2011 Jeep Liberty from North America
Looks good on the outside, everything else is mediocre to poor
A/C not very good.
For a compact 2011 SUV, fuel economy is not good.
I only rented it. However, I drove nearly 2200 miles in one week, and I believe that's enough time to tell if a car is decent or not.
Obviously I can't speak on reliability based on my above comments, so I won't. However, you would think a brand new 2011 engine wouldn't pulsate while driving. Apparently it does on a Jeep Liberty. Maybe it was the wind on the highway? Constantly? Still, it should be a more smooth ride.
Also, the A/C doesn't work too great when it got above 90 outside. Again, something you wouldn't expect on a 2011.
I like the look of the outside of the car, but the inside is nothing to get excited about. Furthermore, people in the backseat have absolutely no leg room. I know it's considered a "compact" SUV, but the backseat is laughable unless you're 8 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th July, 2011
I would beg to differ - perhaps 2200 miles is enough to tell if a vehicle is right for you - however I object to your use of the word "decent".
Also remember you were driving a rental - a vehicle subjected to many different drivers over its short time in service.
You must be a pretty big guy if the back seat is too small for you. I am 5'11 and it's a good fit for me. Remember, it's not a Suburban.
Your review sounds about right. Consumer Reports actually said that this model scored lower than the previous one; something that's not really heard of.
This is a very poorly thought out vehicle that is leeching off the superb reputation of the old 90's and early 2000's Jeep Cherokee, with similar styling, with its bulletproof 4.0L V6. Just another black eye for the downtrodden Chrysler Corp.
Having owned Cherokees, Wranglers, & Liberties, I have to disagree completely with your assessment, and your opinion of Chrysler products as well.
It is a 4.0 straight six, a great engine.