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Patriot2011 Patriot to Feature "Aggressive New Styling"
Posted by mike on 2010/9/15 5:55:51 (1900) reads



From a Chrysler press release

Jeep Patriot's classic exterior styling and capability are enhanced for 2011 with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille, and an increased 4x4 ride height. Ride-and-handling is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension systems. Interior enhancements round out the new-for-2011 features, and include significantly upgraded touch points.

"Patriot boasts class-leading 4x4 capability and unsurpassed fuel economy, and a host of safety features in a fun and affordable package - a combination that only Jeep can offer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "For 2011, Jeep Patriot is even more appealing to consumers, thanks to rugged new exterior styling, interior enhancements and refinements to the suspension and steering systems."

New-for-2011 Jeep Patriot exterior highlights include an aggressive new front fascia with standard fog lamps positioned inside the headlamps; a new rear fascia that extends lower than on previous models; a body-color grille; new available 17-inch wheels; four new colors and 4x4 ride height that has been increased by 1 inch.

Interior upgrades for the 2011 Jeep Patriot include new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface; new center armrest; a new Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel; new cloth interior, with premium cloth bucket seats in the front; standard speed control on all models; new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls and standard automatic temperature control on the Latitude X model.

Also be sure to check out Chrysler's official site for information about its 2011 lineup.

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steve-oh
Posted: 2010/9/16 22:45  Updated: 2010/9/16 22:45
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My Mom has a 2009. It really is an awesome SUV. Yes, the CVT sucks, so it is slow and the mileage is not as good as an Escape, but it handles like my Mustang, and it rides so much better than my old XJ Cherokee. It only needs to get down the trail to her hunting cabin(which is pretty treacherous, although no Rubicon). The 17 inch/60 tires are a bad Idea, as it hurts its Ice/Snow traction and ride. I just wish a rear locking differential were available(Torsen/Detroit Locker), as there are no after-market ones yet, and the brake lock system is pretty feeble.

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Ingela
Posted: 2010/9/15 20:30  Updated: 2010/9/15 20:30
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Hard for me to see the "more aggressive" but the exterior is a bit of an improvement. The interior is a lot lot better.
I was very close to buying one when it was first released, but reviews about its performance and transmission, rather than appearance is what stopped me from buying one.

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Posted: 2010/9/15 14:43  Updated: 2010/9/15 14:43
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Is does look a bit cleaner and easier on the eyes than the current Patriot. While it looks more like an XJ, it's no XJ. The 4WD system has no low range, the "compound low" is about the same as my 42 mpg Suzuki Swift econobox, and 1 more inch of ground clearance won't get you over the Rubicon trail like my Cherokee (yes, I've done it 3 times in an XJ). I like the better fuel economy, but not enough to trade my XJ for it. Build a 40 MPG diesel powered machine that can do tough trails and take a long trip and they would fly off the shelves faster than they could build them.

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Posted: 2010/9/16 0:08  Updated: 2010/9/16 0:08
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Jeep probably could build such a Patriot but at what price point?? The Gladiator or Rescue concepts were clamored for but the profit margin just was not there, the diesel Super Patriot would probably meet the same fate.

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Posted: 2010/9/15 9:24  Updated: 2010/9/15 9:24
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I wish the 2011 Grand Cherokee had "rugged new exterior styling" instead of looking soft and round like all the other mid-size suv's out there.

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Ingela
Posted: 2010/9/15 20:33  Updated: 2010/9/15 20:33
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The Grand Cherokee is gorgeous, the only thing stopping me from buying one of those is the sticker price.

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The new GC might be goreous to some, but definitely lacks the styling of a Jeep.

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Posted: 2010/9/18 13:55  Updated: 2010/9/18 13:55
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Let's see the Patriot has the styling to be a Jeep, but not the performance. The JGC has the performance to be a Jeep, but not the styling. The new Wrangler is too plush now-a-days to be a Jeep. No one is happy. Just scrap Jeep and everyone will be happy.
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