Jeep introduces the Patriot Freedom Edition to celebrate Veteran’s day

Article by Christian A., on November 14, 2012

In celebration of Veteran’s day, Jeep is adding a new 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition to the lineup. Jeep designed the entire lineup to honor its military servicemen and women with a patriotic motif. The 2013 Patriot Freedom Edition is based on the Patriot Latitude and is offered in front- or all-wheel drive. It is available in any of three exterior colors (Deep Cherry Red, Bright White, or True Blue).

From the outside, the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition features a military-inspired star on the hood and rear quarter panel and a set of 17-inch Mineral Gray wheels. And on the lower portion of the front door, it gets an “Oscar Mike” badge. Meanwhile, its interior gets the standard features of the Patriot Latitude as well as some additional items such as a sunroof and unique trim.

A star logo could be found on the front seats. The starting price of the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is at $22,440. Jeep will give $250 to military charities for each Patriot Freedom Edition it sells. Jeep dealerships have already started to offer the limited-edition Patriot Freedom Edition.

“We have created the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition as a tribute to the brave men and women that have served, while acknowledging the Jeep brand’s renowned military history,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We express gratitude to those who have and are serving in the U.S. military, and in their honor we are donating $250 for each Patriot Freedom Edition sold to military charities. “With segment-leading 4x4 capability, fuel economy up to 30 miles per gallon, and a unique inspiring appearance, the Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is certain to appeal to consumers,” Manley added.

For the 2011 model year, Jeep further improved the capability and exterior appeal of the new Jeep Patriot. It now features a new look for its front and rear ends as well as a new body-colored grille. Its 4x4 ride height has been increased while its ride and handling have been further refined by retuning its steering and suspension systems. Of course, Jeep has also upgraded the interior of the new Jeep Patriot, including upgrades for its touch points.

Mike Manley, president and chief executive of Jeep Brand at Chrysler Group LLC, remarked that the new Patriot tops its class in terms of 4x4 capability and fuel economy, adding that the vehicle is also loaded with an array of safety features. He added that thanks to its new exterior styling, interior improvement as well as certain refinements to its suspension and steering systems, the 2011 Jeep Patriot has become more appealing to its intended customers.

The 2011 Jeep Patriot now comes with a more appealing exterior, thanks to more color choices (four new colors), a more assertive front fascia marked by standard fog lamps located inside the headlight units as well as a body-colored grille. Moreover, the new 2011 Jeep Patriot is provided with a new rear fascia extending lower than its predecessors. With new 17-inch wheels now available, the 4x4 ride height of the Jeep Patriot has increased by an inch.

Inside, the new 2011 Jeep Patriot comes with premium cloth bucket seats as well as a new Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls. This means that radio, hands-free phone, cruise control and other vehicle functions could now be operated without drivers having to take their hands off the wheel. Moreover, the new Patriot is provided with new soft touch front-door trim panels (with padded upper surface) as well as new center armrest and a new cloth interior. Speed control comes as standard on all Patriot models. Meanwhile, the Latitude X model features standard automatic temperature control as well as new backlighting on its door switches, door locks, power mirror controls and windows.

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