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The base engine of the 2016 Jeep Patriot is a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. All-wheel-drive models and the top Limited models are equipped with a 172-hp 2.4-liter V-6. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard. The six-speed automatic gearbox is available across the lineup. Freedom Drive II is bundled with the CVT.
The Patriot is equipped with a 2.0-liter diesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic version has a continuously variable transmission and four-wheel-drive. It also comes with three switchable electronic stability control settings and a rearview camera. The 2.4-liter V-6 offers adequate performance, but it lacks fun driving dynamics. The continuously variable automatic is a bit noisy, and it spools up and down to match the road speed. The Latitude version adds power door locks and air conditioning.
Despite the low-maintenance nature of the Patriot transmission, fluid replacement is essential. According to the service manual, the fluid lasts for a long time, and the powertrain can travel 300,000 miles without any major overhaul. If you're looking for an automatic car with low maintenance requirements, the Patriot is the right choice for you. Its six-speed transmission offers smooth, predictable performance.
The Patriot's CVT transmission is a solid option for most people. Compared to the 6-speed manual, it doesn't require much maintenance. The two-cylinder engines deliver reasonable fuel economy, but the CVT isn't fun to drive. A bad alternator bearing can also lead to a lot of electrical problems. If the alternator doesn't work, it will need to be replaced.
The Patriot's powertrain is the best choice for a high-mileage SUV. The automatic gearbox is more reliable than its manual counterpart, which means it's easier to drive on rough terrain. And it's also the most fuel-efficient of all four-wheel-drive SUVs. And if you're into adventure, the Jeep Patriot's 4-wheel-drive model has a high-performance CVT.
The Jeep Patriot's transmission is one of the best-performing vehicles on the market. Its low-range CVT is better for off-road driving. While it is still a worthy contender in its class, it isn't as responsive as the Jeep Cherokee. Its CVT is the same as the automatic. In both cases, it's best to choose the CVT, but the six-speed manual is better.
Fortunately, the Patriot has some positives as well as negatives. While the original model was a flop, the latest model has a solid reputation as a family car. The 2.4-liter engine has good power and torque. Its CVT has an automatic gearbox that's better than a manual. The only downside to the Patriot's CVT is that it's not very reliable when off-roading. Its available automatic gearbox has to be switched over to manual when the driver needs to change the gearbox.