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By latisia
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2012 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a great jeep just can't fit 3 car seats across the back. 3 people yes just not car seats.


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Owners Review 3 years (35k miles)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By PAF20
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2012 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Car review people don't know what they are talking about. They don't live in Colorado. The Liberty has adequate power to get you on I-25 on long on ramps. It is good in city traffic on acceleration. The 4 speed transmission may be outdated, but the newer 7 + speed transmissions on newer Jeeps like the Renegade or Cherokee (not the Grand) designed by Fiat have problems, beware. The 4 speed transmission on the 2012 Liberty is very reliable. Sure it is not a luxury vehicle, but you don't live in it. It is good overall despite it's fuel economy, but most 6-8 bangers don't get that well of gas mileage, especially the Toyota 4-runners, which the Jeep Liberties are supposed to be matched to, not like the Rav-4 or other wimpy crossovers that use 4 bangers. Car critics don't know what they are talking about because they don't own the vehicles they test. It is just their opinion. Talk to ones who own the Liberties and uses them. You will not find very many Jeep liberties on the used car lot. Many are keeping their jeeps.


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It's not a compromise
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By jsib
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2012 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Never a compromise, a pack leader. Show me another "comparable" vehicle that can tow 5000lbs, great 4x4 for my excursions and snow, looks like a royal and is a snap to clean up!?! I towed 3000lbs from Tulsa to Indianapolis at 19.1 mpg and 65mph. My friend has a V8 Tahoe and never gets better than 15 around town with some highway added in. Roomy, easy to use and a classic elegant design inside and out. Extremely happy with it and it kills me that the replacement is awful and ugly (2014 Cherokee). Jeep forums are filled with Jeep loyalist that actually love to help out. With the added benefit of a 7yr/100,000 mile warranty my boys will be driving this in ten years easy. If I am not.


Best Features

The radio with UConnect is easy to use, good looking and works great. The interior may be "slabby and cheap" but the design makes it very easy to clean up. I have cleaned two milkshake bombs, one accidental one terrain assisted, like it was a counter top. No nooks to hide in and spoil. The interior is very spacious and kicks the old Liberty and a H2, CRV, Rav4 or Explorer's butt with size, ease and just plain good looks.


Worst Features

The engine. No not for more power just smoothness and the lack of ECO jerking. The four speed is actually a wonderful gearbox but a 5 or 6 would just add, once again, smoothness to the vehicle. A better bluetooth link with smart phones for bluetooth music streaming and do away with the VR button. There are other hard buttons that do it's job and the memo feature is under utilized to a point that the system can do without and no one would notice.


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12 months and no regrets
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By krisiam
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2012 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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First and foremost I love this car because of the value -- an unbelievable deal at the time I got it at the end of '11 taking advantage of mfg. incentives left me with a 4x4 with popular option group for 22K. That's so low for a 6 cylinder 4x4 SUV it's unreal. Front seats are supportive and would be comfortable except for the placement of the driver's side seat belt the metal part digs into my hip and becomes painful on long rides. Stereo has decent sound and the output to hook up the mp3 player is a nice. Have had some electrical issues which affect the horn and audio controls, have had it in 4x for the same problem(s). Holding out hope they'll resolve it, want to keep it forever.


Best Features

A true, rugged 4x4 -- no wanna be here. Powerful towing capability. Nice sound from speakers. Plenty of cargo space. Ample backseat space. All seats fold flat for hauling (very helpful!). Exterior appearance -- looks cool.


Worst Features

Have had it in 4x for wiring issue in the steering column, affects horn function (stops working altogether or blares continuously) and audio steering wheel controls (stop working). Drivers side seat belt receiver is painful as it digs into the hip on long rides. Would like the window controls back on the center console where my previous Jeep Liberty had them.


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New Jeep Owner
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dvkiel
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2012 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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We've only had our 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport for about a month. So far I am very pleased with the overall performance of this vehicle. It is very solidly built and handles very well. I am a bit disappointed with the gas mileage (20 mpg) thus far, but with only 800 miles on the it I'm hoping it will get better. The overall interior, and exterior design are very nice. The media center with gps and satilite radio nice as well. The hard drive is an added bonus. I think the professional reviewers are selling this vehicle short. Hope to have it for a very long time to come. This is used as pleasure vehicle.


Best Features

Heated seats, Hard Drive for storing music. Clean body style.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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