2003 Jeep Liberty Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,456 - $5,940
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5
Color:  Bright Silver Metalic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,456 - $5,940
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5

Jeep Liberty Models & Trims

Sport $3,456 - $5,251
Horsepower: 150 hp - 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Renegade $3,750 - $5,641
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $4,025 - $5,940
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.04

136 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2003 Jeep liberty. Perfect for newest drivers.

This vehicle is great for young inexperienced drivers. It is a safe vehicle. It is very easy to learn to drive for it is not complicated. The driver sits tall above others for good view of the road. There is no aux, so buyers need buy one to plug into a cigarette hole. The car becomes rusty and rots after a few years. The interior is comfortable. Oil changes are needed regularly. The gas mileage is not ideal. Using the car everyday resulted in filling up about biweekly. The car does not accelerate quickly, but is still capable of going on the highways.

- Lindsay S

Any problems with Jeep liberty engine can usually be handled with ease.

The car has been extremely reliable. The most major issue I have had was with a serpentine belt being shredded because one wheel in the system in turned around snapped, but I was able to take care of that issue myself. Because, unlike a lot of more recent cars I see, the Jeep liberty engine (from 2003) is easy to work on yourself, given a little automotive knowledge. And even if you've not previously worked on an engine, with this particular make and model you can find tutorials and repair walkthroughs for about any problems that could come up.

- Jack H

It's extremely reliable. This is a car you can count on to not break down or fail in any meaningful way.

The 2003 jeep liberty which I bought new and have owned for around fifteen years now has been a reliable and useful vehicle. It's large enough to haul things if I need to move or make large purchases, but small enough that it's not difficult to maneuver or find parking spots for it. It's also one of the cutest cars on the market - very rounded while still having the classic look of a jeep. I love it and will be driving it until it ceases to function entirely, which at 200,000 miles it still shows no sign of doing.

- Jeff J

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,456 - $5,251
$3,750 - $5,641

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 - 210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I4 "Power Tech" engine
2.4L DOHC I4 ENGINE
3.7L V6 ENGINE
POWERTRAIN
3.7L DOHC V6 "Power Tech" engine
3.7L V6 ENGINE
POWERTRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 (in.)
40.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 (in.)
37.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
42.1 (in.)
42.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/70R16
P235/65TR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 (in.)
104.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.9 (ft.)
35.9 (ft.)

Length

Length
174.4 (in.)
174.4 (in.)

Width

Width
71.6 (in.)
71.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3507 - 3857 (.lbs)
3666 - 3857 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Torque

Torque
235 (ft. lbs.)
235 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
03V460
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, the lower control arm ball joints can experience a loss of lubrication that can lead to corrosion, accelerated wear, and possible separation from the steering knuckle. A ball joint that has separated from the knuckle could result in loss of vehicle directional control and could result in a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the front lower control arm ball joints with modified assemblies and heat shields on vehicles built between January 2, 2001 and October 4, 2002. On vehicles built between October 5, 2002 and March 26, 2003, dealers will inspect the ball joint assemblies (and replace them as necessary) and install heat shields. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
Air Bags Nov 8, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 8, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V527000
Summary:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, through March 28, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, through May 23, 2003. A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consequence:
Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Air Bags Jan 28, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V046000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, to March 28, 2003, 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, to May 23 2003, and 2003-2004 Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured November 1, 2001, to June 30, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consequence:
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler dealers will replace the air bag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required, free of charge. These parts are not currently available, however, an interim repair is available free of charge that reduces the risk of an inadvertent deployment. This recall remedy was applied during earlier recall campaigns of these vehicles under safety recalls 12V527 and 13V040. All owners that have not had the recall repair performed under safety recalls 12V527 or 13V040 are strongly encouraged to have it performed and not wait for the final remedy to be deployed to the field. The replacement ECM parts needed for the final remedy are not expected to be available until the latter part of 2015. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in late March 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R06.
Air Bags Oct 19, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V673000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured March 29, 2003, to July 3, 2003, and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured May 27, 2003, to May 20, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consequence:
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag electronic control module and the front and/or side impact sensors, as necessary, free of charge. The replacement parts needed for this remedy are not expected to be available until the later part of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification by the end of December 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R60

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