The 2008 Jeep Patriot combines the packaging and interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car or small pickup. Safety features, such as standard side-curtain air bags and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), add to Jeep Patriot’s tremendous value.
New Jeep technology gives 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 the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package (a full-time, active 4x4 system with low range that provides true Jeep 4x4 Trail Rated® capability).
The 2008 Jeep Patriot’s powertrain delivers world-class performance, fuel economy and refinement. Patriot features a standard 2.4-liter World Engine with dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT), which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds. Patriot’s World Engine produces more power, better fuel economy and a smoother, quieter ride than engines without dual VVT. The 2.4-liter engine coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle provides 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (222 N•m) of torque and delivers 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
All Jeep Patriot models include standard brake traction control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection.
Source: Jeep press