If we can trust the latest reports, the familiar nameplate could come back after a couple of years of hiatus. It looks like the new model will come as the 2021 Jeep Patriot. The original Patriot was in production for a quite long time, almost a decade. Those who are more into Jeep models know very well that this SUV always had plenty of things in common with another familiar nameplate, Compass.
While the Compass was redesigned in 2016, the Patriot won’t. However, it looks like the company plans to bring it back. At this point, it’s all about rumors, but there is a chance to see a model that will be some kind of a special trim of the current-generation Compass, with more accentuate off-road aspirations.
Allegedly, the new 2021 Jeep Patriot will come in the next year. Still, keep in mind that we are talking about rumors, so be sure to take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Jeep Patriot Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the original model had a lot in common with the previous-generation Compass. The two models were pretty much mechanical twins, but with different visual appearances. However, it looks like the new models will look much closer. The latest reports suggest 2021 Jeep Patriot will be some kind of a special trim level or a sub-nameplate of the current Compass if you want. That would mean not just the same mechanics, but pretty much the same styling as well.
The biggest difference would be the model’s off-road aspirations. Although the Compass is already a pretty strong off-roader, the new 2021 Jeep Patriot would bring things to the new level, with various suspension and chassis upgrades. Naturally, we would see a lot of new styling details that would emphasize such a design approach. It is still early to talk about details, but we may presume a little bit different fascia, new wheels and similar things. Of course, take all this with a reserve.
If the new 2021 Jeep Patriot arrives, we presume its cabin wouldn’t be much different compared to the Compass. Moreover, we count on the same cabin design, with possible exceptions in terms of smaller dashboard tweaks and new interior schemes. On the other side, dimensions and overall layout would definitely remain the same.
All this means that we can count on a quite stylish cabin, which would feature pretty decent overall quality. Also, this means a relatively spacious cabin, with two comfortable rows of seats. On the other side, the cargo capacity would be among the smallest in the class, considering that the Compass features around 27 cubic feet behind rear seats and 60 cubic feet with rear seats down.
The engine compartment definitely isn’t a strong point of the current model. It is such a shame that an SUV with such off-road potential features a 2.4-liter engine with just 180 horsepower. If the new 2021 Jeep Patriot comes with the same powertrain, we would be disappointed, despite that this engine ensures a pretty decent fuel economy that goes around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
If we can trust some rumors, there is a chance to see the new model with something much more powerful. Some reports suggest a new 2.0-liter turbo-four, with around 270 horsepower, which would definitely be able to provide impressive performances.
2021 Jeep Patriot Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Jeep Patriot is just a rumor at the moment. So, you should take all these details with a big reserve. The company is still quiet on this matter. If the new model happens, we presume it would arrive sometime in the next year, with the base price around 25.000 dollars.
2021 Jeep Compass Changes
Besides the all-new Patriot, we could also see some interesting changes on the 2021 Jeep Compass. The current generation of this model has been around for a couple of years and considering that production cycles are getting shorter these days, it’s no wonder that some reports suggest a mid-cycle update for the next year. At this point, we may presume that the new version would receive a couple of visual updates, while new features, especially in terms of safety, seems like a certain thing.
As we already mentioned, one of the bigger issues of the current model is the engine, which is underpowered. Therefore, we may see 2021 Jeep Compass with a new engine in the offer as well. The next-year model should hit the market sometime in the second half of 2020.