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The packages combine a set of desirable features valued at about $2,300 for a retail price of just $1,595 - making the idea attractive to those in the market for a capable off-roader, but potentially adding unwanted expense for those on a budget. Included features are a power sun roof, special 17in alloy wheels, unique exterior paint options, Boston Acoustics audio (not on the Liberty), and on the Grand Cherokee and Libery, a uconnect tunes 30gb electronic library.
Each model also gets a few unique features, like leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel for the Patriot, deep-tinted glass for the Liberty and heated front seats for the Grand Cherokee.
Standard drivetrain for the Patriot is a 2.4L four-cylinder with a five-speed manual rated at 172hp (128kW) and 165lb-ft (222Nm) of torque. That's good enough to get you 23mpg city and 28mpg highway - not bad for a compact SUV with 4WD. The Liberty steps up to a 3.7L V6 with 210hp (157kW) and 235lb-ft (319Nm) of torque, good for 15mpg city and 21mpg highway.
The Grand Cherokee features the same engine as the base option, but also has an available 305hp (227kW) 334lb-ft (453Nm) 4.7L V8 as a choice. The V8 is a flex-fuel capable unit, opening up use of a wide range of ethanol-blended fuels.