The Jeep® brand continues its expansion into new territory with the 2007 Jeep Patriot — an all-new compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) that delivers fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4x4 capability.
The 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport and Jeep Patriot Limited models will become available in U.S. dealerships in volume in the first quarter of 2007 and will be available in global volume markets in both left- and right-hand drive starting in the first half of 2007. Jeep Patriot is available in three drivetrain configurations. In addition to the standard front-wheel-drive system, Jeep Patriot also is available with Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-road Package.
All Jeep Patriot models available in the United States and Canada include standard Brake Traction Control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation and ABS with rough-road detection, as well as standard side-curtain air bags. Patriot’s standard four-wheel ABS provides a competitive 60–0 mph stopping distance of 134 feet on dry pavement.
The 2007 Jeep Patriot’s powertrain is designed to deliver world-class performance, fuel economy and refinement, all at an affordable, entry-level price.Jeep Patriot Sport and Limited models feature a standard 2.4-liter World Engine that produces 172 horsepower (129 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (222 N•m) of torque. This 2.4-liter World Engine has dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, which helps optimize the torque curve at all speeds and produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT. Dual VVT is a technology typically not available on vehicles sold in the United States in the Jeep Patriot’s price class. Patriot’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transaxle delivers 26 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Source: Jeep press