Consumer Reports Says Jeep Liberty has "Worst in Class" MPG for Small SUVs

Date 2011/6/8 5:17:28 | Topic: Liberty

No one has ever bought a Liberty for the gas milage, right?

Consumer Reports recently announced their best and worst new cars for fuel economy - naming the Jeep Liberty as "Worst in Class" for the "small SUV" category. The Liberty was tied with the Dodge Nitro SLT at 16mpg. The Ford Escape Hybrid took top honors in the category with 26mpg.

From the press release:
The full list of vehicles is available in the magazine's July issue on sale June 7th.

"Hybrid and diesel vehicles provide better fuel economy than conventional cars, but they usually cost more to buy, and as gas prices rise, the pay-back time gets shorter," said David Champion, Senior Director of Consumer Reports Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Connecticut. "All-wheel drive usually reduces gas mileage by about 2 mpg while a manual transmission can improve fuel economy by 1 to 2 mpg."

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