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Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois

When you are shopping for a great Jeep to drive, you might wonder which Jeep at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois would be best for you. We are going to talk about the Jeep Patriot and the different things that it offers to its drivers.

Here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. the Patriot uses either the 2.0 L or 2.4 L World gasoline I4 engine. (In Europe and Australia there are some different engine types.)Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. The Patriot features two four-wheel drive systems both of which are electronically controlled. The basic four-wheel drive system is called Freedom Drive I. This system is a full-time front-wheel-drive based 4WD/AWD system that is front-wheel-drive when it has traction, but can automatically put up to 20-30% power to the rear wheels, or can be locked in 50-50 below a certain speed. The other system, called Freedom Drive II, is based on Freedom Drive I, but by using the vehicle’s CVT transmission it is capable of a 19:1 gear reduction simulating a low range usually found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases. The 2.4 L GEMA I4 is an option for the 4X2 model Patriot. (The Patriot uses a continuously variable transmission equipped with a four wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II, capable of holding the lowest ratio the CVT can reach, in lieu of a traditional two-speed transfer case. The Patriot carries Jeep’s “Trail Rated” badging.)

In 2009, Jeep Patriot added an extended range electric vehicle to its trim line up. It was not well received and lacked the driving power most Jeep drivers want, so FCA got rid of this model. (This information was compiled from Jeep.com.)

For more information on the Jeep Patriot, head to All Star today!


Trailhawk Special Edition will Arrive at Jeep Dealers

new Jeep Dealer in MOAll Star Dodge new Jeep Dealer near Wood River is pleased to announce that Jeep has added two new special editions for its lineup, both focused on reenergizing the brand’s legendary spiritual base of off-roading loyal enthusiasts.

Jeep’s first new model is the production version of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk –basically this SUV was first shown in concept form at Jeep’s recent Safari event in Moab, Utah. Jeep offers both V6 and V8 powertrain configurations.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a special edition trim with unique paint scheme and a signature appearance package. A black hood decal with a red accent stripe dominates the front end, while 18-inch aluminum wheels, black headlamp buckets, gray grille surround, a rear light bar and the signature “JEEP” complete the visual upgrades.

Of course, the Trailhawk is meant to be the functional front-runner for Grand Cherokee off-road prowess, too. The special edition heavy rebuild  GC comes standard with beefy, Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Silent Armor all-terrain tires for sturdy, puncture-free trail driving.(its only one in its class) The Trailhawk also benefits from steel rock rails to keep its body rigid and safe. And as befits the Jeep legend, a Quadra-Lift air suspension for ride cushion is in evidence, also included is the standard selec-terrain traction control system; a rear electronic limited-slip differential is optional for V8 models, a two-speed transfer case and much more.

The Jeep Wrangler is also getting a new special edition model. The Wrangler Moab Special Edition starts life as a top-of-the line Wrangler Sahara, in both two- and four-doors, before it is fitted with some extra off-roading features for the loyal Jeep hard-core off-road enthusiasts.

Functional upgrades for the Moab include the same Kevlar tires as on the Trailhawk. The Wrangler Moab also has a unique hood, black accents on the fuel filler cap and tail lamps, a premium soft top, and of course, edition-specific badging.  Late October is the target date for these new models to arrive at Jeep dealerships in America.