Jeep Patriot 2011 U.K.
The 2011 U.K. Jeep Patriot model includes a powerful diesel-powered engine, excellent fuel economy, great torque and strong trim levels.
The fog lamps on the U.S. 2011 Model have been moved close together (see picture on the left) which is different in the U.K. Due to U.K. legislation the fog lamps need to placed within a 400mm distance from the side of a vehicle (where a pair of front fog lamps is used in conditions of seriously reduced visibility in place of the obligatory dipped beam headlamps).
The 2.0 Volkswagen diesel engine on older U.K. Patriot models has been replaced for the 2011 model with a modern 163bhp 2.2 CRD engine (Common Rail Diesel is a high-pressure diesel engine injection system). The CRD engine is sourced from Mercedes-Benz, offering a significantly wider spread of torque available from lower revs.
The Mercedes engine provides advanced common-rail technology with a turbocharged inline-4 diesel, leading to significant improvements in power output (+ 23bhp) and torque (+10Nm) combined with an increase in fuel efficiency to 42.8 mpg (combined).
As well as the fuel efficiency increase, CO2 emissions are further reduced. This has led to a lower tax band (H) which also reduces both showroom tax and the annual tax burden.
The more powerful engine increases the maximum speed of the Diesel Patriot from 117mph to 125mph and reduces the 0-62mph acceleration time to 10.7 seconds. This also cements Jeep Patriot’s position as a serious towing vehicle, elevating its maximum towing weight from 1,500 kg to 2,000 kg (braked trailer).