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The 2012 Jeep Patriot

Jeep® capability is legendary — the culmination of 70 years of experience, real-world testing and a state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. As a byproduct of this relentless pursuit of quality, durability and rugged capability — it’s no surprise that the Jeep Patriot is so well-respected in print and on the Web.

Have you taken a close look at the Jeep Patriot lately?

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Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety  Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The 2012 Jeep® Patriot with optional side torso airbags has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), placing it in an elite class for safety and security. This award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on “Good” ratings in Institute tests.

Top Safety Pick  An 2011 Lowest True Cost to Own® Award Winner

The 2011 Jeep® Patriot was named the 2011 Lowest True Cost to Own® SUV under $25,000. The 2011 True Cost to Own®awards name new 2011 model year vehicles that offer the lowest True Cost to Own®(TCO®) which is the projected ownership cost over a five-year period assuming 15,000 miles driven per year. To calculate winners, uses an algorithm that takes into account depreciation, interest on financing, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel, maintenance, repairs and any federal tax credit that may be available.

Top 10 Most Versatile Car Under $20,000  Top 10 Most Versatile Car Under $20,000

The 2012 Jeep® Patriot 4×4 was recently recognized by as a “Top 10 Most Versatile Car Under $20,000”. To achieve this lofty status, a Top 10 vehicle needs to offer outstanding value with rich feature sets and deliver versatility for real life needs – all while staying within economical-minded budgets. To that end, Jeep Patriot 4×4 stood out, delivering legendary Jeep 4×4 capability with an outstanding level of equipment, an outstanding highway fuel economy rating of 28 mpg and an affordable price.


Richmond Jeep Dealer stocks the 2012 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot has classic, rugged Jeep®styling and an aggressive exterior – all at an affordable entry-level price. Living up to the Jeep brand’s Go Anywhere, Do Anything® lifestyle, all 2012 Trail Rated® Patriot 4×4 models have proven off-road capability.

Key exterior features include:

  • Classic exterior design with ruggedized appearance
  • Body-color signature seven-slot grille
  • Available 17-inch painted-aluminum wheels
  • Three new available colors
  • Halogen headlamps and fog lamps
  • Rugged cladding molded in color gray with black lower bodyside accent
  • Available bright exhaust tip
  • Available bright accents on front / rear fascia


Richmond Jeep Dealer stocks the 2012 Jeep Patriot

Patriot’s premium craftsmanship and thoughtful appointments are sure to please. Every surface within reach is soft to the touch. The interior is richly adorned with a soft instrument panel treatment, finely appointed door trims and upscale interior finishes.

Every stitch in the available premium leather-trimmed seats was crafted for your utmost comfort. Complementing the comfortable seats are Euro-style textures, soft armrests and revised upholstery.

Tasteful bright accents along with an available stylish hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel and distinctive chrome details speak to Patriot’s proud craftsmanship.

The personal touch extends throughout the cabin including custom stitching, an available touchscreen Media Center and a quiet ride.

Key interior features include:

  • Soft-touch front door upper trim
  • Soft-touch center console
  • Backlit interior switches
  • Steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cruise control packaged with steering wheel
  • LED-backlit gauges with chrome wrap
  • Rounded chrome accent rings on the vents
  • Soft-touch door panel and padded armrests
  • French seam accent stitching
  • Standard illuminated cup holders
  • Luxury Front and rear floor mats
  • Fold-flat rear seat and available fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Carpeted cargo floor
  • Available flip-down liftgate speakers
  • AM/FM/CD/player with MP3 Jack
  • Tilt steering
  • Available security alarm


Richmond Jeep Dealer stocks the 2012 Jeep patriot

Patriot offers the All Weather Capability Group for snow, sleet, rain and any less-than-ideal road conditions. The available Freedom Drive I™ and Freedom Drive II® 4WD systems offer proven Jeep® 4×4 all-weather, all-terrain capability. Choose the Freedom Drive II system and you get excellent off-road capability.

Jeep vehicles are heavily tested to prove off-road capability and the distinct Trail Rated® badge is the outward symbol that testifies to this.

All Jeep Trail Rated vehicles are designed to perform in a variety of off-road conditions identified by five performance categories:

  • Ground clearance
  • Articulation
  • Maneuverability
  • Traction
  • Water fording

Critics agree that the Jeep Patriot…’is one of the best values in the compact sport-utility vehicle segment, and is a versatile option for those looking for 4 x 4 capability and excellent fuel economy.’ Come test drive the Jeep Patriot at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg, your Richmond area Jeep Dealer. We have a feeling you’re going to fall in love….And with these special offers we’re currently running, there’s no better time to be ‘patriot-ic.’

richmond jeep dealer stocks the 2012 jeep patriot

Customer Cash[1] = $1,000 + Bonus Cash[2] = $500
Up to $1,500 Total Value. *

Richmond Jeep dealer stocks the 2012 Jeep Patriot

Lease a 2012 JEEP PATRIOT LATITUDE 4X2 for $199 per month for 39 months. Total due at signing: $2,499. No security deposit required. *

Richmond Jeep Dealer stocks the 2012 Jeep Patriot

PATRIOT SPORT 4X2, PATRIOT 4X4 ALTITUDE, PATRIOT LIMITED 4X4: As low as 0% APR financing for up to 36 months plus up to $500 Cash Allowance. *



5202 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia

540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122

* see Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg for complete details and requirements


What’s in a Name?

One of the best episodes of The Simpsons is 1991’s Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, in which Homer discovers that his long-lost brother, Herb Powell, is the chief executive of a car company.

The Homer

At one point in the episode, Powell (voiced by Danny DeVito) berates his staff for suggesting that the company name a new car “the Persephone,” after the Greek goddess of reviving crops who was condemned to the underworld after eating pomegranate seeds.

“People don’t want cars named after hungry old Greek broads!” Powell yells. “They want names like ‘Mustang’ and ‘Cheetah’–vicious animal names.”

While Ford Motor’s Mustang has one of the best names in automotive history, some marketers who tried to make their cars more high-culture than they actually were, could have used a scolding from a guy like Powell. Did any of Chrysler‘s or General Motors’  customers really believe that driving a Dodge Diplomat would make them more ambassadorial or a Pontiac Parisienne would make them French?

Ever wish you had the awesome job of coming up with such distinct names for all of our vehicles? Are you one of those vehicle enthusiasts who names their car and says “Good Morning” to it when you get in each morning? Do you ever catch yourself thinking, I wish I had a vehicle named _____?

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Your Virginia Jeep Dealer catches an appearance of the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

You’ll find no shortage of love for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Fredericksburg. The full-size SUV from Jeep is iconic in its performance, design, and time-tested value, so it’s easy to say that we’re skeptical of how it could get any better.

Truth be told, we’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Recently, Amp, a company based in Ohio, showed off a variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that’s 100-percent electric. We’ve heard of smaller electric cars and even mid-size ones; but a full-size off-road-ready SUV? Now we’re talking!

The impressive electric Jeep made an appearance at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, and to say that attendees were impressed with it would be a severe understatement. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Electric is powered by a 37.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion phosphate battery pack, energizing two Remy AC motors. But how does it perform? The ride is smooth, has enough pickup to go from 0-60 in under ten seconds, and it features an impressive driving range of 80-100 miles per charge. As of right now, the vehicle is only a front-wheel drive model, but Jeep reps have already said that a four-wheel drive variant is in the works. AMP announced an introductory price starting at $57,400 for the all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Here’s a look at the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee test drive:

More interested in a Grand Cherokee or another new Jeep model right now? Then make sure to contact us online or by phone at 540 898 7200 (local) or 888 544 8122 (toll-free) today. Our team is ready to walk you through the financing process on models like the Jeep Compass, Liberty, and Wrangler Unlimited, and they can even outline why financing your next vehicle and keeping fresh with genuine parts is a good idea too.

Interested in more Jeep news? Stay tuned. Everyone here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg is dedicated to keeping you informed!

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg

5202 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia

540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122

Your Virginia Jeep Dealer presents Motor Trend’s Review of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Crossing the Rubicon: Iconic Vehicle takes on an Iconic Trail

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Just out for a drive....

What is the best way to test an off-roading machine?  The Rubicon Trail located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.  This is where Motor Trend decided to test the 2012 Jeep Wrangler.  Despite difficult terrain, steep upgrades,  and deep water, the new Jeep was able to conquer the trail.  Allyson Harwood reports from Motor Trend:

 You can’t tell by looking at it, but the Jeep Wrangler has undergone a transformation. The iconic shape remains — seven-slot grille, round headlights, short wheelbase, soft or hard top — but Jeep has made huge improvements to the off-roader for 2012. Jeep invited us to drive the 2012 Wrangler on the Rubicon, one of the hardest 4×4 trails around, used almost exclusively by modified vehicles. We also got to drive on the two-lane asphalt roads that wind around Lake Tahoe.

2012 Jeep wrangler sahara and 2012 jeep wrangler rubiconConsider this the second part of a major overhaul to the Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Part one happened for the 2011 model year, when the JK (the current generation’s code name) received a new interior, plus, on the Sahara, a body-color hard top and fender flares. The hard top is of the same composite material as it was before, but what sounds like a minor change actually has a major effect on the Wrangler’s appearance. In addition, the rear windows are larger as of 2011, improving visibility. For 2012, the body-color hard top and fender flares are optional on the Rubicon, too.

Inside, welcome 2011 revisions include the use of higher-quality materials; the redesigned center stack; an all-new instrument panel; and strategically applied sound insulation that makes this the quietest Wrangler ever. Some creature comforts never seen here before — seat heaters, power heated mirrors, and redundant steering wheel controls — make this the most refined Wrangler cabin ever.

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