2017 Jeep Patriot Release Date, Review and Info

Apart from its rock-bottom price tag, there is little to covet from the 2017 Jeep Patriot especially considering the perfection of its rivals in its segment. Some of the defining features for 2017 include an affordable price, optional flip-down tailgate speakers, cozy front seats, and improved off-road capability offered by the Freedom Drive II package. Its release date should be expected during the second half of 2016.

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For 2017, buyers shouldn’t expect to see the previous top-of-the-range Limited model, therefore, only two remaining trim models are available for the 2017 Patriot. Other novelties include a rearview camera, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, ad a new Sport SE package.

Despite all the grey areas the Patriot has been manifesting for the last couple of years, it has continued to surprise many with its selling records. This might be partly attributed to the affordability that comes with the model or the ever endearing Jeep name. Either way, it all depends on your priorities and your ability to forgo things like air-conditioning, and power windows.

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The 2017 model despite its evolutionary cycle hasn’t relinquished its defining off-roading ability particularly when equipped with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group. This, however, isn’t a free add-on and comes mated to a disappointing CVT. Despite the benefits that a CVT comes with in newer models, as long as it is equipped on the Patriot or its Compass sibling, poor fuel economy ratings are a guarantee. Hopefully, you can opt for the six-speed automatic but, in doing so, you’ll be jeopardizing the off-road ability that comes with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group.

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There are plenty of other alternative models on offer in the same segment that offer pleasant off-roading capability than the Patriot they include the 2017 Jeep Renegade, 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Honda HR-V.

Available Trims – Jeep Patriot

The 2017 Patriot is offered in a five-seating configuration available in two trims: Sport and the Latitude trims. Furthermore, both come with sub-trims: Sport SE package for the SE, and a High Altitude Edition for the Latitude trim.

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The Sport comes equipped with cloth upholstery, manual exterior mirrors, 16” steel wheels, a tilt-only steering wheel, roof rails, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, crank-down windows, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, manual locks, tinted rear windows, cruise control, foglights, and a four-speaker sound system.

2017 Jeep Patriot steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

Available options for the Sport trim includes power accessories, automatic headlights, six CD/DVD changer, black alloy or steel wheels, upgraded exterior trim, remote keyless entry, mesh and cloth upholstery, tow hooks, improved ride height, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

The Latitude comes equipped with a leather wrapped steering wheel, a 115-V power outlet, reclining rear seatbacks, a height-adjustable driver seat, 17” alloy wheels, air-conditioning, and integrated radio controls.

Options available include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics speakers, unique 17” alloy wheels, power driver seat, leather upholstery, chrome exterior wheels, a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote ignition, and a luggage cover.

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Other extras available for both the Latitude and Sport trims include a rearview camera, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, tow hooks, engine-block heater, a rearview camera, a 6.5” touchscreen navigation system, all-season floor mats, Garmin navigation system, an oil cooler, a height-adjustable driver seat, hill descent control, and an upgraded CVT with low-range mode.

2017 Jeep Patriot Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new 2017 Jeep Patriot is an engine galore. To start off with, the base trim comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 158 hp and 141 pounds of torque. It is only available with the FWD and a default five-speed manual transmission system.

The other is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 165 pounds of torque and 172 horsepower. Also, it is offered with a FWD system and a five-speed manual transmission.
With the CVT, expect EPA estimates of 22/26/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the 2.0L Patriot, and 23/30/26 mpg for the manual version.

2017 Jeep Patriot engine

During our real-life test drive of the 2017 Jeep Patriot with Freedom Drive I and a six-speed auto sauntered to 60 mph from standstill in 9.4 seconds. On the other hand, the Freedom Drive II – equipped Patriot did the same in 10.3 seconds.

Expect 2,000 pounds maximum towing capacity when the Patriot is fully equipped.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Patriot

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Getting a 2017 Jeep Patriot will cost you an MSRP starting from $17,595 for the base model, according to our mule. The Sport SUV will probably be released during the second half of this year.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Release Date, Info & Specs

There are serious and significant reasons to think twice about the Jeep Wrangler for 2017, but you will also find it characterful, unique, and unabashedly a U.S styled SUV. Some of the top features for 2017 include a fun-to-drive character, extensive after-market and factory parts support, unmistakable styling, unstoppable on the trail, and numerous of variations. Its release should be forthcoming during this year’s 3rd Q.

A first for the Wrangler includes a new Olive Green interior option, aesthetic updates for the Sahara trim, a robust collection of special models, and addition of new colors to the existing palette.

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This American icon is an endearment to fun loving adventurous and fun-loving youth who like to enjoy the limitless freedom of nature and liberated towns of Normandy. True, it is the general character and the iconic imagery that makes the Wrangler and preferred choice for a majority of people.

The Wrangler can literally go places where top of the class factory built SUVs wouldn’t dare venture. One of the most notable parts that make this vehicle an appealing choice for fun enthusiasts are the special mechanical underpinnings that it offers. Nothing else handles and steers the same way as this vehicle.

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Jeep has become a monopoly so to speak as the Wrangler isn’t faced with any competition in its price range. However, the vehicle is still far away from being perfect.

Its downsides include a cumbersome convertible operation, mediocre crash test scores, sloppy on-road handling, long braking distances, busy ride, noisy interior, and a questionable security with the soft-top.

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Available Trims – Jeep Wrangler

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler is available in three core trim levels: Sport, Sahara, and the Rubicon trims. Furthermore, these trims are each available in a pair of body styles: two-door and four-door.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

The Sport comes equipped with a full-size spare tire, a 16” wheel, cloth upholstery, an eight-speaker sound system, skid plates, a height-adjustable driver seat, foglamps, on/off road tires, a fold-down windshield, full-metal doors, manual mirrors and locks, a one piece fold and tumble-forward backseat, auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, and tow hooks. The Unlimited trim gets you a 60/40-split folding front seat, air-conditioning, and a bigger gas tank.

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The Power Convenience Group adds 17” alloy wheels, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and windows, heated front seats, air-conditioning, satellite radio, USB port, and a touchscreen audio interface.

The Sahara trim adds an air-conditioning, rear passenger grab handles, satellite radio, hood insulation, 18” alloy wheels, painted exterior body panels, automatic headlamps, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and tubular side steps.

2017 Jeep Wrangler sport interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The range-topping Rubicon gets you 32” tires, extra interior niceties, a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio, 17” alloy wheels, rear locking differential, automatic headlights a 115-V household style power outlet, under-hood insulation, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, an electronically disconnecting sway front bar, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rock rails, and a standard air-conditioning system.

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Optional features for every Wrangler is 28GB of digital music storage, tire pressure monitoring display, a USB port, a higher-quality soft top, a body-colored hard top, media player interface, a trip computer, an upgraded version of the Uconnect 430 touchscreen, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

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Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Expect the 2017 Jeep Wrangler to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,495. Its release date should be expected during this year’s 3rd Q, according to our mule.

Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Each 2017 Jeep Wrangler model is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed manual transmission system that also includes hill assist functionality. The meagre 2000 pounds is the maximum towing capacity for the Wrangler, and 3,500 lbs. for the Unlimited version.

2017 Jeep Wrangler engine

During our 2016 Jeep Wrangler test drive, the manual-equipped model dashed from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds, while the heavier Wrangler did the same distance in 8.8 seconds.

Regardless of the transmission system, the two-door Wrangler returns fuel consumption ratings of 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee Release Date, Info & Specs

Delivering plenty of practicality, off-road capability, civilized and comfortable ride, is the fresh 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Its pros include a unique off-road capability for the Trailhawk trim, an abundance of available high-end technology features, a roomy seating, quiet and smooth ride, and a refined V6 engines. Its date of release should be expected during the 3rd Q of this year.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, black color

New features and technologies available for the 2017 Cherokee include automatically generated text messages’ reply, Do Not Disturb function automatic phone messages, a new drag and drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, and an 8.4” Uconnect system.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, white color

The vehicle will definitely be stepping to one of the most fiercely fought over segment, which is chock full of comfortable, well-equipped, and affordable vehicles in the segment. However, the new model aims to distinguish itself by offering an alluring list of new features, equipment and convenience technologies, plus its traditional off-road capability.

Moreover, the vehicle offers ample sound insulation, straight-forward controls, and a spacious interior. Except from the underwhelming four cylinder engine and an unusually modest cargo capacity, the Jeep offers a top performance.

2017 Jeep Cherokee front view, headlights and grille

The small crossover segment offers a surfeit of other vehicles worth considering if the Cherokee doesn’t fit your list of priorities. Some of them include the 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Subaru XV.

Available Trims – Jeep Cherokee

The five-passenger configuration Jeep Cherokee for 2017 is available in these trims: base Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and the Limited trim. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Chief, SRT8, Altitude, and hellcat are reviewed separately.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Some of the standard features offered by the Sport trim includes a steering height-adjustable wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 17” steel wheels, floor mats, remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, reclining and sliding rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, a 5” touchscreen display, a rear wiper, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio input, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB charge-only port.

2017 Jeep Cherokee steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The optionally available Cold Weather Group package comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated power-folding mirrors, remote ignition, and wiper de-icer.

The Latitude trim adds a body-colored door handles and mirrors, automatic headlights, roof rails, foglights, a rearview camera, privacy tinted glass, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a folding front passenger seat, LED interior lighting, a 115-V household style power outlet, an upgraded nine-speaker premium sound system, Siri Eyes Free, an 8.4” Uconnect touchscreen interface, dual sunroof, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Jeep Cherokee leather seats and gear shift knob

Likewise, the Latitude comes bundled with the Cold Weather package and the Convenience/Comfort package. The latter comes bundled with an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, and a power liftgate. The SafetyTec Group package adds heated mirrors, a satellite radio, an auto-diming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.
The Trailhawk – an off-road-themed trim comes with a wider 17” wheels, a four-wheel-drive, all-terrain tires, hill descent and ascent control, unique exterior trim, satellite radio, an 8.4” touchscreen display, leather upholstery, a larger driver information display, skid plates, and a locking rear differential.

2017 Jeep Cherokee interior, back seats

The plush Limited trim comes equipped with a leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), 18” alloy wheels, a wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver seat, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, upgraded side mirrors, and remote ignition.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs

The base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine good for 171 lbs. of torque and 184 horsepower.

Standard on the trim but optional for the Sport is a 3.2L V6 engine rated at 271 horsepower and 239 lbs. of torque. With both engines, the default transmission system is a nine-speed auto.

2017 Jeep Cherokee engine

The V6-powered Cherokee offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The EPA fuel consumption estimates for the four-cylinder FWD Cherokee stand at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 21/29/24 mpg with the V6 FWD models.

During our own test drive, the Cherokee with a V6 powerplant accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds, and half a second more with the V6 Trailhawk.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

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Planning to buy the refreshed Cherokee SUV? Well, you should be ready to part away with an MSRP standing from $23,395. As for the release date, expect it during the 3rd Q of 2016.

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