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The Patriot is a recurring four-door SUV (formerly a military vehicle) that appeared in all Grand Theft Auto franchise since Grand Theft Auto III, except Grand Theft Auto Advance. It is manufactured by Mammoth in the HD Universe.

Design

In general, the Patriot is depicted as a large SUV, employed by both the military and civilians, meant to parody the Hummer lineup, as well as its military counterpart.

The Patriot resembles an unarmed version of the AM General HMMWV (GTA III, GTA VC, GTA SA and GTA VCS), a Hummer H1 (GTA LCS and GTA CW (Nintendo DS)) and a Hummer H2 (GTA IV, GTA CW (PSP and iOS) and GTA V).

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, it is popular as a civilian SUV, often found in Portland Island and Staunton Island. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, however, the vehicle is reserved for military use, reflecting the adoption of the HMMWV at the time and the civilian Hummer having yet to gain the popularity that it would in later years. These military Patriots come with four different bed configurations: Standard, with roll bars, with a small bed cover and a large bed cover.

The design of the Patriot undergoes only minor cosmetic changes for most of the 3D Universe. The GTA San Andreas rendition, however, features significant modifications on the body which present the Patriot as a more rugged, off-road vehicle. This Patriot features a shortened truck bed, slanting A and C pillars, a vehicle snorkel (which unfortunately does not allow the truck to wade in water), and redesigned front and rear fascia.

The military variants of the Patriot are exclusively painted military green in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories for only soldiers, and beige (desert camouflage) in GTA San Andreas for only soldiers; the GTA Vice City Stories variant also features a five-pointed star on the hood lid, denoting its association with the United States' armed forces.

During development, the Patriot in GTA III was previously known as the "Hum Vee", after the HMMWV's "Humvee" nickname. The Hum Vee differs from the Patriot in its particularly low ground clearance, and in the front of the vehicle being more similar to the real-life Humvees.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Patriot, adopting the Mammoth brand, is based on the GMT800 2003-2006 Hummer H2 with minor alterations such as the taillights, and no spare tire on the trunk; the grille design is similar to that of a 1987-1990 Dodge Caravan. All Patriots have large rims with low-profile tires, most likely custom wheels since an off-road vehicle is usually equipped with small rims and high-profile off-road tires. Most Patriots can be seen with an American flag vinyl decal on the side.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In the DS version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Patriot is depicted with a two-door, pickup truck-like body style, similar to a 2-door Hummer H1 pickup truck, complete with a permanent canvas covering over its extended bed, while retaining its over-sized and angular design. This marks the first time in the series the Patriot is depicted in this form. In the PSP and iOS versions, however, the design is the same as the GTA IV rendition.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Patriot in Grand Theft Auto V has an identical exterior design to the Patriot featured in GTA IV. No military iteration of the Patriot is seen in-game, its role being taken by the Crusader. However, a unique military Patriot is seen in a Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement on Lifeinvader.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IIIVice City Stories

The 3D Universe Patriot has medium top speed, due to its heavy weight. It is very durable, and has outstanding off-road capabilities, mainly because of high ground clearance, unusual width, and suspension. It can climb very steep gradients due to its standard low-range gearbox, and does not roll, due to the low center of gravity. Because of the low-end torque and acceleration, its engine seems large, especially in first and second gear, and is quite quick for such a large, heavy truck, it is widely assumed that the Patriot has a high-displacement V8. Although it is powerful, caution should be used when driving over vehicles as the Patriot has a tendency to roll over and catch fire. It should also be noted that the Patriot has bulletproof windshields, like the Securicar.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Patriot in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is powered by a high-output V8, which is capable of powering the large, heavy vehicle up to very high speeds. Acceleration is average, but handling is remarkably sharp for a vehicle of its size and weight. Its low center of gravity and wide frame make it less susceptible to rollovers, and thanks to its 4WD drivetrain, it is able to traverse uneven terrain with ease. Durability is excellent, and is as expected from an armored vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Patriot has relatively impressive performance. As well as being a full off-road vehicle with endless capabilities, it is also very well performing on-road. Its acceleration is surprisingly impressive for a vehicle of its size; its weight being the only issue that contends with this acceleration. Its top speed is not too impressive, but still surpasses several other off-road 4x4 vehicles. In terms of handling, the vehicles turn radius is rather large and therefore cornering does not seem to be much of a problem for the Patriot. Durability is very high for this vehicle, further improved on the NOOSE Patriot - its police variant. It can withstand a large amount of gunfire and does not explode within one shot of an RPG unless it directly hits the underside or engine bay of the vehicle. The vehicle's suspension is rather poor in that the vehicle bounces around a large amount, but due to its off-road capabilities, this is vital, though on road is compromises its steering capabilities as it tends to role in high cornering. Its ramming power is on par with some large trucks, including the Enforcer; it has a large amount of power to push other vehicles out of the weight, which is very useful combined with its weight.

GTA IV Overview

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F4 V8 (Cover)

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Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Patriot returns as more of an on-road vehicle than an off-road. While the AWD layout remains the same and seems appropriate for off-roading, the major alteration is the suspension, which is now highly stiffened and therefore does not seem fitting for off-road (rock climbing, for example, proves a problem in some instances, as the vehicle tends to become stuck or rolls over). The top speed seems to be higher, and acceleration is further improved. Due to GTA V's revamped physics, its turning radius is now dramatically reduced, but thanks to the suspension fixes, vehicle roll around high cornering is no longer present. Durability is not altered too much, however the slight reduction in weight and power means the vehicle is less capable of ramming other vehicles off the road with ease, compared to its GTA IV appearance.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
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Engine Details
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F4 V8 (sound + cover)

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Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $6,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $5,000
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Variants

NOOSE Patriot

Main article: NOOSE Patriot

In Grand Theft Auto IV, a modified variant of the Patriot is operated by the National Office of Security Enforcement, and features a unique livery and performance upgrades in speed and ramming power - it is known for its excessive ramming capabilities and power.

Special Variants

3D Universe

  • In Grand Theft Auto III, a bulletproof variant of the Patriot may be obtained after successfully driving Ray Machowski to safety during "Marked Man". Besides being impervious to bullets, the truck is otherwise similar in every way to a conventional Patriot.

HD Universe

  • Playboy X owns a Patriot with a distinctive yellow paintjob. This vehicle can be seen in most Playboy's missions that involves himself.
  • A Patriot is also requested as one of Stevie's car thefts. This vehicle has the same paintjob as Playboy's, but with patriotic decals on its sides. As a new Patriot will spawn again, the player can save one before delivering another to Stevie.

Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA V, a unique military Patriot-based ATV is seen on a Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement. It cannot be found anywhere in the game. 

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The Patriot name refers to how the Hummer H1 was introduced after of popular response to the military M998 Humvee vehicle seen in media coverage of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, likely featured as the primary and iconic US jeep.
  • Earlier renditions of the Patriot are featured in Manhunt 2, during an opening scene of "Most Wanted", as transport for The Bloodhounds (see Patriot).
  • The default radio stations in the Patriot are:
  • Despite being thought to be a military vehicle in the 3D Universe, the player cannot do vigilante missions in the car.
  • Although the Patriot is a big and heavy vehicle, if an NPC controlled one gets slammed really hard, it can occasionally catch fire like any other smaller vehicles do.
  • The Patriot's roof lights do not function in GTA IV and GTA V.
  • If the bonnet falls off, the headlights will still work. However, in GTA V this has been fixed, since when the bonnet falls off, its headlights will become dysfunctional.
  • It is one of the few, if not the only SUV to feature an opposite opening hood.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • The Patriot cannot be resprayed in a Pay 'n' Spray although it can be repaired.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • The Patriot cannot be repaired at a Pay n' Spray. This is likely a glitch, which the game's system consider the Patriot as a law enforcement vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • If Niko calls Dwayne for backup, members of the North Holland Hustlers will come in a unique red Patriot (unless they arrive in a Presidente or a PMP 600 of the same color).
  • If the Patriot is resprayed multiple times, it will lock between gray and dark blue and cannot be resprayed to another color.
  • The Patriot includes a exhaust tip that exits just in front of the left rear wheel arch of the vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a Patriot. The vehicle's design is more alike that of GTA IV than GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • The Patriot is sold at the Auto Merchant at $500.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Patriot's front axle does not appear to incorporate a differential or driveshaft, despite all 4 wheels being driven.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Patriots driven by NPCs have a small radio antenna above the windscreen. When the player enters a Patriot, the antenna disappears.

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