2002 Jeep Liberty User Reviews

2002 Jeep Liberty Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 3 reviews
"roof" 3 reviews
"style" 2 reviews

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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4

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awesome but, sucks if you crash into something

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turns to the right around 70 mph!

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Good — its an awesome little truck to have where my cousins live. its just that when you get the truck up to 70 mph it starts to go to the right. which is very scary at those speeds. the appearance is not that good anymore it took a nasty hit in the front end and has 2 new fenders and hood that are carbon fiber now and does not match the rest of the truck!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brian writes:
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Durable functional

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high cost to fix

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Good Vehicle — Great utility vehicle small but good towing and function overall, poor gas mileage but all in all a very good pick. I like the fact that this vehicle can tow 5000 pounds and still has a wheel base short enough to do a U-Turn on a two lane road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Juan writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport Review
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the strength and ability it had to stand any kind of abuse

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terrible brakes, unstable handling when pushed a bit too hard, and bad fuel economy

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Great Fun And Ruggedness From Jeep — it is an excellent SUV, but if you are looking for one, make sure it has rear disc brakes and ABS, also buying one without four wheel drive is the stupidest mistake ever, if you are not looking for a four wheel drive SUV, look elsewhere, the liberty was designed primarily for off-roading.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dustin writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4

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4X4

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Fuel economy

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My Jeep Thoughts — Thee 2002 jeep liberty is a interesting vehicle. The vehicle 3.7l power tech does a good job at moving the vehicle around but with not a great fuel economy. Its a very fun car to drive very quite on the inside with a good sound system

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tami writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4wd

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its not a mustang

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Jeepy — Everything about this SUV is great. It is very maneuverable and short enough to park in tight spaces. Never had a problem with it that I didn't cause. I have it lifted 2.5" and I would definitely recommend lifting it, it looks way better and handles better. The only thing they could have done different is that they could have put a 4.0 or a V8 in it because the 3.7 is a little small for the Liberty's weight. I would say if they had matched the engine with the weight the Lib would get far better mileage. This is a great SUV that can handle just about anything you through at it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone used, but you have to get a mechanic to look at it beforehand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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The speakers.

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Good On Space, Bad On Your Wallet. — This car has Very good Performance, it has Good Build Quality, its Not the best on Appearance, its Good on Maintenance but horrible on gas mileage, and the fun factor is kinds low the car is not super fun to drive but it is fun to drive in 4x4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonah writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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3

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very fun, good looks, nice interior, comfortable ride, surprisingly well at off-roading

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Gas mileage

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I Would Buy It Again — performance-3.7l v6 provides enough power but this vehicle could have better acceleration appearance-love the interior, stylish, black and silver with tan leather. exterior I like has nice curves build quality- could be better, but it is still a very solid vehicle.. i did need to replace my drive shaft but my car is over 200 thousand miles cost-14mpg =( its terrible for the size of the vehicle, but then again i love driving it and it is a 2002 fun factor- off the road this vehicle is a great ride, i love offroading in it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cody writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4

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solid ride. cant complain about a thing

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not too much.

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Hopes — would like a solid front axle for a better lift. the part time 4wd isn't the best for in town in the winter,if you drive it too much in 4wd without enough slip on the road, it'll destroy your transfercase. four wheel low will get you through most the stuff.  maybe a more powerful engine. or a lower gear range. but other than that its a blast to drive and work on.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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Off road capability, high quality interior, good power between 0-70mph, very fast between 0-30, towing ability, very fun to drive.

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Gas guzzler, eats 1 quart of oil every 1-2000 miles

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Good Go Everywhere Now Matter What Come Hell Or High Water Car. — By far the star of this car is it power in the low end. Coming off the line to 60mph is faster then the base BMW X5 from 2004. Impressive for a car that cost significantly less. Also worth a mention is its off-road ability, you will never encounter a situation on any road that this Jeep won't handle. Off-road it has it limits but I've kept up with stock wranglers on a frequent basis. That dent in this shiny car is its gas milage. If you drive aggressively you get 12-13mpg in the city, 20-25 on the highway. If you drive nice you get 25-30 on the highway and 18 in the city.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Nathan writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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Because its the only thing i have to drive

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the ride is really rough and there is not alot of room in it

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If You Like A Reallly Rough Ride Buy A Liberty — it accelerates really well with the 3.7L v6. personally i dont think this machine was made to be driven on bumpy main roads like where i live at becuase the thing rides like a tank! sometimes if youhit a bump fast enough it will hurt! gas mileage is just as good as my 1997 gmc seirra which has a v8 in it. this thing is really fun for off roading and awesome in the snow! overall though i really dont like it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Jeep Liberty Reviews

A Little Jeep That Gets You Going By emily96kwas

Love it in the snow, 4 wheel drive has the necessary power to get you going, always. Drives like a jeep, not some luxury SUV, but small and fun. Really all I needed for my drive around town. Plenty o... Read More

All Around Good Ride! By lsellers56

I thoroughly enjoy this vehicle the 4x4 never left me stranded this winter and we had a couple ten inch snows. We live on a gravel road where they do not plow and there were no problems. Love the hea... Read More

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2004 Jeep Liberty Reviews

We Love This Car. By kevink499

This has been a very dependable car for us for the last 6 years. All we have had to do is replace tires, brakes, and a battery. We just bought a larger SUV crossover to meet our needs now as our famil... Read More

Overall Good Vehicle For Family And Sport By Bindakhil

The car is powerful, the same time light weight. good in the city not too big. very safe. you need it in houston tx because of the potholes. and also great in the highway because of the wide tires by... Read More

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2005 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Review 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited - 4wd By kimtal89

Overall this rating of this jeep is excellent in the performance and handling area, and it continues to run strong even being over 10 years old. And I cant forget about the 2wd/4wd, which was ve... Read More

A Fun Car To Drive By coolfkndude

this car is fun to drive. it's no powerhouse, though. gas mileage on highway is pretty decent. 20 - 24 mpg. gas mileage in town is pretty terrible 13 - 15 mpg great looking little buggy overall body ... Read More

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2006 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Great Handeling, Perfect 4 Wheel Drive, Good Fueleconomics By VanHabraken

I love the Jeep Liberty, never the less for my work it is a bit small. I really enjoyed driving in the winter, this is the best car for driving on snow and ice I ever had. The car did never let me dow... Read More

Liberty Is Awesome! Too Bad They Don't Make Them Anymore. By Scott

I've been a Jeep fan for years and this is my 2nd Liberty. I like anything that's field serviceable when it needs to be. Not much goes wrong on these, but when it does the repairs are cheap and easy... Read More

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2007 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Cheap 4x4 By Mrbankangler

If you needed a cheap 4X4 this was a good one to get. and no....It is not a rock crawler, its just a good trail SUV, and thats it. Even going to work in snow covered roads, puting it in part time 4X4 ... Read More

It's A Jeep. What Can You Do? By Aaron

I'm not terribly impressed with the Jeep Liberty. For one, the seating configuration is awkward for anyone over 6' tall. Next, the gas mileage is terrible. And third, it is still a Jeep, through and... Read More

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