The top-of-the-line 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X 4WD comes loaded with standard features, as well as on-demand four-wheel drive (4WD). On the outside, this high-end, five-passenger compact SUV sports standard 17-inch aluminum wheels and a roof rack with handy cross rails. Inside, the Latitude X shines with leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, reclining rear seats, and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Additional standard comfort and convenience goodies include a fold-flat front passenger seat, tilt-wheel steering, cruise control, air conditioning, power windows, door locks, and heated outside mirrors. Entertainment consists of a 6-CD player with four speakers and satellite radio. Options, meanwhile, include UConnect hands-free audio operation and communications capability, a power sunroof, nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio upgrade, voice-activated, touch-screen Garmin GPS navigation, and a trailer towing package, including hitch and wiring.
Standard safety equipment for the 2011 Patriot Latitude X 4WD includes four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front head restraint whiplash protection, and front fog/driving lights. Optional safety equipment includes daytime running lights and front side-mounted airbags.
Powering the 2011 Latitude X 4WD is a standard variable-valve-timed 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that’s managed by a standard five-speed manual transmission. This combination throws down 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 22/28 mpg. If the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) is selected, mileage drops to 20/23 despite the auto-manual feature. Additionally, the CVT with mountain-beating low-range gearing is also available as the centerpiece of the Freedom-Drive II package. This package also includes additional engine cooling, skid plates, tip start, and descent control, as well. All transmissions also have brake hill holding as a standard feature, while all 4WD trims, including the Latitude X 4WD, are managed by a mechanical center differential, electronic hi-lo gear selection, and auto-locking hubs. Towing capacity is some 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment.