Posted by mike on 2007/9/4 16:23:00 (891) reads
MotorTrend is the first major auto publication to get their review of the 2008 Jeep Liberty online:
Besides the new grille, which Jeep figures will reduce the female buy rate from 60 percent to 50 percent, the old side-hinged rear hatch door and its exterior-mounted spare have been replaced with a top-hinged door (with separate opening glass), the spare now under the rear cargo floor, which has a panel that doubles as a baby-changing table. For fathers and mothers: don't forget the 50/50 female/male grille design. Like the Nitro, the cool, $1,200 Sky-Slider power canvas sunroof option opens most of the cabin to the great outdoors. A worthwhile feature.
Jeep's new Liberty is a huge improvement. And it's an appealing SUV, slated between the silly Compass and Patriot cute-utes and the more serious Wrangler models. It's a right-sized sport/utility with real off-roadability and descent, if flawed, road manners. It comes in second in a two-car comparo with the Nissan Xterra, but it's not as big and tall as that competitor.
Way more than the Compass/Patriot, it's a real Jeep. But then, so is the Dodge Nitro.
The full article has a bunch of interior photos and more information on all the new features.
The comments are owned by the poster.
We aren't responsible for their content.
You must login or register to post a comment.
Posted: 2007/9/4 18:02 Updated: 2007/9/4 18:02
Home away from home
Re: First Review of 2008 Liberty
Not as much of a review as it is just a rehash of the press release info. Not much of a 'first drive' review.
This has been out for a while now: http://www.rockcrawler.com/reviews/jeep/whatsnew_2008/page2.asp#liberty
And I expect Rockcrawler will also have the first 'real' drive review posted too.