Optional on all models for 2011 is the Uconnect® Voice Command with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music/radio/SIRIUS satellite radio control.
The 2012 Jeep Patriot 4x4 includes a low-range mode which generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio, brake traction control, 19-inch water fording capability, Hill Descent Control, 4x4 Lock shift-on-the-fly which sends 50 percent of torque to front and rear wheels, and a maximum tow rating of 2,000 lbs. The 2012 Jeep Patriot has higher spring and damping rates, added rebound springs, and an increased diameter of the rear sway bar; but has the best 4x4 fuel economy in its segment. The engine continues to produce 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque.
A 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, the Jeep Patriot for 2012 is loaded with more than 30 standard safety and security features, thoughtful functionality and best-in-class off-road capability with Freedom Drive II, offering tremendous value for consumers that desire an SUV to accommodate their active lifestyle at an affordable price. Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations, Sport, Latitude and Latitude X all in front or four wheel drive.