Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,367 - $7,407
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,367 - $7,407
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
150-210
Seats
5

Jeep Liberty Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Reviews

4.2

220 Reviews

50% 27% 18% 4% 1%

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Jeep Liberty- the workhorse that needs a soft hand

I a whole I quite like my Jeep- I'm originally from rural upstate NY and it has many features (mostly 4-wheel drive) that are necessary for living where I did. I love that it has a sharp turn radius, which is hard to find even in compact SUVs. I have driven it from NY to Ohio and from NY to VA (and back) three or four times now. Any issues I have had haven't seemed to be a manufacturing issue but related to how much of a workhorse my vehicle has been since I got it. Though one of the things that does concern me, is that there is consistently a 'hiccup' when I accelerate (usually when going uphill). I would say overall though, it's been a very reliable car. Other than the hiccup when accelerating the other moment I've had was my own fault- the Jeep Liberty is known for being top heavy and I was driving far too fast on a twisting back road and managed to get my Jeep on two wheels, twice. It was terrifying, but I've since learned my lesson and never drive that fast on similar roads anymore. My Jeep is getting older and is almost at 200000 miles and it's still chugging along pretty well. There're more noises occasionally to check out, but that's to be expected. I imagine as long as I take good care of her I'll be able to get a least a few more good years.

- Heather L

2005 Jeep liberty renegade 6 cylinder 3. 7l.

I love the vehicle, but would not buy another one. Despite the factory claim of around 20 mpg, I rarely get any better than 15mpg. The cosmetics are not built to withstand a rough life like you would expect from a Jeep, they are all very cheap plastic and break at junctions very easily if you ever try to do much maintenance yourself. At about 150,000 miles many engine components shot, I had to replace my radiator and fan, ac compressor, receiver drier, thermostat, and radiator cap. In my opinion most of this happened because where there actually is protection on the frame below the engine, it again is very cheap plastic and hard to repair, making the engine, particularly the radiator and radiator fan, susceptible to damage from below such as rocks slung from the tires. Shortly after fixing all that, my transmission blew, making it unable to be driven safely. Considering the cost of transmission replacement would cost as much or more (depending on location) as the value of the car, it is not worth fixing so I am looking for a new vehicle.

- Ryan H

Love the liberty but some flaws in design.

I love the liberty and hate the do not make them anymore. The seats are not the most comfortable but not bad. The fabric stains easy, if it rains and you open the door and any water hits the fabric it will leave water marks. The is a tire pressure light that comes on when your tires are low which is great but you have to go to a Jeep dealer to get it reset. The other issue I had is the back seat windows the motor went on both sides. When opening the hood it does not have a standard bar that you use to keep the hood open, they have what they call hood struts but they fail. So if you have to open you hood you need someone around to hold the hood open. You can replace the hood struts so that is an option but I wish they just put in the stand bar. It is also the same with the back hatch window.

- Donna W

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,367 - $6,092
$4,652 - $6,553

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 - 210 hp
210 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L SMPI DOHC 16V 4
3.7L V6 ENGINE
2.8L 4
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3.7L DOHC V6 engine
3.7L V6 ENGINE
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Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

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

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3538 - 4132 .lbs
3769 - 4011 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 - 210 hp
210 hp

Torque

Torque
165 - 295 ft. lbs.
235 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 gal.
20.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 24 mpg
18 - 11 mpg

City

City
17 - 21 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 26 mpg
22 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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