2014 Jeep Patriot Unveiled NAIAS

By Staff Contributor.

The new 2014 Jeep® Patriot boasts improved on-road performance that compliments a new six-speed automatic transmission. With unmatched Jeep capability in all weather conditions, fuel economy is up to 30 miles per gallon. It is boasting more than 30 safety and security features and has a starting MSRP of only $15,995, it’s looking like the 2014 Jeep Patriot is the best priced SUV in America.

There is no doubt this is a Jeep, designed to appeal to compact-SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability at an affordable price. Patriot offers consumers segment-leading 4×4 capability and excellent fuel efficiency along with rugged exterior styling and clever interior features.

2014 Jeep Patriot

“Jeep Patriot delivers best-in-class 4×4 capability with an iconic Jeep design,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO- Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “With a new six-speed automatic transmission for 2014, Patriot features improved on-road driving dynamics without sacrificing any of its best-in-class off-road capability.”

It is packed with standard features that provide value and convenience for drivers and passengers that include:

  • Front seat-mounted side air bags
  • Electronic stability control

Electronic roll mitigation

  • Hill-start Assist
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Sunscreen glass
  • Fog lamps
  • Removable/ rechargeable flashlight
  • Outside temperature display

Rear fold-flat 60/40 folding seat

  • Rear window defrost and wiper
  • Tilt steering column
  • Cruise control
  • Sliding visors with mirror

In addition to all the standard features it also offers an array of clever features consumers will appreciate under challenging weather conditions. Which make the 2014 Jeep Patriot the perfect compact SUV, enabling drivers and passengers to enjoy any adventure.

  • Uconnect Media Center with iPod interface
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Power sunroof
  • Premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers
  • Articulating liftgate speakers
  • Fold-flat rear seats

For 2014, the Jeep Patriot continues to offer an All-weather Capability Group option which includes Goodyear 17-inch all-terrain tires, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps, engine block heater and tow hooks, making the Patriot the most capable compact SUV off-road and in all weather conditions.

2014 Jeep Patriot

The 2014 Jeep Patriot offers three available models: Patriot Sport, Latitude and Limited which are all available with front-wheel drive, the Jeep Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4 system or the Freedom Drive II Off-Road full-time active 4×4 system with low-range capability.

Here is the difference between the three models:

Jeep Patriot Sport

The 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport model is powered by the 2.0-liter I-4 World Gas Engine (producing 158 horsepower (117 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque) mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Standard features include: front-seat mounted side air bags, all-row side curtain air bags, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist, anti-lock front disc and rear drum brakes, advanced multistage front and passenger air bags, fog lamps, audio jack, illuminated cup holders, removable/rechargeable flashlight, outside temperature display, floor mats, fold-flat 60/40 folding rear seat with rear seat heat ducts, rear window defrost and wiper, cruise control, deep tint glass and roof side rails.

Jeep Patriot Latitude

The new Jeep Patriot Latitude model offers the standard features of the Sport model, as well as the following standard features: air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power heated exterior mirrors, illuminated keyless entry, 17-inch aluminum wheels, front heated cloth seats, rear 60/40 seat recline, driver seat height adjuster, fold-flat front passenger seat, 115-volt power inverter, body color exterior door handles and liftgate brow and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls.

Jeep Patriot Limited model

In addition to the standard features offered on the Latitude model, the 2014 Patriot Limited version includes: 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine producing 172 horsepower and 165 lb. ft of torque mated to the new 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, leather seats, driver’s seat manual lumbar adjust, six-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped parking brake handle, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), AM/FM, six-disc CD/DVD, MP3, HDD radio, SiriusXM Radio, automatic temperature control, bright exhaust tip and accents on the front and rear fascias.

Available options include: Jeep Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II four-wheel drive systems, 2.4-literr I-4 WGE (world gas engine) producing 172 hp and 165 lb.-ft. of torque, 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission, power sunroof, Uconnect handsfree Bluetooth compatible phone with iPod connectivity, navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link and premium nine-speaker audio system with liftgate speakers.

2014 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot is available in the following exterior colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Rugged Brown Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Winter Chill Pearl Coat.

We are thrilled that the 2014 Jeep Patriot models will be built in the United States at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Il and will begin arriving in dealer showrooms in the second quarter 2013.

(Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. Photos provided by Jeep.)