2012 Jeep Liberty – Overview – CarGurus

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The 2012 Jeep Liberty unmatched off-road prowess with 5,000 pounds of torque when properly and relatively good fuel for an all-wheel drive vehicle.

downshifts from the 4-speed transmission only make the Liberty’s cramped rear and confusion with dry pavement all the impractical for daily driving.

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For its final year of Jeep’s 2012 Liberty a couple of new companions for the dedicated warrior, but these still no attempt to teach the Liberty any manners. Almost anything but the is better for civilized driving, but is no more affordable choice for off-road conquest.

At a Glance

The goes Go big or go home, but Jeep to do both. Chrysler has confirmed the of both the Liberty and the Dodge after 2012 and just 10 of production. Rumors abound for new off-road companions to take the place with Chrysler’s $2 billion Toledo re-tooling – including Fiat- and mini and maxi versions, – but don’t hold breath.

Especially when there’s a promising Liberty available now.

The 2012 lineup the usual Sport and Limited, but out the Renegade in favor of a winter-themed and puts a Limited Jet at the top of the line. A parking sensor is now standard the board, but the Sport now offers command, a universal garage opener, exterior temperature and a compass in both the gauge and overhead console. Lastly, new exterior colors are available for Black Forest Green Canyon Brown Pearl, Gray Metallic, Rescue Pearl and True Blue

If last year’s drivetrains or were a deal …, you’re probably better off your breath until the arrive for 2013. Rear-wheel or one of two types of 4WD is still available in the Limited and Limited Jet, the Arctic is expected to maintain 4WD with Selec-Trac II, like its predecessor. Just like year’s version, a 4-speed is the only transmission offered, and the 3.7-liter V6 is likewise expected to over unchanged.


The 210-hp, 235 lb-ft/torque V6 remains the lone engine the Liberty, and with it the 4-speed brings the Liberty from a to 60 mph in a lethargic 10.6 seconds. equipped, the Liberty can tow up to 5,000

Rear-wheel drive is available for the Limited and Limited Jet alongside one of two 4WD – part-time Command-Trac II or Selec-Trac II, the latter being the standard for the new Arctic. Liberties on two wheels fetch 16 mpg city/21 and 4WD drops that slightly to A nearly 20-gallon gas tank compensate for its thirst for regular-grade and gives the Liberty a range of over 300 miles on one fill.


One thing is for sure: No where you want to go, the Liberty get you there. Eventually. Unfortunately means passengers will have to deal with its hard seats and slightly room while swaying the Liberty’s unpleasantly soft on paved roads for however that little engine to get you from here to there.

To make matters worse, the is none too sharp either.

At the consoles and controls are pretty to find and use, with the of the optional touchscreen. Other and functions can be somewhat difficult to and figure out, such as the lights and trunk release. cubbies could definitely be though – the glove is rather small, and there’s else to supplement the lack of available there.


Hard plastics strongly the interior of nearly every but the further up the trim ladder you go, the you will find chrome and accents to offset the still plastic interior. The passenger and seats fold flat, up 64 cubic feet of cargo – it offers 31.5 otherwise – but they are flat with a plastic of feel. At least even the can opt for a leather-wrapped steering wheel for driving pleasure.

Speaking of the Sport, it was pretty even before the 2012 featuring at that time alloy wheels, automatic heated mirrors, keyless cruise control and a 6-speaker with CD player, auxiliary jack and satellite radio Opting for the Popular Equipment for 2012 adds roof foglamps, a cargo cover and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, most of the options from package are now standard.

The new Arctic to that various themed inside and out in addition to heated and front seats and the Media 430, including a 6.5-inch digital music storage and a sound system.

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The Popular Group is standard for the Limited, also adds, over the features, 17-inch wheels, powered front seats, memory, leather upholstery, an rear-view mirror, Bluetooth and two speakers for the sound system.

The Group adds remote and automatic climate control, the rear parking sensor is now across the board. 18-inch wheels are also optional for the but the only sunroof available is the Sky cloth sunroof available for all The traditional sunroof is optional for all trims except the Limited and the new Limited Jet – which only 20-inch wheels all-season tires to the standard offerings.

Taking a Liberty with AWD up the option for the Media Center 430 a navigation system. Otherwise options must be purchased or the navigation can be had a la carte.


The recent safety tests for the Liberty were conducted in under the older testing This doesn’t necessarily the older scores translate to lower today, but it’s not the Liberty has much room to anyways.

Rollover risk is shaky with 3 out of 5 stars, but strength and frontal offset got top marks. Side-impact crashes are as Marginal and rear-impact crashes get the lower score of Acceptable.

safety features include antilock disc brakes, control, active front restraints, side curtain and a rear parking sensor, but the doesn’t come to a complete from 60 mph in less than 134 which is well above the for its class. Most full-size will stop shorter.

What Owners Think

As one points out, it’s a not a wannabe SUV – it’s the thing! True outdoor appreciate the Liberty’s rugged and easily cleaned interior, it everything from comfortable and to attractive. However, even who love their Liberty that the all-wheel drive behave like a locking and can be problematic on anything resembling a good paved road, but simultaneously praise its relative

Haters are going to hate and drivers whose first was more of the wannabe sort chastise the Liberty for its hard hard seats, lackluster and thirsty engine.

In short, if just as unafraid to get dirty in the as you are of getting dirty under it, is running out to get your hands on one a fresh batch!

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