Jeep Patriot 2012 Best Off Road Cars

The 2012 Jeep Patriot offers superb value in tandem with its capability. With a standard roster of safety and security features, along with a cabin that takes the meaning of pleasure trips up a notch or two, the rewards for driving an authentic legend are many. The Continuously Variable Automatic Transaxle (CV T2) with AutoStick uses a 30-mm high-strength multilayer steel drive belt and two active V-pulleys to vary vehicle speed, resulting in a smooth and quiet ride. The AutoStick shifter puts optimal vehicle performance and an impressive 19:1 crawl ratio under your command. Available. When the weather gets tough, no one wants to get caught in the mud, snow, or rain. Add this Group, and you’ll have extra chops to safely get where you’re going, plus the ability to help others in need. Includes tow hooks, engine block heater, all-season floor mats, daytime running headlamps, All-Terrain tires, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Available.

Jeep Patriot delivers a smooth and comfortable ride with solid help from its four-wheel independent suspension, with MacPherson struts up front and a multilink system in the rear. These systems work together to ensure solid contact with the road, no matter what surface you’re driving over. Improvements to Patriot’s rack-and-pinion power-assisted steering result in handling that’s exact, nimble, and responsive at all times. And with up to an EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway and 23 in the city, Patriot works hard to help protect your pocketbook. Limited’s leather-trimmed interior surrounds a Jeep brand leather-wrapped steering wheel that places speed and audio controls at your fingertips. The six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment helps ensure you’re sitting comfortably in command. Automatic temperature control lets you dial in to a consistent climate with this standard Limited feature. Now you can set your desired cabin temp and let the system do the work, while you and your passengers ride in comfort all the way home.

Choose the available drop-down DVD player or the 368-watt nine-speaker Boston Acoustics premium sound system, including subwoofer and two flip-down liftgate speakers (included with the Premium Sound Group and the Sun and Sound Group that adds a power sunroof ). SiriusXM Satellite Radio comes standard with your available Uconnect Media Center radio or option the robust Media Center 430N with Garmin Navigation and Sirius Travel Link that can help you spend less time and fuel driving to your destinations. Manage all of your media. You’ll have several ways to access audio. Get the sound going via CD s/DVD s, MP3s, remote USB port, auxiliary input jack, hard disc storage, Voice Command, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (your first year of service is included), and Bluetooth streaming audio. Talking on the phone while driving has never been easier or more responsible. Uconnect Phone is the in-vehicle, voice-activated communication system that allows you to talk on your Bluetooth compatible phone virtually hands-free. This clever system is also smart enough to synchronize with your Bluetooth compatible phone’s address book up to 1,000 entries every time you get into your vehicle.

 Active, full-time 4WD capability with LOCK mode, features Electronically Controlled Coupling (ECC ), which constantly monitors wheel slippage and transfers torque to the axle that can use it most. In tough conditions, the system can be locked 50/50 front/rear for added low-speed capability and control. Available. Trail Rated full-time 4WD with LOCK mode, Off-Road mode with Hill Descent Control (HDC ) and Brake Traction Control. Torque is adjusted on-demand for added fuel economy. Its all-weather capability expertly handles more difficult off-road situations, as well as deeper snow, mud, and up to 19 inches of water. Available. This powerhouse zooms off to achieve an EPA estimated 4x4 fuel economy of 28 hwy/22 city mpg while delivering 172 hp supported by 165 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s dual Variable Valve Timing electronically controls both intake and exhaust valves, four valves per cylinder (16V total), helping to improve power and encourage an economic performance.

An advanced system designed to assist drivers in maintaining control of their vehicle at all times. It integrates a four-wheel antilock brake system (ABS ) with hydraulic Brake Assist, all-speed traction control, and Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) to constantly monitor driver input against the vehicle’s actual course. When needed, the system automatically helps provide braking to the appropriate wheels and reduces engine power when overly sharp steering and/or impending wheel lift is detected. These air bags provide nearly instantaneous occupant protection by matching air bag output to crash severity. A Jeep Patriot engineered safety cage structure contains a front crumple zone specifically designed to absorb energy during a frontal impact. Embedded sensors monitor the pressure in the tires and immediately notify the driver when levels drop below the minimum acceptable level. Standard.

Melt snow and ice off your sideview mirrors as you warm up your interior or while driving. Available. A unique embedded key code matched only to your vehicle helps keep your Jeep Patriot safely where it belongs. Standard. These deploy from the outboard side of each front seat to enhance protection of the driver and front passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own sensor to autonomously trigger the air bag on the side where the impact occurs. These bright sources of light improve down-road visibility at night or during inclement weather. Standard. This system works to prevent Patriot from rolling away when starting the vehicle on an up- or downhill gradient. It holds the vehicle stationary for two seconds after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal, allowing time to apply the throttle. Standard on manual transaxle models, and
included with the Trail Rated Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group.

In the event of a rear-end collision, the head restraints move forward and upward to decrease the space between the head restraint and occupant’s head, thereby helping to reduce the chance of injury. As packaged with the available Media Center 430N radio, you’ll have access to real-time information on accidents, traffic flow, construction, road closures, and more. Alternative route guidance and mapping lets you easily avoid troubled areas to help you arrive safely and on time.


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