2012 Jeep Patriot Sport SUV Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

26 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport SUV Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

New for 2012:

– Improved continuously transmission (CVT)

– revised trim names


The Jeep Patriot is a crossover SUV, closely to the Jeep Compass. While are based on the same platform, the is marketed as a more traditional, version of the vehicle. The Patriot is in Sport, Latitude, and Limited which all feature the Jeep’s boxy profile.

Interior Features

The Sport features cloth upholstery, control, 4-speaker sound and a tilt-only steering wheel. Air and power features are optional. The adds power accessories, air heated mirrors, larger remote ignition, leather-wrapped wheel, and other enhancements.

The includes disc brakes on all wheels and adds leather automatic climate control, and power features.


For 2012, satellite radio, audio system, daytime lights, front-seat side air remote ignition, roof crossbars, and several other are optional. A sunroof is available on the and Limited trims. An Off-Road adds all-wheel drive skid plate, tow hooks, versatile tires, and hill-descent

Under the Hood

Front-wheel (FWD) is standard on the Jeep , with AWD optional. The Sport and trims employ a 2.0-liter engine that works a manual transmission or optional CVT and 158 horsepower. Optional is a 2.4-liter engine rated at 172 horsepower comes with a 5-speed transmission or CVT.

The larger engine is standard on the trim and with AWD.

Jeep Patriot


EPA fuel-economy figures for the Jeep Patriot are:

Patriot with 2.0-liter and manual transmission: 23/29/25

– Patriot with engine and CVT: 23/27/24 mpg

– Patriot with engine and manual transmission: mpg

– Patriot with engine and 4WD: 20/23/21 mpg

Standard safety features on the Patriot include anti-lock stability control, traction and side curtain air bags. features are optional.

To date, the Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Patriot. In tests conducted by the Institute for Highway Safety the Patriot received a #34;Good#34; Institute’s highest–in frontal-offset protection and for roof strength. In tests conducted by the IIHS, the with standard and additional side air bags received a rating, however, it achieved a #34;Marginal#34; rating with but without additional optional air bags.

Available Trims for the 2012 Patriot SUV

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