2010 Jeep Patriot 4×4 is named by Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) as the best compact SUV of the year in due to its amazing capabilities considering its class.
“This is certainly an honor for Jeep,” said Michael Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re proud the Patriot proved its off-road prowess at the Texas Truck Rodeo. The Trail Rated® Jeep Patriot 4×4 is hands down the most capable and affordable SUV in the compact segment.”
Jeep Patriot is available in three drive configurations: front-wheel drive, Freedom Drive I(TM) (a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode) and Freedom Drive II(TM) Off-Road Package (a full-time, active 4×4 system with best-in-class 19:1 Low Ratio that provides true Jeep 4×4 Trail Rated capability). The car comes with 17-inch all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, skid plates, tow hooks and fog lamps maximize Jeep Patriot’s off-road capability.
As a compact SUV the Patriot is returning great value for its at $18,425 price tag (base price incl. destination charge). It combines safety features and interior flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle with performance, handling, and 29-mpg highway fuel economy.