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2010 Jeep® Patriot Delivers Best-in-class Capability

  • Five-speed manual transmission with 2.0-liter World Engine delivers 29 mpg highway (standard on Patriot Sport 4x2) 
  • Driver and front-passenger active head restraints (all models) 
  • Remote start (available with Security Group) 
  • Automatic climate control (available on Patriot Limited)
August 31, 2009,  Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Patriot is a tremendous value, combining the packaging, safety features and interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with performance, handling, and 29-mpg highway fuel economy. With its combination of fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4x4 capability, the 2010 Jeep Patriot sets apart from the competition.

Innovative technology affords Jeep Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class. Jeep Patriot is available 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 4x4 system with best-in-class 19:1 Low Ratio that provides true Jeep 4x4 Trail Rated® capability).

The Trail Rated Jeep Patriot equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package sits one inch higher than non-Trail Rated versions and meets Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance. The Off-Road Package’s 17-inch wheels contribute to the Trail Rated Patriot’s 9 inches of ground clearance, 29.6-degree approach angle, 34.2-degree departure angle and 23.3-degree breakover angle. In addition, Trail Rated models have additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain vents in order to support 19-inch water-fording capability.

The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package utilizes a second-generation Continuously Variable Transaxle with a low ratio (CVT2L) to maximize off-road capability. In addition, 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks and fog lamps separate Trail Rated Jeep Patriots from all other compact SUVs.

Jeep Patriot is designed for customers who want four-wheel-drive capability or the year-round versatility of front-wheel drive, excellent fuel economy and an attractive price point. With modern interior and classic Jeep exterior styling, including traditional round Jeep headlamps, seven-slot grille, muscular body-side flares, and strong stance—the 2010 Jeep Patriot broadens the classic Jeep design appeal to new customers.


Rugged, classic Jeep® styling at an affordable entry-level price 

  • Immediately recognizable as a Jeep vehicle, Patriot expands the brand by providing an entry-level price point for the Jeep brand

More capability than any other vehicle in the compact SUV class 

  • Best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability (Trail Rated when equipped with Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package. Features include: low-range mode generating best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, Brake-traction Control System (BTCS), Hill-descent Control (HDC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and 19-inch water-fording capability)

Confidence, safety and value 

  • Excellent 29-mpg highway fuel economy, along with standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Brake-traction Control System (BTCS), ABS, side-curtain air bags, Electronic-roll Mitigation (ERM) and Brake Assist

Innovative interior 

  • Flexible 60/40 split, fold-flat rear seats with available recline feature 
  • Available front-passenger seat that folds forward to create a table-like surface for versatility 
  • Available 115-volt power outlet in the center console that can power small electronics 
  • Dual-purpose, self-recharging LED removable interior cargo lamp mounted in the headliner above the cargo area can snap out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight 
  • Available Uconnect™ Multimedia with touch-screen and 30-gigabyte hard drive stores up to 6,700 songs, displays photos and plays DVD movies (when the vehicle is in Park) 
  • Available Uconnect Navigation combines Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Multimedia with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice-recognition system and touch-screen for easy operation 
  • Available Sun and Sound Group with a sun roof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Sport “E” only), a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, nine Boston Acoustics speakers including subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities 
  • Removable, carpeted load floor 
  • Available stain repel seat fabric 
  • Auxiliary audio input jack on standard radio for MP3 connectivity 
  • Available heated cloth or leather seats 
  • Illuminated LED cup holders


2009 Model Year 

  • Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaced Light Khaki Clear Coat 
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaced Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat 
  • Mold-in-color liftgate appliqué added on all models 
  • New instrument panel, door trim panel and center console 
  • Soft touch door armrest and center console with split lid for added storage space 
  • Chromed accents on HVAC vents and shift bezel – Sport model 
  • Chromed accents on HVAC vents, shift bezel, instrument panel, door spears and cluster rings – Limited model 
  • Removable carpeted load floor replaces vinyl load floor 
  • Uconnect Multimedia (which includes the following features for music, audio, movie and personalized picture display): 
    • 30-gigabyte hard drive for ripping as many as 6,700 songs from CD or USB memory devices in compressed format (MP3, AAC or WMA file formats) 
    • JPEG photos may be loaded on to the hard drive, allowing the customer to personalize the home screen 
    • Movies may be displayed on the screen for entertaining passengers when the vehicle is in Park 
  • Uconnect Navigation combines the features of Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Multimedia with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation 
  • iPod® Control added with Uconnect Multimedia 
  • Large front and rear floor mats are standard on Sport “E” and Limited models 
  • Improved engine compartment and floor silencers plus revised exhaust tuning (includes larger resonator on FWD and addition of resonator on 4WD) 
  • Revised suspension tuning for a more comfortable, smoother ride 
  • Jeep Patriot Sport “D,” “E” and Limited: 
    • Available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group (which includes trailer tow wiring harness, CVT2L with low-ratio capability, engine oil cooler, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, full-size spare tire, 17-inch OWL tires, cabin air-filtration system and manual seat height adjuster) 
  • Jeep Patriot Sport “E” and Limited: 
    • Available Security and Convenience Group (which includes Uconnect Phone with iPod® Control and auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone (Limited only), compass, HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver, Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM), Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with compass (Sport “E” only), soft tonneau cover, security alarm, cross bars, heated cloth seats, fog lamps (Sport “E” only) and front seat-mounted side airbags) 
  • Available Sun and Sound Group (which includes a sunroof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio – (Sport “E” only), a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls (Sport “E” only), six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate. When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for tailgating and other activities)

2008 Model Year

  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat replaced Black Clear Coat 
  • Surf Blue Pearl Coat replaced Marine Blue Pearl Coat 
  • Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat added 
  • Air conditioning standard on all models 
  • Dark Slate Gray interior added 
  • Chromed lock knobs added on all models 
  • Interior chromed door handles added on all models 
  • Chromed accent rings added on radio knobs on all models 
  • Standard luxury carpeted floor mats added on Jeep Patriot Limited 
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio increased coverage to deliver more than 130 channels of radio programming 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) warning lamp now standard 
  • CVT2 now equipped with Auto Stick 
  • Engine and transaxle calibrations further refined for improved drivability and reduced powertrain noise 
  • Jeep Patriot Sport with Special Equipment Group E features: Standard Stain Repel seat fabric 
  • Standard all-season floor mats 
  • Standard speed control 
  • Security and Convenience Group (included auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, universal garage door opener, TPM system, EVIC, soft tonneau cover, security alarm and crossbars) 
  • Premium Sound Group added SIRIUS Satellite Radio 
  • Trailer-Tow Prep Group added full-size spare tire 
  • Jeep Patriot Limited featured standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, EVIC, universal garage door opener and TPM system 
  • Security and Convenience Group added Uconnect Phone 
  • Premium Sound Group added SIRIUS Satellite Radio

2007 Model Year 

  • All new for the 2007 model-year 
  • 2007 model-year production start: December 2006



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