Adventure Awaits in One of the Best Priced SUVs in America – come by our lot and test drive one today!
When Jeep first released the Patriot SUV in 2007, their mission was simple: to create a compact sport utility vehicle that showcased the classic Jeep rugged style we’ve all come to know and love – including off-road capabilities and an aggressive exterior styling—at a reasonable price. What makes the Patriot different from other popular compact SUVs, such as the Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage, is that it can hold its own in modest off-roading (as every Jeep should) while providing a more comfortable and luxurious road experience too—unlike the more rugged Wrangler. Not to mention, with the Jeep Patriot, you can finally afford to embark on those SUV adventures you’ve always wanted to do. Mission accomplished.
The Jeep Patriot series has received industry-wide acclaim as one of the best deals on SUVs. In other words, you get what you pay for, and then some. Kelly Blue Book ranked the 2014 Patriot No. 1 on their list of the top 10 most affordable SUVs in America. The Patriot was also awarded KBB’s prestigious 5-Year Cost to Own Award, honoring vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs. The Patriot has been praised for its comprehensive safety features as well. The 2014 model was given the Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for doing “the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear and rollover crashes.” Finally, if its affordability and safety features aren’t cool enough for you, then consider this: the 2013 Jeep Patriot also recently made Consumer Guide Automotive’s popular “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” list.
Jeep Patriot FWD vs. 4×4
The Patriot Latitude comes in either front-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive system that features a “lock” mode to enhance traction on poor road conditions and bad weather. This low cost 4-wheel drive locking feature is perfect for handling the brutal Midwest ice, snow and rain storms that strike with little warning. Here are some other key differences between the Jeep Latitude FWD and 4-wheel drive options:
Engine: 2.0L I-4 engine Transmission: 5-spd man w/OD 0-60: 8.4 seconds Horsepower: 158 Torque: 141 lb-ft. MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy Market Price: $20, 978
Engine: 2.4L I-4 engine Transmission: 6-spd man w/OD 0-60: 7.5 seconds Horsepower: 172 Torque: 165 lb-ft. MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy Market Price: $23,406
Jeep Patriot Latitude vs. Patriot Sport and Limited SUVs
Jeep’s Patriot series comes in three trim levels: the Latitude, Sport and Limited. The Sport is the most affordable and basic model, whereas the Limited comes with all the bells and whistles you could want. The Latitude trim provides a step up from the Sport with added luxuries, but at the same time, is small enough to offer better gas mileage and off-road capabilities than the Limited model. In other words, the Patriot Latitude offers the perfect blend of functionality and features. Don’t just take our word for it though! Come visit our Sedalia, Missouri dealership and find out why we think the Jeep Patriot is one of the coolest cars on the lot for you.