As of now, it has been found that Jeep Patriot will be discontinued along with the first generation Jeep Compass model. It has been officially announced that there will be no 2018 Jeep Patriot in the upcoming market. Its successor model will be a second generation Jeep Compass. It will likely to get a release this spring. Enthusiast buyers have to wait until manufacturer unveils an actual release date.
Why not 2018 Jeep Patriot?
According to the official news, it has been cleared that this new Compass will incorporate a different character in itself. As Jeep is not willing to continue its Patriot models from 2018, this compact crossover SUV will become the history very soon.
Current Patriot is a five-door model with the blocky styling that gives it unique identity compared to the current Compass version with which it shares underpinnings and platform. The current Patriot is coming with the front-wheel-drive system for the base trim model. The different trim models include Sport, and Latitude. However, there are also sub-trims including Sport SE, 75th Anniversary Edition and High Altitude Edition. On the other hand, the new Compass will come in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trims.
No substantial evidence proves the actual reason for the discontinuation. It has been sourced out that Patriot is getting less recognition because of its competitor, Compass from the same manufacturer. But whatever the reason is, 2018 Jeep Patriot might be one of the main attractions. Since two models are combined to bring a single overhaul, 2018 Compass vehicle will be the next attraction to all its spectators.
2018 Jeep Patriot: Concept
The first-generation model came with the Compass back in 2006 as 2007 model. These models were built on GS Platform which later replaced by Chrysler PM/ MK Platform. It comes with either 2.4 liters Inline-4 engine or 2 liters engine to power the vehicle. Both these engine variants work with the 5-speed manual transmission system for its base model and CVT transmission system for higher trim models.
The 2.4 liters engine can produce a maximum power up to 172 HP and a maximum torque up to 165 lb-ft.
However, the manufacturer has set some different plans for the upcoming market for the replacement of 2018 Jeep Patriot models. Considering 2018 Jeep Compass, it will get some essential changes to remain active as one of the best sellers in its class.
The new Compass model will get a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It will produce 180 hp and torque of 175 pound-feet. The three transmissions will be available including 6-speed manual and 6- and 9-speed automatic units. Available with the new Jeep Compass will also be Jeep’s Active Drive Low all-wheel drive system.
2018 Jeep Patriot: Price
The price of upcoming Compass should be nearby the current Patriot. There is no official confirmation of its price, but it should reach around $21,000 for its base model. So the anticipated buyers who eagerly wait for 2018 Jeep Patriot should upgrade their dictionary to check the next generation Compass model.