Jeep Unveils Altitude Limited Editions of Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot

By Trevor Dorchies | March 27, 2012
Remember a few months back when Jeep showcased a Grand Cherokee "production-intent" concept at the Houston Auto Show and was giving fans a chance to name it? Well here's the final product, the Limited Edition Altitude version as voted on by fans of the automaker. Jeep also threw in a Compass and Patriot variant for good measure, in case the Grand Cherokee Altitude Edition wasn't enough. The latest limited edition Grand Cherokee arrived at its name thanks to more than100,000 fans voting online in the "Name My Ride" contest. Fans could choose from the top three final choices—Altitude, Midnight, and Obsidian—with Altitude being named the winner. All three models are "blacked-out" adding an edgy exterior styling to each one. "The extraordinary response to both the concept and the contest resulted in an easy decision to produce 'blacked-out' editions of the Grand Cherokee – and the Compass and Patriot," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "These new Jeep Altitude editions will clearly have a broad appeal among consumers, especially those looking for something distinctive, edgy, and just plain cool."
The Grand Cherokee Altitude edition comes with little surprise as the final product appears to have received few, if any tweaks from the concept previous shown. Exterior styling cues like a glossy black grille, chrome grille mesh, tinted headlight and taillight housings, and black 20-inch wheels are all showcased on the Grand Cherokee Altitude Edition. Inside a nine-speaker system, a back-up camera that relies on parking sensors, a push-button start, heated leather seats, and a steering wheel and shifter wrapped in leather are included. It's also worth noting that while the Grand Cherokee has a blacked-out theme Jeep is offering red, white, blue, gray and silver, in addition to black, as available exterior colors. Besides the Grand Cherokee, a Compass and Patriot Altitude Edition will also be offered. Both of the latter models follow the same guidelines as the Grand Cherokee with the Compass receiving 18-inch wheels dipped in a glossy black paint, black roof rails, and a black grille surround. A standard Compass Altitude Edition comes with features like a remote starter, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, and heated seats and mirrors. Like the Grand Cherokee the Compass is available in other colors than black including red, white, and gray. As for the Patriot Altitude Edition, it comes with 17-inch gloss black wheels, chrome trim for the front and rear ends, and chrome roof rails. A leather-wrapped steering wheel along with heated mirrors and seats round out standard interior features for the Patriot. Pricing for the Grand Cherokee Altitude Edition two-wheel drive starts at $36,520 including a destination fee while the four-wheel configuration will set you back a minimum of $38,520. The Compass Altitude Edition will command a price of $23, 070 for a two-wheel drive configuration while a four-wheel drive set-up will set you back $24,820. Rounding out pricing for the limited edition Altitude lineup includes the Patriot which starts at $21,120 for two-wheel drive and $24,155 for the option of diverting power to all four wheels. The Altitude lineup is expected to begin appearing in dealerships nationwide starting this coming May. Source: Jeep