we saw just one bigger modification, a mid-cycle refresh in 2011. Original model is still under production and we can say that nowadays it is pretty much outdated. New model is highly expected. Destiny of Patriot is still unknown. Company tests new model which will, according to rumors, come as a replacement both for Patriot and Compass models. However, production of new model won’t some time more, so it is expected that 2016 Jeep Patriot will come with the pretty much same characteristics as previous-year model.
2016 Jeep Patriot specs
The 2016 Jeep Patriot is expected to come pretty much unchanged. It is a compact SUV that rides on the Chryslers PM/MK Platform, which is originally developed by Mitsubishi and which is used for various Chrysler’s and models of this Japanese manufacturer. The characteristics remain unchanged, so 2016 Patriot will come with the same body style, visual appearance and interior design. When it is about trim levels, there are Sport, Latitude and Limited trims. Base Sport comes with standard features like 16-inch alloy wheels, 4-speaker audio system, cruise control etc.
The Latitude includes standard features like power windows, Sirius XM Satellite, leather steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels etc. Finally, there is a Limited trim, which adds things like leather seats, power sunroofs, U-Connect Bluetooth connections etc. When it is about engines, there are two petrol units. The base one is a 2.0 liter I-4, which outputs 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine for 2016 Jeep Patriot is 2.4 liter inline-four, which is good enough for 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are available with either manual or automatic transmission.
2016 Jeep Patriot replacement
As we already mentioned, company tests new model which will, according to the several reports, come as replacement for Patriot and Compass models. However, we still didn’t get official information that 2016 Jeep Patriot will be the last one. In any case, new model will be a compact SUV, which will stand between Renegade and Cherokee models. The testing model follows current design language of the company and it shares plenty of design solutions with smaller Renegade. New crossover is expected to come late next year as 2017 year model.