Upgrades for the 2009 Jeep Liberty SUV include retuned suspension and brake booster for improved pedal motion, new floor mats and an automatic unlock feature. The Liberty Limited gets new interior trim, leather-wrapped shift knob, parking brake, steering wheel and grab handles. With a choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive, the Liberty is propelled by a 3.7L, 210-hp V6 engine with 235 lb-ft of torque. The Sport trim offers a choice of either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, while the luxury-oriented Limited offers only an automatic transmission. EPA-rated fuel economy for the Liberty stacks up at 16 mpg city/22 mpg hwy for the 4X2, while the 4X4 achieves 15 mpg city/21 mpg hwy. Jeep Liberty safety features are highlighted by advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags with Occupant Classification System, supplemental side-curtain airbags, roll-sensing technology for additional side-impact protection and shoulder restraint seatbelts for five passengers, all of which help the Liberty to score well in government front and side crash testing.Read more Read less
The Jeep Liberty benefits from many small changes for 2009. The Liberty's ride has been improved thanks to a revised suspension setup and improved braking. Automatic headlights are now standard across the lineup, while one-touch up/down front windows are now a part of Limited models, as are improved interior upholstery surfaces. SIRIUS satellite radio is now standard on the Sport. Deep Water Blue Pearl exterior paint replaces Modern Blue Pearl, and Sunburst Orange Pearl is an optional color. The 6-speed manual transmission has been dropped, leaving only a 4-speed automatic.
Strong off-road-oriented features; towing ability; improved handling; interior comfort.
The 2009 Jeep Liberty represents a strong, smart purchase in the compact SUV segment. Among the class, the Liberty is very rugged and truck-like, ideally suited toward light towing or serious off-roading. The Sky Slider roof is also a good option for those who want the open-air feel of a soft top.