Chrysler released details of the new edition Jeep Patriot, and while it comes with many upgrades we wish they had also rethink its design! It looks very iconic and kinda classic, but it’s not pretty and looks quite dumb form some angles. After all, it is an affordable 4×4 which is mainly designed to be tough and functional.
2011 Patriot comes with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille, and an increased 4×4 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.
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-inch wheels; four new colors and 4×4 ride height that has been increased by 1 inch.
To become as capable as it looks with that high ground clearance and stuff, the Patriot comes with 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 19-inch water fording capability, Hill Descent Control, 4×4 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.
Upgrades for the interior are also very nice. The car features 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, hands-free 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.
Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations – Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.