2014 Jeep Patriot Pros vs Cons. Should You Buy?
The Top 10 Reasons Why You May want to Buy a 2014 Jeep Patriot:
The 2014 model boasts some new and surprising features that are available to purchasers of the Jeep Patriot. This features include Boston stereo sound system upgrades, navigation that was previously unavailable and a 6 speed automatic transmission that will help make the ride smoother and more enjoyable. There are many other reasons that future car purchasers should consider buying the 2014 Jeep Patriot.
10 Reasonsto buy a 2014 Patriot - the Pros
1. The Price
The Jeep patriot is touted as one of the best in its class when it comes to price. The company promotes this model by advertising that it is the single most affordable compact SUV on the market. It is designed with a budget car shopper in mind. The base model has no frills or extras, and even comes without power windows or air conditioner.
2. The Miles Per Gallon
While most SUV drivers have an understanding that their SUV is not going to be the most fuel economic car on the road, it is still a factor that many people take into consideration. While it is not the best compact SUV for gas mileage, the Patriot is extremely comparable to other SUVs within its class. This Jeep gets 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Although the base model does not come with a lot of extras, the options for the Jeep Patriot are nearly endless. Everything from premium sound systems to enforced wheels will show customers that Jeep works to make options that will help them customize their Jeep to their very own needs.
4. Off Road Capabilities
Unlike the other SUVs in its class, the Jeep Patriot comes from a long line of SUVs that were made specifically for going off road. While users may not want to take their Patriot in extreme off road conditions, it is still rugged enough to endure many types of adventures and excursions. The Jeep Patriot is made to endure conditions that are not typically seen on the road.
5. Drive Systems
Like the other options that are available in the Patriot, the drive systems are also extremely variable. Available options will suit customers who have a Jeep that will never leave the city all the way to weekend adventure warriors that enjoy taking their Jeep out on various off road trails. The available drive systems are:
- Front Wheel Drive- a standard drive system that comes stock in all Jeep Patriots, the front wheel drive is an excellent option for customers that do not plan to do much off roading or driving in extreme conditions. While the FWD does alright in the snow, drivers that live in areas with long winters and heavy snows should consider upgrading to a more capable drive system.
- Freedom Drive 1- this is Jeep's version of all wheel drive. It is available in the Patriot model and is excellent for drivers that have to battle snowy winters. The Freedom drive has a center locking differential to make it easier on gas.
- Freedom Drive 2- for drivers that are more interested in taking their Jeep off the road, the higher Freedom Drive 2 is an excellent option. It includes a trail rated badge (and consequently a specific trail rating on the SUV), enforced skid plates and a longer lasting drive train.
6. Cargo Space
The Patriot, like most compact SUVs has a fairly small interior compared to their bulkier full size SUV older brothers. The Patriot, however, does boast a much larger interior and cargo space than its competitors.
7. Easy Accessibility
Do to the higher roof of the Patriot, the Jeep is very easy to enter and exit. This is something that many people don't think about, but it is much easier than other small size SUVs to climb in and out of.
8. Safety Features
Jeep has always focused at the forefront of providing safety features and the Patriot is no exception. The stock side front air bags make it safer than other Jeep options.
9. The Design
The Patriot was designed with Jeeps ruggedness as well as a modern, boxed in look. It combines the best of 2 worlds in tough attitude and classic look.
While this SUV is only able to seat 5 people, it feels more roomy than others in its class due to the large interior design.
Reasons not to buy a 2014 Patriot - the Cons
1. If You're Looking for Luxury Interior
Most Jeep models are not trying to impress anyone with the way that they look on the inside, and the Patriot is no exception. Many people complain that the (easy to clean) plastic interior looks cheap.
2. If You Want an Expensive SUV
The Jeep Patriot was designed for budget shoppers, and as an old saying goes, you get what you pay for. While this model is up to speed with most of the latest trends, it is not going to have some of the more expensive features that its competition offers.
1) 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2) 2015 Jeep Cherokee
3) 2015 Jeep Patriot
4) 2015 Jeep Compass
5) 2015 Jeep Wrangler
3. If You Don't Want a Jeep
Although it is Jeep's cheapest model, it still does what many of the other models do. Some of the other Jeep models, like the Cherokee, are leaning more towards luxury but the Patriot remains in the comfortable realm of Jeep with more rugged features than luxury features.
Overall the 2014 Jeep Patriot is a good compact SUV. It comes with features, options and available extras that help it to be right in line with other SUVs in its class.
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