Fuel economy, agility, ride, driving position, front-seat comfort, fit and finish, noise, braking.
The Liberty is noisy, cramped, and outdated. Most four-wheel-drive models have a part-time system. We prefer the optional SelecTrac system, which can remain engaged in 4WD mode indefinitely. Handling is clumsy but overall secure. The noisy 3.7-liter V6 is lethargic and thirsty, returning just 16 mpg overall in our tests. We found the cabin rather narrow and access awkward. The Liberty is suitable for off-road duty. Reliability has improved to average, but it scores too low to be recommended.
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