You don’t always have to strain your budget to get a brand new vehicle. A new 2011 Patriot Sport 4X4 can easily be purchased for less than $18,000. You can get behind the wheel of one of these new SUVs to test it out for yourself by visiting a Jeep Dealer in your area. All Star Dodge near Wood River is a good resource for auto shoppers who live in or around the great state of Missouri.
Here is a quick overview of some of the highlight of this year’s Jeep Patriot. With its 2.4-liter, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine you can expect the 2011 Patriot to get good gas mileage. The EPA estimates that this Jeep gets 22/28 mpg city/highway, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient SUVs available.
There are a number of other nice Patriot features to discuss as well. Fog lamps and tinted glass are standard offerings on this particular model. The Patriot also comes with roof rails in place and Jeep’s Sentry Key theft deterrent system. With vehicle safety feature an electronic transponder within the key needs to be present in order for the vehicle to be started.
A number of Jeep Patriot competitors, even some which come with 4WD, simply do not perform well off road. This is not the case with the rugged little Patriot. The combination of high ground clearance and its low-range gear allow the Patriot certain capabilities not possessed by other vehicle in its class. However, for those who plan to use their Patriots in this manner, the optional hill-decent control system would be one extra to seriously consider. This throwback to the older versions of the Jeep Cherokee will perform well in a variety of driving conditions. And it is truly deserving of the title Sports Utility Vehicle.