(Rear quarter view)
NOOSE Patriot in GTA IV.
|Law enforcement SUV
|4-door crew cab
|4 (driver and 3 passengers)
The NOOSE Patriot is essentially based on the Patriot SUV (which in turn is based on a Hummer H2), but is equipped with a LED lightbar, a NOOSE livery loosely based on those seen on Homeland Security vehicles, wheels with sturdier black rims and tires seemingly shared from the Contender, and an on-board police computer (despite lacking visible police equipment in the interior). The paint scheme is like other NOOSE-Styled law enforcement vehicles. Because of it being a law enforcement vehicle, it cannot be repaired at the Pay 'n' Spray.
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; strangely, despite being a vehicle clearly made to ram other cars, it doesn't feature a front bull-bar. The NOOSE Patriot is difficult to obtain, as this may require shooting away NOOSE officers, get in the car, then drive off as fast as you can to evade the radius.
The NOOSE Patriot has better performance than the civilian Patriot, as it is much faster and has better handling. It is heavy and good for ramming, much like the stock Patriot. Like its partner, the NOOSE Cruiser, the NOOSE Patriot is encountered frequently at 3-star wanted levels and above, and sometimes will come at the player from the front in an attempt to ram them. 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.
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 it is steered too much to one side, one of the front wheels can lift off the ground and make it prone to rolling over.
- The NOOSE Patriot can be stolen and taken to a safehouse in the mission in "Tunnel of Death"