Best Car Under 10K: 2012 Jeep Patriot

Posted Friday, Mar 18, 2022

If you’re looking for an affordable vehicle that you can take off-roading, a used 2012 Jeep Patriot is an excellent option. This is not to say that the Patriot is not an ideal everyday vehicle. This model is just as capable on city streets as on dirt roads. The best news is that you can get this vehicle for less than $10,000 at Lucky Car Ducky in Fresno, CA.

Engine and Performance

The 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport and Latitude trims have a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. It’s a front-wheel-drive vehicle that comes with a standard five-speed manual transmission. But you can also find models with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The manual model has a fuel-efficiency rating of 23 mpg for city driving and 29 mpg for highway driving. The CVT model has a rating of 23 mpg for city driving and 27 mpg for highway driving.

All-wheel-drive models with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, 172-horsepower, and 165 pound-feet of torque are also available. It also comes with either a five-speed manual transmission or CVT.

In a driving test, the all-wheel-drive Patriot went from zero to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds. This model earns an EPA rating of 20 mpg for city driving and 23 mpg for highway driving. Call Lucky Car Ducky to check the availability of 2012 Jeep Patriot trims.


Safety should be one of your primary considerations when shopping for a used vehicle in Lucky Car Ducky. The 2012 Jeep Patriot is equipped with impressive safety features such as anti-lock brakes, active front head restraints, stability and traction control, and side curtain air bags. The Patriot earned a “Good” rating in frontal-offset crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Jeep is known for producing tough vehicles, and the Patriot is an excellent example. If you want a reliable off-road vehicle, you should look for the all-wheel-drive version of the 2012 Jeep Patriot. The model with the five-speed manual transmission is perfect if you’re planning to spend a lot of time on the dirt. The best way to experience the capabilities of the Patriot is to go to Lucky Car Ducky to take it for a spin.

Interior and Cargo

The 2012 Jeep Patriot has a simple and utilitarian interior. Most of the components are made of a practical and easy-to-clean plastic material. The front seats are comfortable enough, even for long drives. The rear-seat legroom is a bit limited but still offers sufficient comfort. The controls are easy-to-use thanks to large and highly visible gauges. The cargo area lamp that doubles as a rechargeable LED flashlight is a nifty feature. The Patriot has 23 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. It expands to 53.5 cubic feet when you fold the seats down. If you need to carry long items, you can fold the front passenger seat. You can check out the Patriot’s interior when you drop by Lucky Car Ducky.

You can check for the availability of a used 2012 Jeep Patriot at Lucky Car Ducky in Fresno, CA. If it’s available, you should grab the opportunity right away because vehicles like this don’t stay in our showroom for long.

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