Jeep Patriot

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Jeep Patriot
Jeep Patriot.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Jeep (Chrysler)
Also called Jeep Liberty (in Russia)[1]
Production 2006[2] — present
Model years 2007 — present
Assembly United States: Belvidere, Illinois, (Belvidere Assembly)
Body and chassis
Class Compact Crossover SUV
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Chrysler PM/MK platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.7 in (2,634 mm)
Length 173.6 in (4,409 mm)
Width 69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Height
  • 2007–09: 64.4 in (1,636 mm)
  • 2010–present: 65.7 in (1,669 mm)

The Jeep Patriot (MK) is a front-engine five-door compact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Jeep, having debuted with the Jeep Compass in April 2006 at the New York Auto Show for model year 2007.

The Compass, Patriot and Dodge Caliber share the GS platform, differentiated by their styling and marketing, with the Patriot exclusively offering a four-wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II.

The Patriot is manufactured at Chrysler's Belvidere, Illinois assembly plant alongside the Compass;[2] both are scheduled for discontinuation by 2018.[3][4]

Design[edit]

Jeep Patriot Limited Rear
2011 Jeep Patriot 2.2 CRF Limited

In the U.S. the Patriot uses either the 2.0 L or 2.4 L World gasoline I4 engine. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. The Patriot features two four-wheel drive systems both of which are electronically controlled. The basic four-wheel drive system is called Freedom Drive I. This system is a full-time front-wheel-drive based 4WD/AWD system that is front-wheel-drive when it has traction, but can automatically put up to 20-30% power to the rear wheels, or can be locked in 50-50 below a certain speed. The other system, called Freedom Drive II, is based on Freedom Drive I, but by using the vehicle's CVT transmission it is capable of a 19:1 gear reduction simulating a low range usually found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases. The 2.4 L GEMA I4 is an option for the 4X2 model Patriot.

For Europe and Australia, a 2.0 L (1968 cc; 120 cid; 140ps) Volkswagen-manufactured diesel engine is fitted along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All EU cars are fitted as standard with four wheel drive and a version of the Freedom Drive System that tuned differently from the U.S. versions, but with similar capability to FDII with brake traction control and three switchable electronic stability control and traction control settings for on or off-road use.

The Patriot won 2007 Green 4x4 Award and the 2008 4x4 of the Year in the UK.

The Patriot uses a continuously variable transmission equipped with a four wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II, capable of holding the lowest ratio the CVT can reach, in lieu of a traditional two-speed transfer case. The Patriot carries Jeep's "Trail Rated" badging.

Model Engine Power Torque Transmission
Sport 2.4 L World I4 172 hp (128 kW) 165 lb·ft (224 N·m) 5-speed manual
Limited CVT

Models[edit]

The Patriot is offered in three basic models with several additional options available:

Sport:
-Manual Roll-Up Windows and Manual Door Locks
-Vinyl-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Dual-Note Horn
-Cruise Control
-Anti-Theft Ignition
-Vinyl (Later Cloth) Seating Surfaces
-Manual Front Bucket Seats
-Folding Rear Bench Seat
-Heater and Fan Blower
-2.0L I4 Engine (4X2) or 2.4L I4 Engine (4X4)
-5-Speed Manual Transmission
-Tinted Windows
-16" All-Season Tires
-16" Styled Steel Wheels
-A/M-F/M Stereo w/ Single-Disc CD Player (Later CD-MP3 Player) and Four Speakers

Latitude:
-Power Windows w/ One-Touch Driver's Auto Down Feature and Power Door Locks
-SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio (optional accessory)
-Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
-Keyless Entry w/ Panic Feature and Security System
-Cloth Seating Surfaces
-Air Conditioning w/ Manual Control
-17" All-Season Tires
-17" Alloy Wheels

Limited:
-Cloth (Later Leather) Seating Surfaces
-Power Front Driver's Seat
-Power Sunroof
-U Connect Hands-Free Bluetooth Telephone System

Electric version[edit]

At the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Jeep Patriot was added to Chrysler's ENVI lineup. As with the previously announced Jeep Wrangler EV, the Jeep Patriot EV is an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV, also called a plug-in hybrid vehicle), capable of traveling 40 mi (64 km) solely on battery power and up to 400 mi (644 km) on a single tank of gas.[5]

However, Chrysler's new partner Fiat SpA disbanded the ENVI division in November 2009, and removed the three ENVI models from its 5-year plan for Chrysler.[6] There have been no announced plans to continue with the electric version.

2011 facelift[edit]

The Patriot received minor interior and exterior upgrades for 2011. Three trims are offered in the US: Sport, Latitude, and Limited (which replaces the earlier Latitude X). In Canada, North Edition replaced the Latitude trim with slightly different equipment.

In the EU, four trims are offered: Sport, Sport Plus, Limited, and an Overland version. In the EU market, the 2.0 L Volkswagen PD Diesel Engine was replaced by a 2.2 L Mercedes-Benz Twin-Cam Common Rail Diesel engine delivering 163 hp (122 kW).

For 2011, a 70th Anniversary Edition model was offered to commemorate the Jeep history. It was based on the Sport model with special olive or beige interior colors, unique alloy wheels, a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics premium sound system with subwoofer and fold-down lift gate speakers, Sirius XM Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, heated front seats, and other features. This model was available from May to October 2011.

For 2012 only, an Altitude Edition model, based on the Sport model, was offered. It featured a black leather upholstery, special black-finished alloy wheels, a nine-speaker sound system, Sirius XM Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and black-painted exterior accents. This model started production in May of 2012, and was only available for a few months.

For the 2013 model year, a Freedom Edition model, based on the Sport model, was offered to commemorate Jeep's commitment to the U.S. Army and military, as well to commemorate all of the soldiers who have served. It has a special star hood decal, power leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Sirius XM Radio, and dark-finished alloy wheels. This model features Commando Green Metallic exterior paint that is not be available on other 2013 Jeep Patriots.

The Jeep Patriot underwent no changes in trims or models for the 2014 model year; however, 2014 was the first model year that Freedom Drive 1 Patriots came with a Hyundai 6-speed automatic transmission instead of the CVT.

Safety[edit]

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)[edit]

IIHS scores[7]
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset Poor[8]
Side impact Good*
Roof strength Good

*2007-2013 models with additional optional side airbags. Models without additional optional side air bags were rated Marginal.

NHTSA[edit]

2007-2010 Patriot NHTSA scores[9][10][11][12]
Frontal Driver: 4/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
4x2 Rollover: 4/5 stars
4x4 Rollover: 4/5 stars
2013 Patriot NHTSA scores[13][14]
Overall: 4/5 stars
Frontal Driver: 3/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Pole Driver: 3/5 stars
Rollover: 3/5 stars

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year United States Canada Other Total
2007[15] 40,434 9,629
2008[16] 55,654 13,836
2009[17] 31,432 7,998
2010[18] 38,620 10,753 [19]
2011[20] 54,647 8,421
2012[21] 62,110 6,667
2013[22] 75,797 5,372 22,408 103,577
2014[23] 93,462 5,959 22,966 122,387
2015[24] 118,464 9,372 15,167 143,003

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Russia trademark Patriot had been assigned to UAZ Patriot SUV before Jeep came to the Russian market.
  2. ^ a b "All-new 2007 Jeep Patriot Production Launched" (Press release). worldcarfans.com. 21 December 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "It's Official: Jeep Wrangler Pickup Is Coming in 2017". blog.caranddriver.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Jeep confirms pickup; new SUV to be Patriot or Compass". Detroit News. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  5. ^ Hardigree, Matt (10 January 2009). "Jeep Patriot EV: A Conceptual Electric Missile From Chrysler". Jalopnik. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Kroliki, Kevin (6 November 2009). "Chrysler dismantles electric car plans under Fiat". Reuters. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "IIHS-HLDI: Jeep Patriot". Iihs.org. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  8. ^ "2012 Jeep Patriot Small SUV - Top Safety Pick". Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "2007 Jeep Patriot 4-DR. w/SAB | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  10. ^ "2008 Jeep Patriot 4-DR. w/SAB | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  11. ^ "2009 Jeep Patriot 4-DR. w/SAB | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  12. ^ "2010 Jeep Patriot 4-DR. w/SAB | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  13. ^ "2013 Jeep Patriot SUV 2WD | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  14. ^ "2013 Jeep Patriot SUV 4WD | Safercar - NHTSA". Safercar.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  15. ^ "Total Chrysler LLC December 2007 Sales Up 1 Percent on the Strength of Retail". CheersandGears.com. Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  16. ^ "December 2008 Sales: Chrysler LLC". CheersandGears.com. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  17. ^ "Chrysler Group LLC December 2009 Sales". CheersandGears.com. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  18. ^ "Chrysler Group LLC December 2010 Sales". CheersandGears.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  19. ^ "Chrysler Canada Celebrates 26 Per Cent Sales Growth in 2010". chrysler.com. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  20. ^ "Chrysler sales shoot up 37% (26% for 2011)". allpar.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  21. ^ "Chrysler Group LLC Reports December 2012 U.S. Sales Increased 10 Percent" (Press release). Chrysler Group LLC. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  22. ^ "Jeep Brand Records New All-time Global Sales Record in 2013" (Press release). Chrysler Group LLC. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "FCA US LLC Reports December 2014 U.S. Sales Increased 20 Percent – Best December Sales in a Decade; Full-Year Sales Up 16 Percent – Strongest Annual Sales Since 2006" (Press release). FCA US LLC. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jeep® Brand Records Fourth Consecutive Global Sales Record" (Press release). Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 

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