2011 Jeep Patriot

New For 2011
Style and rear smaller tweaks distinguish the 2011 Patriot of his predecessor, and a maximum ground clearance increased to 9.5 inches, when properly equipped. The management of the Patriot and suspension have also been improved for better ride and handling in the Jeep.

Sharing a platform with the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, the Patriot is supposed to be the most robust of the three. It can accommodate five people. To give its macho looks like a few teeth, the Patriot is available with two four-wheel drive systems. Most likely to get two Jeep Trail Rated designation, meaning it is able to meet certain standards for off-road traction, water to drive, ground clearance and much more. Patriot competitors include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.

The Patriot has a slit in September grille, round headlamps and trapezoidal wheel openings well. Crossover receives a new front bumper, which also changes the standard fog lights. At the rear, there is a new style rear bumper. Other exterior features include:

- Standard roof rails side
- The standard steel wheels with 16 inch wheels optional 17-inch aluminum
- Optional heated mirrors
- Sunroof

Two rows of seats provide room for five. 2011 Patriot is the new steering, new air conditioning, padded chest pocket, door trim and a center armrest. Among other internal features:

- Standard leather upholstery fabric optional
- Standard 60-40 folding rear seat
- Standard gauge outside temperature
- Standard CD stereo with auxiliary input
- Optional fold-flat front passenger seat
- Optional heated front seats
- Optional air conditioning
- Optional audio system with touch screen 28 gigabytes of hard drive
- Optional speaker Boston Acoustics sound that pivot down from the tailgate
- Optional Garmin navigation system

Under The Hood
Two four-cylinder engines are available for the Patriot. Both come standard with a five-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission is optional.

Buyers have three engines to choose from: front-wheel drive Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive with lock mode and Freedom Drive II Off-Road, a Trail Rated four-wheel drive. Freedom Drive II has a CVT, which includes a low range for off-road driving. The package also includes 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates and tow hooks. Mechanical features include:

- Base 158 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Available 172 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder
- Both engines use regular gas

Safety features include:

- Side curtain airbags standard
- Standard electronic stability system with electronic roll mitigation
- Standard antilock brakes
- Standard traction control
- System standard tire pressure monitoring
- The impact of optional side airbags in the front seats


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