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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 1268 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

Solid little 4x4!

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price."

Cons: "not the best gas mileage for a small 4x4."

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

"The only downfall to my Jeep is the gas mileage.Only gets about 16-17 mpg. It was the first vehicle I bought on my own, without my husband or anyone coming with me. It is great in the snow! Outdoes the other Jeeps we have owned in the winter. I have owned it for 8 yrs. and I feel I have definitely got my moneys worth"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great car well taken care of

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, love the car"

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

"Bought new and used as family car for several years. My wife drove to work, about 10 miles, on state hiway. We could not part with Liberty after buying new Maxima"

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Loved it, would buy it again

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,180

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Versatile, nimble, comfortable, tough, useful"

Cons: "Poor gas mileage"

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

"Bought 2002 vehicle in 2005 with 65K miles on it, drove it to 2015 with 116K miles. Equipped with leather, auto, CD, 2WD. It was the perfect size for a woman and a very versatile, useful vehicle, even though the MPG was poor. I happen to like the rough Jeep ride, so bumps don't bother me. Head room was poor for a man over 6' but fine for me. When repairs started to cost more than the vehicle was worth, it broke my heart. I'd buy it again in a New York minute, but they have stopped making the Liberty."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

very reliable

By on Thursday, February 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 397,750

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very Reliable, smooth ride, plenty of room"

Cons: "gas mileage"

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

"We purchased a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited edition in 2004 with 45,000 miles on it.11 years later the Jeep is still running perfect with 397,000 on the Jeep. With a vehicle at this age and mileage yes there is some work to do on it, A/C not working, upper and lower ball joints need to be replaced, just typical upkeep of the car."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love my Jeep Liberty!

By on Monday, February 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 241,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Visibility, Reliablility, fun to drive, sporty"

Cons: "MPG, less cushioned riding than car"

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

"We purchased our Jeep Liberty Ltd with approximately 20,000 miles on it. It now has over 240,000! We have traveled the country. While the MPG is not great (avg 16 mpg), this has been one of the best cars we've ever owned. The oil has been changed faithfully and in all those miles, we have only had to replace the water pump! Ours came with a power sunroof, a 6 CD changer, leather/heated/power front seats... This has been a great vehicle. Small and easy to maneuver, especially nice in city traffic. Nice visibility, easy controls... Because of the short wheel base, it can be slightly less comfortable than a car. But I have driven this vehicle on trips of over 5000 miles and found it acceptable."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I LOVE this Jeep!

By on Sunday, February 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,811

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Size, maneuverability, gumption."

Cons: "Gas mileage not as good as 4-cylinders I've owned."

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

"Bought this Jeep new in 2002, drove it cross-country to Michigan a couple of times, drove it to work 9 years and took good care of it. And it took good care of me. Have had no major work done, all the bells & whistles still work, is easy to park & handle. Has a lot of pep, and is my favorite vehicle to date. I would buy another."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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