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2011 Jeep Patriot facelift revealed

 2011 Jeep Patriot facelift revealed
2011 Jeep Patriot

Revised styling, added off-road capability

As part of Chrysler's media blitz, Jeep unveiled the facelifted 2011 Patriot.

On sale later this year, the updated model features redesigned bumpers, plastic body cladding, and available 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin receives a new steering wheel, "soft touch" door panel trim, and illuminated switches.

To improve ride quality, engineers installed a new steering system and a retuned suspension with higher spring / damping rates and a larger rear sway bar.

Despite the efforts to make it more civilized, the 2011 Patriot 4x4 boasts additional ground clearance (a 1-inch increase), Hill-Descent Control, 4x4 Lock, and a low-range mode which "generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio."

Check out the press release for additional information

Source: Jeep

Coming Soon From Jeep®: 2011 Patriot with Aggressive New Styling, Segment- leading Capability and Unsurpassed 4x4 Fuel Economy


Chrysler Group LLC introduces the new 2011 Jeep® Patriot, the affordable compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) that offers consumers segment-leading capability and unsurpassed 4x4 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 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 systems."

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 affordable price.

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.

 

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Comments (9)

leadnsteel
Now what they need to do is get rid of that worthless cvt transmission, make a more powerful 4 clyinder engine like a 2.5l and also make a small 3.0L v6 for it.
Jan 1, 2011 4:30 pm
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NCFrederick
I'd agree it's not the best looking and really hasn't changed but...I'm glad to see they are at least making it more "capable." If they can keep the price down they can remarket this car to the younger set who might be out looking at products like Subaru.
Sep 16, 2010 3:30 pm
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TheAlchemist
facelift what? Not only do I not see improvements, it still looks just like the other five SUVs Jeep sells (minus the Wrangler=only true Jeep)
Sep 15, 2010 10:16 pm
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mikemikemikemike
LOL PONTIAC G*. This is a goofy looking whip.
Sep 15, 2010 8:55 pm
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kuba0804
For small CUV it is, looks very original. Has the style of classic Jeep. Of course nothing more, but don't compare it with Wrangler capabilities...
Sep 15, 2010 6:51 pm
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PONTIAC G8 GXP
In 1:43 scale it will look much better, because Patriot is toy-designed
Sep 15, 2010 3:07 pm
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chris25
looks like a platypus but where is the Revised styling?
Sep 15, 2010 11:46 am
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DUCATI46
Struggling to see any of the "facelift" bits!!
Sep 15, 2010 11:36 am
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majorsja
You are fired! Worst looking Jeep out there; doesn't make sense; and not appealing on any level, especially for the price.
Sep 15, 2010 11:11 am
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