The Jeep Patriot is one of the first compact crossover SUVs that was introduced into the Jeep family.
First put on the market in 2007, the Patriot was built on the same MK platform as the Jeep Compass. Since it was first introduced eight years ago, the Patriot remains one of the lowest priced SUV crossovers in North America to date.
Due to this fact, the Patriot is also the most affordable Jeep vehicle ever made. Thanks to trim levels like the High Altitude, drivers can get more features for less money than ever before. Consumers can also choose between front-wheel or four-wheel drive, further allowing for customization and affordability.
The 2015 Jeep Patriot is the perfect solution for consumers who want to own a Jeep nameplate, but aren’t ready to commit to the full size Grand Cherokee, or the sports-like feel of the Jeep Wrangler.
Kelley Blue Book recently awarded the 2015 Jeep Patriot with the 5-Year Cost to Own Award. The 2015 model is the third Patriot in a row to earn the accolade.
Not only does the Patriot have a lower starting MSRP than other Jeep models, it also has a low cost of ownership, making it the most affordable vehicle in its segment. Kelley Blue Book also named the 2014 Jeep Patriot number one on the list of the ‘10 Most Affordable SUVs.’
Consumer Guide Automotive’s ‘10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000’ award was also given to the Jeep Patriot in 2013. With recognition in the low-cost category nearly every year that it has been available on the market, the Jeep Patriot is without a doubt one of the most affordable crossover SUVs ever made.
With a starting MSRP of only $16,795, the Patriot truly is Jeep’s most affordable SUVs. Competitors like the Nissan Rogue and Kia Sportage both have starting MSRPs significantly higher than that of the Patriot. The Rogue starts at $20,150, while the Sportage can’t be purchased for less than $21,900.
The initial cost to own the Patriot is obviously less than the competition, and thanks to Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award, it is also obvious that the Patriot has the best overall value down the road.
High quality, luxury appointments, and a sleek look is what drivers will get when they choose the 2015 Jeep Patriot High Altitude trim level. With a starting MSRP of only $23,875, consumers will be pleased with all of the extra features that come packed into this model of the Patriot.
The 2.0L engine gets up to 27 mpg on the highway, and will have drivers spending less time filling up, and more time exploring. The High Altitude Patriot comes standard with four-wheel driver, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Featuring 172 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque, power and strength is not one of its weaknesses.
From the luxurious interior and well-designed exterior, the High Altitude Patriot does not disappoint. Drivers will appreciate the comfortable interior that features heated front seats, reclining rear seats, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
The 2015 Patriot will catch the eye of every other driver on the road with its modern design, standard privacy glass, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Check out the wide array of standard features that are packaged with the High Altitude Patriot:
One of the most important decisions when building your brand new 2015 Jeep Patriot, is deciding between front-wheel-drive (FWD), or four-wheel -drive (4WD). Each has it’s unique set of pros and cons, and a lot of different factors can play into your decision.
If off-road adventures are your forte, then the obvious choice is 4WD - the perfect accompaniment to traveling off the beaten path.
If your main driving takes place on paved roadways, and you live in a semi-temperate climate, than the FWD Jeep Patriot is a great choice - especially if long commutes are in your future.
Some of the major distinctions between FWD and 4WD are not always obvious, so check out a list of simplified differences below:
Front wheel drive vehicles only have power supplied to the front wheels, and in an off-road situation, can easily lose traction. Because FWD has fewer moving parts than a 4WD vehicle, maintenance costs are generally less expensive.
Drivers of a FWD Patriot will also save money at the pump, due to the fact that this version of the crossover SUV weighs less, and gets better fuel economy as a result. If off-roading is not something you plan to do with your 2015 Jeep Patriot, the front wheel drive option is a great choice.
Four wheel drive, as its name implies, has power supplied to all four wheels for maximum traction control. Perfect for off-road aficionados, or drivers who live in snowy/icy climates, 4WD will get you where you need to go, wherever that happens to be.
A Patriot equipped with 4WD will sit higher up off of the ground, protecting the driveshaft that powers the front engine to the rear wheels of the vehicle. Whether your Patriot encounters snow, ice, mud, rocks, sand, or water - the 4WD version can tackle all of the above driving conditions and many more.
Whether your new 2015 Jeep Patriot is equipped with a FWD or 4WD engine, your driving experience will remain unmatched. The Patriot offers drivers a unique entry into the Jeep family at a low cost, without sacrificing amenities and great standard features.