The Jeep Patriot is a crossover vehicle that is much more compact than many competing designs. This model has been in production with Chrysler since 2008 and is seen as one of the most cost-effective crossover vehicles in the Chrysler line and in fact, one of the cheapest crossovers currently available on the market. While offered to Europe and Russia (where it is known as the Jeep Liberty), the Patriot is seen to be one of the most popular vehicles in North America and this model has enjoyed robust sales in this market since its inception.
Models of the Patriot are seen to mirror the exterior design of the Jeep Cherokee, although this model was taken out of the marketplace in 2001. Still, the Patriot is seen to provide better off-road handling capabilities than the Cherokee and its ability to offer both front-wheel and four-wheel drive allows the Liberty to be used in urban as well as in more rural settings. A proprietary transmission design markets the Patriot as being "Trail-Rated"; signifying that it can perform adequately under nearly every road and weather condition.
Currently, the Patriot is available in three versions: the Sport, the Latitude and the Limited. Each will offer the driver unique amenities and while the sport is obviously fitted for more demanding use, the Latitude and the Limited are intended to be "high-end" versions. These will contain features such as exterior accents, satellite radio, cloth seating and alloy wheels. It is expected that the Patriot will continue to enjoy strong sales into the future.