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2011 Jeep Patriot facelift

Details and photos with the facelift version 2011 Jeep Patriot have been revealed.

Even though the visual changes on the 2011 Jeep Patriot facelift are minor, they do give the American SUV an appearance that seems a bit more refined, and some of the new elements include a body coloured front grille, repositioned fog lamps, new 17 inch alloy wheels, a slightly redesigned rear bumper and new exterior colour options.

When compared to the previous generation, the 4x4 versions 2011 Jeep Patriot have gained an additional inch in height, and the car's suspension has also been tweaked so it would enable increased comfort levels.

The 2011 Jeep Patriot facelift will also be available as a front-wheel drive, and equipment configurations will be badged as the Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.

At the interior the automaker has increased the quality of materials, and the steering wheel integrates the audio/trip controls just like in the new Grand Cherokee.

The 2011 Jeep Patriot price was not announced yet, and we will also publish more details regarding motorisation options as soon as they become available. 

Chrysler press release :

Chrysler Group LLC released images today of the new 2011 Jeep Patriot, the affordable compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) that offers consumerssegment-leading capability and unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy, along withclassic, rugged Jeep styling.

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 outthe 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-colorgrille; 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; anew Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other vehiclefunctions 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.

Available as a stand-alone option on all models for 2011 is the Uconnect® Voice Command with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music/radio/SIRIUS satellite radio control.

The 2011 Jeep Patriot offers customers more capability than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class. Capability features include low-range mode which generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 19-inch water fording capability, Hill Descent Control, 4x4 Lock shift-on-the-fly which sends 50 percent of torque to front and rearwheels, and a maximum tow rating of 2,000 lbs. The Jeep Patriot also boasts a retuned suspension for 2011, with higher spring and damping rates, added rebound springs, and an increased diameter of the rear swaybar. Despite these numerous capability features, the 2011 Jeep Patriot boasts unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy in its segment.

A 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, the Jeep Patriot for 2011 is loaded with more than 30 standard safety and security features, thoughtful functionality and best-in-class off-road capability with Freedom Drive II, offering tremendous value forconsumers that desire an SUV to accommodate their active lifestyle at an affordable price.

Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep Patriot is availablein three configurations – Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.

Built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., the new 2011 Jeep Patriot models arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2010. 

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1 Comment on 2011 Jeep Patriot facelift

  1. Stevo :
    Let's hope they replaced the horrible engine - which was the real problem...

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