The 2013 Jeep Patriot is a 5-passenger crossover SUV with true off-road capability, and is sold in Sport, Latitude and Limited trim levels. The 2013 Jeep Patriot Sport is equipped with 16-inch wheels of steel, fog lights, roof rack rails and power outside mirrors. Every 2013 Jeep Patriot Sport is equipped with a sound system that includes a CD player and an auxiliary audio input. A removable, rechargeable flashlight is also standard on this model.
2013 Jeep Patriot Optional Features
The Jeep Patriot Sport can be optioned with air conditioning and an optional power pack Value Group containing power windows, power heated outside mirrors, and door locks with remote key-less entry. Further upgrades to the Sport trim include Uconnect Bluetooth connectivity, CD changer, aluminum wheels and 17-inch. Through Uconnect, Jeep also offers an optional service that converts the SUV into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Jeep Patriot Latitude includes the above features, plus seat-height adjuster, heated front seats, folding seat to the floor of the passenger, remote engine start, and an outlet 115 volt conductor. Options for this trim level include upgraded audio system with folding tailgate speakers, the satellite radio, power sunroof, vehicle information center, and a system for monitoring tire pressure tire with single screen. Model with 2.4-liter engine offering an optional trailer Tow Prep Group with a full size spare tire, engine oil cooler, and a set of wires to provide up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
The 2013 Jeep Patriot Limited includes options similar to latitude, but also comes with upgraded brakes, leather seats, power driver seat, automatic climate control, vehicle information center, and premium audio system with radio satellite and a navigation system is available exclusively on this trim level. In addition, all 2013 Jeep Patriots can be equipped with air bags front seat side-impact, continuously variable transmission (CVT), the choice of two different 4-wheel drive system (4WD) and a larger engine that comes standard.
2013 Jeep Patriot Engine
The Patriot Jeep Patriot Sport and Latitude trims are equipped with 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with a manual gearbox or optional 5-speed CVT deliver power to the front wheels (2WD). You choose an optional 4WD system, or Limited trim level and powertrain of the Patriot to a 172-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder is updated. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard with this engine and a CVT is optional.
Two types of 4WD systems on the 2013 Patriot is. The Freedom Drive I system is designed to provide traction on slippery roads and busy roads. Adventure seekers may want the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group option package, which includes all-terrain tires, the tow hooks, skid plates, traction control hill descent, traction control, anti-lock brakes brakes tuned for off-road, and a CVT with a low crawl ratio range. Also, with this option package, ground clearance of the Patriot inch to 9.1-inch fording capability fires rises to 19 inches of standing water, and angles of approach, departure and ventral increase, according to Jeep.
2013 Jeep Patriot Safety
The 2013 Jeep Patriot is equipped with 4 airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and traction system and stability control. The Limited version, and all Patriot models equipped with 4WD have rear disc brakes in place of the standard rear drums. Air bags for side impact occupants of the front seats, hill descent control, and a system of monitoring tire pressure takes individual readings for each tire are available for an additional cost.