2016 Jeep Patriot API

The 2016 Jeep Patriot is the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE SUV of 2016. The Patriot is not only the best in class economic performance selection among all 201 Crossovers assessed for model year 2016, but it also holds claim to the lowest cost of ownership of all 567 SUVs (Compact Crossover, Crossover, Mid-size SUV and Full-size SUV classes) available in the North American market.

The Jeep Patriot also earned ASG’s 2016 BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE honor, and is distinguished among an elite group of five vehicles in the Crossover class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs data-driven automotive life-cycle assessment platform - the Automotive Performance Index (API) - the Patriot performed among the top five vehicles in the hyper-competitive Crossover class for model year 2016. BEST 5 honored models are the best overall performers in class and are among ASG's top selections.

The API applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class.

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