2016 Jeep Patriot High Altitude 4x4
Bright White / Dark Gray Mckinley Leather
Stock #: ASM0017
Freedom Drive I 4WD • 2.4L I4 w/ VVT
20 City / 23 Highway / 21 Combined
There is only one.
For years that tagline best represented the Jeep brand as the only go anywhere Utility Vehicle. The American hero that won the war, explored far-off lands, climbed the highest hill, and found in every space at a Beverly Hills Mall parking lot.
Unfortunately, times have changed and people don't care about how much of a departure angle their vehicle has or the amount of lift you can add before the death wobble happens. Today's Sport Utility buyer is fixated on values, fuel efficiency, and comfort.
Those of you entrenched in changing their Dana 44 axles may stop reading now.
Thankfully, Jeep has finally come up with a solution for the rest of us who need more space than a traditional Wrangler while allowing for fuel economy that won't require an additional mortgage on the house to maintain.
American styling pairs well with the Patriot's can-do attitude, accented by the Mckinley Gray Leather, Heated Seats, Bluetooth Handsfree, and 17 inch alloy wheels to give you the full 'Murica experience.
WHEN ONE ADVENTURE ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS. .
Prior to gracing our lot, this Patriot went though our extensive vehicle check.
Two Rear Wheel Bearings
Oil Change and Tire Rotation
All fluids Changed
– Automatic halogen headlamps
– Power, heated, manual folding side mirrors
– Air conditioning with manual controls
– Heated front leather-trimmed seats
– Power 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with manual lumbar adjuster – Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
– Speed-sensitive power door locks
– Power windows with driver’s 1-touch down
– Outside temperature display in odometer
– Remote Keyless/Illuminated Entry
– Remote start
– Radio 130 including CD/MP3 player with audio input jack for mobile devices
– Uconnect Voice Command4 hands-free with Bluetooth®
– SiriusXM® Satellite Radio5 with 1-year trial subscription
– Rack and pinion, firm-feel power steering
– Fully independent touringtuned suspension
– Chrome finish exhaust tip and front/rear fascia inserts
– Chrome roof rails
– Fog lamps
– Deep-tinted, Solar-Control glass
– Body-color exterior door handles and liftgate brow
– P215/60R17 BSW All-Season Touring tires
– Compact spare tire
– Rearview auto-dimming mirror with microphone
– 115-volt and 12-volt auxiliary power outlets
– Sliding sun visors with mirrors
– Luxury front and rear floor mats
– 2.4L DOHC 16V dual VVT 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed PowerTech Automatic Transaxle and AutoStick (4x4 models)
– Freedom Drive I active full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD) with selectable LOCK mode (requires 2.4L engine)
– 4-wheel antilock disc brakes (standard on 4x4 models)
Jeep Patriot Overview
The Jeep Patriot (MK74) is a front-engine five-door compact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Jeep, having debuted with the Jeep Compass in April 2006 at the New York Auto Show for the 2007 model year. Both cars, as well as Dodge Caliber shared the GS platform, differentiated by their styling and marketing, with the Patriot exclusively offering a four-wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II.
The Patriot was manufactured at Chrysler's Belvidere, Illinois assembly plant alongside the Compass. Although the model was still selling well even as it was essentially unchanged as it entered its 11th model year, production ended with the 2017 model year.
In the U.S. the Patriot uses either the 2.0 L or 2.4 L World gasoline I4 engine. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. The Patriot features two four-wheel drive systems both of which are electronically controlled. The basic four-wheel drive system is called Freedom Drive I. This system is a full-time front-wheel-drive based 4WD/AWD system that is front-wheel-drive when it has traction, but can automatically put up to 50% power to the rear wheels, the ECC (Electronically controlled clutch located on the rear differential) can be locked in 50–50 below a certain speed. This "locking" isn't a true lock and just requests the ECC be locked more than in the regular AWD mode. The ECC clutch is pulsed during turns to avoid the system from binding the drivetrain. The other system, called Freedom Drive II, is based on Freedom Drive I, but by using the vehicle's CVT transmission it is capable of a 19:1 gear reduction simulating a low range usually found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases. This 19:1 "crawl" ratio is achieved with a much lower (numerically higher) rear differential gear compared to non Freedom Drive II vehicles. The 2.4 L GEMA I4 is an option for the 4X2 model Patriot.
For Europe and Australia, a 2.0 L (1968 cc; 120 cid; 140ps) Volkswagen-manufactured diesel engine is fitted along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All EU cars are fitted as standard with four wheel drive and a version of the Freedom Drive System that tuned differently from the U.S. versions, but with similar capability to FDII with brake traction control and three switchable electronic stability control and traction control settings for on or off-road use.
The Patriot won the 2007 Green 4x4 Award and the 2008 4x4 of the Year in the UK.
The Patriot uses a continuously variable transmission equipped with a four wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II, capable of holding the lowest ratio the CVT can reach, in lieu of a traditional two-speed transfer case. The Patriot carries Jeep's "Trail Rated" badging.
The Patriot received minor interior and exterior upgrades for 2011. The front fog lamps were shrunken and relocated, and the "Patriot" lettering on the rear bumper was removed and replaced with a more traditional rear bumper. Three trims were offered in the US: Sport, Latitude, and Limited (which replaced the earlier Latitude X). In Canada, North Edition replaced the Latitude trim with slightly different equipment.
In the EU, four trims were offered: Sport, Sport Plus, Limited, and an Overland version. In the EU market, the 2.0 L Volkswagen PD Diesel Engine was replaced by a 2.2 L Mercedes-Benz Twin-Cam Common Rail Diesel engine delivering 163 hp (122 kW).
For 2011, a 70th Anniversary Edition model was offered to commemorate the Jeep history. It was based on the Sport model with special olive or beige interior colors, unique alloy wheels, a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics premium sound system with subwoofer and fold-down liftgate speakers, Sirius XM Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, heated front seats, and other features. This model was available from May to October 2011.
For 2012 only, an Altitude Edition model, based on the Sport model, was offered. It featured black leather upholstery, special black-finished alloy wheels, a nine-speaker sound system, Sirius XM Radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and black-painted exterior accents. This model started production in May 2012, and was only available for a few months.
For the 2013 model year, a Freedom Edition model, based on the Sport model, was offered to commemorate Jeep's commitment to the U.S. Army and military, as well to commemorate all of the soldiers who have served. It has a special star hood decal, power leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Sirius XM Radio, and dark-finished alloy wheels. This model features Commando Green Metallic exterior paint that is not available on other 2013 Jeep Patriots.
The Jeep Patriot underwent many changes in trims or models for the 2014 model year; however, 2014 was the first model year that Freedom Drive 1 Patriots came with a Hyundai 6-speed automatic transmission instead of the CVT.
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