Model Lineup The 2005 Jeep Liberty is available in three trim levels: Sport, Limited Edition, and Renegade. We've found the Liberty capable of handling fairly gnarly trails. The cargo floor isn't perfectly flat when the rear seats are folded down, however, and that's our biggest gripe with this vehicle. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. The door openings are relatively narrow, the step-up height is a little higher, the seats have side bolsters to get past, and your feet must clear relatively high side sills. There are no codes on the computer or black box and the dealership cannot duplicate either problem.
We've found the Liberty handles winding Virginia backroads well and feels fine on the crowded freeways around Los Angeles. Sit in the Liberty, and the first thing you'll likely notice is that it feels tall in the saddle. Bolted flares are also molded-in color for more durability and have chrome-plated attachment details. So be sure to clean that area before sending any well-dressed guests back there. Beautiful white paint with light tan leather interior. The fresher appearance extends across all 2005 models.
The Diesel is backed by a five-speed overdrive automatic transmission. Fold the rear seats and it can move two people and some serious cargo. This Jeep is economical, capable, and comfortable. Our highway mileage was close to 24 mpg, some 30 percent better than the gas V6. Also, the door swings open from the right, better for curbside pickups at the airport. 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. Keep in mind, however, that the Liberty is limited by just 6.
But the long-travel off-road suspension, set up to absorb impact without being overly harsh, makes for lethargic transient response in lane-change maneuvers. Three engines are available: a 2. However, a locking rear differential is available as a factory Summary Jeep Liberty strikes a balance between off-road capability and on-road sophistication. I haven't been able to spend as much time enjoying it as I'd like, but it is a joy to drive. Remedy Owners may take their vehicles to dealers and the dealers will perform a free inspection of the rear structure. The Liberty's rear seats are comfortable, capable of holding three people. Sport seats we tried in '04 felt firm in the middle, but the side bolsters were too mushy to provide much side support.
Two adults should be happy here. Renegade appeals to a slightly different type of buyer than the basic Sport and more sophisticated Limited models. Chrysler's recall campaign numbers are N45 for the Grand Cherokee vehicles and N46 for the Liberty vehicles. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-925-5337 -. Limited Edition models offer upgraded interior amenties and a better grade of cloth upholstery.
It's a good choice for drivers who like to venture into the backcountry, but need comfort and practicality in a daily driver. True to Jeep heritage, the Liberty offers legitimate off-road capability. The new diesel seems to suffer few of the tradeoffs associated with oil-burning engines of the past. I've put about 150 miles on this Liberty myself and it has been flawless. All receive a new front fascia, grille, foglamps fender flares, and body side-moldings. The Renegade front seats are tailored with unique cloth center panels and vinyl bolsters. On vehicles already equipped with a Chrysler designed tow hitch, Chrysler will inspect the area around the tow hitch installation, and if any installation issues are identified, they will be repaired free of charge.
The available leather-wrapped steering wheel is comfortable and features well-designed cruise controls. We felt the interior on the Limited was nicely designed and executed with qualilty materials. Grocery-bag hooks and cargo tie-downs are provided to keep things from rolling around. We found the four-cylinder with manual transmission to be a smooth combination, though we suspect it may struggle at higher elevations. Sliding out of the back seat requires a bit of a stretch down, and your legs drag across the fender. The Liberty seats four comfortably and can carry up to five people and their gear. The power window switches are located on the center console, however, more awkward tha Driving Impressions The 3.
So be sure to clean that area before sending any well-dressed guests back there. Renegade comes standard with air conditioning; cruise control; tilt steering; 16-inch graphite-painted aluminum wheels; power windows, mirrors, and locks; illuminated keyless entry; side rails; and many other features. The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts. Day in and day out, it takes the place of a car or wagon. A flatter hood complements the traditional round Jeep headlimps for a distinctive Jeep appearance. Currently, only pickups with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or higher offer both diesel and gas engines. Also, removing the rear headrests requires pressing two buttons at once to release them.
Two adults should be happy here. Jeep says it can handle 20 inches at 10 mph. The Diesel gets the stronger five-speed electronic automatic, which benefits from advanced logic. The Problem: When the rear lower control arm in the suspension system could fracture… Two opposing automotive truths have emerged in the past decade. The Diesel gets the stronger five-speed electronic automatic, which benefits from advanced logic. Grocery-bag hooks and cargo tie-downs are provided to keep things from rolling around. The seats have been an issue in past models.