Chrysler Group LLC released the first images with the new 2011 Jeep Patriot, the so-called affordable compact sport utility vehicle (SUV).
As you can see from the photos, the Jeep Patriot has been enhanced for the 2011 model year and features new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille as well as an increased 4x4 ride height. Inside the 2011MY comes with significantly upgraded touch points.
Furthermore, the handling and ride is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension systems. Regarding its design, the 2011 Patriot comes with an aggressive new front fascia with standard fog lamps positioned inside the headlamps, with new rear fascia which extends lower than on previous models, a new grille in body-color.
The design is completed by the new 17-inch wheels as well as by the four new colors. For extra comfort, the ride height has been increased by 1 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, 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.
Also, as an option, the 2011 Patriot comes with Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music/radio/SIRIUS satellite radio control.
Capability features include: low-range mode which generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 19-inch water fording capability, Hill Descent Control, 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.
Expect the 2011 Jeep Patriot to hit the dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2010.Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations – Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.