2016 Jeep Patriot vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Jeep PatriotFor backcountry performance and an affordably priced crossover, Regina and Moose Jaw customers needn’t look any further than the 2016 Jeep Patriot. The new Patriot excels in a number of areas when compared to competitors like the 2016 Ford Escape. Keep reading to find out more about the features that make the 2016 Patriot stand apart from other crossovers like the 2016 Escape.

Trims and Pricing

Both the 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Jeep Patriot come in three trims that offer a variety of features. The 2016 Escape has a starting price of $22,663 with the S trim and the top-of-the-line Titanium trim starts at $29,750. The 2016 Patriot, on the other hand, starts at just $15,245 for the Sport model, proving to be the far more economical option.

Other trims available on the 2016 Jeep Patriot that Regina and Moose Jaw customers will want to consider include:

  • North Edition: Starting at just $23,390, the North Edition features handsfree Bluetooth streaming audio, a one-year SiriusXM subscription, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power heated mirrors, roof rails, and keyless entry.
  • High Altitude: Starting at just $24,135, you’ll find the top-of-the-range High Altitude features leather heated front seats, a power sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and all-season touring tires.

As you can see, the Escape comes in at a much higher price tag on all trims than the Patriot, and you won’t even get features like a power sunroof or a one-year SiriusXM subscription.

Off-Road Capability

If you’re looking for the vehicle that can truly take you off the beaten track, then you will want to take home the 2016 Jeep Patriot. The Patriot offers two 4×4 systems to choose from, while the Escape only offers one.

Freedom Drive I is the standard 4×4 system that comes on all 4×4 Patriot models, and it is equipped to handle the toughest road conditions. Its electromagnetically controlled coupling is connected to the rear differential to continually monitor wheel slippage and transfer power to the wheels with the most grip. When on the open highway, the Freedom Drive I system saves fuel by sending practically no power to the rear axle while cruising, but it automatically engages the rear wheels when needed.

The other 4×4 system available is Freedom Drive II, which was designed for to conquer more extreme obstacles like water fording, deep snow, steep hills, and rocks. It’s paired with the CVT2 transmission and offers a 19:1 crawl ratio for added capability.

Regina and Moose Jaw drivers can enjoy Trail Rated designation with the Freedom Drive II system, which proves the 2016 Patriot has superior off-road capability specifically in traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. The Escape is not Trail Rated.

Get Your 2016 Jeep Patriot at Crestview Chrysler

You can come down to Crestview Chrysler to test-drive the 2016 Jeep Patriot today. We can’t wait to put our Regina and Moose Jaw customers behind the wheel of this powerhouse, so make sure to visit us soon!