This edition of sponsored by: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unlimited
Posted by mike on 2006/4/13 20:37:56 (2820) reads has been updated with the all-new Jeep Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unlimited.

There are numerous photos and information about safety and security, value, utility, performance, styling, and specifications. We especially like the Unlimited's photo gallery. The exterior shots are great.

From the Specifications area:

Standard Equipment
3.8L V-6 gasoline engine
5-Passenger seating with 60/40 split, fold flat, rear seat
Four-wheel Disc Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Electronic Roll Mitigation
16-inch Steel Wheels
32-inch Outer-Diameter LT255 Tires (Rubicon Only)
Compass and Mini Trip Computer Display, Sahara and Rubicon
6-Speaker Audio System
MP3/Audio Input Jack
Single-Hinge Center Fold Down Windshield
Rear Underfloor Storage Bin
Sentry Key
Rear Head Restraints
Front Passenger Occupant Sensing
Sunrider™ Top

Available Equipment
16-, 17- and 18-inch cast aluminum wheels
Lockable floor console
Power Windows and Door Locks
6-Disc CD/DVD System with MP3 Capability Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster (packaged
with cloth seating, not available with vinyl seat.)
Navigation System with Full Map Display
Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect (Standard on Rubicon. Late Availability.)
Rock Rails (Rubicon Only)
Factory-Installed Trailer Tow Package
3-Piece Modular Hard Top
NVH Reduction Packages
Seat-Mounted Supplemental Side Airbags

The more we see the Patriot, the more it reminds us of an updated XJ. Our only question is how is it going to be marketed differently than the Liberty?

Specs for the Patriot:
Standard Equipment
2.4-L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
Front-Wheel Drive
Anti-Lock Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Independent Rear Suspension
Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
Advanced Multi-Stage Front Air Bags
Side Curtain Air Bags
Side Door Guard Beams
Three Point Seat Belts
Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Traction Control and Brake Assist
Belt Alert® System
16-inch Styled Steel Wheels
All Season Tires
Compact Spare
Halogen Headlamps
AM/FM Stereo Radio with Single CD Player and Auxiliary Jack Input
Four Speakers
Electroluminescent Instrument Cluster with Tachometer
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
Front and Rear Floor Mats
Vinyl Load Floor Covering
12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
Vinyl Upholstery
Fold Flat 60/40 Split Rear Seat

Available Equipment
Reclining 60/40 Fold-Flat Rear Seat
458-Watt Boston Acoustics® Sound System with 9 Speakers and Swing Down Articulating Rear
AM/FM Stereo Radio with Six-Disc CD Changer and MP3 Capability
SIRIUS® Digital Audio Radio
UConnect® Hands-Free Phone
YES Essentials® Fabric
Driver Adjust Manual Lumbar
Leather Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
115V Auxiliary Power Outlet
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
Reclining Fold-Flat 60/40-Split Rear Seat
Freedom-Drive IITM Off-Road Group
9 Speaker Premium Sound Group
Trailer Tow Prep Group
Security and Cargo Convenience Group
-Leather Interior Group
Air Conditioning
Speed Control
Keyless, Illuminated Entry
Tonneau Cover
Vehicle Theft Security Alarm with Motion Sensor
Fascia-Mounted Fog Lamps
Deep-Tint Sunscreen Glass
Tow Hooks
Continuously Variable Transaxle Second Generation (CVT2)
Four-Wheel Drive
Electronically Controlled Coupling (ECC) with Selectable Four-Wheel Drive Lock
Selectable Off-Road Four-Wheel Drive
17-inch Aluminum Wheels
All-Terrain OWL Tires
Full-Size Spare Tire
Skid Plates

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Poster Thread
Posted: 2006/4/16 9:09  Updated: 2006/4/16 9:09
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2005/12/18
From: Virginia
Posts: 33
 Re: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unl...
Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect (Standard on Rubicon. Late Availability.)
Rock Rails (Rubicon Only)

OK Does this mean the ESBD will be available late, or the Rubicon will be available late? If it is the latter, why is it not mentioned anywhere else?

Will the Unlimited Rubicon be available before the 2D Wrangler? Will all Rubicons be late? There are some very excited people involved here. My niece turns sixteen in August. She cannot have my current car until the new JK (2D) Rubicon is available, because it is a daily driver.

I don't know who's more excited- Her getting her first car and her license, or me getting my first jeep...since my last jeep (any time without is painful, I'm sure you all understand).

I decided last year to wait for the new one instead of buying an interim model. I figured if I didn't like the new one when it was announced, then I could still get an '06. That won't be necessary, now, of course, but that doesn't make the wait any easier. =(

Happy Easter all!

Poster Thread
Posted: 2006/4/13 21:12  Updated: 2006/4/13 21:12
Just popping in
Joined: 2005/3/11
Posts: 1
 Re: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unl...
Any idea why the Unlimited is going to be availalbe before the two-door?

Poster Thread
Posted: 2006/4/13 23:10  Updated: 2006/4/13 23:10
Home away from home
Joined: 2005/7/18
From: Pennsylvania
Posts: 266
 Re: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unl...
Approx 6 months ago Mike's Jeep News posted a link to the Toledo Blade which had a quote from a UAW rep indicating the new 4 door JKL would go into production approx 5 weeks before the 2 door JK, and that there would be a overlap with the TJ before the old plant is demolished.
That's my recollection of it anyway.

Poster Thread
Posted: 2006/4/13 20:57  Updated: 2006/4/13 20:57
Home away from home
Joined: 2005/7/13
Posts: 377
 Re: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unl...
I wonder if I can talk my dealer into a buy one get two free deal... buy a Commander Limited, and get a Wrangler Rubicon and a Wrangler Unlimited Sahara for free. Probably Not.

Poster Thread
Posted: 2006/4/14 18:57  Updated: 2006/4/14 18:57
Just popping in
Joined: 2006/4/11
Posts: 3
 Re: Updated with Patriot and 4-Door Wrangler Unl...
If you do get lucky, post his address and phone number. Maybe I could talk him into special ordering me a diesel unlimited rubicon?!!!
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