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The new 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition benefits military charities

The Chrysler Group has announced a new special edition package for the 2013 Jeep Patriot compact SUV with a portion of the proceeds from each copy of the new Patriot Freedom Edition models sold going to American military charities.

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The Chrysler Group has designed the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition as a tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces. For each copy of the Patriot Freedom Edition sold, the Chrysler Group will donate $250 to charities that help support those who serve and have served in the various military services in the US.

“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.

“With segment-leading 4x4 capability, fuel economy up to 30 miles per gallon, and a unique inspiring appearance, the Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is certain to appeal to consumers,” Manley added.

The 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is based on the Patriot Latitude with either front- or rear-wheel drive in three exterior paint options - Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat or True Blue Pearl Coat. The Freedom Edition adds a military inspired star logo on the hood and on the rear quarter panel, unique 17” Mineral Gray painted aluminum rims with bright chrome lug nuts, a chrome trimmed front fascia center section and a aluminum Oscar Mike badge on the front doors (Oscar Mike is military jargon for being “on the move”). The Patriot Freedom Edition also includes a standard sunroof, the Security and Cargo group, all season floormats and the All Weather Capability Group on those models equipped with four wheel drive.

On the inside, the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition wears a unique Dark Gray Cubic design cloth interior with vinyl bolsters, contrasting silver accent stitch work and the military star logo from the outside on the seat back.

The new Patriot Freedom Edition is powered by the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which, when mated with the standard front wheel drive system, offers 23 miles per gallon around town and 30mpg on the open road.

The 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition carries a starting price of $22,440 (including the $995 destination fee) and these models are available right now at Chrysler Group dealerships around the country. Compared to a similarly equipped non-Freedom Edition Patriot, the upcharge for this special military tribute package is fairly small, considering that you get the sunroof, Security/Cargo group and the unique appointments inside and out. Most importantly, a portion of the price benefits those people who risk their lives to protect our freedom.

Like all of the Jeep Patriot compact SUVs, the Freedom Edition models are built at the company’s production facility in Belvidere Illinois alongside the 2013 Dodge Dart. With a name like Patriot, a build location in the US and the hearty American image of the Jeep brand – the 2013 Patriot makes for a great choice for the new Freedom Edition package. Check out the gallery on the right of this new package by clicking any of the thumbnails.

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