IntroductionIntroduced in 2007, the Jeep Patriot is a compact 4-door crossoverbuilt on the shared DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform. The front-or all-wheel-drive chassis is also used by the
Jeep sells its Patriot in six different trim levels: Sport 4x2, Sport4x2 E Package, Sport 4x4 E Package, Sport 4x4, Limited 4x2, and Limited4x4. Standard models are fitted with cloth upholstery while Limitedmodels feature leather-trimmed bucket seats. A 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3audio system is standard. The Limited model upgrades the stereo toinclude a 6-changer CD player and Sirius satellite radio.
The Jeep Patriot is offered with two different engines and threetransmission choices. The standard engine on "Sport" and "Limited" trimlevels is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 172 horsepower and 165lb.-ft. of torque. It can be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission;the CVT2 (continuously variable transaxle with AutoStick shifter); or asecond variant of the CVT2 that includes a lower 19.1:1 first-gearcrawl ratio for off-road use. The optional engine is a smaller2.0-liter 4-cylinder rated at 158 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque.It is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission or Jeep's "CVT2."