The Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover SUV introduced in early 2007. It debuted publicly in April 2006 at the NY Auto Show along with the same MK platform Compass. The two are essentially the same except the Freedom Drive II (FDII) package is only available on the Patriot making the Patriot the most expensive vehicle built on the MK platform. The Patriot is based on the Daimler Chrysler / Mitsubishi GS platform. Important facti is that the Patriot won on 2007 Green 4×4 Award and the 2008 4×4 of the Year in the UK. So the new model 2018 Jeep Patriot Electric should keep this tradition.
Until now Jeep Patriot is the lowest priced SUV crossover in North America and Canada. In 2015 year Patriot is one of the best seller SUV vehicles in America. His sales is much bigger then in previous years.
2018 Jeep Patriot engine options
The Patriot is a traditional four-door Jeep wagon, similar to the Cherokee. The new Patriot will use the 2.0 L and 2.4 L gasoline I4 engine. Both front-wheel drive and four wheel drive are available. The Patriot features two four-wheel drive systems both of which are electronically controlled. The basic four-wheel drive system is called Freedom Drive I. This system is a full-time front-wheel-drive based 4WD/AWD system that is front-wheel-drive when it has traction, but can automatically put up to 20-30% power to the rear wheels, or can be locked in 50-50 below a certain speed. Other system is Freedom Drive II who use the vehicle’s CVT transmission who is capable of a 19:1 gear reduction simulating a low range usually found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases.
The new Jeep Patriot will have a diesel engine. The Jeep should chose between a 2.0 (140 hp) VW-manufactured diesel engine. This engine is fitted along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Other option is diesel engine 2.2 L produced by Mercedes-Benz. This is a Twin-Cam Common Rail Diesel engine delivering 163 hp (122 kW).
Also, we expect a 2018 Jeep Patriot Electric version – plug in hybrid vehicle.
Jeep Patriot Models
New design of 2018 Jeep Patriot
The new Patriot will be impressive from each angle. He will have an innovative design. Interior will be with new changes compering the previous version. The changes will be small, with new material and better function position for driver angle. Exterior of new Jeep Patriot will be more modern. The new grille will complete change the look of this popular SUV.
2018 Jeep Patriot Release date and price
2018 Jeep Patriot release date should be in the middle of 2017. The new 2018 Jeep Patriot will keep the same strategy regarding the price, so the price for the base model will be around 17,000.00 $.
Patriot will have a competition in the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, or Toyota RAV4, and some of the smaller models such as the Kia Soul, Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, or Chevrolet Trax.