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Cool Patriot FD 1 off road

Hi everyone just bought a 2015 Patriot love it so far. Its an FD1 just wondering how its is off road? I live on long Island NY so Its mostly sand but we go to some lakes to fish which are dirt. Really no rock crawling round here mostly snow and sand.
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I think you'll find that the FD1 is plenty capable

If you browse the Adventure section above, youll find threads of FD1's out in the wild, such as this one: Jeep Adventures in Canada

Sand can be a tricky beast though.

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Hi everyone just bought a 2015 Patriot love it so far. Its an FD1 just wondering how its is off road? I live on long Island NY so Its mostly sand but we go to some lakes to fish which are dirt. Really no rock crawling round here mostly snow and sand.
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Absolutely fine dude, I take my on the beach all the time.

Just traction control off and lock it in and no dramas. A lot I feel is due to its weight it more or less just bounces along the top

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Being a Jeep XJ owner of 17 years which i ordered back then with the 'UpCountry' package, i was skeptical my Pat couldn't hold a candle to my XJ.

That is until i took the Pat off road the 1st time.
It was a narrow sandy farmer's trail (which i got permission to do some metal detecting) in the middle of a hilly cornfield.
That trail abruptly ended and i didn't want to back out.
So i had to make a U-turn up a barren sand hill. Was definitely surprised how well i made it up that hill.

Yes FD1 is very capable for light to medium off roading with the right tires, auto stick to manual and Traction Control off.

Though i wouldn't go rock climbing with it! lol.
There are limits especially with the stock low ground clearance!

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Is the FD1 the same as the Latitude?
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Is the FD1 the same as the Latitude?
Latitude is a trim level. there were three in the last few years, sport, latitude, and limited. Sport being more basic, latitude being more upscale, and limited having things like leather as standard. There are also other trim levels like SE, and artic, 75th anniversary, etc. These all have to do with cosmetic and creature comfort differences.

FDI refers to the driveline type. There is FWD, and two variants to AWD, FDI is the more standard AWD variant, FDII is a more off road centered variant. You can find more by searching "Freedom Drive one" and "Freedom drive two" on youtube.

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