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Latitude vs. High Altitude

I've been looking into ordering a new Patriot to replace my aging '08, and am having a difficult time to understand the differences between these two models. I suspect it's a matter of level of trim.

Does anyone know off the top of their head the basic differences and can describe them in twenty-five words or less....?


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Looks like the High Altitude simply adds a power sunroof, slightly fancier seat trim, and fancier rims. I wouldn't, personally, want the sunroof myself. I guess it'd be cool, but I hear they leak unless they got that sorted out for 2016?

Latitude comes with AC standard as well as power windows, locks, mirrors, and heated seats.

Unless the "build and price" website tool is broken, it's letting me configure a 2016 Latitude with 4x4, 2.4 engine, regular 6 speed transmission AND the FD II package with the skid plates. That would be a cool combination. Not having to take the CVT transmission but getting the other features of the FD II package. It still mentions stuff like having slow downhill assist and such even though I didn't select the CVT transmission. I wonder if that's just an oversight on their part, as I am sure that stuff is only on the CVT. FD II package adds $750 to the cost.

I personally if it were me would order the Latitude 4x4 model which would automatically come with 2.4 engine, 6 speed auto trans, AC, Power windows/locks/heated mirrors/heated seats, AM/FM/CD/Aux. And the only option I'd order would be the $750 Freedom Drive II package. But I'd definitely double check with them to verify the standard equipment.

Mmmm, "Eco Green" is an available color for 2016. It's basically olive drab. It'd be like being in the Army again.

http://www.jeep.com/hostc/bmo/CUJ201...or.do#/summary

There's the link to the one I configured. That "granite crystal" is beautiful. They were out of that color, so we had to get silver.

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Seriously, while at the dealership I test drove a 2wd latitude and it had the fancy dash computer, stereo with bluetooth, etc. When my 4x4 patriot rolled up it didn't have that computer or fancy stereo but had 4wd, FD1 and tow prep package. Salesman told me he had seen that before where they pull features to keep the vehicle in a specific price range/tier. He didn't know anything about mechanics but he knew the trim packages.

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Seriously, while at the dealership I test drove a 2wd latitude and it had the fancy dash computer, stereo with bluetooth, etc. When my 4x4 patriot rolled up it didn't have that computer or fancy stereo but had 4wd, FD1 and tow prep package. Salesman told me he had seen that before where they pull features to keep the vehicle in a specific price range/tier. He didn't know anything about mechanics but he knew the trim packages.
I guess there's up to a $5k rebate, so a loaded out Latitude 4x4 would end up being $21k at retail and maybe can even get it for less.

I just bought the Sport trim myself. I don't like power windows, locks, mirrors here in the frozen north. All I cared about was 4x4, AC, and auto trans. It already came with cruise, AM/FM/CD/AUX. Came out to almost $18k. I guess I would've been OK for getting a Latitude 4x4 loaded model for $3k more.
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