The new diesel-powered Jeep Patriot benefits from a Mercedes-Benz powertrain which replaces the current 2.0 Volkswagen diesel engine. The new 2.2 CRD unit has 163bhp and does 42.8 mpg (combined). This engine enables the Patriot to go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 125 mph. The maximum towing capability is also increased from 1,500 kg to 2,000 kg.
Jeep Patriot Diesel comes in four trim levels of Sport, Sport+, Limited and Overland. Compared to the outgoing vehicle, Sport trim now offers improvements such as body coloured door handles, Hill Start Assist, leather wrapped hand brake and ‘active’ head restraints (front row).
Other new improvements over last model for Sport + versions include cruise control, deep-tint sunscreen glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, uconnect phone (Bluetooth® handsfree communication and Voice Command) and rear view auto-dimming mirror with integrated microphone.
Limited models add Hill Start Assist, leather wrapped hand brake, ‘active’ head restraints (front row) and a 6-way power driver seat, while the Overland version also gets a raft of high tech and luxury features including 18-inch aluminium wheels, premium leather trimmed seats with embroidered ‘Overland’ logo, additional front seat side airbags, rear park assist, tyre pressure monitoring display and chrome finish door sill scuff plates.
The Patriot is not a very interesting car to be honest! But it starts at just £14,995 for the 2.4 Sport petrol, rising to £21,995 OTR for the 2.2 CRD Overland.