All models add a passenger-side dashboard-mounted grab handle. It was the first Jeep vehicle to use steering. Our usual test data would indicate a tie; the winner being decided by the presence of a third-row seat, cargo capacity, value, fresh styling, or design. The Liberty rides a 104. This Jeep performs better than all of the vehicles I have had.
I have been pleasantly surprised. The Jeep Liberty Limited can't haul seven passengers around town. If so, Chrysler will replace the tow hitch with a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation. The third position, Neutral, disengages both drive shafts from the transfer case allowing the car to roll freely; this is used for towing behind another vehicle, for example. You may need them when you least expect it. The Limited Edition and Renegade are powered by a V-6 engine, while the Sport comes standard with a four-cylinder; the V-6 is optional. The recall began June 26, 2018.
We find it attractive for its packaging, performance, price, and trail-ready mechanicals. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. We never found ourselves in a situation where the Jeep couldn't maneuver, pull, or otherwise extricate itself from a tight spot. Chrysler's number for this recall is U38. That feeling carries over to its road manners, too. Early in the process, each vehicle had its own advocate with his set of justifiable merits.
Round-dialed instruments with black-on-beige graphics sit in a cluster. And the 4317-pound curb weight and 4. The front and rear overhangs, ground clearance, and break-over angle aren't as well suited as the others to off-roading. There's a wide variety of models available in rear or four-wheel drive with either part- or full-time mechanicals. Remedy Owners may take their vehicles to dealers and the dealers will perform a free inspection of the rear structure. Introduced in May 2001 for the 2002 model year as a replacement for the , the Liberty was priced between the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. A new Enhanced Accident Response System automatically unlocks the doors and then illuminates the courtesy lights 5 seconds after the deployment of an airbag, and the fuel pump shuts off immediately.
I thought I had really messed up. There is noticeable road noise when driving, but it is easy to get used to it. The V6 is available with a heavy-duty five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic that was revised last year for smoother, quieter operation. The Liberty gives up some refinement and road agility to do this. Yet the Kia's shorter wheelbase and taller height conspire to produce a less-settled highway ride.
It was assembled at the in the United States, as well as in other countries including Egypt and Venezuela. Sun roof will no longer function. The last North American market Jeep product that was offered with a diesel engine was the 1987 and. Within a week, the transmission come out of it with only 43,000 miles. Further, the Sorento set a new quality and styling standard for the South Korean company. Exterior Pronounced trapezoidal wheel flares are integrated into the body, and a traditional seven-slot Jeep grille highlights the front. .
Overall, it is a good car. The trunk is large but the rear door that opens sideways is annoying after awhile, but that is just a Jeep thing. While the Liberty didn't win any drag races at our test track all effectively tied , it was the most tractable engine when we hit the trail: steady and confident, especially crawling up steep terrain in low range. Built at a new plant in Toledo, Ohio, the Liberty was claimed to be the stiffest Jeep ever and the first with rack-and-pinion steering. A modified-strut suspension up front is fine for the slalom course, but the Suzuki can't provide the kind of articulation or maneuverability turning radius either the Jeep or Kia exhibit with their double-wishbone front suspensions. It has been checked and nothing wrong. Unlike Jeep's blatantly purposed Wrangler, you'd never suspect the Liberty is such a dedicated off-roader from a drive to the store.
Antilock brakes and side curtain-type airbags are offered as optional equipment. The Suzuki is powered by the smallest, most economical, but least-powerful V-6 of this roundup. I get where I want with no problems. Problem is, you'd never want to commute in most vehicles that can make this claim. Interior The Liberty seats five people. The recall began on August 1, 2014. The Suzuki rides lower than the others, which is a good thing for its center of gravity and ease of access.
Liquid-filled engine mounts do their best to isolate engine vibrations, but you just can't ignore that busy little V-6. The Suzuki cashes in on cargo-carrying ability and is almost as large as some minivans. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-085. Lineup The 2004 Jeep Liberty is available in three trim levels: Sport, Limited Edition, and Renegade. Under the Hood A 150-horsepower, 2.
The chassis shudders more after hitting abrupt road imperfections, and there's secondary suspension movement not present in either the Jeep or Suzuki. The Liberty was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2002. There's nothing cheap-ish about how the Liberty presents itself. I did this myself with parts ordered from Amazon. Asked dealer if I needed supplemental rustproofing and I was assured factory rustproofing sufficient. Short front and rear overhangs allow 36-degree approach and 31.