The 2017 Jeep Patriot is seemingly one of the brand’s most inexpensive offerings, but some customers might automatically assume that the model is inferior to the other options. Sure, the other SUVs might include a more powerful engine or an uptick in cargo room, but that doesn’t mean the 2017 Jeep Patriot is inadequate in anyway.
In fact, it’s the complete opposite, as engineers did an admirable job of adding an array of clever features and amenities to their vehicles. This various inclusions influence various aspects of the driving experience, including convenience, safety, and entertainment. When all is said and done, these random inclusions may convince you that the 2017 Jeep Patriot is actually your ideal target. Continue reading below to see the six features that particularly stood out on one of the brand’s most affordable SUVs…
ParkView Rear Back Up Camera
You might not want to admit it, but it can be difficult reversing out of a parking spot even for the most experienced drivers. Your line of vision is usually limited, and it’s tough to anticipate if a vehicle, person, or another object is about to cross you path. Fortunately, Jeep’s engineers included their ParkView Rear Back Up Camera to the 2017 Jeep Patriot, allowing drivers to monitor everything that’s happening behind their SUV. Thanks to the grid system, drivers can also better anticipate where their Jeep Patriot is headed, allowing the driver to avoid any pesky fender benders.
Of course, that’s not the only technological inclusion that will help preserve the “new” condition of your SUV. The brand also added their Electronic Stability Control, providing the driver with the utmost control in any conditions. The system helps maximize the torque and brakes, assuring that drivers will always have a handle on their ride. Meanwhile, the Antilock Brake System and Brake Assist will further emphasize that stoppage power, which will be especially useful when you’re in need of some extra braking.
Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
You presumably spent a pretty penny on your 2017 Jeep Patriot, and you surely don’t want to risk the vehicle’s well-being in anyway. Well, the Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System is intended to add that extra bit of security to your vehicle, as no one can operate the vehicle unless they have the gadget with them. Drivers will also have the chance to remotely access their vehicle via the Remote Keyless/Illuminated Entry System, allowing them to remotely start the vehicle and lock or unlock the doors. The vehicle is also equipped with a security alarm, so you’ll certainly be able to hear if anyone is trying to access your vehicle. If you’re looking for that extra bit of satisfaction, the Soft Tonneau Cargo Cover can easily hide your most valuable cargo.
Trailer Tow Wiring Harness
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is a hulking SUV, and that means the vehicle should be more than capable of hauling a heavy load of cargo. Well, the trailer tow wiring harness will assure that your trailer is seamlessly connected with your vehicle, allowing your fellow drivers to anticipate any turns or stops. This specific feature is only available when the Patriot is equipped with the 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I4 World Engine, which manages to pump out 172 horsepower and 165 pounds-feet of torque. Ultimately, drivers can expect to haul up to 2,000 pounds when the vehicle includes this specific engine.
Speaking of engines and power, owners can still expect a perfectly adequate driving experience from the 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I4 engine, which delivers 158 horsepower and 141 pounds-feet of torque. These solid power specs ultimately lead to a 1,000-pound towing capacity.
As someone who has lived in cold regions for most of their life, I can confidently say that heated seats may have been one of the automotive field’s best inventions. This inclusion will allow drivers to escape those cold winter mornings, and the pair of differing levels means you can easily find your ideal temperature setting. The Automatic Temperature Control is also an appreciated feature, as occupants can adapt the interior temperature to their specific liking. On the flip side, if it’s a beautiful summer day, owners should be capitalizing on the power sunroof. With a simple push of a button, occupants can appreciate the fresh air as it floods into the cabin.
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats
SUVs are generally known for their cargo room, and the 2017 Jeep Patriot certainly confirms that sentiment. Ultimately, owners can expect an impressive 53.5-cubic-feet of cargo volume, meaning they won’t have any issues fitting in any combination of luggage, sports equipment, and school projects.
However, perhaps the most appreciated aspect of the cargo room is the interior flexibility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats allow owners to manipulate the Jeep to better fit their needs. In other words, owners shouldn’t have any worries about their ability to fit both passengers and cargo, as the accommodating interior can be configured in anyway you desire.
This specific feature had to be saved for last, as it’s clearly one of the most unique offerings by the brand. If you find yourself camping or enjoying the outdoors, you might want to consider opting for the Premium Sound Group or the Sun and Sound Group, which will add a pair of liftgate speakers to your SUV. Thanks to the inclusion, drivers can simply open the hatch and jam out to all of their favorite tunes. This system proves to be the perfect accompaniment to the standard four-speaker system or the alternative Boston Acoustics Premium Audio System (with subwoofer).
How are you going to play that music? Well, the brand’s Uconnect system provides easy access to a number of useful applications, including radio. Customers will even have the opportunity to opt for a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, allowing occupants to choose from more than 100 different channels. In other words, there shouldn’t be any limits to your musical options.