The NOOSE Patriot is essentially based on the Patriot SUV (which in turn is based on a Hummer H2), but is equipped with an LED light-bar, the NOOSE livery and wheels with sturdier black rims and tires. The paint scheme is loosely based on the one seen on Homeland Security vehicles. Like other law enforcement vehicles, it cannot be repaired at the Pay 'n' Spray or taken through a Car Wash.
Strangely, being a vehicle clearly made to ram other cars it doesn't feature a front bull-bar. Also in the interior there is not any police equipment found in normal police sedans.
NOOSE uses the vehicle to ram the player and in roadblocks which are more trouble to avoid than regular police cars (the Police Cruiser and Police Patrol) and NOOSE Cruisers. The NOOSE Patriot is difficult to obtain, as this may require shooting away NOOSE officers, getting in the car, then driving off as fast as possible to evade the radius or reach a safe-house.
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The NOOSE Patriot is much faster and has better handling than the civilian Patriot, while retaining its heavy weight and good ramming capabilities from the stock Patriot. Its elevated cabin and narrow windshield make shooting out the driver very difficult. The raised ground clearance, however, allows an easy shot at the tires as do the higher profile tires, as opposed to the low profile tires on the civilian Patriot.
Along with the great performance, the handling is equally improved. Instead of being down and heavy like the normal Patriot, the handling feels like the car is lighter. However, along with being very fast, if you steer too much, one of the front wheels can lift off the ground and make it prone to rolling over making high speed travel extremely dangerous. So you'd want to take it easy in the corners when driving the car.
Also like the regular Patriot, the N.O.O.S.E. Patriot's bulky nature ensures that the player can easily overturn almost any small vehicle when plowing in its side.
The vehicle is powered by what appears to be the engine cover of a typical V8 with single cams on each side. The engine is laid transversely, in a front-engine, all wheel drive configuration. The engine gives the vehicle a huge amount of power, making the vehicle take good work of hills and other obstacles.
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Like the NOOSE Cruiser, the NOOSE Patriot is encountered frequently at 3-star and 4-star wanted levels. At a higher wanted level, the NOOSE Patriots and NOOSE cruisers will disappear and instead more Police Cruisers and Police Patrols will appear, along with the FIB Buffalos. The NOOSE will only send in one of the two vehicles at the same time, so you will seldom see both of them at once. The NOOSE Patriot sometimes will come at the player from the front in an attempt to ram them.
- Hijacking a NOOSE Patriot without a wanted level will not gain a wanted level.
- When the player steals a NOOSE Patriot from a roadblock, the headlights will stay on whether it is night or day and the player can only switch them to high beam or low beam.
Unlike the Police Cruiser/Patrol drivers, the NOOSE Patriot doesn't try to block the player's car. Instead, they will ram directly on the car. This also applies to the NOOSE Cruiser.
- It is one of a few vehicles mentioned by name as seen in The Lost and Damned's mission Shifting Weight.