Jeep Patriot named to ‘Most Affordable SUVs’ list

Jeep Patriot

Until money really starts to grow on trees, it’s something that we cherish, and any way get the most out of it is a plus. recently named the ’10 Most Affordable SUVs’, and one to make the list was none other than the Jeep Patriot.

Starting under $18,000, the Compass is an easy transition for those looking to get into the Jeep family. The SUV seats 5, offers a Sport and Latitude model which features the smaller 2.0-liter engine with FWD, while the Limited trim gets 4WD and a 2.4-liter engine. Fuel efficiency varies on the trim but can get as high 28-mpg highway – a respectable number in the compact SUV-class.

Two packages that would appeal to Jeep-lovers are Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II Off-Road. The Freedom I Package offers full-time 4WD, which is for year-round peace of mind. The Freedom II package, however, offers a 2nd-gen CVT transaxle with low range, 17-in all-terrain tires and skid plates, tow hooks and fog lights.

Standard equipment for the Latitude trim includes heated front seats, power outlet and keyless entry. The Limited model adds leather-trimmed seats, automatic climate control, power driver’s seat, the larger engine and a more powerful audio system.

Optional features include power windows, air conditioning and Bluetooth for the Sport model, and an infotainment and navigation system with 6.5-in touch screen in the Latitude and Limited model. The Limited also offers a Boston Acoustics sound system with 9 speakers – with two flipping down from the tailgate.

To check out the latest Jeep lineup, including the popular Patriot SUV, visit your local Jeep dealer at River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in North Aurora. For quality and professional service, please call or book online to set up an appointment.