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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
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 1241 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Best vehicle I ever owned

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fits a smaller frame woman's body perfectly."

Cons: "Windows"

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

"Would have listed it as a 10 out of 10 were it not for the design flaw with the windows and their all needing to be fixed. The mechanism holding them up broke on all of them over the years and the rear windows needed to be completely replaced. This is the only thing that was not a plus about this vehicle and it was a design flaw, not a specific vehicle flaw. otherwise, I am a Jeep devotee."

I LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE my Jeep

By on Thursday, July 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,780

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "looks great, runs great,great gas mileage"

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

"this is my second Jeep and the first one was just as good as this one but it was tired and had to put down, so I got another one and LOVE it even more."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

The SUV that does more than warranted

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "on road or off its sure to surprise"

Cons: "the infamous liberty window regulators"

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

"I'm going to start out by saying i have really put this car through it's paces. I drive everyday on the interstate for about 45mins each way and then on the weekends I take it offroading, a lot. Most people here don't care if it can climb a pile of rocks or splash through some mud but, that's exactly my point. This is an SUV that keeps on giving. On road it handles fine, and responds well. In most every category its satisfactory. for what it is (A Jeep) it does everything I've ever wanted. Just a side note, the tan cloth seats stain with water worse than it does grease."

Unstoppable.

By on Sunday, June 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

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, powerful, comfortable, easy to work on,"

Cons: "window lift plates wear too quickly"

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

"Since I have had my Liberty I've been commuting in and out of Manhattan 5 days a week and off roading on the weekends once or twice a month. After 4 years and 55k miles (112k total) of that sort of abuse, It's still running strong and still getting the job done. -Despite very worn tires and no lift, the only time I have ever been stuck was when I was driving through my friends backyard in 3 feet of virgin snow -Street parking in Manhattan means that your car is going to be hit... ALOT. Despite this, the only damage my Liberty shows from the daily barrage of car doors, cars backing into the front, cars hitting the back, and drunks puking on my hood the only obvious damage it shows is that my front license plate has been beaten to the contours of the bumper. -As far as non-maintence repairs go, I have broken (4) window lift plates (not my fault), the transfer case position sensor (sort of my fault), and the passenger side mirror assembly (100% my fault for hitting something) One last note -I have towed trailers with my Jeep, but it tows like crp. If you plan to tow frequently with your next vehicle get a pickup or a suv with a wider and longer wheel base. Although capable it is not comfortable when you're towing."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very enjoyable vehicle

By on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

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
7/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Perfect car. Used for going to work and trips 70-150 miles occasionally. Handling good. Seats very comfortable and heated. Very nice when it is winter time. It is a VERY dependable vehicle."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

LOVE the 4wheel drive in the winter

By on Saturday, May 31, 2014

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
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "the 4 wheel drive"

Cons: "the gas mileage"

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

"I never get stuck in the winter... drive right by many cars that are stuck in a snow storm! The only bad thing is the gas mileage seems like I am always at the gas station :( but if you live in New England with all the snow its worth it!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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