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2007 Jeep Liberty

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2007 Jeep Liberty Review

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Jeep's Liberty is the smallest body-on-frame SUV. Although it faces some stiff competition from the new Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot, the Liberty can still best both vehicles in the areas of off-road capability and towing. The Liberty makes a good choice for true off-road enthusiasts who are looking for a low-priced compact SUV, but require a vehicle a bit more civilized and secure than the boyish Jeep Wrangler. Unfortunately for Liberty fans, it appears Jeep is not planning a long run for the little SUV. The diesel engine option and Renegade trim level have been eliminated, and there are no significant improvements or upgrades for 2007.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the Jeep brand and you want a small SUV that performs well off-road, is easy to maneuver, can accommodate four people comfortably and gets reasonably good gas mileage, the Liberty could easily fill the bill.

You May Not Like This Car If...

For some the Liberty might be a bit too "cute" to carry off the image they want from a Jeep, even though the model is very capable off-road. The small rear cargo area may also persuade some to look for a bigger vehicle.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Renegade trim is no more, leaving only the Sport and Limited models. The CRD turbodiesel engine is also sent packing.

Driving the Liberty

Driving Impressions On the road, the Jeep is a competent performer. Our test vehicle was equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 that produces 210 horsepower. This engine exhibited peppy performance, with quick off-the-line...

acceleration and plenty of pulling power for towing or venturing off road. On smooth pavement the Liberty returns a fairly comfortable ride, due to an outstanding suspension that was engineered to deal with the great outdoors as well as the wide-open highway. Still, the Liberty is a Sport Utility Vehicle, so you shouldn't expect it to glide over bumps and broken pavement like a luxury car. You should also not expect the Liberty, with its tall body and high ground clearance, to handle like a sports car, especially when executing high-speed maneuvers.

The Limited Edition Trim
The Limited Edition trim adds a touch of uptown polish to the Liberty, showing its ability to be tough and gentle.

Infinity Sound System
The optional Infinity sound system fills the cabin with powerful bass and clear highs.

2007 Jeep Liberty Details
Interior

The Liberty's tall roof makes for a very roomy interior. The front seats are marvelously comfortable, as is the rear bench. You sit upright in the Liberty, similar to sitting in a tall chair. The rear door opening is on the narrow side, especially for your trail boots but, once inside, you'll find plenty of room for long legs. The rear cargo area is adequate, but not huge. The Liberty's rear-mounted spare tire makes it difficult to use the flip-up rear glass panel because you have to reach over the tire to access the cargo area floor.

Exterior
2007 Jeep Liberty photo

The Liberty is a tall vehicle with rounded corners and edges that stand in stark contrast to the sharp angles and rough look of the Wrangler. Short front and rear overhangs make the Liberty ideal for bouldering and climbing steep terrain. The Liberty strikes an upscale pose when outfitted in the Limited trim, a fact that may appeal to those who use their SUVs primarily for urban transport.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Liberty Sport is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, rear defroster, auto-off headlamps, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt wheel, 16-inch steel wheels and rear wiper/washer. The Limited adds power locks, power windows, keyless entry, dual power mirrors, speed control and aluminum wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive or Selec-Trac full-time four-wheel drive, heated leather seats, power driver's seat, six-disc CD changer, skid plates, tow package, navigation radio, front side-impact airbags, four-speed automatic transmission and UConnect hands-free phone hookup.

Under the Hood

The standard V6 is the perfect fit for the Liberty, with lots of power and reasonable fuel economy. Some may find the noise levels a bit high, especially at full throttle, as the engine's overall feel is in keeping with the Liberty's rough and tumble image. Finally, it's rare to find a manual transmission teamed to a V6, another point in the Liberty's favor.

3.7-liter V6
210 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/22 (manual), 17/22 (automatic)

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2007 Jeep Liberty Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1286 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

BEST vehicle I've EVER owned

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 231,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "RELIABLE - compact"

Cons: "Personally I don't have any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Looks like I've beat you all with mileage. I've had this car for 11 years commuting 78 miles a day Mon-Fri. I have spent maybe $4,000 over that time frame between tires, regular maintenance, break pads, and a power steering pump. Sadly, I just started having some problems 2 months ago; my computer went out and my tranny needed rebuilt. That is 11 years I have driven everywhere with my car. Don't know yet if I'm going to have those items fixed b/c it's obviously not financially worth fixing, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this car and honestly would prefer to fix it & keep driving it until it just won't go anymore."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

not a good tavel car.

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,300

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
1/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"worst on hydroplaning and fish tailing. very uncomfortable on trips. nice looking but not my favorite pick of vechicles."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

It's a reliable ride

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Very reliable. No drivetrain mechanical issues."

Cons: "Not so great gas mileage. Bad window regulators."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Drivetrain wise it's been very reliable. Very easy to drive. Gas mileage isn't the greatest but its a Jeep. Biggest complaint is the window regulators have gone out twice on both front windows and once on both rear windows."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Excellent vehicle for daily use and towing

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, good looking, rides well."

Cons: "Gas mileage (avg. 16 MPG)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned since new. Excellent vehicle for on & off road use. Tows our camper with ease. Comfortable and stable on long trips. Only downside is fuel mileage that averages in the 16 MPG range."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've owned

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good value"

Cons: "Little tight for big people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Very maneuverable, especially for parking. Medium comfort for very long trips. Not that great for tall people, 6+ feet. Gas millage not bad."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very reliable, a little rough riding, a great litt

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: No longer needed

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"A great little car for around town or country. Not built for off the road rough riding. Motor and transmission were the best. Plastic bumpers, grille, etc. break very easily. Interior good, comfort was a little rough even around town."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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