2008 Jeep Liberty Consumer Review: Expected a little more

2008 Jeep Liberty - Consumer Review

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Expected a little more
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2008 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


I have very mixed feelings with my Jeep. Aesthetically it looks nice inside and out yet once you begin to familiarize yourself with the SUV you begin to notice the abundance of plastic both inside and out. Cheap plastic that scratches easily. The MPG sticker says 20 mpg on the hwy. True if you reset the gauge doing 55 mph on a flat low wind hwy. 16-17 mpg combined city/hwy is realistic. The drive train should have been updated with the rest of the Jeep. Same drivetrain as in the previous version/yrs. Normally this would be a good thing however the additional 200-300 lbs that the vehicle gained with the remodel has made it lethargic from a stop and forcing the trans to constantly look for a gear.

Best Features

Easy read display on Nav. Satellite Radio. It is easy to drive. Instrument panel is big, easy to read yet not obtrusive. Controls are logically placed. 4wd works well in snow. Remote start works well. Memory features are nice, when my key is recognized the seats adjust as do the mirrors, even radio

Worst Features

Put a some hydraulic hinges on the hood. Heavy hood. By the way, changing the oil is a nightmare. Because of the position of the filter and drain plug there is no clean way to do it. More foot room. Foot well is "SMALL". Needs more torque/HP under the hood and definitely need another gear in the tranny.
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