2009 Jeep Patriot

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.

Press release

 The Jeep® brand continues its expansion with the 2009 Jeep Patriot’s combination of fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4x4 capability.

The 2009 Jeep Patriot combines the packaging and interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car or small pickup. Safety features, such as standard side-curtain air bags and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), add to Jeep Patriot’s tremendous value.

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. 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.

To reduce noise and give the 2009 Jeep Patriot a quieter ride, engine compartment and interior floor insulation has been added. Tuning improvements to the engine exhaust also have been made.

Suspension tuning for on-road packages has been revised, giving the 2009 Jeep Patriot a more comfortable, smoother ride.

Innovative technology affords Jeep Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class. Jeep Patriot is available in three drive configurations: front-wheel drive, Freedom Drive I™ (a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode) and the Freedom Drive II™ Off-Road Package (a full-time, active 4x4 system with low range that provides true Jeep 4x4 Trail Rated® capability).

Freedom Drive I features a lockable center coupling, which gives Jeep Patriot drivers the ability to handle rough weather conditions and low-traction surfaces. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an available four-wheel-drive system that makes the 2009 Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated 4x4, creating the most capable vehicle in the crowded compact SUV class. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package includes a second-generation Continuously Variable Transaxle with low ratio (CVT2L), 17-inch all-terrain outlined white letter (OWL) tires (Limited models only) and aluminum wheels, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps (Sport “E” only), trailer tow wiring harness and manual seat height adjuster (Sport “E” only). The available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is recommended for off-road situations that include grades, occasional wheel lift and moderate rock or log climbing.

The Trail Rated Jeep Patriot sits one inch higher than non-Trail Rated versions and meets Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance. The Off-Road Package’s 17-inch wheels and OWL tires contribute to the Trail Rated Patriot’s 9 inches of ground clearance, 29.6-degree approach angle, 34.2-degree departure angle and 23.3-degree breakover angle. Trail Rated Jeep Jeep Patriot models also have additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain vents to support 19-inch water fording capability. The Jeep Patriot’s body and chassis were developed and tested over numerous rugged off-road terrains to meet the requirements of the Jeep enthusiast.

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.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009

Exterior:

 * Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaces Light Khaki Clear Coat
 * Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaces Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
 * Mold-in-color liftgate appliqué on all models

Interior:


 * New instrument panel, door trim panel and center console
 * Soft touch door armrest and center console with split lid for added storage space
 * Chrome accents on HVAC vents and shift bezel – Sport model
 * Chrome accents on HVAC vents, shift bezel, instrument panel, door spears and cluster rings – Limited model
 * Removable carpeted load floor replaces vinyl load floor
 * LED-Illuminated cup holders
 * uconnect tunes (which includes the following features for music, audio, movie and personalized picture display):
 o 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping as many as 6,700 songs from CD or USB memory devices in compressed format (MP3, AAC or WMA file formats)
 o JPEG photos can be loaded on to the hard drive, allowing the customer to personalize the home screen
 o Movies can be displayed on the screen for entertaining passengers when the vehicle is in Park
 * uconnect gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation
 * uconnect gps standard on Limited model
 * Universal Customer Interface (UCI) standard with uconnect tunes
 * Large front and rear floor mats are standard on Sport “E” and Limited models

Powertrain/Chassis:

 * 2.4L CVT Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) powertrain option available on FWD CVT models
 * Improved engine compartment and floor silencers plus revised exhaust tuning (includes larger resonator on FWD and addition of resonator on 4WD)
 * Revised suspension tuning on Sport models for a more comfortable, smoother ride

Packages:

Jeep® Patriot Sport “D,” “E,” and Limited:

 * Available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group (which includes trailer tow wiring harness, CVT2L with low-ratio capability, engine oil cooler, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, full-size spare tire, 17-inch OWL tires [Limited only], cabin air-filtration system and manual seat height adjuster)

Jeep Patriot Sport “E” and Limited:

 * Available Security and Convenience Group (which includes uconnect phone with UCI and auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone [Limited only], compass, HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver, Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM], Electronic Vehicle Information Center [EVIC] with compass [Sport “E” only], soft tonneau cover, security alarm, cross bars, heated cloth seats [Sport “E” only] and front seat-mounted side airbags)
 * Available Sun and Sound Group (which includes a sunroof, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio – [Sport “E” only], a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls [Sport “E” only], six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities)


DESIGN

Strong and capable, the 2009 Jeep® Patriot is unmistakably Jeep, designed to appeal to compact SUV buyers who want classic Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability. Jeep Patriot Jeep Patriot is rugged, exuding the brand’s key attributes of mastery, authenticity, freedom and adventure, while offering excellent fuel economy, interior flexibility and utility at a great value.

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. 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.

On the outside, the 2009 Jeep Patriot’s two-box design is built for maximum cargo volume, rugged driving conditions and excellent utility. Patriot’s face is classic Jeep, featuring the brand’s signature seven-slot grille, a clamshell hood, a robust bumper and round headlamps. The body-color fascia is neatly integrated with the grille for a high-quality appearance. Limited models add a bright fascia overlay.

Fascia-mounted round fog lamps (available on Patriot Sport models and standard on Patriot Limited models) improve visibility in bad weather. A separate park and turn signal lamp wraps around the corner of the Patriot’s body. With their simple round and rectangular geometric shapes, these features are timeless and functional.

A stiff windshield and upright backlight combine to create Patriot’s easily identifiable side view. A black roof molding channels water over the Patriot’s roof and provides a smooth fit and finish. Patriot also features standard side roof rails with available cross bars for carrying extra gear. The rack is black on Patriot Sport models and bright on Limited models. Jeep Patriot Limited models feature a bright body-color bodyside molding. Additional Jeep design cues that complement the classic boxy side view include trapezoidal wheel openings and available all-terrain tires. Jeep Patriot’s high beltline completes the vehicle’s protective side profile.

From the rear, the Jeep Patriot features an upright backlight and a bold bumper. Integrated into the liftgate header is a six light-emitting diode (LED) center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) and washer nozzle. Patriot’s modular taillamps are tall and set at far corners of the vehicle in classic Jeep style for improved visibility. The Patriot name is inscribed in the rear fascia and is complemented by a Jeep badge that is located on the light bar in the center of the vehicle. A black step pad with a non-skid surface enhances the functionality customers expect from Jeep. Four doors and a rear liftgate provide easy access to this compact SUV’s spacious and functional interior.

Exterior design elements on Jeep Patriot models equipped with the Freedom Drive IITM Off-Road Package include tow hooks and skid plates, necessary for off-roading. Two tow hooks are securely mounted in the front, and one tow hook is securely mounted to the left side of the rear fascia.

The 2009 Jeep Patriot rides on a 103.7-inch wheelbase with a 59.8-inch wide track. The wheel placement enhances vehicle stability, vehicle dynamics and ride quality. Large wheel openings accommodate 16-inch steel wheels with all-season touring tires or available 17-inch aluminum wheels and OWL all-terrain tires housed inside signature Jeep trapezoidal wheel openings. Patriot’s large wheels, 27- to 28-inch outer diameter tires and suspension design contribute to 9 inches of ground clearance on Trail Rated® models equipped with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. The low-profile design of the rear suspension also maximizes rear seat and cargo room.


ENGINEERING

To reduce noise and give the 2009 Jeep® Patriot a quieter ride, engine compartment and interior floor insulation has been added. Tuning improvements to the engine exhaust also have been made.

Suspension tuning for on-road packages has been revised, giving the 2009 Jeep Patriot a more comfortable, smoother ride.

Powertrain
The 2009 Jeep Patriot’s powertrain delivers world-class performance, fuel economy and refinement. Patriot features a standard 2.4-liter World Engine with dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds. Patriot’s World Engine produces more power, better fuel economy and a smoother, quieter ride than engines without dual VVT. Dual VVT is a technology typically not available on vehicles sold in the United States in Patriot’s price class. The 2.4-liter engine, coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle, provides 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (222 N•m) of torque and delivers 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder World Engine also is available on front-wheel-drive Jeep Patriot Sport models and achieves 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

The 2009 Jeep Patriot features a standard five-speed manual transaxle and an available Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT2). CVT2 is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler LLC engineers calibrated for pleasing engine response and precise ratio control. CVT2 contributes to a fuel economy improvement of 6 to 8 percent compared with a traditional four-speed automatic transaxle. Patriot also is the first Jeep vehicle to offer a CVT2 with integral low-ratio (CVT2L). The CVT2L’s effective first gear in low ratio is 19:1, which provides the torque necessary for crawling over moderate rocks and logs and other off-road events.

4x4 Systems
The 2009 Jeep Patriot is available in three drivetrain configurations: the standard front-wheel-drive system, which provides excellent ride and handling combined with best-in-class fuel efficiency, the Freedom Drive I 4x4 system and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.

Freedom Drive I is an available full-time, active 4x4 system with Lock mode designed to give drivers year-round assurance for the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions. This active four-wheel-drive system is recommended for daily use, including slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put Jeep Patriot in four-wheel-drive Lock mode to handle deep snow, sand and other low-traction surfaces.

To activate the Jeep Patriot’s Freedom Drive I Lock mode, the driver pulls up on the chrome T-handle. This Lock mode ensures that the Electronically Controlled Coupling (ECC) sends the maximum amount of torque to the rear axle (up to 60 percent) for improved traction.

The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an available four-wheel-drive system that makes the Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated® 4x4, creating the most capable vehicle in the crowded compact SUV class. The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package includes CVT2L, 17-inch all-terrain OWL tires (Limited only), a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, trailer tow wiring harness, engine oil cooler and manual driver seat height adjuster (Sport E only).

The Jeep Patriot’s Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is available on both Sport and Limited models. This Jeep technology includes the CVT2L’s best-in-class 19:1 low ratio, which is ideal for crawling over obstacles. Off-road Brake Traction Control maintains forward movement during heavy articulation or on split-friction surfaces where one wheel loses traction. Hill Descent Control modulates hydraulic brake pressure without driver intervention, providing downhill assistance at a safe and controlled rate of speed. Brake lock differentials improve the Patriot’s mobility by applying brake force to the driven wheel that is spinning faster than the mate on the same axle. This provides an equal amount of torque for each wheel, thereby providing torque to the wheel with the most traction. This helps when crawling over obstacles, during heavy articulation activity, or when the driver encounters split-friction surfaces or off-road driving conditions.

Trail Rated Jeep Patriot models also include a heavy-duty cooling module, a full-size spare tire, skid plates (which protect critical components like the engine, transaxle or fuel tank during off-road driving) and tow hooks designed to get even the best off-roaders out of a tight spot. Standard three-mode ESP and off-road ABS also add to the Patriot’s inherent off-road capability.

Drivers can select four-wheel Lock mode on Jeep Patriot models with the Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package by pulling up once on the T-shaped off-road handle in the center console. Once the off-road handle is pulled, an amber “4WD Lock” message in the instrument cluster lights up to confirm the system is on.

When in Off-road Mode with the 4WD Lock engaged and the shifter in the “L” or low ratio position, the following conditions are engaged automatically for optimal capability and performance on Jeep Patriot Trail Rated® models equipped with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package:

 * CVT2L provides an overall first gear ratio of 19:1 for crawling over obstacles until the vehicle approaches a speed of 10 mph or more, when it ratios up to maintain speed
 * Engine/transaxle calibration is optimized for off-road driving
 * Off-road ABS calibration is activated (as on non-Trail Rated vehicles)
 * Traction Control reverts to brake lock differentials to help maintain forward mobility during heavy articulation or on split-friction surfaces when one wheel loses traction
 * Hill Descent Control modulates the brake hydraulic pressure without driver intervention to provide downhill assistance at a safe and controlled rate of speed. This feature uses grade-sensing logic to determine if the vehicle is descending a hill or traveling on level ground
 * A green icon showing a vehicle descending a hill appears in the instrument cluster when the Off-road Mode is activated and CVT2L is in Low or Reverse

TRAIL RATED
Jeep® Patriot Trail Rated models are designed and tested to perform in a variety of off-road conditions defined by five key consumer-oriented performance categories. These include traction, ground clearance, articulation, maneuverability and water fording, as well as measurements that demonstrate the engine and transaxle continue to self-lubricate while the vehicle is traveling on a side slope or on a fore/aft grade. The testing for these performance criteria is performed through a combination of physical testing and virtual modeling.

Trail Rated Jeep Patriot models sit 1 inch higher than non-Trail Rated versions and meet Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction, ground clearance, articulation, maneuverability and water fording. Jeep Patriot features standard 16-inch styled steel wheels and all-season tires. Available 17-inch wheels and OWL tires contribute to the Trail Rated Patriot’s 9 inches of ground clearance, 29.6-degree approach angle, 34.2-degree departure angle and 23.3-degree breakover angle. Trail Rated Jeep Patriot models also have additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain vents to support 19-inch water fording capability. The Jeep Patriot’s body and chassis were developed and tested over numerous rugged off-road terrains to meet the requirements of the Jeep Jeep enthusiast. The Trail Rated badge communicates to the customer that Jeep Patriot 4x4 with the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package delivers authentic 4x4 capability.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

 * Rugged, classic Jeep® styling at an affordable entry-level price—Immediately recognizable as a Jeep vehicle, Patriot expands the brand by providing a new entry-level price point for the Jeep brand
 * More capability than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class—Best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability (Trail Rated when equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. Features include: low-range mode generating best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, hill descent control and 19-inch water fording capability)
 * Confidence, safety and value—Excellent fuel economy, along with standard ESP, brake traction control, ABS, side-curtain airbags, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Brake Assist
 * Fun, cool innovations abound
 o Flexible 60/40 split, fold-flat rear seats with available recline feature
 o Available front-passenger seat that folds forward to create a table-like surface for versatility
 o Available 115-volt power outlet in the center console that can power small electronics
 o An available dual-purpose, self-recharging light-emitting diode (LED) removable interior cargo lamp mounted in the headliner above the cargo area can snap out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
 o Available uconnect tunes (which includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping as many as 6,700 songs from CD or USB memory devices in compressed MP3, AAC or WMA file formats, JPEG photos can be loaded onto the hard drive allowing personalization of the home screen, and movies can be displayed on the screen for entertaining passengers when the vehicle is in Park)
 o Available uconnect gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation (Limited model only)
 o Available Sun and Sound Group with a sun roof, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Sport “E” only), a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities
 o Auxiliary audio input jack on standard radio for MP3 connectivity
 o Stain Repel Seat Fabric (Sport “E” only)
 o Available heated cloth or leather seats
 o Large floor mats standard on Sport “E” and Limited models
 o Illuminated LED cup holders

MODEL LINEUP

JEEP® PATRIOT SPORT

Standard Features

 * Front-wheel drive
 * 2.4-liter World Engine with dual variable valve timing (VVT) (172 horsepower [128 kW] and 165 lb.-ft. [223 N•m] of torque)
 * Five-speed manual transaxle
 * Side-curtain air bags
 * Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
 * Brake traction control
 * Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
 * Anti-lock front disc/rear drum brakes (4x2 Sport model only)
 * Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) warning lamp
 * Air conditioning
 * AM/FM single-disc CD radio with auxiliary audio input jack and MP3 play capability
 * Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
 * Vinyl Tech™ seats
 * 60/40 fold-flat rear seats
 * Removable carpeted load floor
 * Outdoor temperature display
 * Silver interior bezels and door armrests
 * Rear window defroster
 * Variable intermittent windshield wipers
 * 12-volt power outlet
 * Manual windows, locks and fold-away mirrors
 * Tilt steering wheel
 * Dome and cargo lights
 * Center console sliding armrest that moves forward 3 inches to accommodate shorter stature drivers
 * Body-color grille
 * Body-color fascias
 * Black door handles
 * Accent-color liftgate appliqué
 * Black side roof rails
 * 16-inch styled steel wheels and all-season tires
 * Illuminated cup holders

Optional Features

Optional features on Jeep Patriot Sport include:

 * Second-generation CVT2 with Auto Stick
 * 2.0-liter World Engine (158 horsepower [117 kW] and 141 lb.-ft. [191 N•m] of torque) coupled with CVT2 with Auto Stick (available on 4x2 Patriot Sport only)
 * Freedom Drive I 4x4 system
 * Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package (which includes CVT2L with low-ratio capability, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels with OWL tires, cabin air-filtration system, trailer tow wiring harness, engine oil cooler and manual driver’s seat height adjuster)
 * Supplemental front-seat-mounted side air bags (in addition to standard side-curtain air bags)
 * Four-wheel disc ABS
 * Special Equipment Group “E,” which includes:
 o Stain Repel Seat Fabric
 o Speed control
 o 115-volt power outlet in the center console
 o Removable/rechargeable LED flashlight
 o Flexible 60/40 rear seats that fold flat and recline
 o Deep-tinted sunscreen glass
 o Manual driver seat height adjuster
 o Fold-flat passenger seat
 o Power windows (driver one-touch)
 o Power locks
 o Power mirrors
 o Remote keyless entry with illuminated entry
 o Map reading lamps
 o Passenger assist handles
 o All-season floor mats

In addition to the optional features on the Jeep Patriot Sport, the following options also are available on the Jeep Patriot Sport with the Special Equipment Group “E”:

 * Sun and Sound Group (which includes a sun roof, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities)
 * Security and Convenience Group (which includes auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver, Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] display, EVIC with compass, soft tonneau cover, security alarm, cross bars, heated cloth seats and front seat-mounted side air bags)
 * Engine block heater
 * Tire and Wheel Group (which includes 17-inch aluminum wheels and OWL all-terrain tires)
 * uconnect tunes

JEEP PATRIOT LIMITED

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Patriot Sport model and Sport model equipped with the Special Equipment Group “E,” the Jeep Patriot Limited model features:

 * Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
 * Heated leather front seats
 * Driver’s seat manual lumbar adjuster
 * Carpeted floor mats
 * Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
 * Bright side roof rails
 * Body-color fascias with bright silver appliqués
 * Bright bodyside molding
 * EVIC with compass
 * uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 * Fog lamps
 * 17-inch aluminum wheels and all-season tires

Optional Features

Beyond the options offered on the Jeep Patriot Sport and the Jeep Patriot Sport with the Special Equipment Group “E,” additional options on the Limited model include:

 * uconnect gps (combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation)
 * Security and Convenience Group (which includes soft tonneau cover, security alarm, cross bars, uconnect phone with universal connectivity interface [UCI] and auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver, Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] display and front seat-mounted side air bags)

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Please refer to the Safety and Security Glossary for descriptions of the following available features:

 * Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
 * All-speed Traction Control
 * Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
 * Auto-reverse Sun Roof
 * BeltAlert
 * Brake Assist
 * Brake/Park Interlock
 * Brake Traction Control System (BTCS)
 * Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
 * Child-protection Rear Door Locks
 * Constant Force Retractors (CFR)
 * Crumple Zones
 * Door Alert
 * Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
 * Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
 * Energy-absorbing Steering Column
 * Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
 * Height-adjustable Seat Belts
 * Hill Descent Control
 * HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver
 * Interior Head-impact Protection
 * Knee Bolsters
 * Low-risk Deployment Air Bag
 * Remote Keyless Entry
 * Seat Belt Pretensioners
 * Security Alarm
 * Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
 * Supplemental Side Air Bags
 * Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags
 * Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
 * uconnect phone

COLOR AVAILABILITY

 * Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat (New)
 * Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat (New)
 * Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
 * Surf Blue Pearl Coat
 * Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
 * Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat
 * Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
 * Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
 * Stone White Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

 * 2009 model year production start: July 2008
 * Production location: Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.
 * 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine: Global Engine Manufacturing Assembly (GEMA) plant in Dundee, Mich.
 * Five-speed manual transaxle: Magna in Syracuse, N.Y.
 * CVT2 and CVT2L: Jatco, Mexico

MARKET POSITION
Jeep® Patriot delivers affordable Trail Rated® capability to the compact SUV segment. Patriot is targeted at customers seeking a modern interpretation of classic Jeep styling combined with the latest in technology and feature offerings. Patriot offers Jeep Trail Rated capability at a price previously seen only on small cars and pickups.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 * Gender: 60 percent male/40 percent female
 * Median Age: 39 years old
 * Median Annual Household Income: $60,000
 * Household: 50 percent married
 * Education: 50 percent college graduate

MARKET ADVANTAGES

 * Jeep® Patriot offers more capability and performance than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class through the Trail Rated Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. Freedom Drive II provides a low-range mode that generates best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, Brake Traction Control, 19-inch water fording capability and Hill Descent Control
 * Jeep Patriot provides classic Jeep styling at an affordable, entry-level price, giving new compact SUV buyers a nostalgic link to Jeep Jeep through its traditional “boxy” style. Priced less than Jeep Compass, Wrangler and Liberty, Jeep Patriot provides a new entry-price point to the Jeep brand
 * With standard ESP, Brake Traction Control, ABS, front- and side-curtain airbags, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Brake Assist, Jeep Patriot provides drivers confidence in both on-road and off-road driving conditions
 * Jeep Patriot’s independent front and rear suspension and front-wheel-drive configuration give Jeep Patriot on-road performance and handling characteristics and the fuel economy usually found only in small cars
 * Jeep Patriot’s standard 2.4-liter World Engine with dual VVT provides best-in-class four-cylinder horsepower (172 horsepower)
 * Jeep Patriot offers clever, cool and functional interior innovations, including:
 o Standard side-curtain air bags
 o Flexible 60/40 split, fold-flat rear seats with available recline feature
 o Available front-passenger seat that folds forward to create a table-like surface for versatility
 o Available 115-volt power outlet in the center console that can power small electronics
 o Removable carpeted load floor
 o An available dual-purpose, self-recharging removable LED interior cargo lamp mounted in the headliner above the cargo area can snap out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
 o Illuminated cup holders
 o Premium Sound Group with subwoofer includes two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down to face rearward for tailgating and other activities
 o Auxiliary audio input jack on standard radio for MP3 connectivity
 o Sliding center armrest that moves forward 3 inches to accommodate shorter stature drivers
 o Stain Repel Seat Fabric
 o Available heated cloth or leather seats
 o Available uconnect tunes
 o Available uconnect gps (Limited model only)

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2008 MODEL

 * Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat replaces Black Clear Coat
 * Surf Blue Pearl Coat replaces Marine Blue Pearl Coat
 * Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat added
 * Air conditioning standard on all models
 * New Dark Slate Gray interior
 * Chrome lock knobs on all models
 * Interior chrome door handles on all models
 * Chrome accent rings on radio knobs on all models
 * Standard luxury carpeted floor mats on Jeep Patriot Limited
 * SIRIUS Satellite Radio increases coverage to deliver more than 130 channels of radio programming
 * Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) warning lamp now standard
 * CVT2 now equipped with Auto Stick
 * Engine and transaxle calibrations further refined for improved drivability and reduced powertrain noise
 * Jeep Patriot Sport with Special Equipment Group E features: Standard YES Essentials® stain resistant, odor resistant, antistatic seat fabric
 * Standard all-season floor mats
 * Standard speed control
 * Security and Convenience Group (which includes auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, universal garage door opener, TPM system, EVIC, soft tonneau cover, security alarm and cross bars)
 * Premium Sound Group now includes SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 * Trailer Tow Prep Group now includes full-size spare tire
 * Jeep Patriot Limited features: Standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, EVIC, universal garage door opener and TPM system
 * Security and Convenience Group now includes UConnect® Hands-free Communication System
 * Premium Sound Group now includes SIRIUS Satellite Radio


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