Jeep Liberty Models and Liberty History

In 2002, Jeep introduced the Liberty as a replacement for the aging Cherokee fleet. It would become the most economical car in the lineup, designed to mold popular Cherokee trim levels and engine displacements into one all-around SUV. In 2003, Jeep revamped the interior design of the Liberty by adding a few tweaks, new safety items, a six-disc CD changer, all-wheel disc brakes, a tachometer on the gauge cluster and a few other minor changes.


The 2004 Liberty now offered passenger grab-handles as well as a new tire pressure monitoring system, and featured the UConnect for hands-free cellphone conversation. This model year also introduced several new trims, like the Jeep Liberty Columbia Edition, new wheels, and new exterior options like fog lights, a sun roof and body moldings. In 2005, Jeep introduced a diesel engine option, added a new fascia on the front, a new grill, fog lights, fender flares and side moldings.



The interior gauge cluster was also updated, and new off-road features, like rock rails and skid plates were offered as options. A six-speed manual was introduced to replace the five-speed manual transmission, too. No major changes were made for the 2006 model year.   In 2007, Jeep discontinued the Renegade trim and ditched the 2.8-liter diesel engine as well. In 2008, Jeep completely redesigned the Liberty, adding a new four-wheel-drive system and using higher quality materials. Jeep also introduced the Sky Slider sunroof.



The carmaker now offered a lifetime powertrain warranty as well. The 2009 model year saw a few minor changes made to the interior and exterior of the Liberty. In 2010, Jeep added the new Renegade trim and made minor changes to the vehicle. The 2011 Liberty was updated with a new steering wheel and updates were made to the infotainment console as well. In 2012, Jeep added the Jet trim and Artic trim, and offered parking sensors as an upgrade for all vehicles.


New and Used Liberty Prices, Jeep Liberty Model Years and History

A compact SUV, the 2012 Jeep Liberty is available with 4WD and an upgraded suspension, granting the Liberty a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.
Covering the middle ground for the dedicated off-road lifestyle brand, the four-door sport utility 2011 Jeep Liberty adds a Jet premium appearance package.
The 2010 Jeep Liberty is a compact SUV that offers seating for up to five passengers available with 2WD or 4WD and a unique full-length canvas sunroof called the SkySlider.
For a rather tall SUV, the 2009 Jeep Liberty exhibits impressive handling, which is only one of its many attributes, others including great safety ratings, luxury options and room for five passengers.
A compact SUV with a fresh redesign, the 2008 Jeep Liberty that comes standard with a 3.7L V6 and offers a six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic.
No longer available with a diesel or in the Renegade trim level, the compact five-passenger 2007 Jeep Liberty SUV utilizes its 3.7L V6 effectively for on and off-road driving.
A V6 powered SUV with seating for five, the 2006 Jeep Liberty is more compact than the Commander and Grand Cherokee but is still Trail Rated just like the rest of the family.
The 2005 Jeep Liberty is a compact SUV that seats five passengers and is available with a traditional gas engine or a new diesel engine.
The 2004 Jeep Liberty is a compact SUV with seating for up to five passengers, an choice between a four-cylinder or six-cylinder, a manual or automatic transmission, and 2WD or 4WD.
A five-passenger compact SUV, the 2003 Jeep Liberty is offered in three trims all of which are available with 2WD or 4WD.
A brand-new compact SUV, the 2002 Jeep Liberty seats five passengers, is available with 2WD or 4WD, and is offered in three trims; the Limited, Renegade, and Sport.