2017 Jeep Patriot vs. Its Competition

2017 Jeep Patriot
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you're looking for some off-road ability to get to a trailhead or a fishing spot, the 2017 Jeep Patriot squares off best against the Subaru Crosstrek and its own, internal rival, the Jeep Renegade.

The Crosstrek is more car-like, but offers comparable interior space and a lot more technology.

The Renegade, meanwhile, is dripping with personality, but is a little more expensive than the Patriot.

For strictly on road use, the Toyota RAV4 is pricier and won't offer as many discounts, but it's roomier and more polished.

The Honda CR-V comes in closer to a similarly equipped Patriot's price tag, but again lavishes more comfort and amenities.

The Mazda CX-5, meanwhile, is the sportiest model and, along with the Crosstrek, Forester, and the Patriot, is one of few crossovers to offer a manual transmission.

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Quick Specs
Feeling like a modern, but not as rugged incarnation of the classic '80s and '90s Jeep Cherokee, the Jeep Patriot is a simple crossover that makes a decent budget choice.
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the smallest Jeep you can buy, appealing both to commuters and off-roaders, but its design can outshine its performance.
One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
The 2017 Subaru Outback is an extremely versatile, rugged, compact SUV that's relatively efficient compared to other crossovers.
There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
75th Anniversary Edition FWD *Ltd Avail*LX 2WD ManualSport FWD *Ltd Avail*2.5i Manual2.0i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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