The 2015 Jeep Patriot does not have the sharp flashlight/cargo combo. Navigation has been offered in the midgrade Latitude trim. You would be surprised to know about the production of the 2015 Jeep Patriot. Cherokee has been successful in launching the Patriot as the prime time crossover of the brand and on the other hand pint sized Renegade is waiting to be a lower priced alternative. The Jeep Patriot has been seen to have the consistent selling in twilight of its career where it is finding plenty of new customers over the course of past few years regardless of the stage and the age. This year the vehicle has made its come back, floating with familiar jeep attitude promise and style in a tidy wrapper of a crossover.
Now the question arises is if it has delivered what it promised or not? Well if we compare it to its rivals; then, NO it does not. No doubt the 2015 Jeep Patriot has its trail rated toughness, but I fact it is just a legitimate off roader that has freedom drive II off road group. It offers miserable fuel economy and needs the speed reducing besides continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Otherwise you have the option to choose all wheel drive or front wheel drive with any other crossover. In addition to low fuel economy values, the 2015 Jeep Patriot also lacks refinement, versatility, performance, and even the safety features that are offered by the other vehicles of this car segment.
The 2015 Jeep Patriot will be the best choice when one is looking for a new crossover that fits the tight budget. Otherwise there are other rivals in the segment that make better choice. The list includes the 2015 Ford Escape, the popular 2015 Toyota RAV4, and the sporty 2015 Mazda CX-5. All these are better rather superior choices. No doubt the 2015 Jeep Patriot is not all bad but then again looking at the demands of the latest world, retirement of the 2015 Jeep Patriot is overdue.
Safety features offered by the 2015 Jeep Patriot:
Safety features offered by the 2015 Jeep Patriot are as follows:
- Antilock brakes including the rear drums and front discs
- The front wheel drive limited
- Front and rear disc brakes
- Stability control
- Traction control
- Full length side curtain bags
- Front side air bags
In a braking test, the Patriot received overall rating of four out of five stars with three start rating for frontal impacts and five star rating for side impacts.
Special features of the 2015 Jeep Patriot:
Though interior of the Patriot has been worked upon for two years but still its interior is simple and basic. It has cheap covering made up of hard plastic on most of the surfaces along with a steering that is tilt only compromising the comfort of the driver. The sport model is known to be offender as the 2015 Jeep Patriot lacks the standard air conditioning and power accessories and even the layout of the Limited feels more of an economy car and not a competitive crossover. On contrary the front seats of the 2015 Jeep Patriot are comfortable, offering satisfactory support for long routes in the saddle. Rear seats do not offer much comfort and therefore passengers at the rear seats may not be very much pleased. It is because the leg room is tight and the bottom cushion sits low and negates the reclining rear seatbacks benefits.
Primary gauges of the 2015 Jeep Patriot make good first impression with their easy to read font, ergonomic controls that are consistent with the Jeep’s no nonsense heritage. The optional 6.5 inch touch screen offered is outdated but then again 8.4 inch system that is used in the Cherokee is superior. Moreover the 2015 Jeep Patriot offers optional flip down lift gate speakers facilitating to initiate the party.
Another weak point of the 2015 Jeep Patriot is its cargo capacity. No doubt the 23 cubic ft of space behind the rear seats is not shameful but folding the rear seats only offers 53.5 cubic feet maximum. On the contrary 2015 Volkswagen Golf that is a compact hatchback offers 22.8 cubes out and maximum it offers 52.7.
Driving impressions of the 2015 Jeep Patriot:
The 2015 Jeep Patriot is little slow with the 2.0-liter engine even with the 2.4-liters models move in an impressive way. This could have been forgiven if the 2015 Jeep Patriot was good on gas. But it is not. With the introduction of the six speed automatic that was introduced last year, the 2015 Jeep Patriot’s saving grace in the power train department lifts the performance of the 2.0-liter in the Altitude.
On smooth roads the 2015 Jeep Patriot allows noise in to cabin while in today’s cars attention is towards quietness in the cabin.