2007 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep® brand continues its expansion into untraveled territory with 2007 Jeep Patriot. This all-new compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) delivers fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4×4 capability, as well as a new entry-level price point for the Jeep brand.

* All-new Jeep® technology gives Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class, providing confidence in all driving conditions
* Patriot introduces rugged, classic Jeep styling at an affordable, entry-level price
* Jeep Patriot’s interior features utility, flexibility and many cool innovations
* Value abounds with excellent fuel economy and a long list of standard safety features

Based on the concept version of Jeep Patriot introduced at the 2005 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, 2007 Jeep Patriot is a modern interpretation of traditional Jeep styling. Jeep Patriot combines the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy, and price of a compact car or small pickup. Safety features, such as standard side-curtain air bags and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), add to Jeep Patriot’s tremendous value.

All-new Jeep technology gives Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class. Jeep Patriot will be available in the United States and Canada 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 four-wheel-drive system with low range that provides true Jeep 4×4 Trail Rated capability).

“The Trail Rated Jeep® Patriot will be the most capable 4×4 in the compact SUV segment,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Marketing, Chrysler Group. “Jeep Patriot’s capability, combined with its classic Jeep design, interior flexibility and terrific fuel efficiency, will attract new buyers to the Jeep brand.”

The 2007 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Patriot Limited models will be available in U.S. dealerships in early 2007 and in global volume markets in both left- and right-hand drive starting in the first half of 2007.

In addition to interior spaciousness and flexibility, Jeep Patriot has many clever and unique available interior features that add functionality not typically found in a compact SUV, including:

* Standard side-curtain air bags
* Available nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Premium Sound Group that includes two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate; when the liftgate is open, the speakers swing down to face rearward for tailgating and other activities
* Auxiliary audio input jack for MP3 connectivity on standard radio
* Available dual purpose, self-recharging removable cargo lamp, which is mounted in the headliner above the cargo area and can snap out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
* A sliding center armrest that moves forward 3 inches to accommodate shorter drivers. The armrest lid includes a unique flip pocket for storing a cell phone or an MP3 player
* Available 115-volt outlet in the center console that powers small electronics
* Available fold-flat front passenger seat that creates a table-like surface for versatility
* Available fold-flat front passenger seat that creates a table-like surface for versatility
* Ultra Floor™ – a washable and removable vinyl load floor in the rear cargo area with a 250-lb. load capacity
* YES Essentials™ Fabric – an easy-care, soil-repellant and anti-microbial textile that protects seats from stains, odors and discoloration
* Available Navigation System

Patriot features a standard 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 172-horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque. This 2.4-liter World Engine has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds and produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT. Dual VVT is a technology typically not available on vehicles sold in the United States in the Jeep Patriot’s price class.

Jeep Patriot also features a standard five-speed manual transaxle and an available CVT. Patriot’s CVT2 is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler Group engineers calibrated for pleasing engine response and precise ratio control. CVT2 contributes to a fuel economy improvement of 6–8 percent compared with a traditional four-speed automatic. Patriot’s CVT2 also improves vehicle performance compared with a traditional automatic transaxle because of optimized gear ratios, especially in the 30–60 mph range during passing maneuvers.

A 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, paired with a six-speed manual transaxle, will be available for Jeep Patriot in key diesel markets outside North America.

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