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2012 Jeep Liberty Sport

$16,899* 51K Miles


CarMax Frederick Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
4WD/AWD, Tow Hitch, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
Location: CarMax Frederick in Frederick, Maryland 21704
Description: Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport for sale - $16,899, 50,777 miles with 4WD/AWD, Tow Hitch, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Average Vehicle Review: (4.294 reviews) The liberty is a smooth and quiet ride with very good steering and handling. Interior is well designed w/ easy to reach controls that aren't complicated to learn. 4WD performance is adequate for all but the most grueling trails, but you wouldn't take a stock vehicle on those. Storage is quite good for a small SUV. My only complaint is that it's just a bit too small of an interior to be comfortable for several hours of straight driving. Power is acceptable and pulls a small boat or trailer easily through the hills though don't expect to win any drag races even while not towning. I only rate this "good" because the small interior does come at a bit of a sacrifice to my family's comfort. I'm 6' 1" & 240lbs.

2012 Jeep Liberty Sport

$15,899* 23K Miles


CarMax White Marsh Free shipping • MD to VA

Key Features
Satellite Radio Ready, Tow Hitch, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
Location: CarMax White Marsh in White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Description: Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport for sale - $15,899, 22,222 miles with Satellite Radio Ready, Tow Hitch, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Average Vehicle Review: (4.294 reviews) The Liberty was wacked from Jeep's line-up and labelled as a "failure". Just goes to show how poor marketing / sales can kill a good car. This Jeep is every part of "utility" that we wanted out of an SUV without paying the Wrangler Unlimited luxury tax. We haul our kayaks around, along with 2 large dogs, camping gear, and ourselves; and feel quite confident going down trails and parts of scenic America just like the TV commercials. Of course the MPGs are not on par with Crossovers but which of those cars can tow 5 tons?! You probably never heard anything good about this Jeep so nab them up while they're around!

About the Jeep Liberty

Vehicle Summary

The Jeep brand has long been associated with ruggedness and an ability to venture off the beaten path. The Jeep Liberty, which was produced between 2002 and 2012, is no exception. This compact SUV can be a great choice if you're looking for a comfortable and spacious ride that's fun to drive and has off-roading capabilities. And with a few different trim configurations available, you can find the option that best suits your needs and budget. Explore the Jeep Liberty, its features, and competition.

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FAQ

Q: Does Jeep still make the Liberty?

A: No, Jeep ceased production of the Jeep Liberty following the 2012 model year. The Jeep Liberty was available in the United States from 2002-2012.

Q: Is the Jeep Liberty four-wheel drive?

A: Rear-wheel drive comes standard on all Jeep Liberty model years, but four-wheel drive is optional. For the 2012 model year, two different four-wheel drive systems were available (a part-time four-wheel drive and a full-time four-wheel drive system known as the Selec-Trac).

Q: What kind of gas mileage does the Jeep Liberty get?

A: Fuel economy for the Jeep Liberty varies based on model year, trim, and engine configuration. For the 2012 model year, a Jeep Liberty with rear-wheel drive and base 3.7L engine gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined (16 city and 22 highway).1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

Jeep Liberty Trim Configurations

Trim configurations for the Jeep Liberty evolved throughout its decade of production, but remained relatively stable from 2009-2012. The following will focus on trim features for the 2012 model year, unless otherwise noted.

Jeep Liberty Sport (2009-2012)

• 16-inch alloy wheels

• Full power accessories

• Fold-flat passenger seat

• Keyless entry

• Heated mirrors

Jeep Liberty Renegade (2009-2011)

• All-terrain tires

• Included tow hooks

• Skid plates

• Improved four-wheel drive system

Jeep Liberty Limited (2009-2012)

• 17-inch alloy wheels

• Premium eight-speaker sound system

• Exterior chrome accents

• Leather-wrapped steering wheel

• Power front seats

Jeep Liberty Jet (2012)

• 20-inch alloy wheels

• Upgraded interior and exterior trim

• Standard security alarm

• Rear parking sensors

It is also worth noting that various trims on the Jeep Liberty are available with a wide range of add-on packages, which boast extra features. In the 2012 model year, for example, a towing package is available on every trim level. A Comfort/Convenience Package is also available for some trims, adding remote ignition and automatic climate control.

Jeep Liberty vs. Other SUVs

Jeep Liberty vs. Other SUVs

The Jeep Liberty had its fair share of competition throughout its decade of production. Compare and contrast the Jeep Liberty with a few of its top contenders below.

2012 Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot is a popular choice among those who want a more compact ride than the Liberty has to offer without sacrificing the off-roading capabilities offered by the Jeep brand. For the 2012 model year specifically, the standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine leaves much to be desired for those who prioritize power behind the wheel.

Likely due to its smaller size, the Jeep Patriot does get better fuel economy than the Liberty. Specifically, the 2012 Patriot base trim with 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (21 city and 25 highway), compared to 18 mpg combined for the 2012 Liberty base trim with 3.7L engine.1

2011 Dodge Nitro

The Dodge Nitro was a brawny SUV produced from 2007-2011; interestingly enough, the Nitro and the Liberty share a very similar powertrain and overall platform. The main difference is that the Nitro offers a more powerful V6 engine in the 2011 model year. From a fuel economy standpoint, the 2011 Nitro with base 4.0L V6 engine gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined, which is in-line with the 2011 Liberty's 17 mpg combined in base trim with 3.7L V6 engine.1

2012 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape has been a long-standing contender in the SUV class for many years. Compared to the Jeep Liberty, the Escape offers a more compact size but still affords seating for up to five people. The 2012 Escape's base 2.5L, four-cylinder engine is lackluster compared to the 2012 Liberty's V6, though a more powerful 3.0L V6 is optional on the Escape. The Escape also lacks some standard features that the Liberty offers, including Bluetooth® connectivity.

The Escape gets a slightly better fuel economy at an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined in its 2012 model year with base trim and 2.5L four-cylinder engine.1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Jeep Liberty an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Jeep Liberty 14th out of 26 among midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Liberty is $674, compared to an average of $622 for midsize SUVs and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Jeep Liberty owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.3 times per year, compared to an average of 0.4 times for midsize SUVs and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% for the Jeep Liberty, compared to an average of 13% for midsize SUVs and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.

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Reviews for Jeep Liberty

Overall Rating

3.9 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Good for a small SUV

The liberty is a smooth and quiet ride with very good steering and handling. Interior is well designed w/ easy to reach controls that aren't complicated to learn. 4WD performance is adequate for all but the most grueling trails, but you wouldn't take a stock vehicle on those. Storage is quite good for a small SUV. My only complaint is that it's just a bit too small of an interior to be comfortable for several hours of straight driving. Power is acceptable and pulls a small boat or trailer easily through the hills though don't expect to win any drag races even while not towning. I only rate this "good" because the small interior does come at a bit of a sacrifice to my family's comfort. I'm 6' 1" & 240lbs.

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Cons

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- Mike P, 2012 Jeep Liberty

Smooth, Stylish, yet sensitive

I absolutely love my Jeep!! She rides smoothly and looks stylish as well. The only con I noticed is it's really sensitive. I tightened my gas cap and moved it a little, when I got in I noticed the message GASCAP on my dash. I got out and moved it a little and the error message disappeared. Gave me a heart attack! Haha but other than that, I'm looking forward to the time I get to spend in my Jeep liberty!

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- Brittney H., 2011 Jeep Liberty

Overlooked Utility

The Liberty was wacked from Jeep's line-up and labelled as a "failure". Just goes to show how poor marketing / sales can kill a good car. This Jeep is every part of "utility" that we wanted out of an SUV without paying the Wrangler Unlimited luxury tax. We haul our kayaks around, along with 2 large dogs, camping gear, and ourselves; and feel quite confident going down trails and parts of scenic America just like the TV commercials. Of course the MPGs are not on par with Crossovers but which of those cars can tow 5 tons?! You probably never heard anything good about this Jeep so nab them up while they're around!

Pros

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Cons

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- Justin P, 2012 Jeep Liberty

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.