Straight six vs. V6 vs. 4 cylinder Jeeps.
The Jeep liberty is a great general SUV. I haven't had any real problems with it since purchase and it has been very easy to maintain. I have had to service the brakes, sunroof (major leaks), and the window mechanics have given way. 128, 000 miles and I have changed the tires twice with very even wear. I seafoam the engine every third oil change, but the bearings in the engine have started making a bit of noise. The water pump has also failed, and although it is a cheap, easy fix. It was incredibly inconvenient. The engine lacks power, which is genuinely surprising. I have always driven Jeeps, but my 2001 Cherokee has 25-40% more power than the liberty and I think it might weigh more. I am aware there is a difference between a straight six and a v6. But, it is seriously making me reconsider my purchase. I like the rig. It is not a bad car. It just really is not living up to my expectations and I will likely sell it soon after less than a year of ownership. My so drives a 2014 compass. 4 cyl. And it has more power. It is a sad excuse for a Jeep. But, at least I am not cussing when I drive it.