The Liberty’s exterior continues its rugged, classic Jeep look that is sure to captivate and broaden its consumer appeal. For 2009, two new exterior colors are available, Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat and Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat.

Chassis improvements for the 2009 Jeep Liberty include stiffer rear axle shafts and retuned springs, shocks, anti-roll bars and steering gear valve. These enhancements provide a more precise, linear feel and improve steering and handling. Additional improvements to brake pedal feel are achieved through a retuned booster, low rollback calipers and a revised brake pedal ratio.

Giving the 2009 Jeep Liberty an open-air experience is the Sky Slider full-open canvas roof. Additional available features include remote start, rain-sensing wipers, memory seats and express-up/-down windows.

Available fold-flat front-passenger and standard 60/40 fold-flat, reclining rear seats are perfect for loading, hauling and tailgating.

A 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine produces 210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque.

Whether it’s rock crawling in Utah, or making its way through a snow-covered highway, the 2009 Jeep Liberty’s 4WD systems meet customer needs. Selec-Trac II, a full-time 4WD system and Command-Trac, a part-time 4WD system are available.

Base model estimated mpg: 16/22

Estimated starting price: $22,215


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