Used 2012 Jeep Liberty

2012 Jeep Liberty
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2012 Jeep Liberty

Pros

  • Considerable off-road capabilities
  • useful towing capacity

Cons

  • Sluggish V6 with poor fuel economy
  • outdated four-speed automatic
  • sloppy handling
  • subpar interior materials quality
  • poor headlight illumination

Used 2012 Jeep Liberty for Sale

Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
100,857 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$8,029
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Limited Jet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
91,056 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Limited Jet
List$13,444
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet Edition Plush Leather Seats Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Heated Seats Automatic Transmission Versatile 4X4 System 20' x 7.5' Aluminum Wheels 40GB Hard Drive w/20GB Available 6.5' Touch Screen Display 7 to 4 Pin Wiring Adapter Air Conditioning w/Auto Temperature Control Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices Class III Receiver Hitch Class III Trailer Towing Group Comfort/Convenience Group Fully automatic headlights GPS Navigation Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling Media Center 730N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Navigation Memory seat Power Steering Cooler Power Sunroof Remote keyless entry Remote Start System Trailer Sway Control Trailer Tow Group Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth 4WD PowerTech 3.7L V6 BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
91,907 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$10,450
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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$287 Below Market
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Limited Jet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
63,293 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Limited Jet
List$15,900
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
83,595 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$12,880
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
86,998 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$11,990
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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%2A%2A%2AFREE 6MO/6,000MILE WARRANTY%2A%2A%2A, TOW PACKAGE%2521%2521%2521, PowerTech 3.7L V6, 4-Speed Automatic VLP, 4WD, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Radio data system, Radio%3A Media Center 130 CD/MP3.<br><br><br>Family owned and operated for over 20 years%2521 We have a huge selection of used cars with over 150 in stock and two locations to serve you%2521 Hi Quality Vehicles at a Lo Price%2521
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
93,015 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$11,695
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
63,568 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
71,031 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
(4)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
61,145 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$15,598
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
100,617 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
Prize Auto
42.2 mi away
List$8,982
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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>>>7 DAYS ‘NO QUESTIONS ASKED’ RETURNS<<< ***6 MONTHS/7,500 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY*** * GUARANTEED FINANCING * * MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION * * CLEAN IN AND OUT * * 3.7L V6* * WELL MAINTAINED * * GREAT CONDITION* * AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS * * ICE COLD A/C * * AM/FM RADIO * * POWER SEATS * * FOG LIGHTS * * AUX INPUT * * STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * * POWER WINDOWS * * POWER MIRROR * * POWER DOOR LOCK * Prize Auto of Waldorf offers car buyers aggressively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. Prize Auto of Waldorf operates as a WHOLESALE lot. We are proud to admit that we have other automotive retailers as our customers as well. This is because our margins are low and nevertheless, this does not affect the quality of the vehicles on our lot. Are vehicles are priced to sell. If you are looking for a NO HAGGLE, NO HASSLE car buying experience, please stop-by at our premises. Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and your community for many, many years! We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantees that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Hurry up to call us and schedule your test-drive today! ***6 MONTHS/7,500 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY*** ***RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECTLY*** ***CLEAN IN AND OUT*** ***AUTOMATIC 4-SPEED TRANSMISSION*** ***POWER WINDOWS/MIRROR/DOOR LOCKS*** ***NEW MD INSPECTION*** CALL US FOR ANY QUESTION OR TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE. FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE CALL (240) 518-8709 EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS.We offer financing no matter how bad your credit is (or no credit at all). We can and will get you approved. If you have questions about submitting online loan application please contact us at (240) 518-8709! About the Company: Prize Auto of Waldorf is one of the top pre-owned vehicle dealers in Maryland. We provide quality vehicles of various makes and models with the most competitive prices in the region. Prize Auto of Waldorf is dedicated to making your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you Disclaimer: THE WARRANTY (a.k.a. SERVICE CONTRACT) COMES WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE AT THE LISTED PRICE PLUS THE RECONDITIONING FEE OF $399 PLUS ANY OTHER FEES AND/OR TAXES. Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Maryland or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $299 processing fee. Prices subject to change without notice Prize Auto of Waldorf will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Some vehicle information and pricing may be unintentionally missing or inaccurate, and Prize Auto of Waldorf will endeavor to correct such discrepancies in a commercially reasonable manner after being notified of any errors. Pricing errors and listing errors are considered invalid and may not be honored at the sole discretion of Prize Auto of Waldorf. Please contact seller for vehicle availability. Mileage listings are estimates and are not necessarily accurate odometer readings. All vehicles are sold on an “AS-IS” basis unless stated otherwise. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the vehicles and the equipment listed is made. The WARRANTY refers to Vehicle Service Contract provided by a third party. At the time of the purchase of the WARRANTY the contract is to be signed between the buyer and the third party service provider releasing Prize Au
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
93,813 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$13,195
Est.Loan: $246/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
103,050 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
List$10,449
Est.Loan: $195/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
95,025 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$9,590
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Limited Jet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
61,345 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Limited Jet
(28)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$15,500
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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: MEDIA CENTER 730N AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, SiriusXM travel link, SIRIUS traffic, 40GB hard drive w/28GB available, 6.5 touch screen, aux audio input, GPS navigation, UConnect hands-free communication w/voice command, Bluetooth, SKY SLIDER FULL OPEN ROOF black roof molding, COMFORT/CONVENIENCE GROUP air conditioning w/auto climate control, remote start system, TRAILER TOW CLASS III GROUP 7-pin wiring harness, 7 to 4-pin wiring adaptor, class III receiver hitch, full-size spare tire w/black steel wheel, HD engine cooling, pwr steering cooler, trailer sway control, trailer tow group, 4-SPEED VLP AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD), 3.7L V6 ENGINE (STD), Additional Features: Leather Seats, 4x4, Heated Driver Seat, Premium Sound System, Aluminum Wheels THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Our friendly, non-commissioned crew has earned Dealer Of The Year for the past 5 years and are empowered to walk you through the buying process from start to finish. NO-HAGGLE PRICING: Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee. Check us out online or in the showroom and experience the Carbiz difference. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
79,339 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
Buchanan Cadillac
49.4 mi away
List$16,595
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
104,691 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$11,854
Est.Loan: $221/mo
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Jeep Liberty 2012 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
116,064 miles
Used 2012
Jeep Liberty
Sport
List$8,408
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Jeep Liberty can certainly hack it in the bushes, but it struggles on the pavement. Interior quality and fuel economy also leave much to be desired.

vehicle overview

Patrick Henry once famously declared, "Give me liberty or give me death." We're really glad he wasn't talking about the 2012 Jeep Liberty, because it's definitely not worth ditching your mortal coil for. Frankly, it's barely worth considering since just about every rival SUV -- be it a commuter-friendly crossover or a dedicated off-roader -- is a better, more well-rounded vehicle.

The problems start with the Liberty's underpowered 210-horsepower V6. While sluggish acceleration is commonplace among compact SUVs, the four-cylinder engines found in models like the GMC Terrain at least boast good fuel economy as a trade-off. It gets even worse with the four-wheel-drive Liberty, which returns 17 mpg combined -- the same as a V8-powered Chevy Tahoe.

One could argue that Chrysler's new V6 found in the Wrangler could help things, but the Liberty's issues don't end there. To call its interior "not up to par" would imply it's playing on the same metaphorical golf course as those it competes against. On the contrary, materials are hard and cheap, the look is drab, the seats are flat and the wheel doesn't telescope, just to name a few offenses. An upgrade to the sort of interior quality seen in the impressive new Jeep Grand Cherokee can't come soon enough.

Now, it's true that the Liberty is a rugged compact SUV with the four-wheel-drive chops to get you way off the beaten path. In this way, the Liberty will look pretty good. Properly equipped, the Liberty has significantly more off-road capability than models like the Terrain or Honda CR-V and probably more than most buyers are ever likely to need.

But if it's off-road potential you want, you're probably going to be better off with the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser. They're typically a little more expensive, but they offer superior off-road capabilities, better on-pavement performance and nicer interiors. Plus, if you're looking for serious off-road potential, Jeep's own Wrangler is the more obvious choice.

Ultimately, as much as we respect the 2012 Jeep Liberty for its off-road capability, we continue to have a hard time recommending it until it undergoes a redesign. In the meantime, we suggest looking at the Subaru Forester or all-wheel-drive versions of the GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Jeep Liberty is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Limited and a new Jet model.

The entry-level Sport comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, cloth upholstery, a fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seat, a tilt-only steering wheel with built-in audio controls, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Driver's Convenience Group adds Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a compass and an outside temperature display. The Popular Equipment Group gets you upgraded tires, foglamps, roof rack side rails, rear privacy glass, a cargo cover, the compass/outside temperature display and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Comfort Seating Group adds heated power front seats (six-way driver, two-way passenger), driver memory functions and leather upholstery.

The Limited includes all of the above optional equipment from the Sport along with 17-inch alloy wheels, exterior chrome trim and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system. An available Tire and Wheel Group includes 18-inch chrome alloy wheels. The new Jet trim level gets you 20-inch polished alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, distinctive exterior/interior trim and a security alarm.

Every trim is available with a towing package, a panoramic cloth sunroof (Sky Slider), a traditional sunroof, rear parking sensors and an upgraded sound system (named Media Center 430) that includes a touchscreen interface, DVD audio playback and 28GB of digital music storage. A Garmin-powered navigation system with real-time traffic can be added to the Media Center 430 on the Sport. The Limited and Jet can be equipped with the Media Center 730, which is similar but features a Chrysler-sourced navigation system. The Limited and Jet can also be equipped with the Comfort/Convenience Group, which adds automatic climate control and remote ignition.

Finally, the 4WD Sport can be equipped with the Arctic package, which essentially includes the trim's other options along with 16-inch black wheels, special vinyl/cloth upholstery, extra leather interior trim, satin chrome interior trim and special badging.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Jeep Liberty gets a new Jet trim level and a new Arctic special edition package, while all models can now be had with rear parking sensors.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Jeep Liberty is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 210 hp and 235 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. Rear-wheel drive is standard and there are two different four-wheel-drive systems available, including the part-time Command-Trac and the full-time Selec-Trac. A properly equipped Liberty can tow as much as 5,000 pounds.

In Edmunds performance testing, a 4WD Liberty Limited went from zero to 60 mph in a sluggish 10.2 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimates are 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined with two-wheel drive and 15/21/17 with four-wheel drive -- both sets are pretty disappointing considering the Liberty's sluggish acceleration.

Safety

The 2012 Jeep Liberty comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags. Rear parking sensors are available as an option, but front-seat side-impact airbags are not even offered. In Edmunds brake testing, the Liberty came to a stop from 60 mph in a longer-than-average 134 feet.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Liberty its top mark of "Good" in the frontal-offset and roof strength tests. In the organization's side-impact test it earned the second-lowest "Marginal" rating.

Driving

On the road the 2012 Jeep Liberty offers a tolerable if somewhat truckish ride quality. Its suspension clearly isn't well-calibrated for the street, resulting in sloppy handling with noticeable amounts of body roll. The 3.7-liter V6 doesn't help matters; it's noisy and offers lackluster acceleration. Leave the pavement behind, however, and the Liberty feels much more at home, offering the ability to take on surprisingly rugged trails. Those trails had better not be dark, though, because we've found the Liberty's headlights to be notably poor.

Interior

Inside the 2012 Jeep Liberty you'll find a utilitarian interior design made even more uninspiring with the use of cheap-feeling hard plastics. Front and rear seats aren't particularly comfortable and the tilt-only adjustable steering wheel may make it hard for some drivers to find a good driving position. Standard climate and audio controls are at least well-placed and intuitive, but the optional audio system can be fussy to use due to its small touchscreen controls.

There's also a good amount of road and wind noise, which can grow tiresome on longer drives. The available cloth Sky Slider oversize sunroof is a unique feature and seals out the elements better than you'd expect. The cargo hold offers an average amount of space, with 31.5 cubic feet behind the rear seatbacks and 64 cubic feet with them folded down.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Jeep Liberty.

A good choice
jeffinhawaii,02/02/2012
I recently purchased the 2012 Liberty Jet edition. Over the past two weeks that I have had the vehicle, I have found it to exceed my expectations from what I have read in other reviews on line. I bought it based primarily on an emotional response - I had a 2002 Jeep Liberty that finally died. I was looking at other vehicles and then test drove the Jet. If you are looking for a vehicle that has the power, capability and look to plow through rough terrain, but then transition nicely to a luxurious ride, the Jet does it in spades. The seating is comfortable, the cabin well equipped and understandable and it really performs on and off the road. No complaints thus far.
It's not a compromise
jsib,08/15/2013
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. **Update** While the Jeep hasn't grown on me more than the initial months it hasn't diminished either. I went into the purchase knowing the downfalls and the only glaring unfixed downfall to mention is the suspension. After not driving the Jeep for a while I jump in and am appalled by the suspension. I am currently in a rental (2015 200C) and the same downfall exist, horrible suspension characteristics. Everything else I can attest the Jeep lives up to it's name. It hasn't been a pavement queen and getting into the Rockies is an uneventful proposition. We do not drive to the extreme but have easily driven the stock Jeep through a myriad of environments: deep sand/mud/rivers, steep ascents/descents, and pushed our level of rock crawling to hang some wheels. We do all of this loaded to the max with gear, family of four, and the dog all stuffed in or on the Jeep. The first aftermarket addition was the air filter housing which is poorly made. The next addition is an aftermarket lift/suspension upgrade from some Old Man out there. 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.
Farmer Owned and Approved
Aaron S.,06/03/2016
I went from a Ford Truck to this 2012 Jeep Liberty 3 years ago because I wanted a reliable 4wd that could sit 4 people comfortably with a 5,000 pound towing capacity. I bought it a year old with 29,000 miles. I too was skeptical because of the expert reviews, however the customer reviews were very positive and I was impressed on my test drives. Now that I have owned it for several years, this is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have towed extremely heavy trailers and put it in places that I should not have been able to drive away from. It has literally saved my life a time or two. I have never had one thing go wrong with it. The 4 speed auto is ancient, but it is reliable. The 3.7 engine is the same way. Fuel mileage sucks, but you are paying for a capable SPORT UTILITY, not an SUV body on a Honda Fit. This was made to be a sport utility from the ground up. Only complaints I have: The backseat leg room is somewhat cramped, the front foot leg room is cramped, and the trip button on the steering wheel oddly only works half the time, however i just use the other trip button on the dash. Also, the fuel mileage but as stated earlier, it is expected. Here are my fuel mileage numbers: Average 17.04 Highest 21.81 Lowest 12.74 Overall, great vehicle for someone who wants a more capable sport utility that the status quo. Just understand what you are sacrificing in return.
First nice car for wife in a long while
Pastor Bo Higby,02/14/2016
We just bought a 2012 Trail Rated Liberty with the full sunroof about a month and a half ago. We are 2nd owners and we bought it with about 35k on it. We just drove it with our kids from Boise to San Diego (and all over San Diego for a week) and are now 3/4 of the way home. This thing is built solid. Drives smooth and has done decent on gas. Below 80mph increases the mpg's. Best we have calculated was just under 22mpg. The transmission in this thing is incredibly smooth. Edmunds says the engine is sluggish, but I think it just isn't as jerky as some other motor/tranny combos. We love the exterior design and the way it drives. The full sunroof is really cool and a neat feature. I will say this; I am 6' tall and weigh about 250 and the driver's compartment does feel 'snug', so if you are much bigger than me, ya might want something a bit bigger. Overall, we are thrilled with it. I'm 47 and my wife is 6 years younger. We have 2 kids (9 & 4) and all of us love this car, so far. Interior is a little chincey, but hey, it's a Jeep not some foo-foo high end suv. If you get one of these, I think you'll be glad you did, just like we are. - August, 2016: We still love this Jeep. We have taken several more road trips including a few from Boise, Idaho to Trego, Montana, where we now live. The Jeep is performing well and now that we drive a mile down a dirt road to get into and out of our new house, we are really pleased we have it. We are looking forward to our first north woods winter in it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall2 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover25.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Overview

The Used 2012 Jeep Liberty is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited Jet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited Jet 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 4A), and Limited 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Jeep Liberty?

Save up to $490 on one of 36 Used 2012 Jeep Liberty for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,750 as of09/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Jeep Liberty trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport is priced between $7,750 and$18,974 with odometer readings between 41588 and148175 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Limited Jet is priced between $13,444 and$15,991 with odometer readings between 51088 and110813 miles.

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Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2012 Jeep Liberty for sale near. There are currently 36 used and CPO 2012 Liberties listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $7,750 and mileage as low as 41588 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2012 Jeep Liberty. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $490 on a used or CPO 2012 Liberty available from a dealership near you.

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Find a used Jeep Liberty for sale - 8 great deals out of 12 listings starting at $23,882.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Jeep Liberty?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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