Resale: $18,767
Value: Above Average Above Average
MPG: 21 city/26 hwy

2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude SUV

2013 Jeep Patriot Review

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New For 2013
Mechanically, the Jeep Patriot is a twin of the Jeep Compass, so it’s no surprise that the only changes for 2013 are the availability of winter chill and black forest green paint and a 30-mpg highway rating for the 2.0-liter, manual-transmission-equipped model.
Overview
The Patriot is based on a rather lackluster platform that doesn’t excel on- or off-road. This is the least expensive Jeep, and it’s noticeable, although the revised interior is much better than that of previous Patriots. Neither of the Patriot’s two four-cylinder engines is particularly refined, an impression that’s exacerbated by the CVT automatic. Even the Wrangler seems quieter on the road, although the Patriot feels more buttoned up behind the wheel. The Patriot’s only real selling point is price. It used to have an advantage over the Compass because it arguably looked better and because it offers a modicum of off-road ability (enough to earn Jeep’s Trail Rated badge) with the off-road package, but now the Compass offers those same mechanicals and was restyled to the point where it might be the better-looking of the two. As with the Compass, the best bet is to wait and see what Jeep replaces the Patriot with later in 2013. This platform has gone about as far as it can go, and it still comes up short in comparison to the rest of the small-crossover/SUV segment. If you must choose a Patriot, take solace in the fact that your little Jeep has a bit more room inside than a Compass and can cost a whole lot less.

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2013 Patriot Latitude Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 21 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 311 mi. range
Fuel economy: Gasoline:,
Multi-point fuel injection
13.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 172 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 165 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'13 Jeep Latitude SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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