Jeep Liberty


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Jeep Liberty is a 4-door SUV model introduced by Dodge at the Detroit show in 2002 which became the best-selling compact sport utility vehicle in no time, named the North American Truck of the Year for 2002 and the best-selling SUV in the United States for 2005. There are three different trims of Jeep liberty on the market; Jeep Liberty Sport, Jeep Liberty Limited, and Jeep Liberty Renegade. The models for the upcoming year are released in July each year and it is expected to have improvements and changes for the 2008 model jeep.

Jeep Liberty trunk space
Rear view photo of Jeep Liberty
The Jeep Liberty in action

Jeep Liberty 2008 will feature a cargo slide-out system, hill descent control, factory remote start, and stability control, including roll prevention. Actually the Jeep Liberty has the charm of traditional jeeps that all people know and love, but also great gadgets and off-road performance. Liberty has been upgraded since 2006 to provide more safety with dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, child safety locks, traction control, and stability control. In case of front impact or collision these features are really a safeguard.

Jeep Liberty side view photo
Jeep Liberty detail
Jeep Liberty interior

The Renegade and Limited trims features a 3.7-litre V-6, while Liberty Sport has a 2.4-litre V-4 engine, but in all of them controls arrangement has been inspired by European car models. The Liberty also uses an independent suspension similar to that featured in the 1960s Jeep Wagoneer.

In 2005, Jeep Liberty introduced a 2.8-liter common rail diesel (CRD) engine that allows 160 horsepower at 3800 rpm, available for the Sport and Limited trims, increasing power, range, and torque, with the ability to configure it as you like it.

Since its early days to the present, Jeep Liberty has been characterized by improvement in interior refinements and refreshing exterior look offering both durability and power-up comfort, legacy from Jeep Cherokee, the name preserved outside the United States . Another remarkable fact is Jeep's exterior resembling the popular Jeep Willy’s of the past.

Performance is always a guarantee when it comes to buying a Dodge vehicle, besides the range of interior amenities and accessories included from the factory, along with the color packages available in all Jeep models at all Daimler-Chrysler dealerships.

Jeep Liberty offers a large number of trims to satisfy anyone, including the 2004 special-value Columbia Edition trim, 16-inch wheels in graphite color, featuring foglamps, and moonroof/sunroof that today is a collectible vehicle. Liberty was also the first diesel-powered mid-size sport-vehicle in America with increased range and torque.

All Liberty models wear the Jeep Trail Rated badge, which guarantees that this four-wheel vehicle can challenge any off-road condition. Jeep Trail Rated badge is only granted to vehicles which fulfill the requirements of maneuverability, traction, articulation, ground clearance, and water fording.

Incidentally, there are some Jeep Liberty trims that belong to an off-road group, including the Sport 65th Anniversary Edition, Renegade, and the Sport Special Edition, all of them with improved performance above the other Jeep Liberty's models.

Among the factory options for the Jeep Liberty, consumers can actually find the following wheels specifications:

  • 17" x 7.0" Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels (Only Limited model)
  • 16" x 7.0" Aluminum Wheels (Only Limited and Sport Special Edition models)
  • 16" x 7.0" Luxury Aluminum Silver Wheels
  • 16" x 7.0" Luxury Styled Steel Wheels
  • 16" x 7.0" Painted Gray Metallic Aluminum Wheels (Only Renegade model)

Available transmissions for all models include:

  • 4-Speed Automatic VLP 42RLE Transmission
  • 5-Speed Automatic 545RFE Transmission (Only Limited and Sport Models)
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission

All Jeep Liberty trims come with supplemental side air bags, air conditioning, SIRIUS satellite digital radio, and six-speaker system besides a superior sound system depending on the Jeep model:

  • AM/FM Stereo Radio with In-Dash 6-Disc CD player
  • AM/FM Stereo with CD player and CD Changer Control
  • AM/FM Stereo with CD player and GPS Navigation (Only Limited and Renegade models)

Other options that you can find on Jeep Liberty are the following:

  • Fog Lamps
  • Speed Control
  • Skid Plate Group
  • Power Sunroof
  • Smoker's Group
  • Engine Block Heater
  • Cargo Compartment Cover (Only Limited model)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display (Only Limited model)
  • Remote Start Kit by MOPAR (Only Sport Special Edition model)
  • Mini Overhead Console (Only Limited and Sport 65th Anniversary Edition models)
  • Rear Cargo Organizer (Available on Renegade, Limited, Sport 65th Anniversary Edition and Sport Special Edition models)

For this is and many other great options, Jeep Liberty keep being the favorite of America as it was the first Jeep introduced 66 years ago.

Jeep Liberty Updates

The 2010 Jeep Liberty is a five passenger SUV that has very good off road capabilities. The four wheel drive on the 2010 Liberty Sport model will allow you to take it anywhere.

The 2009 Jeep Liberty is one of the best in its class and a very capable machine off the road. Compared to the Compass and the Jeep models, the Liberty is more of the true Jeep that has upright and bold styling and prowess off of the road.

The 2008 Jeep Liberty has taken it's design cues for the Commander. This marks a significant design reversal as the soft and organic round looks are replaced by the more squared-off and chunky design. The most significant visual change is in the front grille with square headlights.

"The all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty stands out from the competition by offering customers classic Jeep design, two four-wheel-drive systems, refined on-road ride and handling, cargo and utility, as well as features that are not typically found on vehicles in the mid-size SUV segment," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President - Global Marketing, Chrysler Group.

2008 Jeep Liberty

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