Jeep Liberty – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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First generation KJ (2002–2007) [ ]

3,508-4,312 lb (1,591-1,956 kg)

Inspired by from the Dakar [ 4 ] and Jeepster [ 5 ] vehicles. the Liberty was intended as a for the discontinued Jeep Cherokee. The also marked a few firsts for It was the first Jeep vehicle to use and pinion steering. [ 6 ] It also the Jeep to use the two then-new PowerTech the 150 horsepower (110#160;kW) 2.4 L straight-4. was discontinued in 2006, and the 210 horsepower 3.7 L V6.

However, the Liberty was not the first vehicle to use an independent front as the Jeep Wagoneer first it in the 1963 model. But, independent front suspension was to four wheel drive and, even then, was a lived option. [ 7 ] In addition, the was nominated for the North American of the Year award for 2002.

CRD in America [ edit ]

In 2005, DaimlerChrysler began a diesel engine to the North market to gauge the marketability of engines in North America. The North American market product that was offered a diesel engine was the 1987 Cherokee and Comanche. Only for 2005 and 2006 in Sport and trims, the 2.8L VM Motori R 428 I4 rail turbo diesel or CRD expectations by selling 10,000 in its first calendar year of

The diesel utilized a variable turbocharger and generated 160 horsepower and 295#160;lb·ft (400#160;N·m) of torque. 60 more foot lbs of torque the comparable V6 gasoline engine and higher fuel efficiency; [ 8 ] but it nearly 200 pounds (91#160;kg) to the weight. a price increase, and less peak horsepower.

The CRD was from being sold in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and due to their higher emission and was discontinued for 2007 due to stricter emission standards in the United The next year Jeep the Jeep Grand Cherokee a diesel engine option; was 50-state emission legal.

Four wheel drive [ edit ]

The Liberty is available either a part-time Command-Trac or Selec-Trac transfer case.

The transfer case has four 2-HI, 4-HI, Neutral, and The lever is placed in 2WD HI for regular This allows the two rear to receive power.

The second 4WD HI, is used for driving on slippery or surfaces. This position both the front and rear shafts together allowing the to maintain drive as long as at one axle has traction. The third Neutral, disengages both shafts from the transfer allowing the car to roll freely; is used for towing behind vehicle, for example.

The last 4WD LO is used for situations requiring torque or slow speed traversing rough terrain. A misconception is that 4WD LO provides traction. It only changes the ratio and does not add any more between the tires and the driving

This position, like 4WD HI both the front and rear shafts together, and by using a gear ratio, allows for times more torque the speed is limited to around 25 MPH It should be noted that while in 4WD HI or LO on dry pavement is hazardous to components, through driveline and wheel-hop.

The Selec-Trac transfer has five positions: 2-HI, Part-Time, 4-HI Full-Time, and 4-LO. The transfer case is from the Command-Trac transfer in the extra 4WD HI Full-Time position. The 4WD HI position adds the same benefits that the part-time 4WD offers, but features an open between the front and rear to allow the two axles to spin at speeds and eliminate drive binding and wheel-hop.

The down of 4WD Hi Full-Time is that, due to the open between front and rear lines, at times the drive will only deliver to the front or the rear e.g. the front of the vehicle has reached a traction surface such as dry and the rear is in sand, the rear will spin with of engine power, the front no traction. Under equal conditions (front-rear) this gives the rear wheels 52% of the power and the front wheels 48% of the power. The division of power and center differential allows the transfer case to be operated at all in an All Wheel Drive mode no adverse effects.

Government/Fleet use [ edit ]

Even no special Jeep Liberty was in 2002 for police use, and rental agencies continue to it for fleet use. Most are with the 3.7L Power-Tech V6 that produces 210 horsepower to a 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, some fleet Liberties a 2.5L I4 Engine that about 150 horsepower with a Automatic Transmission. In 2008, the Jeep Liberty was fully the I4 engine was dropped, and the V6 engine was the engine choice, as was the 4-Speed Transmission. Most fleet and Liberties also use either the or Selec-Trac II 4WD Systems, but some used 2WD .

Since it was introduced in late as a 2002 Model Year to the time it was discontinued in 2007, the KJ also found its way into car fleets. Most rental KJ’s were the V6 -powered models with automatic and 4WD .

International versions [ edit ]

badged Cherokee Renegade

versions were available in outside the U.S. and Canada.

through mid-2003 model CRDs were equipped a 2.5lt VM Motori Diesel 105#160;kW (143#160;PS; 141#160;hp) and (253#160;lb·ft). An external wastegated was standard and the engine was available with a manual transmission .

A commercial Cherokee version 2.5 CRD engine and five-speed transmission at 34.4#160;miles per imperial gallon 28.6#160;mpg -US ) has a completely flat area (the rear area has a carpeted full-length metal floor) and the rear glass and rear door is replaced with fixed colored aluminum panels front doors have windows). For additional cargo a removable floor to ceiling and mesh bulkhead is optional. In markets, VAT registered buyers can back the tax paid as this as a Commercial Vehicle.

Arab Vehicles Company (a joint assembles the Jeep Cherokee for the Egyptian market.

Carabobo Plant (DaimlerChrysler de Venezuela) the Jeep Cherokee (Liberty) in Carabobo for the Venezuelan market.

generation KK (2008–2013) [ edit ]

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