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.
Interior and cargo space; maneuverability and parking ease; safety features; tech options; off-road ability plus fuel economy
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.
Select a 2012 Jeep Patriot trim level
Utility 4D Latitude 2WD
Utility 4D Latitude 4WD
Utility 4D Limited 2WD
Utility 4D Limited 4WD
Utility 4D Sport 2WD
Utility 4D Sport 4WD