In 2007, Jeep introduced the brand new Patriot mid-sizedSUV as an economy SUV that worked for the commuter or for off-road adventureseekers. In 2008, Jeep made some minor changes to the Patriot, making A/Cstandard and adding the AutoStick manual transmission and a continuouslyvariable transmission (CVT), as well as introducing several new trim levels andoptional GPS. In 2009, Jeep added the Uconnect multimedia integration, enhancedthe sound-proofing of the Patriot and redesigned the dash, center console anddoors. The 2010 Patriot offered an optional 4x2 and introduced active headrestraints as a standard feature. In 2011, Jeep updated the style of theexterior of the car and the interior trim, redesigned the steering system andoffered voice-control and 17 alloy wheels as options. In 2012 and in 2013, thePatriot had some minor changes made to the trims. The 2014 Patriot introduced asix-speed automatic transmission, and the carmaker made front-side airbagsstandard across all trims.