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Handling

Patriot's ride quality comes by way of a touring tuned suspension with complaint spring and damping rates, rebound springs and a large rear stabilizer bar.

Patriot's four-wheel independent suspension does what you command, when you command it. You'll be able to feel it. It reacts like its part of your being, an extension of your own senses, not just nuts and bolts connected to the steering wheel.

In extreme steering maneuvers, the Electronic Stability Control+ with Electronic Roll Mitigation helps you maintain control. The system senses wheel slippage and responds automatically to help the driver gain control.

Feature Availability

Select model for specs:
  • Smooth Ride

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      Patriot offers smooth, agile and responsive handling thanks to its independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspensions. Limited model shown.

  • Off-Road Ready

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      Patriot features unique shock tuning and high-strength steel springs for capable handling on mountain switchbacks and evasive maneuvers. Limited model shown.

  • Parking Friendly

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      Parallel parking is made easy thanks to Patriot's power rack and pinion steering. Limited model shown.

 
  • Hill Descent Control
    Hill Descent Control

    Hill Descent Control with grade sensing allows a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. This system applies the brakes to each wheel individually when needed, to reduce forward motion while negotiating down steep grades.

  • Hill Start Assist
    Hill Start Assist

    Hill Start Assist helps you when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released.



*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer. Financing and deferred monthly payments for well-qualified buyers when financed through Ally Financial. Not all buyers will qualify. Interest, if any, accrues from date of purchase. Lease offers are not eligible for deferred payments. Deferred monthly payment offer not available in DC. Only those Maine and Pennsylvania residents who finance at 0% APR are eligible for deferred monthly payments. Must take retail delivery by May 31, 2012.
 

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