New 2016 Jeep Patriot at Dublin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Macon, GA
The 2016 Jeep Patriot comes roaring into 2016 as a compact-SUV featuring off-road capability, Jeep craftsmanship, an affordable price and a positive return on investment. For 2016 there are two model types available which are the Sport and Limited. This year's offerings are boasting 30 miles per gallon, many features that customers want and a very affordable price that won't break the bank.
Under the Patriot's Hood
The engines can change from the standard manual one to an automatic if you so desire. The Freedom Drive II option is the only exception to this because it contains a special automatic transmission with low range gears. The base model engine is the Sport which is a 2.0 four cylinder with 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.4-liter engine is next up which also is four cylinders giving you 172 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel efficiency is very good: The 2.4-liter engine with front wheel drive gets 28 miles per gallon on the highway with the automatic transmission and the manual transmission gets you 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2.0-liter automatic gets 26 miles per gallon on the highway, the 2.0-liter manual gets 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Design of Jeep Patriot
All trim levels of the Patriot are now hands-free and come with Bluetooth that is routed through the new Infotainment system in the front. Climate control also can be run in automatic mode and the addition of SiriusXM allows drive time to pass by with some awesome music and satellite radio. The 2016 Patriot comes with three different choices for driving setup. These include: Standard front-wheel drive as well as Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II. The Freedom drive I system gives the vehicle four-wheel driving ability the whole time it is wanted and the Freedom Drive II system also provides the needed four-wheel drive but in addition comes with skid plates, tow hooks and a variable axle setup with off road mode. The 2,000-pound towing capacity is also a great highlight of the vehicle and is more than a typical compact-SUV would be able to handle. The tires are 17 inches and come in handy during tough weather driving.
The Patriot has received 4 of 5 starts during crash tests put on by the government. The Patriot also grabbed a "Good" score from the IIHS which is their top mark that can be given. Looking out from the vehicle the visibility is good which is helped by the contoured body design and use of glass and where it is placed. When you blend this with a rearview camera you are in good hands in the field of view department. There are great safety features on the Patriot like many airbags, traction control, seatbelt in the center backseat, electronic roll mitigation and hill descent control is also a feature for the vehicles that have four-wheel drive. Families will also like the fact there are car seat anchors built into the rear seats as well as rear door locks that are childproof. The 2016 Jeep Patriot is more than capable and will tackle all that is thrown its way. Stop in today or give us a call.