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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 1299 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    7.9/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Not worth the money

By on Monday, August 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,500

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "It's got good storage to haul things."

Cons: "Too many to list."

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

"I've had the Jeep for 3 years and the window on the drivers side has been worked on from Jeep 3 times and still doesn't work at all. The other windows barely roll up and down, The road noise is terrible, no insulation to keep it out. A cheap vehicle at a high price. I Will never own another Chrysler again."

Do NOT waste your money

By on Friday, August 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Large dogs can ride in the back, hauling things"

Cons: "Lemon!"

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

"This is the worst, most expensive vehicle I've ever had! Lower Ball Joints: 60,000 miles Transmission: 80,000 miles Front Differential, power steering: 86,000 miles Rack & Pinion: 90,000 miles Turned 4WD off as stuck in 2nd gear 95,000 miles Transmission (AGAIN, if I get it fixed) 100,000 miles These are just the major issues, there were other smaller things such as power windows, ball bearings.... Jeep doesn't want to start after turning it off for gas, 3 different mechanics have not been able to find the problem as it is 'not' pulling any code. Alternation, batter & starter are all okay!"

great car.love it.great 1st car for new driver.

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

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

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very dependable"

Cons: "apolstery a bit stained, but will be detailed befo"

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

"I truly loved driving this jeep! But growing out of it.. Have barely had to do anything to it but basic maintenance.. It would make a great car\ small SUV for a 1st time driver or someone that wants it for desert off~roading as I have never even used the 4wd... Come check it out!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

dependable solid vehicle wth bad gas mileage

By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"i have owned since new with no major repair bills. Last year the rear glass fell into the door which is quite common in these vehicles. the things i like most about this suv are 1)off road capability2)driving in snow3)easy handling and great visibility4)easy to park5)decent cargo room.Things i dont are1)gas mileage2)glass falling into door. it has been a very good vehicle overall and will probably get another jeep for my next vehicle."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Most money I have spent on Maintenance

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Jeep off road ability"

Cons: "small vehicle for tall family members"

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

"Car is an OK vehicle. Very uncomfortable if you are taller than 6ft, center floor hump forces tall people to fold their legs to the side while driving, very uncomfortable on long trips. Many repair bills and factory recalls. Broken valve springs, power steering pump, A/C system and water pump. This cost me thousands in repair bills."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Junk – quality is very poor.

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Fun"

Cons: "JUNK"

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

"Junk – quality is very poor. Things start breaking about 50k miles. Windows fall down (little plastic regulator fails) ac, water pump, power steering, belt tensioner. The list goes on almost as if it were designed to fail. Flat out junk. Jeep has ruined its reputation and I will tell everyone who will listen how bad they are!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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