The 2011 Jeep Patriot safety ratings from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earned it a Top Pick award this year. That puts it well ahead of other crossover vehicles. Even though the car is missing a rearview camera many other vehicles have today, its great outward visibility in the back helps you pull out of any spot with ease.
Available now at Walser Chrysler Dodge Jeep - 314 Mainstreet in Hopkins, MN, Patriot's $15,850 base price lets new car buyers get into a roomy vehicle with almost 30 MPG ratings in both city and highway travel.
With a 172-horsepower four-cylinder engine, this option allows for quick handling and better start off time at the lights when matted to a manual or automatic six-speed transmission. "Steering feels responsive around town," adds a review from Family Car Guide.1
Spacing is also a big plus in this small CUV - "The square-jawed, compact Patriot has an interior that's bigger than you might expect for its size. Adults are comfortable seated up front, and a third could probably fit on short trips in the three-person second-row seat. Head room soars--but leg room is what its compact size dictates, though. The cargo bin is big and useful, with the kind of vertical space that usually keeps drivers from having to lower the back seat for additional space."2
Standard supplies on the all new Patriot include air conditioning, a CD player, cruise control, and fog lamps. Available options include heated leather seats, keyless entry, a 115-volt power outlet, Bluetooth, tailgate-mounted speakers, remote start, and 30GB music hard drive bringing the cost closer to $20,000.