Along with the previously announced Wrangler Freedom Edition, the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is a tribute to the United States military members, both of the past and of the present, as well as a sign of nostalgia for the Jeep Brand’s military roots.
It is just about the most patriotic a car can get. It’s available in red, white, or blue with exclusive features inspired by the military. With a starting price of $21,445, the 2013 Patriot Freedom Edition is also the best-priced SUV in America.
Not only is this vehicle a symbolic tribute, though. Jeep will also be donating $250 from each Patriot Freedom Edition sold to U.S. Military charities. “We have created the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition as a tribute to the brave men and women that have served, while acknowledging the Jeep brand’s renowned military history," said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep. "We express gratitude to those who have and are serving in the U.S. Military.”
This limited edition, available in two- or four-wheel drive, is based on the 2013 Patriot Latitude. It is host to many exclusive features not present on standard Patriots, namely a military-inspired star on the hood and the rear quarter panel. It features exclusive 17-inch high-gloss Mineral Gray aluminum wheels with bright lug nuts and an “Oscar Mike” (Military speak for “on the move”) emblem on the front door. The color options are Deep Cherry Red crystal pearl coat, Bright White clear coat, or True Blue pearl coat.
The 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition has segment-leading 4x4 capability and gets 30 miles per gallon when driven optimally. It is built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois and has an MSRP of $21,445.
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