2012 Jeep Patriot  RealSafeCars58Safety Rating

#56 of 2012 SUVs

#167 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Jeep Patriot
The Patriot, part of Jeep's lineup since 2007, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Jeep Patriot is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Jeep Patriot has a score of 58, implying a 0.071% chance of driver death (6.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Jeep Patriot has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0714% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.1547%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0714% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.1547% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Jeep Patriot is 49% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Jeep Patriot is 71% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8352Jeep PatriotToyota MatrixToyota Scion tCDodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota Scion xBVolkswagen BeetleKia SportageHyundai TucsonKia SoulM. Outlander SportSuzuki SX4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Jeep Patriot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 83. The 2012 Jeep Patriot is less safe than the 2012 Toyota Scion tC, the 2012 Dodge Caliber, the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2012 Toyota Scion xB, the 2012 Suzuki SX4, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2012 Kia Soul, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson, the 2012 Kia Sportage, and the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Matrix.

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