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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 1274 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

classic jeep

By on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"If you have ever owned a jeep, she provides what you expect. little trivial things die out on her, like window regulators and starting relays. But she runs like a beaut."

It says Jeep and that"s what it is!

By on Sunday, March 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It's a Jeep! enuf said!"

Cons: "M.P.G."

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

"Great little four wheel drive vehicle. Been all over the states from North Dakota to South Carolina. 197,000 and just traded it in still going strong!! Gas mileage is the only thing I don't like but it is a Jeep with lots of power for a v-6."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

A one of a kind experience for a jeep.

By on Thursday, March 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "inexpensive, very reliable, safe, fun, good mpg"

Cons: "not as much room as a full size suv"

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

"I've owned this jeep for five years and loved it. It's been fantastic to me through all seasons. I bought the roadhandler tires available for it and have gotten great fuel economy with those. It comfortably fits five people and you may push the back seats down for cargo space. I've used this to cart mountain bikes around and kayaks. I have the tow package and it does a great job towing my boat, and atv's. It's a smooth ride with the trailer and sometimes you forget it is there. Going uphill though you will definitely notice that the vehicle is working to get up the incline. It's a great on and offroad suv. I owned a BMW for awhile at the same time and I ended up getting rid of it because the jeep was more fun to drive. I've never had a problem with it and haven't had to repair anything. I've taken good care of it and it shows. I still get compliments on how it looks, a lot of people think it's new. But it's an '04. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a smaller suv."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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Excellent value; DOES ride like a jeep

By on Monday, March 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 223,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "see above"

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

"4WD gets you around even on icy snow conditions (of course, not on ice alone). Rides kinda rough but better tires helped this. DID have repeated problems with emission system; orig catalytic converter was from CA, which initially contributed to confusion of getting the appropriate replacement. I don't know if it's faulty design but , for the last 2-3 years, I've had to replace cat or 02 sensors, ea year, to pass emissions (seems that this might be attributable to not getting to the cause of the problem, however, in my opinion). The seats stain TERRIBLY, even with water, which is asinine for a JEEP but I still feel like the benefit of being able to get around places that others cant (secondary to 4WD and V6, the room to haul my consignment finds, and longevity make this a great value. Plus , it's cute"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love My Little Liberty

By on Sunday, March 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun, adorable, reliable"

Cons: "Gas mileage"

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

"I used to get a new car every three years. Saw this one as a 2006 in 2011 and fell in love, traded in my newer Mazda for it! Very reliable, I've only had to replace the sunroof. I lucked out, it only had 25,000 miles after 5 years, and it's still just under 60k at 9 years old, so I'm planning to keep it for a long time!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Ok!

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliability, offroad capability, great value"

Cons: "gas milage, cargo space, subpar electronics"

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

"Pretty good car. At 12 years and 170K miles, it's beginning to show signs of Chrysler-itis -- hesitates to start when cold, small electronics failing (side mirrors, window regulator, door solenoid) -- that I tend to see on late model, high-mileage Chryslers. I get a steady 20 mpg on the highway. Not nearly as good as most SUVs these days, but still pretty good for a dedicated 4WD. I do wish the cargo space was bigger - it's not very deep with the seats up. Nothing serious has failed, just had to replace various parts (radiator, condenser, ball joints), and nothing before 150K other than typical maintenance. Engine valve covers tend to leak. I'm just now starting to have problems with the 4WD transmission - it's loud and hesitates to shift back into 2WD. Overall, I have no reason to suspect that the powertrain won't last another 100K miles."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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