2012 Jeep Liberty  -  $24,320


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,320
Base Invoice: $23,647
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: RWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 4-speed VLP automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Pros

Off-road capable; secure handling and steady ride; good towing ability


Model Highlights

The Jeep Liberty retains its 210-hp, 3.7L V6 engine, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, a package capable of towing up to 5000 pounds. There are three models, the Sport, Limited and the Limited Jet. All are available in rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive. Two 4-wheel drive systems are also available: the standard, part-time Command-Trac or the available full-time Selec-Trac II.

The Sport models may be the entry-level Liberty, but they are well-appointed and capable, featuring 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated mirrors and remote keyless entry. 4-wheel drive Libertys come with Jeep's part-time Command Trac II system.

The Limited features silver-accent wheels, chrome roof rails and grille, fog lamps, leather seats and steering wheel audio controls. The Jet pushes the wheels to 20-inch aluminums, heated leather power-adjustable seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood trim and an upgraded instrument panel. The optional Sky Slider roof is a panoramic sunroof with one of the largest openings in the class. It's available on all Libertys.

All Libertys are upgradeable to a very capable Selec-Trac II full-time 4-wheel drive system, a full-size spare and a high-end stereo that includes SIRIUS, touch-screen, navigation and Bluetooth.

The Liberty carries a raft of standard safety systems such as electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, brake assist and electronic roll mitigation. Hill descent control and start assist, important off-road features, are included on all Libertys. With the Liberty's high ground clearance, these aides will likely get at least a few drivers out of difficult situations. The Sport has a tire pressure monitoring warning system as standard equipment, while the Limited gets a more advanced tire pressure monitor.


Model News

Jeep's compact off-roader didn't change much from 2011Last year's 70th Anniversary edition and Sport Jet models have been dropped. Minor equipment changes include Sport trims offer a Driver Convenience Group that includes Bluetooth, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and UConnect voice command. UConnect is standard on Limited Jet trims.

New colors include Deep Cherry Red, True Blue Pearl, Mineral Gray, Canyon Brown. Natural Green, Light Sandstone and Dark Charcoal have been dropped.


Value Writeup

The Liberty's size allows it to maintain a tight turning radius for negotiating tight parking spaces and off-road trails. The Liberty may be a compact SUV, but it is capable of light towing, and available in 4-wheel drive as well as 2-wheel drive. Luxury-oriented Jet editions brings surprisingly upscale trim to the small SUV.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
105.6 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
52.7 in

Second Head Room
40.8 in

Second Leg Room
38.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Second Hip Room
52.6 in

Wheelbase
106.1 in

Length, Overall
176.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.1 in

Height, Overall
71.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 in

Rear Door Opening Height
29.6 in

Rear Door Opening Width
44.2 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
41.4 in

Liftover Height
34.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
60.9 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
25.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4076 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
300 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms

Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle

Front Tire Order Code
TRY

Rear Tire Order Code
TRY

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/75R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V282000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
442,481

Summary
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured June 28, 2011, through December 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured June 25, 2011, through January 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through December 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured June 17, 2011, through August 15, 2012. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N38.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
25.6%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Side Pole Rating Note: Due to significant intrusion during the side impact pole test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the driver dummy causing a high lower spine acceleration reading. High lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, indicate a higher likelihood of thoracic injury. Note: Although not included in the star rating, the driver dummy's abdomen rib deflection reading was elevated.

3.7L V6 engine

4-speed VLP automatic transmission w/OD

Aux transmission oil cooler

3.73 axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery

140-amp alternator

Tip start system

8.25 solid rear axle

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Hill start assist

Compact spare tire

16" x 7.0" aluminum wheels

P225/75R16 all-season BSW tires

Protective coating & remover

Bodyside molded-in-color moldings

Black roof molding

Body color grille

Solar control glass

Body color fascias

Body color fender flares

Black door handles

Black license plate brow

Tinted windshield glass

Automatic halogen headlamps w/time-off delay

Heated fold-away pwr mirrors

Front license plate bracket

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player

Audio input jack for mobile devices

(6) speakers

SIRIUS satellite radio w/1-year subscription

Removable short-mast antenna

Premium cloth front bucket seats

Active front seat head restraints

60/40 folding split-recline seat

Front passenger fold-flat-forward seat

Full length floor console

Carpeted floor covering

Luxury front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Sentry Key theft-deterrent system

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch

Speed sensitive pwr locks

Speed control

Remote keyless entry

Air conditioning

Air filtering

Illuminated entry

Pwr accessory delay

Rear window defroster

12-volt aux pwr outlet

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Courtesy lamps

Map/reading lamps

Rear dome lamp

Vinyl shift knob

Flipper liftgate glass

Cargo compartment lamp

Reversible/waterproof cargo storage

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Brake assist

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Electronic roll mitigation

Dual-note horn

Driver & front passenger advanced multi-stage air bags

Occupant classification system

Supplemental front & rear side curtain air bags

Front height adjustable shoulder belts

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Child safety rear door locks

Low tire pressure warning

Enhanced accident response system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED VLP AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
28B CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P225/75R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P235/70R16 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$200

 
P225/75R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
CANYON BROWN PEARL
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
TRUE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
NATURAL GREEN PEARL
$0

 
WINTER CHILL PEARL
$0

 
BLACK FOREST GREEN PEARL
$0

 
RESCUE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
PASTEL PEBBLE BEIGE INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$995

 
DRIVER CONVENIENCE GROUP
$445

 
TRAILER TOW CLASS III GROUP
$545

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$795

 
EXTERIOR APPEARANCE GROUP
$1,090

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE
$150

 
PWR SUNROOF
$850

 
SKY SLIDER FULL OPEN ROOF
$1,200

 
MEDIA CENTER 430
$740

 
MEDIA CENTER 430N
$1,385

 
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
$250


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