2018 Jeep Patriot – Expect the Jeep Patriot to be exciting and efficient for 2018. The vehicle comes with plenty of new features just like its siblings and ups its performance over the previous model. The vehicle should be expected to come featuring an attractive price, laudable off-roading capability, comfortable front seats, and an optional flip-down tailgate speakers, among others. Jeep is still mum about the Patriot’s release date but we should expect them anytime from now, according to our credible sources.
New features to expect from the vehicle include automatic headlights for the Latitude trim, and standard Bluetooth and satellite radio for all trims. Without a doubt, the Patriot has continued to write its own story and consequently, has emerged as a strong seller for Jeep. Jeep is a well-known brand globally and the Patriot has opened doors to even more buyers through its rock-bottom prices.
Patriot’s off-roading capability is something to be admired especially when the user equips it with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group. Sadly, the package comes with additional costs which jeopardizes buyer’s appetite for the Patriot. Furthermore, the vehicle comes with a power sapping CVT which makes any gains made by Jeep in offering fuel sipping vehicles a fallacy.
In overall, the vehicle is well suited for those who have a shoestring budget. Otherwise, the segment offers plenty of vehicles that offer superior features. Alternatives to consider include Honda HR-V, and the Mazda CX-3.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2018 Jeep Patriot
The Patriot comes as a five passenger SUV offered in two iterations. The Sport and Latitude trims. Furthermore, the variants come with selectable packages.
Some of the standard features to expect from the Jeep Patriot Sport 2018 include cruise control, 16” wheels, satellite radio, tinted rear windows, Bluetooth connectivity, foglights, modest price, auxiliary audio jack, cloth upholstery, manual exterior mirrors, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, roof rails, premium audio system, manual locks, tilt-only steering wheel, crank-down windows, and cruise control.
Some of the optional stand-alone features for the above trim include gloss-gray exterior trim, six CD/DVD changer, power accessories, integrated audio controls, black steel, keyless entry, heated front seats, 17” grey alloy wheels, upgraded exterior trim, increased ride height, tow hooks, and remote keyless entry.
Expect the Latitude to come with roof-rack cross bars, leather upholstery, power driver seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Boston Acoustics speakers, unique 17” alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, a sunroof, remote ignition, a flipdown tailgate, remote ignition, power driver seat, leather upholstery, and a subwoofer.
Additionally, both the trims will be provided with two extras including a 6.5” touchscreen display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, hill start assist, hill descent control, skid plates, tow hooks, a navigation system, trailer wiring harness, a low-range-mode CVT, daytime running lights, hill start assist, height-adjustable steering wheel, and an oil cooler.
Engine Specs – 2018 Jeep Patriot
The vehicle comes with a variety of engine options. The base engine is a 2L engine good for 158 hp and 141 pounds of torque, and comes exclusively with a FWD system.
Next is a 2.4L 4-cyl engine that is able to generate up to 172 horsepower and 165 pounds of torque, and comes equipped with the FWD system. Additionally, the vehicle requires that you add either the AWD Freedom Drive I or the Freedom Drive II package.
The default transmission system available for both engines is the 5-speed manual, while the 2.4L powerplant can be had with the 6-speed automatic. According to the EPA stats, the CVT equipped 2.0L Patriot should be able to return 22/26/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, which is rather disappointing considering its immediate rivals. Returning 23/30/26 mpg is the manual transmission system.
The 2018 Jeep Patriot with a FWD comes with EPA ratings of 21/28/23 mpg for the automatic-equipped 2.4L engine, and 23/29/25 mpg for the five-speed manual.
Opting for the Freedom Drive I gets you 20/26/22 mpg for the 6-speed auto, and 22/27/24 mpg with the manual transmission system.
Some of the safety features to expect from the Patriot include front side airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction control, full-length side curtains, and stability control.
Date Of Release & Price – 2018 Jeep Patriot
Expect the 2018 Jeep Patriot Sport to come with an MSRP starting from $17,495, and up to $23,140 for the top-of-the-line High Altitude Edition.