2013 Jeep Patriot

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What's New for 2013:
  • Fuel-economy improvements
  • Two additional exterior paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Jeep Patriot is a 5-passenger crossover SUV with genuine off-roading capability, and is sold in Sport, Latitude and Limited trim levels. The Patriot Sport is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, fog lights, roof rack rails, and power exterior mirrors.

Interior Features
Every 2013 Jeep Patriot Sport is equipped with a stereo including a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack. A rechargeable and removable flashlight is also standard on this model.

Optional Features
The Jeep Patriot Sport can be optioned with air conditioning and a Power Value Group option package containing power windows, power heated exterior mirrors, and power door locks with remote keyless entry. Further upgrades for the Sport trim include Uconnect Bluetooth connectivity, CD changer, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Through Uconnect, Jeep also provides an optional service that turns the SUV into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Jeep Patriot Latitude includes the above features, plus a driver seat-height adjuster, heated front seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, remote engine starting, and a 115-volt power outlet. Options for this trim level include an enhanced audio system with flip-down tailgate speakers, satellite radio, power sunroof, vehicle information center, and a tire-pressure monitoring system with individual tire display. Models with the 2.4-liter engine offer an optional Trailer Tow Prep Group with a full-size spare tire, engine oil cooler, and a wiring harness to provide up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.

The top-of-the-line Patriot Limited includes options similar to the Latitude, but also comes with upgraded brakes, leather seats, power driver seat, automatic climate control, vehicle information center, and a premium audio system with satellite radio, and a navigation system is exclusively available on this trim level.

Additionally, all 2013 Jeep Patriots can be equipped with front-seat side-impact air bags, continuously variable transmission (CVT), choice of two different 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems, and a bigger engine than comes standard.

Under the Hood
The Jeep Patriot Sport and Patriot Latitude trims are equipped with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional CVT delivering power to the front wheels (2WD).

Choose an optional 4WD system, or the Limited trim level, and the Patriot's powertrain is upgraded to a 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard with this engine, and a CVT is optional.

Two types of 4WD systems are offered on the 2013 Patriot. The Freedom Drive I system is designed to provide greater traction on slippery roads and well-traveled trails. Adventure seekers may want the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group option package, which includes all-terrain tires, tow hooks, skid plates, hill-descent control system, brake traction control, anti-lock braking system tuned for off-roading, and a CVT with a low-range crawl ratio. Additionally, with this option package, the Patriot's ground clearance is raised an inch to 9.1 inches, fording capability is bumped to 19 inches of standing water, and the angles of approach, departure and breakover are increased, according to Jeep.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Jeep Patriot are:
  • Patriot 2.0-liter 2WD with manual transmission: 23/30/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Patriot 2.0-liter 2WD with automatic transmission: 22/28/24 mpg
  • Patriot 2.4-liter 2WD with manual transmission: 23/28/25 mpg
  • Patriot 2.4-liter 2WD with automatic transmission: 21/27/24 mpg
  • Patriot 2.4-liter 4WD with manual transmission: 22/28/24 mpg
  • Patriot 2.4-liter 4WD with automatic transmission: 21/26/23 mpg
  • Patriot 2.4-liter Freedom Drive II 4WD with automatic transmission: 20/23/21 mpg

The 2013 Jeep Patriot is equipped with 4 air bags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. The Limited trim, and all Patriot models equipped with 4WD, have rear disc brakes in place of the standard rear drums. Side-impact air bags for the front-seat occupants, hill-descent control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system that takes individual readings for each tire are available for an additional cost.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted crash tests on the 2013 Jeep Patriot.

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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 19795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Limited (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23795.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
  • Name Sport (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 17995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
  • Name Latitude (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23095.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/23
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 25695.00 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
  • 60/40 split reclining rear seat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2.4L DOHC 16V I4 Dual-VVT engine
  • Continuously variable transaxle II -inc: Autostick automatic transmission, tip start
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Four wheel drive
  • 4575# GVWR
  • Continuously variable transaxle II -inc: Autostick automatic transmission, tip start, remote start system
    • 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
    • UConnect 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • Audio input jack
    • (4) speakers
    • Fixed long-mast antenna
    • UConnect 230 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD/MP3 changer
    • SIRIUSXM satellite radio -inc: (1) year service

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