Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot

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The 2014 Patriot includes plenty of updates over the 2013 model, including a new transmission and a new Freedom Edition for those looking for some extra features.

What better time to announce updates to the patriotically named Jeep than the Fourth of July weekend. This little model has plenty of Jeep image and even some of the capability of its bigger brothers via the available four-wheel-drive systems. Its boxy looks also house a roomy and versatile interior with fold-down seats and a wide tailgate.

The Patriot was the first to map out the mini crossover segment that is now exploding with new entries. The Hyundai Tucson , Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Subaru XV Crosstrek all compete for the same buyers.

Despite the low base prices, most of the volume for the Jeep Patriot comes from the better-equipped four-wheel-drive automatic models. How does little Jeep perform as both a lifestyle economy car and a light off-roader versus these rivals?

Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Jeep Patriot.

With America celebrating Veterans Day over the weekend, Jeep decided to release a model dedicated to the U.S. military members by unveiling a special edition Patriot, dubbed the Freedom Edition. The model is priced at $21,445 and Jeep will donate $250 from each unit it sells to charities that benefit U.S. Military members.

This special edition is based on the 2013 Patriot Latitude and is available in two- or four-wheel-drive configurations. It is distinguished by a military-inspired star on the hood and the rear quarter panel, a bright lower front fascia and an "Oscar Mike" (military jargon for "on the move") badge on the lower part of the front door. It sits on a set of 17-inch high-gloss Mineral-Gray-painted aluminum wheels with bright lug nuts. Customers will have the possibility to choose between three exterior colors: Deep Cherry Red crystal pearl coat, Bright White clear coat or True Blue pearl coat. Also, as a unique feature for this model, Jeep is offering a Dark Gray "Cubic" cloth interior with vinyl bolsters and silver accent stitching, plus a black fabric "star" logo patch on the front seats.

As standard equipment the new Patriot Freedom Edition will offer a sunroof, Security and Cargo Group, all-season floor mats, and on four-wheel-drive models it gerts the All-weather Capability Group.

The third model in Jeep ’s new Altitude series is based on the Patriot . Like the other two models - Compass Altitude and Grand Cherokee Altitude, the new Patriot Altitude will go on sale this May and it will be priced from $20,240 for 4x2 models and $23,275 for 4x4 models.

The new Patriot Altitude continues the same black theme of the other two models, but features more chrome and polished steel used for the lower fascia and rear step pad appliques, and the roof rails. The car rides on 17" high-gloss black aluminum wheels wrapped in Firestone BSW all-season touring tires.

The list of standard equipments includes: power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, power windows (driver one-touch) and locks, continuously variable automatic transaxle, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and includes numerous safety and security features, such as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), and side-curtain air bags that cover all rows.

In 2011, Jeep is turning 70 years old, which means that we’re going to be seeing a year-long celebration from these guys consisting of parties, promotions, and special edition vehicles.

Well, it didn’t take long for them to cross one off of their list. At the Detroit Auto Show, Jeep rolled out five special edition models for the Compass , Grand Cherokee , Liberty , Patriot , and Wrangler SUVs. Despite the special edition labels attached to them, the five anniversary models don’t come with a lot of exterior and performance upgrades with Jeep focusing instead on the SUVs’ interior. Not that we’re complaining or anything because those interior upgrades look mighty nice as far as we’re concerned.

The cheapest option of the five models will be the Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition, which has been priced at $22,870. It’s a far cry from the line-up topping Grand Cherokee, which comes at $36,495, but if anyone is looking for a special edition 70th Anniversary Jeep that comes at an affordable price, the Patriot version is the best option available.

Details for the Jeep Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition can be found after the jump.

The Jeep Patriot will be seeing a little of a facelift for 2011 with some new exterior styling, interior upgrades, and a few new technologies. Anyone who is interested will be able to catch the three different Patriot configurations - Sport, Latitude, and Latitude X - when the Patriot hits Jeep showrooms towards the end of 2010.

With the mini facelift comes a new front fascia with aggressive styling, standard fog lamps positioned inside the headlamps, a new lower rear fascia, a body-color grille, new 17in. wheels, four new colors, and a 4x4 ride height that has been increased by one inch. Okay, so maybe "mini" isn’t really the most accurate description.

Along with the plethora of exterior changes, the interior of the Jeep Patriot will also be getting some attention with new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface, a new center armrest, 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. The steering has also seen a facelift 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

Press release after the jump.

Jeep Patriot Extreme is the third Moparized vehicle presented by Chrysler today at NY Auto Show. This extreme version gets a e Trail-Rated off-road package, a 2-inch Rocky Road Outfitters suspension lift, TJ ‘Moab’ 16-inch wheels, and BF Goodrich KM2 tires, but also custom rock rails were also added for extra protection.

Press release after the jump.

Jeep revealed today three special editions for the US market: Patriot Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $19,765, Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $25,355 and Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition priced at $32,825.

The new Jeep Patriot Rocky Mountain Edition adds uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte stereo, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, body-color door handles and liftgate appliqué, 17-inch aluminum wheels with P215/60R17 all-season tires, ‘Rocky Mountain’ driver and front-passenger door badging, power sun roof with express open/close operation, nine premium Boston Acoustics speakers including subwoofer, two additional articulating liftgate speakers and a 458-watt amplifier.

The new Jeep Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition is being offered in both 4x4 and 4x2 models and adds refreshed 17-inch aluminum wheels with tech silver paint finish, P235/65 R17 A/S tires, uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte radio, power sun roof, deep-tinted glass, speed control and a ‘Rocky Mountain’ badge.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition adds 17-inch machined-faced aluminum wheels with gray painted pockets, power sun roof, Boston Acoustics sound system, uconnect tunes 30-gigabyte stereo, heated front seats, 12-volt power outlet, chromed body-side molding and a ‘Rocky Mountain’ edition badge.

Press release after the jump.

Jeep Patriot EV made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show, next to the Dodge Circuit EV. The Jeep Patriot EV combines the electric-drive components of an Electric Vehicle with a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed.

Jeep Patriot EV

The Jeep Patriot EV uses an electric-drive motor, advanced lithium-ion battery system and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed. Range-extended Electric Vehicles provide customers a no-compromise means of dramatically reducing their gasoline use and carbon footprint. The Jeep Patriot EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation.

Press release after the jump.

Built on the newest Jeep Patriot Limited model, the Jeep Patriot Back Country concept, created by Mopar will make its world debut at the Paris Auto Show.

Jeep Patriot Back Country Concept

On the exterior, the concept features a Roof Top Cargo Basket, a blackened B-pillar“BACK COUNTRY EDITION” badge on the driver and front passenger doors, a platinum chrome light bar, 18-inch wheels and tires.

Jeep Patriot Back Country Concept

At the interior Mopar added a variety of textures and materials not typically found in production vehicles and sleek colors of Dark Slate Gray, Optic Green and satin chrome.

Press release after the jump.

Jeep revealed today details on the 2009 Patriot upgrades. The biggest news for this little Jeep is the interior revision that promises to give a much-needed quality look.

Jeep Patriot

For 2009, Jeep Patriot features an all-new redesigned instrument panel, center console with split lid for added storage space and door trim panels. The all-new instrument panel features a smoother look while chrome accents brighten the new round heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) vents, shift bezel, door spears and cluster rings.

Jeep Patriot

The all-new center console and door trim panels feature padded armrests for added comfort. New LED-illuminated cup holders make it easier to place beverages in the right spot at night.

All 2009 Jeep Patriot models include standard brake traction control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection.

Press release after the jump.

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