Used 2012 Jeep Patriot Values

The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover available in FWD or 4WD. The Compass is available with two different engines; a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 158 hp/141 lb-ft of torque and an optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 20 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. Skid plates and 4WD lock gives the Patriot dependable off-road capabilities. Features include 17-inch wheels, halogen headlamps, heated seats, leather trim, touchscreen navigation, liftgate speakers, premium sound, and fold-flat seating. Safety is advanced airbags, comprised of electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, anti-lock braking, emergency braking assist, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and tire pressure monitoring. The Patriot is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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2012 model year changes View changes +

The Patriot gets a trim reshuffling for 2012. Last year's 70th anniversary edition and Latitude trim are out. A new Limited trim debuts this year, adding bright exhaust, bright roof rails, upgraded body trim, an upgraded stereo, automatic climate control, leather seats, a power driver seat and silver interior accents.

Competitive comparison View advantages +

Interior and cargo space; maneuverability and parking ease; safety features; tech options; off-road ability plus fuel economy

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The Patriot is an unexpectedly capable city car, combining a boxy, rugged-looking traditional Jeep appearance with car-like handling, good outward visibility, an economical powertrain, an interior that's comfortable for four adults and a city-friendly small-car size. The drivetrain and ground clearance, combined with an available Freedom-Drive II off-road package, makes for respectable off-road capability as well. Although the base model is basic, it's quite a bargain for a vehicle that includes all the essential safety equipment; and for those willing to option-up, there are more high-tech options than is typical for a basic sport-utility. Plus the Patriot achieves some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class.


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Patriot-4 Cyl.

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