2017 Jeep Patriot vs 2017 GMC Terrain

Many consumers like the look of an SUV. The large vehicle evokes power and prestige with its open interior, high build, and powerful engine. However, despite this, SUVs aren't as popular as they could be. Why? Because, despite the appeal of the SUV, consumers more often than not are more drawn to a vehicle that suits their practical purposes of fuel economy, safety, responsive handling, and a more manageable size. The market has noticed this over the years and designed the compact SUV to combat and compete with this trend. The compact SUV combines the best traits of the two. So, today, we have two of the best compact SUVs on the market: the 2017 Jeep Patriot and the 2017 GMC Terrain.

There are a lot of excellent choices out in the automotive market, but it's still important to find the best vehicle for you, and at the best price. Here, at Renfrew Chrysler, we've done some research on both the Patriot and the Terrain, so, let's take a look and see how both compact SUVs measure up.

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2017 Jeep Patriot vs 2017 GMC Terrain
37 City / 48 Highway Fuel Economy (KPH) 34 City / 50 Highway
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
5-Speed Manual Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
$20,045 MSRP (CAD) $32,595

2017 Jeep Patriot Calgary AB

The redesigned and upgraded models of the Patriot and Terrain both boast some very impressive features, but if you're looking for affordability, durability, and an abundance of practical features, then the winner is clear. While the GMC Terrain may have a larger frame and interior, this works against the Terrain. The added horsepower only goes to help with the extra weight, rather than aiding acceleration. The price is inflated purely because of the Terrain's size, and this oversized vehicle creates the problem of rough and clunky handling. It might be fun to look at, but not as fun to drive.

The Patriot, meanwhile, creates a high build, but with a smaller size, making is far more versatile while keeping to its SUV roots. The Patriot has excellent off and on road capabilities, as well as plenty of entertainment, safety, and performance features. Some of these available features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Freedom Drive
  • Uconnect NAV and Entertainment System
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Entertainment Controls
  • Fog Lamps, Roof Rails, and Tow Hooks
  • Liftgate Audio System
  • And more!

The distinguished 2017 Jeep Patriot fits its name like a glove in its love for the outdoors and its design of professional quality. You can find the Patriot currently available at all Jeep retailers, including here at Renfrew Chrysler in Calgary, AB. Stop in for a test drive and you'll see that the Patriot is everything you need and more!

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Jeep Patriot Seating
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