Jeep has unveiled the facelifted 2011 Patriot. If features revised styling, added off-road capability, and a revised interior.

As part of Chrysler's media blitz, Jeep unveiled the facelifted 2011 Patriot.

On sale later this year, the updated model features redesigned bumpers, plastic body cladding, and available 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin receives a new steering wheel, "soft touch" door panel trim, and illuminated switches.

To improve ride quality, engineers installed a new steering system and a retuned suspension with higher spring / damping rates and a larger rear sway bar.

Despite the efforts to make it more civilized, the 2011 Patriot 4x4 boasts additional ground clearance (a 1-inch increase), Hill-Descent Control, 4x4 Lock, and a low-range mode which "generates a best-in-class 19:1 crawl ratio."

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: 2011 Jeep Patriot facelift revealed