The 2011 Jeep Phoenix 4×4 revealed!

Back in February, we’d gotten word that if the Fiat deal with Chrysler went through we’d be seeing a mini Jeep off-roader.  Our friends over at Auto Spies have revealed the 2011 Jeep Phoenix 4×4, “a remarkable 1.3 litre, 5 door, four wheel drive mini-Jeep that is going to take the North American market by storm, while still getting almost 59 mpg!  Based on the Fiat Panda cross 4×4, the Jeep Phoenix is simply rebadged, but completely suited to North American offroad conditions.  It is also an exceptional city car that gets far higher mpg than any hybrid on the market, including the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius.  And all that with a convential gasoline engine with no hybrid technology anywhere!”

For the full article and more pictures, click here.
Will this be the next great addition to the Jeep line-up?  Will this be the vehicle that saves Jeep?  Do you love it or hate it? Be sure and let us know what you think.  -JW
3 litre, 5 door, four wheel drive mini-Jeep that is going to take the North American market by storm, while still getting almost 59 mpg!Based on the Fiat Panda

Cross 4×4, the Jeep Phoenix is simply rebadged, but completely suited to North American offroad conditions. It is also an exceptional city car that gets far higher mpg than any hybrid on the market, including the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. And all that with a conventional gasoline engine with no hybrid technology anywhere!

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13 Responses to The 2011 Jeep Phoenix 4×4 revealed!

  1. Andy Cohen says:

    How is gonna save Jeep exactly? Looks like and uglier Liberty (if that’s possible.)

  2. G.A.Branigan says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it sold fairly well.Not to off roaders,but as a viable alternative to Subaru’s.With mileage like that,it will be hard to not look at it.Also would make a good city all conditions vehicle.Ya never know.But I do agree,it is uglier then a libby,and that took some serious work.

  3. ColMatt says:

    That’s real good gas mileage – especially w/o hybrid technology, of which I am not terribly fond anyway. Not sure if it will “save” the Jeep brand – but I thought the Warngler was already single-handedly saving Jeep! Anyway, it looks ok; we’ll just have to see. I look forward to reading more specs on it in the near future…

  4. ColMatt says:

    Just looked at photos of it from side and back – doesn’t look as nice from those angles as it does the front.

  5. outskiing says:

    Why badge it as a Jeep? More watering down the brand with bland, Geo Trekker like styling and “off road” posing.

    Blech!

  6. jeepworld says:

    If it really ends up getting 59mpg, it will sell. At 6’5″ I will not be among the ones buying it.

  7. backpackertsk says:

    Looks like a good road vehicle alternative to other all-wheel drive brands. It is not a jeep however. Why call it one?

  8. Michael says:

    That thing is just plain ugly. They could probably sell to the same crowd that bought the Yugo. As far as going offroad, yeah, maybe a graded dirt road, but it has no ground clearance for much more than that.

  9. Zeeshan says:

    It’s true. Jatco is used by Daimler Benz but it’s really a Japanese product that was spun-off by Nissan and hooks up to the noisy, vibrating Mitsubishi motor. I wouldn’t put ewither of these in a good soup just like I wouldn’t put rabbit pellets in chocolate chip cookies. My Grand Cherokee Overland has a perfectly good Benz transmission. I have driven a Patriot with a CVT and it was “GAWDAWFUL.” Get the right stuff put togeather the right way and Jeep will pull out of the Chrysler mess.

  10. Baitman says:

    Kinda looks UGLY. It put jeep to shame.

  11. jeep says:

    59 mpg. 4×4 10K price !
    I’ll take it.

  12. Annonomous says:

    I will absolutely buy this car, a jeep that gets 59mpg highway and that I can buy brand new for 10,500!? I would literally go out today and buy one if It was out

  13. Let’s face it, the jeep brand needs a vehicle that provides competitive fuel economy and the Patriot/Compass don’t meet the mark. The I4 four cylinder has had it’s day and with gas prices going through the roof, the brand has to provide viable options in order for the brands iconic renderings i.e., the Wrangler & Grand Cherokee to survive. Besides, with the exception of the new Lexus hybrid, what company has brought forth a fuel effectient vehicle that’s attractive. Prius, Leaf, really??!!

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