We needed a rugged vehicle to negotiate the gravel road and creek crossing into our place in the Ouachita Mountains. Also needed it to pull our 3500# 17' Casita travel trailer. With its 5000# tow rating, this Jeep Liberty Sport more than fills the bill on all counts. My wife, the primary driver of this vehicle, selected the Liberty Sport. She did well! Fuel mileage can't be compared to a RAV-4, but the Jeep will do things the Rav-4 wouldn't dream of. But,we got 22 MPG on the first tank of mixed city/highway and that ain't bad for a 3.7 L V-6 engine with automatic tranny. After 5 weeks and 2310 miles, we couldn't be happier with this car. It's our first Jeep product.
1. Seat comfort. 2. Sliding glass sunroof. 3. Power!!! 4. Interior quality. 5. Fit/finish of entire vehicle. 6. Good ground clearance, entry/departure angles. 7. Space when seats are folded. 8. Hatchback design. 9. Spare tire placement. 10. Reasonable fuel economy.
Redesign the cruise control location. Though quirky, it works well "as is" when one becomes accustomed to it. Not a real "biggie."