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Jeep Patriot's classic exterior styling and capability are enhanced for 2011
with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille and an increased 4x4 ride
height. Ride and handling is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension
systems. Interior enhancements round out the new-for-2011 features, and include
significantly upgraded touch points.
"Patriot boasts class-leading 4x4
capability and unsurpassed fuel economy, and a host of safety features in a fun
and affordable package - a combination that only Jeep can offer," said Mike
Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "For 2011, Jeep
Patriot is even more appealing to consumers, thanks to rugged new exterior
styling, interior enhancements and refinements to the suspension and steering
New-for-2011 Jeep Patriot exterior highlights include an
aggressive new front fascia with standard fog lamps positioned inside the
headlamps; a new rear fascia that extends lower than on previous models; a
body-color grille; new available 17-in. wheels; four new colors and 4x4 ride
height that has been increased by one inch.
Interior upgrades for the
2011 Jeep Patriot include new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded
upper surface; new center armrest; a new Jeep steering wheel with integrated
controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree
phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; new
cloth interior, with premium cloth bucket seats in the front; standard speed
control on all models; new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows
and power mirror controls and standard automatic temperature control on the
Latitude X model.
Available as a stand-alone option on all models for
2011 is the Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth for handsfree calling and
music/radio/SIRIUS Satellite Radio control.
The 2011 Jeep Patriot offers customers more capability than any other vehicle
in the compact SUV class. Capability features include low-range mode, which
generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio; brake traction control system;
19-in. water fording capability; Hill-descent Control (HDC); 4x4 Lock
shift-on-the-fly, which sends 50 percent of torque to front and rear wheels and
a maximum tow rating of 2,000 lbs. The Jeep Patriot also boasts a retuned
suspension for 2011, with higher spring and damping rates, added rebound springs
and an increased diameter of the rear sway bar. Despite these numerous
capability features, the 2011 Jeep Patriot boasts unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy
in its segment.
A 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top
Safety Pick, the Jeep Patriot for 2011 is loaded with more than 30 standard
safety and security features, thoughtful functionality and best-in-class
off-road capability with Freedom Drive II, offering tremendous value for
consumers that desire an SUV to accommodate their active lifestyle at an
Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep
Patriot is available in three configurations - Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.
Built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., the new 2011 Jeep
Patriot models arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2010.