The Liberty is floaty on the highway yet also has a very bouncy ride over bumps. This SUV seems to prefer the slower speeds of country roads -- until the road curves, that is. The Liberty is also far from quick. And a four-speed automatic? Welcome to 1991, Jeep Liberty!
Still, the giant canvas sunroof does wonders to improve the overall experience of the Liberty. The interior definitely fits the rugged theme, and assembly quality seems to be quite good. Personally, I'd never choose a Liberty over a four-door Wrangler, but if someone wanted more cargo space and a slightly more refined driving experience for about the same money as a Wrangler Unlimited, the Liberty could be a justifiable purchase.
Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor