Originally Posted by barnettd
I have an 08 JK unlimited and my wife is looking at getting a Jeep and she likes the look of the Libby.
Ok a couple of questions if you don't mind answering.
1. What gas mileage are you getting/experienced with the the Liberty? The 08 I drove (limited) had 13.8 avg MPG on the trip computer. I average 17 in my JKU, 6 speed.
2. Does the acceleration feel good to you? I drove an 08 and it felt ok to me but in some ways it feels 'heavy' (it was a 4x4) so is that normal? not a deal killer... my 08 is no rocket either.
3. Are the accents on the interior of the Arctic white or silver? It is hard to tell from your photos. if they are white do you think they will show dirt/smudges?
Thanks and "have fun out there"
As far as our 2012 I can't say on the fuel mileage as we haven't driven it enough but our 2011 averaged about 17-18 on the interstate and 15 in town. Acceleration isn't bad. Not a sports car by any means but I feel the engine is adequate and does it's job pretty good. It could always be better but I am happy with it. They do feel kind of heavy but imo that is a good thing. I have always felt like the tighter/heavier something is the better.
If it means anything to you this is our 4'th Liberty since 2006 so that should say something. Also, from what I gather this is the last year of the Liberty as we know it. It is rumored to be going to a front wheel drive platform so if you are thinking about one I would say now would be the time!
Actually the accents are red so I wouldn't worry about it showing dirt/smudging. There is some off white color in the center of the seats but I don't see it being able to show dirt either unless you jumped in it muddy
Now go buy that Liberty!
Hope this helps!