The 2009 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.
To reduce noise and give the 2009 Jeep Patriot a quieter ride, engine compartment and interior floor insulation has been added. Tuning improvements to the engine exhaust also have been made. Suspension tuning for on-road packages has been revised, giving the 2009 Jeep Patriot a more comfortable, smoother ride.
The 2009 Jeep 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.
The 2009 Jeep Patriot features a standard five-speed manual transaxle and an available Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT2). CVT2 is a second-generation CVT that Chrysler LLC engineers calibrated for pleasing engine response and precise ratio control. CVT2 contributes to a fuel economy improvement of 6 to 8 percent compared with a traditional four-speed automatic transaxle. Patriot also is the first Jeep vehicle to offer a CVT2 with integral low-ratio (CVT2L). The CVT2L’s effective first gear in low ratio is 19:1, which provides the torque necessary for crawling over moderate rocks and logs and other off-road events.
All 2009 Jeep Patriot models include standard brake traction control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection.
Source: Jeep press