The Jeep Liberty (also sold as the Jeep Cherokee) is a compact SUV
from DaimlerChrysler. The KJ Liberty was introduced in 2002 with styling
inspired by the Dakar and Jeepster show cars. It competes with the
Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox and Nissan Xterra. The
Liberty was the first Jeep to boast an independent suspension (though
only in front), and used two new PowerTech engines: A 150 hp 2.4 L I4
and 210 hp 3.7 L V6.
4-wheel disc brakes were added for 2003. For 2005, a 2.8 L VM Motori
turbodiesel engine became available.
The Liberty has been very successful for Jeep, outselling the Ford
Escape in 2005 to become the best-selling compact SUV in the United
States. &0% of Liberty buyers are new to the Jeep marque, and the Toledo
North Assembly factory in Toledo, Ohio is running overtime to produce
The Liberty was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award
With the arrival of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot compact SUVs
for 2007, the Liberty will be changing competitors to the Toyota
Highlander, Nissan Murano and Ford Edge.
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