2014 Jeep Patriot Videos
Our 2014 Jeep Patriot video reviews give you a quick snapshot of what's new, a summary of basic specs and a high level view of what professional car reviewers think.
2014 Jeep Patriot Video Transcript
Professional car reviewers are let down by the 2014 Jeep Patriot's underpowered engine and cheap interior materials. I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars. Does this mean you should steer clear of this affordable compact SUV? Let's find out. Other than the addition of standard front-seat mounted side air bags the Jeep Patriot is mostly unchanged for 2014. With the base 4-cylinder engine the Patriot gets up to an EPA estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway, which is comparable with compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
The 2014 Patriot comes in three trims and starts at around $16,000. The base model is front-wheel-drive but all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems are available. The base Patriot comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-cylinder engine that generates a 158 horsepower, a larger 172 horsepower 4-cylinder engine and a new 6-speed automatic transmission are also available.
Reviewers agree that both engines are loud and underpowered and on the road they say the Patriot delivers unexceptional driving dynamics and disappointing handling. Inside, critics say the Patriot's hard plastic materials feel cheap and the back-seat is cramped offering little leg room. On the other hand experts note that the front seats are relatively comfortable and roomy. The Patriot come standard with a 4-speaker stereo and an auxiliary audio jack and even comes with such distinctive features as a rechargeable LED flashlight and liftgate speakers. However, it doesn't come standard with power windows, power door locks or air conditioning.
To learn more about the 2014 Jeep Patriot check out our videos on its interior features and performance and consider competing vehicles like at the Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5.Read more
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