...The automatic comes standard on the Limited trim. In addition, Jeep offers a diesel-fueled 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as an option for the Sport and Limited. The diesel comes with a five-speed automatic and four-wheel-drive only. Properly equipped, the Jeep Liberty can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Safety: Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and stability control come standard on the Liberty, and side curtain airbags are available as an option. In government crash tests, the 2006 Jeep Liberty earned a perfect five stars for driver protection in a frontal impact, and four stars for...
...It teams with either a six-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 2.8-liter four-cylinder common-rail diesel engine produces 160 hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque. It drives a five-speed-automatic transmission. The Liberty is offered with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Safety Antilock brakes and an Electronic Stability Program are standard. Side curtain-type airbags are optional. Driving Impressions Solidly constructed, the Liberty offers quick, precise steering with moderate effort and produces a pleasant overall feel. The ride is surprisingly easygoing on smooth roads, and...
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...It has the mild clatter and vibration of older diesels and briefly emits smoke after being started when cold, although I noticed no diesel odor that lasted for more than a few seconds after the engine was started. Jeep says the turbodiesel has large cylinders that create excessive noise and that the engine sits close to the passenger compartment. Rock Solid The Liberty feels rock-solid with either the smoother, quieter V6 or turbodiesel. Steering is good and handling is decent for a rather high SUV. The firm suspension delivers an acceptable ride on most roads, and any Liberty version has...
...It replaced the 4-cylinder gasoline engine previously offered on the Liberty and was made available for the 4WD versions of the Sport and Limited trims.The other exception was in the addition of safety features, as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) was added to all Liberty trims. The control-enhancing system consists of traction control, brake assist, and Electronic Roll Mitigation. It senses the need for braking and power reduction at each wheel separately and transfers the appropriate response wherever needed.Drivers like the 2006 Jeep Liberty's off-road ability and economical diesel...
..." Jeep sold 8,580 diesel Libertys in 2005, about 2,000 more than it had planned. Plecha won't reveal the goals for 2006. Many automakers have gotten gun shy about estimating sales because if they fall short by even one vehicle they get hammered by the media, analysts and Wall Street. Base price of the Liberty Limited is $25,920. The turbodiesel and 5-speed automatic add $985. Standard equipment includes electronic stability control, part-time four-wheel-drive with a transfer case, all-speed traction control, rear-window wiper/washer/defroster, air conditioning, power windows, power locks and...
...My receipt told me that I'd bought 10.7 gallons at $2.90 per gallon. Unfortunately, at the time, a few weeks ago, regular gasoline was selling at the same station for $2.35 per gallon — about 23 percent less. That means that if I got the true 20 percent better fuel economy with the diesel, I still paid a little more than I would have for gas. Historically, diesel fuel cost considerably less than gasoline. Then it crept up, overtaking gasoline prices in the fourth quarter of 2004. Ever since, it has been neck-and-neck, with diesel occasionally more expensive. In the past six months, higher...
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