The Jeep Patriot may only have one generation under its belt, but the compact crossover SUV made a big impact on drivers throughout the duration of its short-lived life. Unveiled in 2007, the Patriot was an unmistakable member of the Jeep brand family. Iconic in its stature and outward appearance, the newest addition to the Jeep lineup offered a shrunken down version of the SUVs America had already fallen madly in love with. In 2015, just eight years after the Patriot was introduced to the American marketplace, Jeep announced that the new Renegade would replace both the Patriot and the Compass crossover SUVs starting in 2016. Despite this announcement, and the rumor-spreading that ensued after it was made, the Patriot survived to live another day – or at least another model year. Jeep has released the 2017 Patriot model, and has not made an official comment regarding its once-confirmed demise. Great news for Patriot fans, and bad news for the competition – because like it or not, the Jeep Patriot appears to be sticking it out at least one more year.
With nearly ten model years already produced, buyers who want a more affordable version of the compact crossover finally have their chance. Used Jeep Patriot models are abundant at local dealerships. All you have to decide is which one is right for you.