The next-generation of the 2018 Jeep Patriot is going all fancy on tech gizmos and is speculated to offer improved capabilities. The heart-wrenching power and ergonomics do go along like bread and butter, and there’s no better illustration than Jeep Patriot.
2018 Jeep Patriot – Interior Cabin Insight
The Jeep will lay much focus towards contemporary styling in the interior cabin. The front seats will integrate 2-stage heating along with 8-way power reclining. The steering wheel will be built off of an energy-absorbing column and will be reworked for incorporating audio/connectivity controls. Moreover, controls on the center console will be reworked with an ergonomic arrangement. The optional features in this cabin will include a power sunroof, rear seat entertainment, under seat storage and all-season floor mats.
The new-gen Jeep Patriot is also supposed to come with a bloat-load of safety technologies for both driver and passenger protection. Some of these features will include Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System, Multi-stage Airbags, Speed Control and also a Crumple Zone Cabin.
The 2018 Jeep Patriot is reported to come with a moderate cosmetic makeover. Up front, the body on grille will integrate a cross-hair styling with bronze accents. The circular headlights will integrate LEDs and get deep recesses for a pronounced styling. However, the front bumper will feature chiseled corners along with fog light housing which will get chamfered edges. As in the case of the 2017 year model, all 4 wheel arches will get robust flaring. Similarly, the front wheel arches will wear a boxy appearance.
The experts even predict that this 2018 Patriot will borrow some design cues from Jeep Wrangler. The side body will flaunt subtle aerodynamic creases and the bottom edges will get rugged plastic cladding.
2018 Jeep Patriot – Engine Upgrades
The powertrain of 2018 Jeep Patriot will be focused towards a hatchback-like drivability along with satisfying off-road capabilities. However, the 2.0L DOHC inline 4 comes with 158 HP. This engine will be backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive (FWD will be available in the option, though).
Another engine in the option will be a 2.4L DOHC inline 4 that produce 172 HP. The Fuel economy on an average will stay close to 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on highways. From 0 to 60 mph sprint will come in around 6.6 seconds and max towing capacity will check at 1,400 lbs.
Competitors and Launch Date
The Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, Honda HR-V and Subaru Forester will stand in direct competition with the new Jeep Patriot. The launch date of 2018 Patriot might be scheduled during the last quarters of 2017.
2018 Jeep Patriot – Trims and Pricing
The 2018 Jeep Patriot will offer 4 different trims including Latitude, High Altitude, Sport and Sports SE. Finally, the experts suggest that pricing might start at $19,000 for the base model and reach up to $27,000 for higher trims.