2010 Jeep® Patriot Delivers Best-in-class Capability
Auburn Hills, Mich.,
Sep 1, 2009 - Jeep® Patriot
is a tremendous value, combining the packaging, safety features and
interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with performance,
handling, and 29-mpg highway fuel economy. With its combination of fun,
freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4x4 capability, the 2010 Jeep
Patriot sets apart from the competition.
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 Freedom Drive II™
Off-Road Package (a full-time, active 4x4 system with best-in-class
19:1 Low Ratio that provides true Jeep 4x4 Trail Rated® capability).
The Trail Rated
Jeep Patriot equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road
Package 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 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. In addition, Trail
Rated models have additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain
vents in order to support 19-inch water-fording capability.
Drive II Off-Road Package utilizes a second-generation
Continuously Variable Transaxle with a low ratio (CVT2L) to maximize
off-road capability. In addition, 17-inch all-terrain tires, a
full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks and fog lamps separate
Trail Rated Jeep Patriots from all other compact SUVs.
Jeep Patriot is
designed for customers who want four-wheel-drive
capability or the year-round versatility of front-wheel drive,
excellent fuel economy and an attractive price point. With modern
interior and classic Jeep exterior styling, including traditional round
Jeep headlamps, seven-slot grille, muscular body-side flares, and
strong stance - the 2010 Jeep Patriot broadens the classic Jeep design
appeal to new customers.
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