Jeep, the quintessential American automaker with a long history serving in the military, is paying tribute to the servicemen and women of this country with its latest commemorative model: the Patriot Freedom edition. To mark the occasion, the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom edition will only be offered in three exterior colors; red, white, and blue, of course. For every 2013 Patriot Freedom edition model Jeep sells, it will donate $250 to military charities that benefit our soldiers.
“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 – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We express gratitude to those who have and are serving in the U.S. military, and in their honor we are donating $250 for each Patriot Freedom Edition sold to military charities.
The 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom edition starts at $22,440 (including a $995 destination fee) and is based on the 2013 Patriot Latitude model. America’s Patriot (in vehicle form by name, at least) will be available in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations and includes some exclusive features only found on the Freedom edition. These special features include a military star emblem on the hood and rear quarter panel, an “Oscar Mike” badge on the lower front door, a bright front-end, and 17-inch aluminum wheels dunked in high-gloss paint with accented bright lug nuts. Dark Gray “Cubic” cloth seats with vinyl bolsters, silver accents, and a black star emblem make an appearance inside as well.
The regular features found on the standard 2013 Jeep Patriot are also included in the Freedom edition. These include a sunroof, all-season floor mats, Chrysler’s Security and Cargo package, and an All-Weather Capability Group. The 2013 Jeep Patriot is assembled in Belvidere, Ill. Along with the all-new Dodge Dart and is available to the public now.