2012 Jeep Patriot

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What's New for 2012:
- Improved continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- Slightly revised trim names

Exterior Features
The Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover SUV, closely related to the Jeep Compass. While both are based on the same platform, the Patriot is marketed as a more traditional, conservative version of the vehicle. The Patriot is available in Sport, Latitude, and Limited trims, which all feature the Jeep's characteristic boxy profile.

Interior Features
The Sport trim features cloth upholstery, cruise control, 4-speaker sound system, and a tilt-only steering wheel. Air conditioning and power features are optional. The Latitude adds power accessories, air conditioning, heated mirrors, larger wheels, remote ignition, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and other enhancements. The Limited includes disc brakes on all four wheels and adds leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and more power features.

Optional Features
For 2012, satellite radio, upgraded audio system, daytime running lights, front-seat side air bags, remote ignition, roof rack crossbars, and several other features are optional. A sunroof is available on the Latitude and Limited trims. An Off-Road package adds all-wheel drive (AWD), skid plate, tow hooks, more versatile tires, and hill-descent control.

Under the Hood
Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on the Jeep Patriot, with AWD optional. The Sport and Latitude trims employ a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that works with a manual transmission or optional CVT and delivers 158 horsepower. Optional is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 172 horsepower that comes with a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT. The larger engine is standard on the Limited trim and with AWD.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Jeep Patriot are:
- Patriot with 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission: 23/29/25 (city/highway/combined)
- Patriot with 2.0-liter engine and CVT: 23/27/24 mpg
- Patriot with 2.4-liter engine and manual transmission: 23/28/25 mpg
- Patriot with 2.4-liter engine and 4WD: 20/23/21 mpg

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

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Jeep Patriot. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Patriot received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--in frontal-offset crash protection and for roof strength. In side-impact tests conducted by the IIHS, the Patriot with standard and additional optional side air bags received a \"Good\" rating, however, it achieved only a \"Marginal\" rating with standard but without additional optional side air bags.


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  • Name Sport (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 15995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Latitude (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 19745.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Limited (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 23560.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Sport (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 17745.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
  • Name Latitude (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 22780.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously variable ratio MSRP 25330.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
  • Premium cloth bucket seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Sliding armrest
  • Full-length floor console
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Luxury front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Instrumentation w/tachometer
  • 120 MPH speedometer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Speed control
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Manual windows
  • Manual door locks
  • Sentry Key theft-deterrent system
  • Air filtration
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Bright interior accents
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Sliding sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Front dome lamp
  • Map & dome reading lamps
  • Interior removable/rechargeable lamp
  • Fold-flat cargo floor
  • Air conditioning
  • Front passenger fold-flat seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Keyless entry
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch
  • Speed-sensitive auto pwr locks
  • 115V aux pwr outlet
  • Illuminated entry
  • Air conditioning w/auto temp control
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • 6-way pwr driver seat
  • Manual driver lumbar adjuster
  • 60/40 split reclining rear seat
  • Vehicle info center
  • Silver interior accents
  • Leather wrapped park brake handle
  • 16" x 6.5" styled steel wheels
  • P205/70R16 all-season BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Black side roof rails
  • Body color fascias
  • Lower bodyside accent cladding
  • Body color grille
  • Accent color liftgate applique
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Solar control glass
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Fold-away manual mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Black door handles
  • Liftgate door w/fixed glass
  • 17" x 6.5" aluminum wheels
  • P215/60R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Body color liftgate applique
  • Fold-away pwr heated mirrors
  • Body color door handles
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Body color fascias w/bright insert
  • 2.0L DOHC 16V I4 Dual-VVT engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 120-amp alternator
  • 525-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 4435# GVWR
  • Touring suspension
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • "Firm feel" pwr steering
  • Front disc/rear drum anti-lock brakes
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 2.4L DOHC 16V I4 Dual-VVT engine
  • Continuously variable transaxle II -inc: Autostick automatic transmission, tip start
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Four wheel drive
  • 4575# GVWR
    • Brake assist
    • Electronic stability program
    • Electronic roll mitigation
    • Hill start assist
    • Multistage dual front airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • Height adjustable front shoulder belts
    • Front passenger seat belt alert
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitor warning lamp
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • Audio input jack
    • (4) speakers
    • Fixed long-mast antenna
    • Media center 230 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD/MP3 changer
    • SIRIUSXM satellite radio -inc: (1) year service

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