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Pros: Steering wheel radio controls
Cons: when mounting a reciever hitch the ball is directly under the tire to close to mount a coupling
Advice: GET ONELiberty felt very stable and much more solid than other SUV's that I have driven. Very comfortable, good pep.
Pros: Auto everything
Advice: Go get one.Great SUV. The only true 4X4.
Pros: My favorite feature is the Command-Trac Partime 4-Wheel Drive.
Cons: The only thing I don't like but expected was the poor gas millage 14/16.
Advice: Iffuel economy is high on your list than this is not the vehicle for you.The 6cyl Tech I provides more than enough power for play and everyday driving. In less than 2000 miles I have already experinced mud, snow, sleet, rain and hard off road terain and overall I would say the Wrangler X lives up to the Jeep Wrangler name. Handling is very smooth and the 4 wheel drive on demand is a nice transition and not as noisy or worysum as the sales person lead me to believe.
Pros: the ease of getting in and out (new owner w/ bad back!)
Cons: no 'cubby holes' for quick storage of small items
Advice: take your time with pricing and options- it took me over a month to find the 'right' carcomfortable ride, great visibility - no blind spots, good ergonomics, v-6 engine w/ pep, bought the vehicle on the spot
Pros: Performance: Turning ratio and low road noise
Cons: Rear view
Advice: Shop priceand financeThe SUV is quiet, low amount of road noise. I had a 4Runner and it had wind and drive train noise that had me cranking up the radio. The Grand Cherokee's Steering wheel controls are slick. Plenty of grocery room aft without knocking down the rear seats. I have only one negative and that is rear view. The rear window is blocked out somewhat by the headrests. I will get used to the limited rear view, I have less in my Caddy, Northstar. By the way I compared this and test drove the Caddy, Escalade. The Grand Cherokee wins hands down, Caddy is too big and still a GMC truck, nothing 'sporty'. This exceeded my expectations in options, I have it loaded, even the 17' wheels. No buyers remorse, it is fun to drive. I can also flat tow it behind my Safari Motor Home
Pros: The reinforced steel cage.
Cons: The door opening width.
Advice: Its a great nimble 'small' suv with lots of interior room.The Jeep Liberty accelerates quickly and manuveurs like a sports car. I am getting close to 20 mpg on the 3.7l v-6 engine. It has more leg and head room than the Grand Cherokee, which is a plus since I am 6'3'.
Pros: Easy to read control panel/remote control for the back window
Cons: Reaching over the tire to get into the back.
Advice: Drive one, it's worth it.My husband and I wanted a new vehicle. What we wanted was a 4x4, with towing ability and a comfortable ride. That was a challenge. My husband and I searched out everything from A to Z, test drove them as well. somethings were too mushy, others were too truck like. While on our search and distroy mission my husband looked at a Liberty, then he asked if I liked the way it looked. I was taken by the look. We went on a test drive and we were sold. It has a smooth ride, not too mushy and not too truck like. It responds well to stepping on it in traffic conditions. We towed a trailer with it and it was just great, the ride didn't change at all, still smooth. Can't wait for a good snow, then we can play with the 4 wheel drive!