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2012 Jeep Liberty review

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Jeep Liberty highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Jeep Liberty?

  • The Liberty is available in a new trim called the Jet.
  • The Renegade trim has been discontinued for 2012.
  • Liberty trims have been upgraded with 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Jeep Liberty is a car that has been well-received by customers. Customers like the car's design, the car's handling, and the car's performance. Customers also like the storage capacity and fuel efficiency.
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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 Jeep Liberty 28th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Liberty is $509, compared to an average of $494 for Midsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Jeep Liberty owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.6 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% for the Jeep Liberty, compared to an average of 14% for Midsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Jeep Liberty features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.7L

Horsepower

210

Torque (ft-lbs)

235

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

106.1"

Overall length

176.1"

Width

73.1"

Height

71.3"

Leg room

F 40.8"/R 38.2"

Head room

F 40.4"/R 40.8"

Front tires

P235/65R17

Rear tires

P235/65R17

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

300/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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