The 2011 Jeep Patriot compact sport-utility vehicle offers segment-leading capability and unsurpassed 4×4 fuel economy, along with classic, rugged Jeep styling.
Jeep Patriot’s classic exterior styling and capability are enhanced for 2011 with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille, new bodyside cladding and an increased 4×4 ride height. Ride and handling is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension systems.
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.
Capability features include low-range mode that generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 19-inch water fording capability, Hill-descent Control, 4×4 Lock shift-on-the-fly and a maximum tow rating of 2,000 pounds.
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.
Jeep Patriot is powered by either the 2.0-or 2.4-liter World Gas Engine offerings producing 158 and 172 horsepower, respectively. Offered with front-wheel-or four-wheel-drive, 2011 Jeep Patriot is available in three trims: Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.
Base model estimated mpg: 23/29
Estimated starting price: $17,850
Compiled by Motor Matters

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