2004 Jeep Liberty Consumer Review: Wonderful with flaws

2004 Jeep Liberty - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.7L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Wonderful with flaws
By camrice on


2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Wonderful car, fabulous on the highway or in the city, good engine noise down low, and a great throaty roar up top. Short wheelbase makes parking a breeze but sacrifices ride comfort and interior space. 5 people is a squeeze unless one or more is a small child. fun to drive in the city, corners well when not driving extremely aggressively, perfect for whipping around backstreets. However, when you really push it it does feel like it will roll, which is a sacrifice made to provide ground clearance for off roading. Speaking of off roading, this thing can handle anything a sensible person can throw at it. Indiana snow is no match for the 4-wheel drive, weather in low or high settings.

Best Features

Short wheelbase, makes it easier to park and fun to drive. Good looks, has always reminded me of a good dog... this is reflected by the engine, which jumps out of the gate in a fun way like a jack russel terrier (which i own). Comfy seats and high driving position make it a decent highway cruiser for long journeys. Wonderful in snow and ice, especially when getting over high snowbanks. rear seats fold down easily to make a BIG loading space in rear, I use this to do grocery shopping. Very reliable, which is unusual for chrysler products

Worst Features

Thirsty engine-this engine drinks gas, and with only 210 HP (although plenty of torque), its not exactly a racer. Rear seats, while easy to fold down, never fold flat, which would be useful to use as a make- shift bed (wink). The rear tailgate would be better suited as split folding. Also, as many may have heard, these cars are a fire danger! the gas tank is between the rear axle and rear bumper, so a low speed collision can puncture it easily. Also, the sound system is whimpy, my older brother (kind of a dumb guy) blew out my front right speaker, so i have all the sound concentrated to the rears, since i dont want to pay for a new speaker when i dont blast music. the wheels corrode easily!
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