Compact SUVs have their virtues, but they generally aren’t regarded as the best vehicles for off-roading. Off-road excursions require a vehicle with lots of power, stability, and size if you’re going to successfully navigate the most exciting patches of terrain.
While their smaller size might make compact SUVs more convenient to drive on the road than their full-size brethren, it definitely compromises their integrity as off-roading vehicles. Until now, that is. It’s time to meet the 2017 Jeep Patriot, a compact SUV that excels at off-roading as much as any truck or full-size SUV on the market. Here’s why you should give the 2017 Jeep Patriot a look next time you stop by our Jeep Indianapolis dealership.
Designed for Off-Roading
The 2017 Jeep Patriot takes the compact SUV and infuses it with the kind of power and sturdiness people associate with the name “Jeep.” More than a brand name, the word “Jeep” has become synonymous with rugged vehicles capable of handling themselves well, whatever conditions they might be driving in.
When describing what they hoped to achieve with the 2017 Patriot, the general manager of Chapman Chrysler Jeep said, “The 2017 Jeep Patriot is a testament to Jeep’s continuous dedication to off-road capabilities,” and that it is “the perfect vehicle for first-time Jeep buyers or long-time Jeep enthusiasts.” It’s also worth noting that the 2017 Patriot has received the Trail Rated badge, which is used to single out vehicles that can handle even the harshest off-road conditions.
How is the 2017 Jeep Patriot able to conquer the trails? It starts with its strong 4×4 capabilities, brake traction control, and all-terrain tires. It also comes with an upgraded version of the Freedom Drive II Off-Road system, which packages together powerful Hill Descent Control technology that monitors speed, braking, and throttle to empower drivers to control their descents.
It also comes with Standard Hill Start Assist, which applies constant pressure to the brakes whenever the driver switches on the accelerator. This reduces the amount of time between braking and accelerating, preventing the vehicle from rolling back and maximizing the amount of time the car moves forward in harsh uphill environments.
On the outside, the 2017 Jeep Patriot doesn’t skimp, either. It includes classic Jeep features such as signature round headlamps (which turn on automatically in dark conditions), roof rails for storage, and available fog lamps for extra visibility. The interior is comfortable and sturdy and designed just as much to handle even the harshest conditions as the rest of it. No matter where you take your 2017 Patriot, you’ll be hard-pressed to find conditions where you won’t have a comfortable ride.
The 2017 Jeep Patriot is redefining the way many people look at compact SUVs, and the good news is you can see for yourself just what makes it so special. Schedule a test drive today at our Indianapolis dealership by calling Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bloomington at 812-331-3200 to speak with one of our team members.