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Unread 12-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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Liberty or Patriot better off road?

Assuming comparable equipment, is there a reason to prefer a Liberty to a Patriot off road or vice versa?

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Unread 12-16-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Unread 12-17-2009, 05:32 AM   #3
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The Patriot is smaller for tighter places, but the liberty is better in about all other areas. The larger liberty will haul more and tow. The trail rated Patriot is a decent off road vehicle, the best in its smaller class.

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Unread 12-17-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by diver110 View Post
Assuming comparable equipment, is there a reason to prefer a Liberty to a Patriot off road or vice versa?
There really is no comparable equipment between them. The Patriot is a front wheel drive 4cyl with 4wd actuated electroniclly and so it has no 2 speed transfer case. The Liberty KJ is a v-6 rear wheel drive with a 2 speed transfer case that gives you a real 4hi and 4lo range. I don't know if I am explaining that right but that is the best way I can think of. They will both have off-road capability but the KJ is more capable.
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