2012 Jeep Patriot

#4 in Small SUV
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2012 Jeep Patriot Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small SUV of 2012

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Small SUV
#4 Jeep Patriot

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Jeep Patriot after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Jeep Patriot during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • Feel of the seat material

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 23


28 - 29


158 - 172


1 speed, Continuously variable ratio, 5 speed, Manual


Gas I4


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Jeep Patriot Review

Introducing the 2012 Jeep Patriot. From the folks who virtually invented the SUV comes an original next generation representation of a genuine classic. Don’t let it’s compact size fool you: the Jeep Partriot is the real deal. It’s a perfect SUV for those who love to live at the center of their circle. Patriot’s configurable interior hauls people and or gear with equal ease. The powerful 2.4 liter four cylinder engine boasts best in class 172 horse power and a 28 miles per gallon highway rating when matched to the standard five speed manual transmission and remarkable front wheel drive system. Go for the trail rated Jeep 4 X 4 capability with Patriots new and available Jeep Freedom Drive system. A functional and fun interior is balanced with standard safety and security features. The exceptionally practical price makes experiencing the Jeep life a most attainable adventure. There’s nothing like a true original the 2012 Jeep Patriot.

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