The crossover SUV Jeep Patriot is one of the latest models of American SUVs manufacturer Jeep. After the launch in early 2006 in the United States, the Jeep Patriot SUV since the end of 2007 also available in the German market and has been extensively revised for 2011 model year. The Built on the platform of the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber Patriot presents itself not as a soft weekend vehicle, but as a true SUV with pithy corners and edges. With the selectable four-wheel drive and the electronically controlled limited-slip differential is made excellent traction even on uneven terrain. For the European market, the American manufacturer offers two Jeep Patriot engine variants to the two equipment lines ( Sport and Limited ) are sold as a new car. The Jeep Patriot 2.4 petrol engine develops 170 hp at. 6000 U / min and attained its maximum torque of 220 Nm at 4,500 r / min. This accelerates the SUV in only 10.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h; the topspeed is reached at 180 km / h. In the Limited version with a petrol engine, and an optional CVT automatic is available. With a consumption of only 8.5 liters of regular gasoline, the Jeep Patriot new cars sets against the competition of BMW X5 and VW Touareg through clearly. The Jeep Patriot diesel variant is the 163 -horsepower Jeep Patriot 2.2 CRD. Thanks to the common rail four-cylinder accelerates in just 10 seconds to 100 km / h; the speed limit is indicated 196 km / h. With a consumption of only 6.6 liters of SUVs is one of the absolute top vehicles in its class. Both models have a six-speed manual transmission and an optional jeep automatic.The variable interior of the Jeep Patriot can accommodate up to five people or a maximum of 1,350 liters of luggage. For a high degree of security ensure, inter alia, six airbags, ABS, ESP and the high waistline of the off-roader. Air conditioning and a sound system are standard equipment on all models.