...Some 31.2 cubic feet of cargo space is available behind the Liberty's 35/65 split-folding rear seat, 68.7 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded down. Tie-down hooks and grocery bag hooks are included. Multi-stage front airbags that deploy according to seatbelt usage and crash severity come standard, and side-impact airbag head-and-torso curtains for both front and rear passengers are available. What's more, Liberty's roof strength has been engineered to exceed federal crush standards by up to 90 percent in case of a rollover accident. All models have antilock brakes with electronic...
Source: MSN Autos
...But today's younger buyers, whom Jeep hopes to attract to the Liberty, seem to like splashy styling. The exterior sends mixed messages, too. Depending on your perspective, the Liberty might look toy-like. But Rick Aneiros, vice president of design, assured the media the Liberty is styled to convey a "chiseled" sense of robustness and durability. As always, Jeep's traditional seven-vertical-slot grille is there. Other features At 5 feet 4 inches, I had to lift myself up, just a bit, to get seated inside the Liberty. But I didn't feel like I was scaling great heights. Seats are supportive, but...
...A 3.7-liter V-6 produces 210 hp and 235 pounds-feet of torque and is standard in the Limited Edition and optional in the Sport. Each engine teams with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission and with either of two four-wheel-drive systems ? standard part-time Command-Trac or optional full-time Selec-Trac. Dual front airbags are standard, while antilock brakes and curtain-type airbags that protect front and rear occupants are optional. Driving Impressions Jeep takes a big leap forward with the Liberty, which reaches well beyond the still-popular but largely outmoded...
...Drivers like the 2002 Jeep Liberty's getup-and-go and design. Some complain the car is too noisy and the ride too bouncy...
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