The Arctic trim of the 2012 Jeep Liberty is primarily a cosmetics group, offering four unique paint treatments: Bright White, Winter Chill, Bright Silver and Mineral Gray. There are additional exterior treatments as well, such as a black hood decal, hard badges on the fenders, dark tint glass, blacked-out headlights and black 16-inch alloy wheels. The Liberty Arctic also gets you white-faced gauges inside, along with special dark gray upholstery with white and orange accents that continue on to the trim for items like the steering wheel and armrests. But the changes aren’t all aesthetic, with tow hooks, fog lamps and an Infinity stereo with 6.5-inch touchscreen and 8 speakers with a subwoofer. It’s all powered by a 3.7-liter V6 with 4-speed automatic transmission augmented by a 2-speed transfer case, 4WD and hill ascent and descent control. Front seats are still heated, and a full power package includes heated power mirrors and remote keyless entry. You’ll get automatic headlights and a garage door opener, and white-lettered MOPAR slush mats. Traction and stability control are joined by front-seat active head retraints, traction and stability control, 4-wheel antilock discs and 4 standard airbags.
Leaping over the Sport designation, the Limited trim of the 2012 Jeep Liberty offers some luxury in the form of leather for the heated front seats and tilt steering wheel with audio controls. The driver gets 6-way power for his bucket, and a memory system stores positions for that seat and the heated power mirrors. Front passengers will have to be satisfied with 2-way power, but an Infinity sound system with Bluetooth and voice recognition should keep them quiet. Air conditioning is still standard, but here you’ll get extras like rear privacy glass, roof rails and some fog lights to go along with the automatic headlights. There’s a universal garage door opener, remote-keyless entry and 17-inch alloys. It’s still powered by a 3.7-liter V6 attached to a 4-speed automatic, and you’ll get standard traction and stability control. Dual front and curtain-side airbags are supplemented by front-seat active head restraints, and 4-wheel antilock discs get assist.
A 2-speed transfer case mitigates power from the 3.7-liter V6 to all four 17-inch alloys in the 2012 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD trim. Sadly, there’s still a 4-speed automatic involved, but at least hill ascent and descent control are both standard. The driver will enjoy amenities like a heated power leather bucket seat with lumbar adjust as well as a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with controls for the Infinity sound system. That system gets satellite radio and a digital media connection, as well as Bluetooth with voice recognition. The driver’s bucket gets 6-way power, while front passengers get 2-way. Air conditioning, cruise control and automatic headlights are standard, along with roof rails and fog lights, and remote-keyless entry is complemented by a garage-door opener. Traction and stability control are joined by assisted, 4-wheel antilock discs, 4 airbags and front-seat active head restraints.
For Jeep Liberty lovers who are looking to add a bit more to their 2012 Limited trim, the Jet may disappoint. With only a distinct exterior trim and 20-inch alloys setting it apart from the lesser Limited, the Limited Jet doesn’t seem like much of an upgrade. But maybe that’s because the Limited was already so very well equipped with full leather and an Infinity sound system. Sure, there’s no navigation to be had nor dual-zone climate controls, but you’ll get air conditioning and Bluetooth with voice recognition. The stereo is satellite ready with a digital media connection, and remote keyless entry is paired with a garage-door opener. A memory system governs the heated, 6-way power driver’s bucket and heated power mirrors, and remote keyless entry is joined by a garage door opener. You’ll get automatic headlights, fog lights and roof rails, and cruise control is standard as well. It’s all powered by the 3.7-liter V6, and the sole transmission is sadly a 4-speed automatic with hill ascent control. Safety features include assisted 4-wheel antilock discs, traction and stability control, front-seat active head restraints and 4 airbags.
A 3.7-liter V6 powers all four 20-inch alloys in the 2012 Jeep Limited Jet 4WD trim, helped by a 2-speed transfer case and a 4-speed automatic with hill ascent and descent control. Unique exterior trim, fog lights, roof rails and rear privacy glass are all visible from the outside, but the full leather package inside makes all the difference here. Heated power front bucket seats and a tilt steering wheel get the treatment, and the driver gets a memory system that saves settings for the driver’s seat and heated power mirrors. An Infinity sound system has satellite radio, a digital media player connection and Bluetooth with voice recognition. There’s a garage door opener, remote-keyless entry and automatic headlights. Traction and stability control are standard, and the safety features list is completed by assisted, 4-wheel antilock discs, front-seat active head restraints and 4 airbags.
A 3.7-liter V6 motivates the 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport, although it’s sadly connected to an antiquated 4-speed automatic. Looking hard for the “Sport,” you’ll find traction and stability control but not much else. Sixteen-inch alloys are nice but don’t scream “Sport,” and the cloth upholstery does a lot to negate any points won by bucket seats. Still, the Liberty Sport has plenty of convenience features like hill ascent control, automatic headlights, a tilt steering wheel and air conditioning. The stereo has satellite radio and a digital media player connection, and a full power package includes heated power mirrors and remote-keyless entry. You’ll get 4-wheel assisted antilock discs, front-seat active head restraints and 4 standard airbags.
Four-wheel drive gets you more than power to all four corners, because the 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD's 2-speed transfer case and hill descent control compliment the hill ascent control already standard for the Liberty. Otherwise, things remain the same with a 3.7-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission as the sole powertrain. Cloth upholstery covers front bucket and split folding rear seats, and the power package includes heated power mirrors. It also has automatic headlights, alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and air conditioning. A tilt steering wheel offers some adjustability, and entertainment is delivered via a CD/MP3 player with satellite radio and a digital media connection. Safety is handled thanks to front-seat active head restraints, dual front and curtain-side airbags, 4-wheel antilock discs and traction and stability control.