Trail Rated® Tough

The Jeep® Patriot proudly wears the Trail Rated® badge when equipped with the Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group—signifying its ability to perform under various off-road+ conditions. It carries on the Jeep brand tradition of having legendary traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording+ abilities.

Powerful, all-weather capability

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2.0L DOHC 16V engine

Patriot offers an efficient 158-hp 2.0L DOHC 16V four-cylinder engine capable of delivering a powerful 141 pound-feet of torque. Matched to a five-speed manual 4x2 transaxle or the available CVT2 automatic transmission with AutoStick feature, it comes with a convenient automatic oil change monitoring system.

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2.4L World Engine

Also available is the 172-hp 2.4L World Engine capable of delivering 165 pound-feet of torque. Get up to 29 highway mpg+ with the standard five-speed manual transmission or 28 highway mpg+ with the available, smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick. The versatile Patriot vehicle is capable of towing up to a useful 2,000 pounds+.

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2016 Jeep Patriot 2.0L DOHC Engine
2016 Jeep Patriot Freedom Drive

Unsurpassed Off-Road Capability+

Freedom Drive ILook no further for the best-priced SUV in America+. This available system provides you with active, full-time 4x4 capability with Brake Traction Control and selectable LOCK mode. Freedom Drive I features an Electronically Controlled Coupling (ECC) that monitors wheel slippage and transfers torque to the axle that can use it most. In tough conditions, it can be locked 50/50 front/rear for added low-speed capability and control.

Freedom Drive II®This available system takes Freedom Drive I and adds a selectable locking Off-Road mode with Hill Descent Control (HDC) along with grade-sensing features and a boost to the crawl ratio for use in more rugged conditions. When not in low-speed Off-Road LOCK mode, torque is adjusted on demand for added control and efficiency. This system’s capability and control handles difficult situations both on- and off-road+ including deep snow, mud and up to 19 inches of water+. Included with Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group.

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2016 Jeep Patriot All Weather Capability Group

To help the Patriot 4x4 handle harsh conditions, we've grouped all-terrain tires, tow hooks, daytime running lamps, an engine block heater, all-season floor mats and more into a single package.


2016 Jeep Patriot Tow Hooks

Available heavy-duty forged steel tow hooks are perfect for helping pull less-capable vehicles out of ditches and include two front-mounted and one rear-frame mounted tow hooks.


2016 Jeep Patriot Skid Plates

Skid plates help protect the underside of your vehicle from off-road rocks and on-road debris. Available with the Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group.

Control on higher ground

The available Hill Descent Control feature helps monitor throttle, speed and braking when you need it most, while Hill Start Assist keeps brakes applied for a short time after you’ve removed your foot from the brake, to give you time to accelerate without rolling backwards . Patriot also boasts a four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson strut front and multilink rear suspension for exceptional handling.

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Up to 2,000 pounds of towing capability+

Patriot can tow up to 2,000 pounds of Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight when properly equipped with the available Trailer Tow Prep Group or the Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group. This tow rating is useful for hauling everything from folding camp trailers to trailers for small boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles.

Small Trailers 1,000 lbs
Motorcycles 1,000 lbs
Folding Camping Trailers 2,000 lbs
Small Boats 2,000 lbs
  • pentastar2.0L DOHC 16V dual VVT engine
    158 hp
    141 lb-ft of torque
    Five-speed manual transmission

    1,000 lbs
  • eco diesel2.4L DOHC 16V dual VVT engine
    172 hp
    165 lb-ft of torque
    Six-speed automatic transmission

    2,000 lbs
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