Jeep Patriot Altitude edition arrives with $20,240 starting price

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 27, 2012

The Jeep Patriot Altitude is available for as low as $20,240 (U.S. MSRP) for 4x2 variants. The 4x4 versions come with a starting price of $23,275 (U.S. MSRP). This model has the "blacked-out" theme present on the Compass and Grand Cherokee variants. However, it features more chrome and polished steel compared to the Compass version.

The Patriot Altitude comes in Deep Cherry Red, Mineral Gray, Bright White and Black. The Patriot Altitude rides on 17-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels surrounded with Firestone BSW all-season touring tires. It features bright polished steel roof rails, a bright chrome lower fascia and rear step pad appliques.

This Altitude model is considered as the best-priced SUV in America. In fact, it was recently dubbed an Lowest True Cost To Own® vehicle. It has also earned recognition by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a "Top Safety Pick." The Patriot Altitude comes in three drivetrain configurations such as the Freedom Drive I packages and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road.

It is fitted with power windows (driver one-touch) and locks, power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and continuously variable automatic transaxle. The model also has a wide array of security and safety features, which include electronic stability control, side-curtain air bags for all rows, Hill-start Assist with manual transmission and electronic roll mitigation.

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