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Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty side view

Pros and cons of the Jeep Liberty

  • Manual transmission available
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 4-cylinder or V6 engines. 4-cylinder discontinued in 2008
  • Noticeable wind and road noise
  • High fuel consumption
  • Ceased production in 2012
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Jeep Liberty

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

Specifications of the Jeep Liberty

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption13.4 - 14 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.2 - 9.7 L/100km
  • Width1839 mm
  • Length4493 mm
  • Trunk space714 - 891 L
  • Cargo space1723 - 1817 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Jeep Liberty

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Jeep Liberty 2008 - 2012 is available in 7 trims:

Rocky Mountain trim features and specs

Available with the Rocky Mountain trim:
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Rocky Mountain trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Rocky Mountain trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Rocky Mountain trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Rocky Mountain trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:611 - 614 km

Sport trim features and specs

Available with the Sport trim:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Sport trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:611 - 643 km

70th Anniversary Edition trim features and specs

Available with the 70th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the 70th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 70th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 70th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the 70th Anniversary Edition trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:614 km

Jet trim features and specs

Available with the Jet trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Jet trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Jet trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Jet trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Jet trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:614 km

Limited Jet trim features and specs

Available with the Limited Jet trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Limited Jet trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited Jet trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited Jet trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Limited Jet trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:614 km

Renegade trim features and specs

Available with the Renegade trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Renegade trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Renegade trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Renegade trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Renegade trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:614 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Limited trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:611 - 614 km

Overview of the Jeep Liberty

Learn about the Jeep Liberty

Summary

The Jeep Liberty is an SUV firmly in the old-school mould. Built from 2002 to 2012, it’s more truck-like than today’s car-based crossovers, with four-wheel drive making it an ideal companion for going off-road. A four-cylinder engine is standard in earlier models, but from 2008 onward, we recommend looking for a V6 engine and plenty of grunt. It might be heavier and less fuel-efficient than its competition, but the Liberty is a great mid-size choice for those who need an added dash of ruggedness and towing capability.

Safety

For a vehicle that ceased production in 2012, the Jeep Liberty still comes with a wide range of safety features. Standard features across most models, even in the early 2000s, include anti-lock braking (ABS) and traction control systems (TCS), which brake individual wheels to keep the car stable during hard braking and acceleration. Newer models, closer to the end of its production, also have an electronic stability control (ESC) suite. ESC includes Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), both of which employ the brakes to stop unwanted movements. Other standard features include:

  • Driver and passenger front airbags
  • Industry-standard child seat anchor system (LATCH), which accepts most types of child car seats
  • Tire pressure monitoring warning system (on newer models, optional on old)

Interior

The Jeep Liberty’s interior majors on simplicity. The plastics may be hard to the touch, but all controls fall easily to hand and are clear to read. The Jeep Liberty features a few different interior styles and colours over its two generations, usually dependent on specific trim levels. Lower trims stick to cloth, while higher-end models feature leather. We recommend test-driving a few to pinpoint your preferences. Additional options include power-adjustable, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Technology

Being an older model, the Jeep Liberty lacks the tech levels found on modern crossovers. However, it does have Bluetooth hands-free calling with voice activation to keep your eyes (and attention) on the road. The optional Media Center on newer models (2008 and onward) includes CD and MP3 functions as well as a 40 GB hard drive. Its 6.5-inch touchscreen isn’t as user-friendly as current Dodge tech, though. An Infinity® eight-speaker sound system is also optional.

Space

The Jeep Liberty’s boxy shape provides lots of space for five inside. Second-row passengers may find legroom limited. The trunk is large with a low bumper height, making it easy to unload. The rear window can also open separately from the hatch if you need to grab something small. Both second-row seats and the front passenger seat fold down if you require even more storage room.

Comfort

If you’re leaving the pavement behind, the Jeep Liberty’s tough four-wheel drive and available manual transmission—a rarity in its class—will serve you well. On the tarmac, its square nature makes for plenty of wind and road noise. The available automatic transmission is a four-speed unit, making acceleration from the V6 engine merely adequate. The Liberty offers a compromise between outright rock-crawler and smooth asphalt cruiser. For a heartier off-roader, consider its relative, the Jeep Wrangler. If on-road manners are a priority, we recommend checking out the Jeep Compass or Cherokee.

Frequently asked questions about the Jeep Liberty

No, the Jeep Liberty went out of production in 2012. Its replacement was the mid-size Cherokee, which went on sale in 2014.

The Liberty has been out of production for years, so a new price is unavailable. It started at $30,000 when new in 2012—expect to pay less than half that now.

Yes. In select trims, the Jeep Liberty was rear-wheel drive. This gave it more towing capability than front-wheel drive competitors.

Yes, at least for the second generation from 2008 to 2012. The first generation was available with both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, depending on trim and options.

The Jeep Liberty was made at the Toledo North Plant in Ohio, USA. The plant was constructed for the model and continues to produce its successor, the Cherokee.