Jeep Patriot - What`s New for 2010

Jeep Patriot - What`s New for 2010
September 1, 2009
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Todd Goyer
2010 Jeep® Patriot Delivers Best-in-class Capability
Five-speed manual transmission with 2.0-liter World Engine delivers 29 mpg highway (standard on Patriot
Sport 4x2)
Driver and front-passenger active head restraints (all models)
Remote start (available with Security Group)
Automatic climate control (available on Patriot Limited)
September 1, 2009 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Patriot is a tremendous value, combining the packaging, safety
features and interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with performance, handling, and 29-mpg highway fuel
economy. With its combination of fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4x4 capability, the 2010 Jeep Patriot
sets apart from the competition.
Innovative technology affords Jeep Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class. Jeep Patriot is available
in three drive configurations: front-wheel drive, Freedom Drive I™ (a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock
mode) and Freedom Drive II™ Off-Road Package (a full-time, active 4x4 system with best-in-class 19:1 Low Ratio that
provides true Jeep 4x4 Trail Rated® capability).
The Trail Rated Jeep Patriot equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package sits one inch higher than non-Trail
Rated versions and meets Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction, water fording, articulation,
maneuverability and ground clearance. The Off-Road Package’s 17-inch wheels contribute to the Trail Rated
Patriot’s 9 inches of ground clearance, 29.6-degree approach angle, 34.2-degree departure angle and 23.3-degree
breakover angle. In addition, Trail Rated models have additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain vents in
order to support 19-inch water-fording capability.
The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package utilizes a second-generation Continuously Variable Transaxle with a low
ratio (CVT2L) to maximize off-road capability. In addition, 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow
hooks and fog lamps separate Trail Rated Jeep Patriots from all other compact SUVs.
Jeep Patriot is designed for customers who want four-wheel-drive capability or the year-round versatility of frontwheel drive, excellent fuel economy and an attractive price point. With modern interior and classic Jeep exterior
styling, including traditional round Jeep headlamps, seven-slot grille, muscular body-side flares, and strong
stance—the 2010 Jeep Patriot broadens the classic Jeep design appeal to new customers.
JEEP PATRIOT AT A GLANCE
Rugged, classic Jeep® styling at an affordable entry-level price
Immediately recognizable as a Jeep vehicle, Patriot expands the brand by providing an entry-level price
point for the Jeep brand
More capability than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class
Best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability (Trail Rated when equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road
Package. Features include: low-range mode generating best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, Brake-traction
Control System (BTCS), Hill-descent Control (HDC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and 19-inch water-fording
capability)
Confidence, safety and value
Excellent 29-mpg highway fuel economy, along with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Braketraction Control System (BTCS), ABS, side-curtain air bags, Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM) and Brake
Assist
Innovative interior
Flexible 60/40 split, fold-flat rear seats with available recline feature
Available front-passenger seat that folds forward to create a table-like surface for versatility
Available 115-volt power outlet in the center console that can power small electronics
Dual-purpose, self-recharging LED removable interior cargo lamp mounted in the headliner above the
cargo area can snap out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
Available Uconnect™ Multimedia with touch-screen and 30-gigabyte hard drive stores up to 6,700 songs,
displays photos and plays DVD movies (when the vehicle is in Park)
Available Uconnect Navigation combines Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Multimedia with navigation and
real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice-recognition system and touch-screen for easy
operation
Available Sun and Sound Group with a sun roof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Sport “E” only), a leatherwrapped steering wheel with audio controls, nine Boston Acoustics speakers including subwoofer and
two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, speakers can swing down
from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities
Removable, carpeted load floor
Available stain repel seat fabric
Auxiliary audio input jack on standard radio for MP3 connectivity
Available heated cloth or leather seats
Illuminated LED cup holders
PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY
2009 Model Year
Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaced Light Khaki Clear Coat
Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaced Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
Mold-in-color liftgate appliqué added on all models
New instrument panel, door trim panel and center console
Soft touch door armrest and center console with split lid for added storage space
Chromed accents on HVAC vents and shift bezel – Sport model
Chromed accents on HVAC vents, shift bezel, instrument panel, door spears and cluster rings – Limited
model
Removable carpeted load floor replaces vinyl load floor
Uconnect Multimedia (which includes the following features for music, audio, movie and personalized
picture display):
30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping as many as 6,700 songs from CD or USB memory devices
in compressed format (MP3, AAC or WMA file formats)
JPEG photos may be loaded on to the hard drive, allowing the customer to personalize the
home screen
Movies may be displayed on the screen for entertaining passengers when the vehicle is in
Park
Uconnect Navigation combines the features of Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Multimedia with navigation
and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for
easy operation
iPod® Control added with Uconnect Multimedia
Large front and rear floor mats are standard on Sport “E” and Limited models
Improved engine compartment and floor silencers plus revised exhaust tuning (includes larger resonator
on FWD and addition of resonator on 4WD)
Revised suspension tuning for a more comfortable, smoother ride
Jeep Patriot Sport “D,” “E” and Limited:
Available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group (which includes trailer tow wiring harness, CVT2L
with low-ratio capability, engine oil cooler, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog
lamps, full-size spare tire, 17-inch OWL tires, cabin air-filtration system and manual seat
height adjuster)
Jeep Patriot Sport “E” and Limited:
Available Security and Convenience Group (which includes Uconnect Phone with iPod®
Control and auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone (Limited only), compass,
HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver, Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM),
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with compass (Sport “E” only), soft tonneau
cover, security alarm, cross bars, heated cloth seats, fog lamps (Sport “E” only) and front
seat-mounted side airbags)
Available Sun and Sound Group (which includes a sunroof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio – (Sport “E” only), a
leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls (Sport “E” only), six Boston Acoustics speakers with
subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers
can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities)
2008 Model Year
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat replaced Black Clear Coat
Surf Blue Pearl Coat replaced Marine Blue Pearl Coat
Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat added
Air conditioning standard on all models
Dark Slate Gray interior added
Chromed lock knobs added on all models
Interior chromed door handles added on all models
Chromed accent rings added on radio knobs on all models
Standard luxury carpeted floor mats added on Jeep Patriot Limited
SIRIUS Satellite Radio increased coverage to deliver more than 130 channels of radio programming
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) warning lamp now standard
CVT2 now equipped with Auto Stick
Engine and transaxle calibrations further refined for improved drivability and reduced powertrain noise
Jeep Patriot Sport with Special Equipment Group E features: Standard Stain Repel seat fabric
Standard all-season floor mats
Standard speed control
Security and Convenience Group (included auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, universal garage
door opener, TPM system, EVIC, soft tonneau cover, security alarm and crossbars)
Premium Sound Group added SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Trailer-Tow Prep Group added full-size spare tire
Jeep Patriot Limited featured standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, EVIC, universal garage door
opener and TPM system
Security and Convenience Group added Uconnect Phone
Premium Sound Group added SIRIUS Satellite Radio
2007 Model Year
All new for the 2007 model-year
2007 model-year production start: December 2006
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