You'll like the Jeep Liberty if you want a mid-size SUV with rugged good looks, room for five and go-anywhere off-road capabilities. Plus, the Sky Slider Roof lets you have open air fun without the added noise and security concerns of owning a soft-top Jeep Wrangler.
You May Not Like The 2010 Jeep Liberty If...
You may not like the Jeep Liberty if you don't plan to venture away from paved roads. By focusing strictly on on-road handling, many newer crossover SUVs offer more comfort and efficiency than the Liberty while still offering SUV roominess. The Liberty's fuel economy is also less than impressive.
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I have had 7 Jeeps in my life, Cherokees, wranglers, Sahara's and currently have a Jeep liberty. I always leased my Jeeps, but finally bought the current one which is a 2010 liberty. I have always found Jeep’s to be dependable. Low maintenance except for general upkeep. My Jeep is a 4 wheel drive, which means I can always get to my destination as I live in a heavy snow area. I much prefer 4 wheel drive to all wheel drive as I have the option to choose when I want it on. Others have told me all wheel drive decides for you and they would suddenly find there was no reason for it to be functioning in this way thus your car seems to be “sucking at the cement” and thus you basically cannot turn the wheel. In addition my particular Jeep model is not too complex having all sorts of things I do not want to buy and thus make your insurance and maintenance much higher. But if one would like all the bells and whistles they are available in other models. Look around you on the road there are a really large number of Jeeps and I have never found an unhappy owner. Buy one and you will be happy I would say this without hesitation.
Very reliable and an overall great vehicle.
I really enjoy driving this vehicle because it is very smooth, reliable in the winter, on the trails, and even on city (and highway) roads. The ac/heat works very well - you will never be cold in the winter, or too hot in the summer! It is spacious enough to hold five passengers while packing the trunk with enough gear to go kayaking, skiing, to move from an apartment to a house, and it is large enough to protect from vehicle-to-vehicle contact. The SUV build of the vehicle helps add height, which allows you to sit further up from the group (you cannot feel the bumps and potholes as much as a vehicle closer to the ground). Although owning a Jeep is great, sometimes the amount of money one pays to fill-up the gas tank is a lot more than expected. The mpg could be a lot better, but the Jeep liberty is better than most other models of Jeep’s. Some models of the Jeep liberty have seat-warmers, and others have a sky slider open roof. The sky slider open roof is extremely nice and allows the feeling of “taking the top off” when someone wants a more “family-friendly” Jeep.
2010 Jeep liberty sport - light blue.
I love my Jeep liberty sport! It has comfortable seating, it is a nice height which makes me feel safe when I drive with larger vehicles. It has been a reliable vehicle. I have owned it for 2 years, when I initially bought it I had to have one of the spark plugs replaced, since then I went ahead and replaced all of them. I have had to replace brakes and rotors, which becomes necessary in all cars. The gas mileage is a little high, I now have to commute 45 minutes too and from work, so that is about 1 tank every 4 days.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Foundation Components > Master CylinderJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE NITRO AND RAM 1500 TRUCK; RIGHT AND LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED MASTER CYLINDER TO HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT (HCU) BRAKE TUBE ASSEMBLY END FLARE.
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND REDUCED BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE TUBES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.
Service Brakes, HydraulicJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING; DODGE AVENGER AND NITRO; JEEP LIBERTY, COMMANDER AND GRAND CHEROKEE; AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 DODGE RAM TRUCK. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED OR MISSING BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP.
THIS COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FAILURE WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH.
CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER INPUT ROD RETAINING CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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