• 2014 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition out soon
  • Includes military-themed graphics
  • Starting at $22,790 with shipping

Jeep is releasing a new special edition of its Patriot compact SUV. Dubbed the Freedom Edition, the model boasts military-themed touches and even includes a $250 donation to military charities for each Jeep sold.

The "Freedom Edition" name was also used last year on a model that debuted on Veteran's Day. This time, the Freedom Edition boasts even more military-themed badging, including an "Oscar Mike" emblem on its front door (military slang for "On the Move") and large star graphics on the hood and rear quarter panel.

Inside, the pariotic Jeep includes a mild military look. The front seats, trimmed in leather, include an embroidered star graphic. The symbol roughly matches the ones on the Patriot's hood and quarter panel.

Beyond the military graphics, the Patriot Freedom Edition offers several other unique touches. For instance: the seats are trimmed with silver accent stitching. And the standard 17-inch alloy wheels are finished in a mineral gray color scheme. Continuing the military theme, the Patriot Freedom Edition will only be offered in three colors: Deep Cherry Red, Bright White and True Blue.

The Patriot Freedom Edition also comes with a donation to charity. According to Jeep, the brand will donate $250 for each Patriot Freedom Edition sold to charities that benefit the US military and their families.

Jeep says the Patriot Freedom is based on the mid-level Patriot Latitude trim. That means it includes a standard power sunroof, remote keyless entry and heated front seats. The 2014 Patriot also replaces last year's continuously variable automatic with a new six-speed automatic transmission designed to provide improved performance.

Pricing starts at $22,790 including destination. The Patriot Freedom Edition is expected to arrive at dealers shortly.

What it means to you: The Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition boasts unique graphics - and it comes with a sizable donation to help military families.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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