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- Avg. Price: $15,712
As a more upscale representative of the Jeep Liberty trim lineup, the 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited features such additional standard equipment as 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, chrome grille, 6-way power driver’s seat, premium cloth upholstery, heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, a universal garage-door opener, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, and a 368-watt premium audio system with nine Infinity speakers, including a subwoofer. Additional options include the UConnect Multimedia System with DVD-based navigation, exterior chrome accent upgrades, rear parking assist sensors, power-adjustable passenger seat, driver’s seat and mirror memory settings, remote start, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a 6-CD changer. Safety-wise, all ’09 Liberty trims are equipped with four-wheel disc ABS, traction and stability control, supplemental front and rear head airbags, and child seat anchors, with the ‘09 Liberty Limited offering a standard remote anti-theft alarm system and front fog/driving lights as well.
The only powertrain offering for the ’09 Jeep Liberty lineup is a 3.7-liter SOHC V6 and four-speed automatic transmission. The four-speed automatic features an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler and hill-holder, allowing the ’09 Liberty to put out 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, haul 5,000 pounds, and eat gas at the rate of 16/22 mpg.
- Avg. Price: $16,836
The 2009 Jeep Liberty is Jeep’s most macho, most off-road-capable small SUV, with the ’09 Liberty Limited 4WD topping the lineup. Yet appearance, comfort, convenience, and safety haven’t been sacrificed for the sake of roaming the back roads and cow paths in this four-wheel-drive-equipped (4WD), five-passenger, five-door ’09 Limited 4WD. Loaded with all the standard safety equipment and creature comforts offered with its rear-wheel-drive sibling, the ’09 Liberty Limited 4WD additionally features auto-locking hubs and electronic hi-lo gear selection to go along with descent control, allowing it to handle mountain trails safely and comfortably. Options and safety features for the ’09 Liberty Limited 4WD, including the UConnect system with DVD navigation, skid plates, leather-trimmed upholstery, remote start, four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, and supplemental front and rear head airbags, also mirror the rear-wheel-drive Limited.
Packing the standard 210-hp, 235-lb-ft/torque 3.7-liter SOHC V6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission, the ’09 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD will tow some 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, at 15/21 mpg. The ’09 Liberty Limited 4WD’s four-speed automatic additionally features a standard auxiliary transmission fluid cooler and hill-holder.
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- Avg. Price: $13,535
The five-door, five-passenger, rear-wheel-drive ’09 Jeep Liberty Sport is the base trim of the Liberty lineup, but still packs 65 cubic feet of cargo area (with the rear seats folded down), as well as a pretty fair number of standard appearance, comfort, and convenience features on its nearly 4,000-pound frame. Beginning with 16-inch alloy wheels and tinted glass, the ’09 Liberty Sport also boasts standard front bucket seats, split-folding rear seatbacks, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, tilt-wheel steering, air conditioning, front and rear floor mats, a single-CD player with six speakers, and Sirius/XM satellite radio. Available options for the ’09 Jeep Liberty Sport include 17-inch aluminum wheels, a power sunroof, tubular running boards, a Class III towing package, roof rack, cruise control, fold-flat front passenger seat, and all-terrain tires. Of course, the ’09 Liberty Sport is equipped with all the standard safety features as the rest of the Liberty lineup, such as four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, and supplemental front and rear head airbags, among other things.
Like its siblings, the ’09 Jeep Liberty Sport is powered by the standard 3.7-liter SOHC V6 and its accompanying four-speed automatic transmission with the convenient hill-holder feature, and a standard auxiliary transmission fluid cooler. This combo will tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with the available towing package. Fuel economy for the ’09 Liberty Sport, however, is a tepid 16/22 mpg, according to the EPA.
- Avg. Price: $14,772
Part-time, on-demand four-wheel drive (4WD) highlights the 2009 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD. This five-door, five-passenger, compact SUV additionally offers all the standard safety, appearance, comfort, and convenience features as its rear-wheel-drive Sport sibling. Some additional options, such as a 6-way adjustable power driver’s seat and skid plates, plus the Selec-Trac II Active Full-Time 4WD system elevate the comfort and off-road performance level of the ’09 Liberty Sport 4WD. Shift-on-the-fly capability, auto-locking hubs, electronic hi-lo gear selection, and descent control allow the ’09 Liberty Sport 4WD to finesse snow, mud, and goat trails with equal aplomb.
Like the rest of the Liberty trims, the ’09 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD packs a 210-hp, 235-lb-ft/torque 3.7-liter SOHC V6, along with a standard four-speed automatic transmission featuring hill-holder and standard auxiliary transmission fluid cooler. Hauling 3,500 pounds is no sweat for the ’09 Liberty Sport 4WD; however, its fuel economy is a less-than-impressive 15/21 mpg.