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2003 Jeep Liberty SUV

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Jeep Liberty Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Jeep Liberty

  • Though a little pudgy (at nearly 4,000 pounds) and truckish, the 2003 Jeep Liberty is athletic off-road and capable on pavement.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Extremely capable off-road, creative interior design, still a Jeep at heart.

  • Cons

    Thirsty at the gas pump, not as "carlike" as most of its competitors.

  • What's New for 2003

    For the 2003 Jeep Liberty, a new overhead console, based on that of the Grand Cherokee, includes a unique interface that allows passengers to program the operation of nine convenience and safety items to their own preference. Liberty owners can now personalize several features, including which doors unlock with the first press of the remote keyless entry unlock button, the miles driven between service intervals and the amount of time the headlamps remain on when exiting the vehicle. Finally, an available six-disc in-dash CD player replaces the cargo area mounted unit. Standard four-wheel disc brakes endow the Jeep with improved brake feel on-road, decreased stopping distances and reduced brake fade. Available electrochromic interior and driver-side rearview mirrors help reduce headlight glare from traffic at night, and standard sliding sun visors have been added, which serve to keep the sun out of your eyes by providing added windshield and side glass coverage.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (23 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My liberty rocked!

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my 2003 Jeep Liberty, because it was cute, inexpensive, and had plenty of power. I disliked the gas mileage, I expected better mileage out of such a small SUV. I never had any mechanical problems out of it. Easter Sunday 2008 my 9 year old and I were hit on the driver side, we flipped and slid upside down for 75 yards. I fell in love with my Liberty when we both walked away without a scratch! The adjuster came out to see my Jeep and was amazed with how well the Jeep's top stood up to the wreck!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love my jeep!

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

Great vehicle. Very easy to park, and I am bad at parking. Handles well. Very comfortable. Even after 12 hours of driving in one day, my back and neck was not sore like it would have been in previously vehicles owned. I have owned this Jeep for over 2 years now, and it has only been to the shop once for a battery change, and I put a lot of miles on vehicles. It is up to 90,000 and has a lot more in it. I would recommend this to anyone. Great get up and go, cold ac, I love the chrome accents, I wasn't 100% crazy about the body, but it grew on me quickly.




Outstanding!

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

I've had my Liberty for almost 1 year and 14,000 miles now. Only been in the shop once soon after we got it to adjust a few things (rear windshield latch needed to be tightened). I got about 13-14 mpg until around 7,000 miles (in town driving). Now always get 17+ around town. Love the design, rock-solid feel, and nimble handling. I have 2 kids near driving age and will strongly consider getting a used one for them in a couple of years. Couldn't be more satisfied.




Liberty mania

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

I love my two wheel drive liberty. It takes me to all the places I like to go as well as off roading. I am amazed how a two wheel drive vehicle can climb! Acceleration is good but noisy. Fuel economy is to be desired but the overall performance is nimble. Did I mention the comfort of the back seat and the ease of parking?




I love this car

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

i love it, but it gets sucky gas mileage




Jeep :)

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)

I didn't think much about Jeep when i first started to look for a smaller SUV. However, after testing a few others, I went to a Jeep dealer, and drove off the that day with my new Laredo. Two years later, I went to check out the Jeep liberty. Wow.. what a huge differance from my other Jeep, so i traded in my Jeep and all I really love to drive these days. I just bought a Hummer(H2) but I prefer my Jeep for around town use.



Full 2003 Jeep Liberty Review

What's New for 2003

For the 2003 Jeep Liberty, a new overhead console, based on that of the Grand Cherokee, includes a unique interface that allows passengers to program the operation of nine convenience and safety items to their own preference. Liberty owners can now personalize several features, including which doors unlock with the first press of the remote keyless entry unlock button, the miles driven between service intervals and the amount of time the headlamps remain on when exiting the vehicle. Finally, an available six-disc in-dash CD player replaces the cargo area mounted unit. Standard four-wheel disc brakes endow the Jeep with improved brake feel on-road, decreased stopping distances and reduced brake fade. Available electrochromic interior and driver-side rearview mirrors help reduce headlight glare from traffic at night, and standard sliding sun visors have been added, which serve to keep the sun out of your eyes by providing added windshield and side glass coverage.

Talk About The 2003 Liberty

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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