2011 Jeep Liberty Consumer Reviews

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2011 Jeep Liberty
4.3
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I Love My Jeep

by from Louisiana on November 11, 2010

I traded in a Jaguar on my Jeep Liberty & I love it !! When I read the "expert" reviews I am completely puzzled.... First thing it is a JEEP, it is going to ride like a JEEP. Second why would you ever...
I traded in a Jaguar on my Jeep Liberty & I love it !! When I read the "expert" reviews I am completely puzzled.... First thing it is a JEEP, it is going to ride like a JEEP. Second why would you ever compare a Liberty to a Honda CRV or a Hyundai Tucson?? The Honda & Hyundai are both probably nice cars, but completely different than a Liberty. The Liberty is rear wheel drive & can tow 5000 lbs, the Honda & Hyundai are both front wheel drive & have towing limits of @ 1000 to 1500 lbs. I drive 40 to 50 miles on a regular bases for work & average 20 mpg. Do yourself a favor & check out the Liberty when your are out test driving.
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Uses car for Having fun

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A Great Vehicle!

by from USA on June 1, 2012

The 2011 Jeep Liberty is an excellent Vehicle, and you have to remember that it is a Jeep, not a BMW! Let's address some things. First, it is made to go offroad, hence the Spartan interior which looks...
The 2011 Jeep Liberty is an excellent Vehicle, and you have to remember that it is a Jeep, not a BMW! Let's address some things. First, it is made to go offroad, hence the Spartan interior which looks nice, and is easier to clean than a Luxury Interior would be. It is made so it can be cleaned if it gets dirty, period. Second, it is a 4X4, thus built solidly, and rides stiffly, like a truck. It is supposed to, and it is safe! Third, it isn't a Sports Car, it's a JEEP, and it performs like it is supposed to. The gas mileage isn't great, but never has been. If you are buying a Jeep, it isn't for gas mileage. The ride is stiff, but not overly so and the car corners well. Fourth, the exterior looks good to me. Sort of like a Baby Hummer to my wife, and she loves the looks and driving it. Fifth, the exterior seems fine to me, as well as the interior. The leg room front and back is fine and as far as I'm concerned makes a great small Family car. It is entirely functionable. Sixth, it is a great vehicle and serves the purpose for which it was made. A vehicle capable of going offroad to your favorite camping, fishing, or hunting spots to have fun with the family. It will also keep you going through deep snow, mud, or other inclement weather and get you to your destination safely. You might feel a couple of bumps, but so what. It looks good, rides and handles fine. The radio works great as does the Air Conditioner, brakes, engine etc. It's a Jeep, and if you want that kind of vehicle, it's for you. If you want a Luxury Car, it isn't, it is that simple. You buy the type of vehicle you want and can't expect every vehicle to meet every need or desire.
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Great Vehicle

by from Texas on November 23, 2010

I have had my 2011 Jeep Liberty about 2 months now and really have nothing bad to say about it. I get compliments on it every where I go & it is fun to drive. I am averaging a little over 18 mpg in to...
I have had my 2011 Jeep Liberty about 2 months now and really have nothing bad to say about it. I get compliments on it every where I go & it is fun to drive. I am averaging a little over 18 mpg in town & around 26 on the road, not bad for its towing capacity. I haven't really tested the "off road" limits, but did not have a problem going down an unpaved road, after a storm, in 2 wheel drive.
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Give Me Liberty... or a Grand Cherokee... Both #1!

by from Lake George, NY on February 27, 2011

After enjoying our 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit (the latest full-size JGC) & feeling generous, I gave the JGC to my wife on our anniversary. In turn, I traded her older Jeep Liberty Limite...
After enjoying our 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit (the latest full-size JGC) & feeling generous, I gave the JGC to my wife on our anniversary. In turn, I traded her older Jeep Liberty Limited for a 2011 Liberty. Again, the top-of-the-line Limited. The '11 is a quantum leap over her five year old version, although that Liberty was 100% reliable. Despite enjoying our many previous Jeeps, the 2011 models are the best in the business. Everyone was greatly improved for '11. Here, I will elaborate on my trouble-free Liberty V6. It is: extremely roomy; well built; excellent riding, handling and driving; featuring unstoppable 4x4 traction; best in class gas mileage; and the most refined vehicle in its class. It comes nicely equipped & is more substantial than the higher priced Chevy, GMC, Ford & Toyota SUV's we briefly considered. These factors and our years of Jeep ownership and unparalleled customer care sold us, especially with the family's #1 experience with are Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln MKX and Ford Explorer-beating 2011 JGC Overland Summit. Even looking at those nice choices and others before ordering the Grand Cherokee quickly led us back to the Chrysler-Jeep dealership we started off with. The best thing about the Liberty is its trailrated designation by Jeep and sense of untold safety transporting my wife and young children in the worst weather and road conditions out there.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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3rd time around

by from Ct on September 18, 2011

I've had a 1991 Cherokee Laredo which I sold with 196k mis., ran excellent up to the day I sold it and unstoppable in all New England weather conditions. Also had a 2001 Cherokee Sport, sold at 124k, ...
I've had a 1991 Cherokee Laredo which I sold with 196k mis., ran excellent up to the day I sold it and unstoppable in all New England weather conditions. Also had a 2001 Cherokee Sport, sold at 124k, again unstoppable and reliable. Why wouldn't I buy a 3rd? I was pleasantly surprised with the 2011 Liberty Sport. The quiet and comfort is a huge change over my last two. That's not saying I didn't love my Cherokees. They're really trucks: solid front axles, worm and gear steering, straight six 4.0 engine, drum rear brakes, etc. It's just that now I have Jeep performance and reliability along with more comfort and roominess and quiet as added bonuses and it's built tough enough to be trail rated. If the 3.7 v-6 holds up like the old 4.0 I-6 I'll be thrilled. Bottom line, it's built in Toledo, Ohio, USA!!!!!!!!!! I don't consider myself a redneck but I do believe in supporting our own economy and for the price for what you get, it's a no brainer for my needs.
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worst jeep i ever owned

by from Pittsburgh, PA on November 28, 2011

Purchased a 2011 Liberty Sport in December 2011, recently traded it in on a 2006 Rubicon. The Liberty seems solid when you first own it and for a few thousand miles then you start to notice things, li...
Purchased a 2011 Liberty Sport in December 2011, recently traded it in on a 2006 Rubicon. The Liberty seems solid when you first own it and for a few thousand miles then you start to notice things, like odd vibration sounds and exterior noises that you shouldn't hear. I had a vibration that sounded like a cell phone vibrating every time I reached 2000rpm and the driver window randomly buzzed a high pitch noise at the power switch. All of which the dealer could not locate or fix. Got caught in a light hail storm and the vehicle was dented from hood to roof. Too many corners were cut mass producing this vehicle for a larger audience which downgraded it components and reliability. That's my two cents.
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Uses car for Work

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Lots of features, nice design, poor gas mileage...

by from TX on November 30, 2010

I like the redesign of the Jeep Liberty; it's square now. I bought my 2010 Liberty 4x2 about 4 months ago and traded in my 2009 Nissan Murano SL 4x2 in order to lower my payments. I loved the Nissan M...
I like the redesign of the Jeep Liberty; it's square now. I bought my 2010 Liberty 4x2 about 4 months ago and traded in my 2009 Nissan Murano SL 4x2 in order to lower my payments. I loved the Nissan Murano, but we needed to buy a second vehicle so I shopped for a small SUV that was cheaper since we would have 2 payments now. I still wanted lots of features. The Liberty comes in 2 levels - Sport or Limited. The Sport had no upgrades, but the Liberty had all the features of my Murano...heated seats, leather, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, Sunroof...and all for less than $25,000. It's not very roomy, but I am short so it works. I love that the seats fold flat, even the front passenger seat (great when you have longer items to load). I am very surprised that a small SUV gets such bad gas mileage though. I am lucky if I get 20/MPG. The only good thing is that it takes reg unleaded and my last vehicle required premium. It is fun to drive and sits higher than most crossovers so I have to climb in a bit, but it's a good size - not too big and not too small. We often load things in it and we have dogs, so that's nice. I do wish it came with chrome door handles since the Limited grill is chrome; instead it has cheap looking plastic handles. Other than that, I like the design and features. I just wish the gas mileage was better. I don't keep my vehicles long and I will probably search for something with better gas mileage in the next 2 years, depending on how it holds its value. I haven't had it long enough to say much about reliability yet.
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I like that car

by from Egypt on June 1, 2011

In my country Egypt, jeep has been locally assembled for more than a 3 decades. This car has its reputation for being robist and reliable. As for the 2010 model it is my first Jeep. The car drives ver...
In my country Egypt, jeep has been locally assembled for more than a 3 decades. This car has its reputation for being robist and reliable. As for the 2010 model it is my first Jeep. The car drives very nicely, feels very tough and rugged like a tank and drives very smooth motor, gearbox. As for the suspention it the best liberty ever, cause it is comfy and quite dynamic as compared to the previous models. The only two drawbacks for this car is the rear sea that is not comfy in the long travel and the AC is not very effective sometimes. In my opinion the 2010 model is the best Liberty ever made and a wonderful driving experience.
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Liberty receives a bad rap

by from Burnsville, Minnesota on May 26, 2015

So, the Liberty does not perform like a Corvette in acceleration? Huh...I wonder if the same "expert" reviewers wonder why the Corvette is so poor offroad? The Liberty has excellent visibility all the...
So, the Liberty does not perform like a Corvette in acceleration? Huh...I wonder if the same "expert" reviewers wonder why the Corvette is so poor offroad? The Liberty has excellent visibility all the way around, you can see the end of the hood, the dashboard is not three feet thick, you do not have to scroll through a touchscreen to turn up the heat or ac. The cargo area is hip height, which means no back breaking lowering or lifting from a deep trunk well. The interior surfaces are easy to clean. (The experts like their surfaces as marshmallows, so they can massage their way down the road). Mileage for me in winter temps on a 400 round trip, was 22.8 mpg. My '04 Explorer did not fare as well. I love this Jeep! I love the looks of it and the functionality, as well as the off road capability. It drives smooth as silk down the highway.....a bit jolting on rough roads, but then this is a jeep and its suspension tells you so, but who wants to bottom out when the going gets rough? All in all, this is a very capable suv in all weather conditions, unlike the crossovers, with comfort and convenience not found in previous Jeep lines. My Jeep? A 2011 70th anniversary edition Liberty.
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new jeep

by from ohio on May 11, 2011

I was contemplating a used nissan xterra, but for the same price of a 2007 xterra i was able to buy a brand new jeep liberty with roughly the same features. love it!
I was contemplating a used nissan xterra, but for the same price of a 2007 xterra i was able to buy a brand new jeep liberty with roughly the same features. love it!
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