As far as the dealer goes he was very kind and handsome and polite I would recommend him to any one he explained everything well and was very fast. It tackled steep ditches and gullies on an off-road trail, thanks to its short front and rear overhangs and a suspension that articulates well. The diesel is rated at 160 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. There's a little bit of a toy quality to the Liberty — it is definitely a cute ute, not an intimidating vehicle by any means. That's an improvement over the Liberty's gas-powered 3.
There's no poser power in driving the Liberty. I had a family emergency and had to sleep in the car for a few hours and it was comfortable. Diesel fuel is similar to home heating oil, so late autumn and early winter typically bring scarcity that raises diesel prices. A black off-road light bar is optional on Renegade only. Roughly half of the vehicles sold in Europe are diesel, mainly because fuel is much more expensive there and concern about greenhouse gases is greater. The available leather-wrapped steering wheel is comfortable and features well-designed cruise controls. Fit and finish on the Liberty was very good throughout, with rich paint and tight gaps and seams.
Parts are easy to get. So be sure to clean that area before putting any well-dressed guests back there. I switched the rear to low gear, put the transmission in 1st and took my foot off the pedals. The plastics and man-made materials on the dash and doors are a little cheesy, not the highest quality, especially in places that you have to touch and see all the time. For the most part, the Liberty's interior is simple and practical. I propped the second one up for free because I refuse to pay to put the same faulty part back into my car.
You sit up high in the Liberty, with a good view of the road ahead. Send Joe an Hide full review. Diesel engines are about 20 percent more efficient than comparable gasoline types, so they burn less fuel. Overseas, low-sulfur fuel and additional onboard pollution controls make diesel cars dramatically cleaner. The Liberty is comfortable, reliable, and good looking.
Fold the rear seats down and the Liberty offers a lot of cargo space 69. Then it crept up, overtaking gasoline prices in the fourth quarter of 2004. True to its Jeep heritage, Liberty offers superior off-road capability that sets it apart from the herd of compact urban cute-utes. There is even more rear headroom than in the front, and lots of space to slide your feet under the front seats, but knee room is limited. They like waiting for a glow plug to warm up before starting the engine. I think you'll find the gas engine's 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque more useful in general. If the materials were at the level of the design, the interior would be great — as is, it's just okay.
Several of the Liberty's competitors are also gone: Both Suzuki and Pontiac no longer sell cars in the United States, and the Honda Element was discontinued after the 2014 model year. It was already 3 years old and had 60k on it, but it was in great shape. When I absolutely baby it. The Liberty doesn't ride as smoothly on the road as a Ford Escape, particularly over bumps and other irregularities where it bobbles a bit. Two adults should be happy here. The dash is very straightforward, with rotary analog gauges and big air-conditioning and heat controls.
Significantly cheaper fuel will never come. That means that if I got the true 20 percent better fuel economy with the diesel, I still paid a little more than I would have for gas. The Limited adds attractive satin chrome highlights to the instrument panel and doors. Took it to the dealer under warranty and they could not locate the cause or fix it. The bucket seats get uncomfortable if you sit in them for more than about twenty minutes. The electronic stability program that comes on Liberty models can help the driver avoid accidents.
We notice you're using an ad blocker. Their fuel economy is better, they have greater towing torque, and diesel engines tend to last twice as long as their gasoline counterparts. Pulling on the handle with less force opens the glass only. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. There is practically no smoke, and very little noise or vibration. The accessory controls work well and intuitively, and don't look like they came out of a sedan or a minivan because they didn't. When the time came to return the Jeep Liberty, I went to the web to find a diesel filling station.
Because some people just like diesels. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the phase-in of this cleaner fuel starting in June 2006, after which any new, properly equipped diesel that burns it will meet stringent new standards. Fold the rear seats and it can move two people and some serious cargo. But the Liberty is among the best of the small sport-utilities for drivers who want serious off-road capability on the weekend yet need practicality and affordability during the week. We've also found the Liberty capable of handling fairly gnarly trails. I will not be considering anything from this dealership again. The Liberty's body is tall, providing the driver with a commanding view of the terrain ahead.
During a week of testing, we averaged about 21 mpg, including a fair amount of time spent off-road in low range. And free is good, right? Liberty continued to be manufactured with gasoline engines through 2012 with a makeover for the 2008 model year. But that means that the cargo floor isn't perfectly flat when the rear seats are folded down, and that is our biggest gripe with this vehicle. When the time came to return the Jeep Liberty, I went to the web to find a diesel filling station. Because diesels burn less fuel, they release less carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas.