2018 Jeep Patriot Replacement – Keen to bring a level of off-road capability to every SUV specific niche, Jeep will be filling the razor-thin space between the Renegade and the Cherokee with a replacement for its Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot compact crossovers. Likely to be based upon an extended version of the Renegade’s platform, the SUV we hope will be called ComPatriot will do direct battle and with the C-segment Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and crossovers that are a bit smaller sized and a bit less expensive than the Cherokee. Anticipate the ComPatriot to feature a bit less off-road capability and a bit more efficiency than the remarkably capable (and heavy) Cherokee.
2018 Jeep Patriot Replacement
As these spy shots suggest, the new crossover will feature Cherokee-ish styling, with a rounder hatch changing the upright, square roofline discovered on the Renegade. Regardless of the definitely crossover-like styling, a fast look at the ComPatriot’s excellent ground clearance and technique and departure angles will bring an element of off-road enjoyable to a sector that’s dominated by crossovers whose capabilities are maxed on a slushy unpaved road. In addition, an appearance at the front fascia reveals somewhat standard Jeep styling, rather than the ahem, special front end on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Underhood, Jeep will most likely pack a 2.0 L Tigershark I-4 into the 2018 Jeep Patriot, with a likewise sized turbo I-4 (codenamed Cyclone) readily available as an alternative. That engine should produce a prodigious 200-plus horsepower, with all the low-end torque a little turbo allows. The basic Tigershark, if offered in the ComPatriot, should produce in the neighborhood of 160 horses and supply 30-plus mpg on the highway.
Jeep has actually been on a roll recently with both its suv-ish crossovers and real suvs, all which have actually provided a strong quantity of off-road ability, traditional Jeep styling, and on-road improvement. We see no reason the 2018 Jeep Patriot (or whatever Jeep decides to call it) won’t continue the trend, while also putting the two oldest and least Jeep-y lorries in the business’s portfolio out to pasture.