2017 Jeep Patriot: The Compact Off-Roading Vehicle

Living in big towns like Richmond, New Baltimore, and the Detroit area has many benefits. There’s always plenty of excitement close at hand, for one thing. However, sometimes you just want to head for the hills.

When the occasion arises, get yourself behind the wheel of a superior off-roading SUV like the 2017 Jeep Patriot. At Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ve got the inside scoop on it.

When You’re Due for a Change of Scenery

You may not consider a compact SUV to be the best choice for off-road adventures, but the 2017 Jeep Patriot is truly a breed apart, especially when equipped with the available Freedom Drive II® Off-Road group. This package features (among other things):

  • Hill Descent Control
  • All-wheel drive
  • Fuel tank skid plate
  • Engine oil cooler

Add these features to the touring suspension and rear stabilizer bar, and you’re good to go. Your Patriot will not only be able to handle the rough roads, it’ll also shrug off all the undue wear a lesser SUV might incur.

Maintaining Economy for Your Daily Commute

Those off-road excursions are more than likely weekend affairs. During the week, when you’re commuting to work, you’re going to need some everyday economy.

The Patriot comes with a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission. With this pairing, you’ll be able to maintain 27 highway MPG and 22 city MPG,all while generating up to 172 horsepower.

To cut back on fuel consumption just a bit more (and further improve your handling), you can also upgrade to a continuously variable transmission with off-road crawl ratio.

Safety Regardless of Circumstance

Whether you’re driving through the mountains or just cruising through the city, one thing needs to remain the same: safety.

To start, the Jeep Patriot is built with high-strength materials and equipped with an advanced airbag system. But beyond that, it’s installed with some tremendously useful technology.

Electronic Stability and Speed Control have both been included in the vehicle to keep you on track, no matter what the roads might look like. You can even add the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera to improve your awareness.

Interior Room to Spare

While the Jeep Patriot is considered a compact SUV, it still manages to put many of its crossover competitors to shame when it comes to space.

With 104.4 cubic feet of passenger volume and 23 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space, there’s plenty of room for occupants and luggage alike. Drivers in particular will have 40.6 inches of legroom and 41 inches of headroom.

Learn More About the Uncompromising 2017 Jeep Patriot

With all its space, power, and off-roading capabilities, the 2017 Jeep Patriot deftly bridges the gap between the standard urban crossover and a more rugged SUV.

At Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our team can attest to how well this vehicle fits into the Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit area day-to-day. Contact us today to learn more about it!

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