Press Kit: 2011 Jeep Liberty

2011 Jeep® Liberty Remains True to Its Legendary 4x4 Heritage

  • New steering wheel and standard steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • New colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
  • New radio and infotainment systems
  • 2011 Jeep Liberty Jet combines vehicle’s renowned capability with unique upscale appearance
Auburn Hills, Mich. June 23, 2011 The Jeep® Liberty has remained a leader in the mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment since its introduction in 2002. The capable and popular mid-size SUV gives off-road enthusiasts and owners their own sense of personal freedom and capability that defines the Jeep brand.

For 2011, the Jeep Liberty is available in three models – Sport, Renegade and Limited. Renegade was introduced mid-way through the 2010 model year, and is equipped with features that position it between Sport and Limited with an emphasis on off-road equipment. Renegade boasts a premium, rugged appearance with standard class-leading capability features, including skid plates, tire-pressure monitoring (TPM), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Hill-decent Control (HDC), unique color fender flares, fascia and headlamps. Inside, the Renegade includes a premium instrument panel with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and a leather steering wheel with audio controls.

In addition, a more premium Liberty model – the Liberty Jet – was introduced at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. It combines Liberty’s renowned capability with a unique, upscale appearance.

All Jeep Liberty models are now available with new color offerings: Blackberry Pearl, Bright White Clear and Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl.

Also new for 2011, all Liberty models feature a new steering wheel with standard controls for radio. Limited models include EVIC, cruise control and Uconnect® Phone. Three new Media Centers are available in the Jeep Liberty, including:
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-inch touch screen and 30 GB hard drive
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-inch touch screen, 30 GB hard drive and Garmin navigation
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-inch touch screen, 30 GB hard drive, Uconnect Navigation, SIRIUS Traffic and SIRIUS Travel Link
The Jeep Liberty remains true to its legendary 4x4 heritage by offering two Jeep Trail Rated® four-wheel-drive systems – Command-Trac II® and Selec-Trac II®. The Liberty features independent front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering and a five-link rear suspension.

The Liberty’s exterior takes on a rugged, classic Jeep look that captivates and broadens its consumer appeal. Inside the Jeep Liberty offers cargo and storage space, and seat comfort. Jeep’s Sky Slider® full-length open-canvas roof is an industry exclusive and gives the Liberty that “have fun out there” open-air Jeep brand experience. Remote start, memory seats, power mirrors and express up/down windows are part of the available features and options.

The Jeep Liberty is designed to appeal to customers who are looking for Jeep 4x4 capability as well as comfort and convenience. It is targeted to young couples and new families, as well as professional, young singles between 30 and 40 years of age, balanced male to female. Jeep Liberty owners balance day-to-day responsibilities with their passion for adventure as well as the outdoors. They are athletic, and pursue activities that combine their various interests with their active lifestyle.

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

The 2011 Jeep Liberty Jet appearance package is available on Liberty Sport and Limited models.

Exterior features on the new Liberty Jet include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels fitted with P245/50R20 all-season tires; chrome lower fascia opening, body side moldings, license plate brow, roof rails and mirror caps; blacked-out headlamps; and unique ‘Jet’ badge. The new 2011 Liberty Jet is offered in four exterior colors: Bright Silver, Dark Charcoal, Brilliant Black and Blackberry.

Inside, the Jeep Liberty Jet edition boasts a nine-speaker premium audio system; a standard security system that includes supplemental side-curtain air bags and Park Sense rear park assist; available Dark Slate Gray leather seating with accent stitching; heated front seats, available with six-way power function for the driver and two-way for the passenger; leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; and one-touch up/down power windows.

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2010 MODEL YEAR

  • New Renegade model positioned between Sport and Limited models
  • Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO)
  • Fuel-Saver with “ECO” lamp indicator in cluster
  • Standard front-row Active Head Restraints
  • Uconnect™ Phone (Limited model)
  • Front-passenger Express-up power window (Limited model)
  • Power heated manual folding mirrors (Sport model)
  • Standard air filtration system
  • Standard premium seat trim with stain-repel seat fabric and front-passenger fold-flat seat
  • Leather interior seat trim (Limited model)
  • Heated front seats (Limited model)
  • Power driver and passenger leather seats with manual lumbar control (Limited model)
  • Larger floor mats standard
  • Light Sandstone Metallic replaces Light Graystone exterior color
  • 2009 MODEL YEAR
  • Sunburst Orange Pearl Coat
  • Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat
  • Floor mats standard
  • Auto unlock at exit standard
  • Remote express-open front windows (Limited only)
  • Stain-repel seat fabric—available on Sport with Popular Equipment Package
  • Uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio standard on Sport with six speakers
  • Addition of luxury features on Limited model includes soft-touch door uppers, all monochrome/dark gray interior soft-door armrest, leather-wrapped shift knob, dual in-mold film for instrument panel and console and leathewrapped parking brake, steering wheel and grab handles
  • Stiffer rear axle shafts provide a more precise, linear feel to vehicle handling
  • Re-tuned springs, shocks, anti-roll bars and a steering gear valve and stiffer rear axles improve steering and handling
  • Re-tuned booster, low rollback calipers and revised brake-pedal ratio improve brake-pedal feel
  • Popular Equipment Group (which includes six speakers, fold-flat front-passenger seat,
  • 115-volt outlet, roof rails, floor mats, fog lamps, compass/temperature display, cargo shade, speed control and deep tinted glass) Premium Sound Group includes six speakers, Uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio and AM/FM/MP3/six-disc CD (Limited only)
  • Premium Group I includes driver-lumbar support, automatic on/off headlamps, memory seats and mirrors, power-passenger seat, Remote Start, heated seats and leather seat trim
  • Premium Group II includes air filtration, rain-sensing wipers, automatic temperature control, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Trailer-tow Group – Class III includes full-size spare tire, Class III trailer hitch and
  • Trailer-Sway Control

2008 MODEL YEAR

  • All-new Jeep® Liberty available in two models: Jeep Liberty Sport and Jeep Liberty Limited
  • Available in eight new colors: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Stone White Clear Coat,
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat,
  • Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat, Light Graystone Pearl Coat and Modern Blue Pearl Coat
  • Classic Jeep design cues – signature seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel openings, round headlamps
  • Tough, strong, capable appearance with deep body sections and high beltline
  • Rugged stance
  • Single-unit halogen headlamp system
  • Body color fascias and fender flares— Standard on Sport and Limited
  • Standard chromed-grille—Limited or body color—Sport
  • Fascia-mounted fog lamps—Optional on Sport and Limited
  • Fog lamps—Optional on Sport and standard on Limited
  • Roof rails—Optional on Sport and standard on Limited
  • Liftgate with standard wiper and washer
  • Industry-exclusive Sky Slider™ full-open roof—Optional on Sport and Limited
  • Cargo capacity of 31.5 cu. ft. with rear seat up, 64.2 cu. ft. with rear seats folded
  • Reversible rear cargo tray
  • Six cargo tie-down loops
  • YES Essentials® stain resistant, odor resistant, antistatic seat fabric—Standard on Limited (now called stain-repel)
  • Standard AM/FM/MP3 stereo with single-CD radio MP3/WMA auxiliary input jack
  • Optional AM/FM/MP3 stereo with six-disc CD/DVD audio capability MP3/WMA auxiliary input jack
  • MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System—Optional on Sport and Limited (now called Uconnect Multimedia)
  • Four-speaker sound system—Standard on Sport
  • Infinity® Premium Audio System with eight speakers plus subwoofer—Standard on Limited
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio optional Sport—Standard on Limited
  • Optional 115-volt AC inverter outlet
  • 12-volt auxiliary power outlets (one in the instrument panel and the other in the cargo area)
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Optional UConnect Hands-free Communication System
  • Driver’s six-way power seat— Standard on Limited
  • Optional heated leather seats—Limited
  • Reclining 60/40 split-folding and fold-flat, rear seat
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)—Standard on Limited
  • Power windows, locks, mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Compass, temperature readout—Optional on Sport; standard on Limited
  • HomeLink® Universal Home Security System Transceiver—Standard on Limited
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror—Standard on Limited
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring warning lamp—Standard on Sport
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring display—Standard on Limited
  • Speed control—Optional on Sport, Standard on Limited
  • Air conditioning—Standard
  • Illuminated entry—Standard
  • Available floor mats
  • Standard 3.7-liter SOHC 12-valve V-6 engine with Electronic Throttle Control
  • Rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models
  • Optional Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive
  • Optional Selec-Trac® II full-time four-wheel drive
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission with 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional four-speed automatic transmission with 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional Remote Start
  • New short- and long-arm (SLA) front suspension
  • New five-link rear suspension
  • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels—Standard on Sport
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels—Standard on Limited
  • 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels—Optional on Limited
  • P225/75R16 all-season BSW—Standard on Sport
  • P225/75R16 all-season OWL—Optional on Sport
  • P235/70R16 all-season All-terrain OWL—Optional on Sport
  • P235/65R17 all-season BSW—Standard on Limited
  • P235/60R18 all season BSW—Optional on Limited
  • Standard four-wheel-disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • 19.5-gallon (73.8-liter) fuel tank
  • Optional Class III trailer hitch
  • Advanced multi-stage air bags
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Rough-Road Detection
  • All-speed Traction Control
  • Auto-reverse sunroof
  • Auto-reverse driver window
  • BeltAlert
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake/Park Interlock
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers of CHildren)
  • Child-protection rear door locks
  • Crumple zones
  • Digressive load-limiting retractors
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
  • Height-adjustable front seat belts
  • Hill Descent Control (4x4 ATX models)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Interior Head-Impact protection
  • Knee bolsters
  • Low-risk deployment front-passenger air bag
  • ParkSense® Rear-Park Assist System
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Remote Start
  • Safety cage body structure
  • Seat-belt pretensioners (both front seat belts)
  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer
  • Side-guard door beams
  • Side-occupant protection system
  • Supplemental side-curtain air bags
  • Trailer-Sway Control System
  • Vehicle theft security alarm
  • 2007 MODEL YEAR
  • Sport and Limited 4x2 and 4x4 models
  • New color: Jeep Green Metallic

2006 MODEL YEAR

  • Available 2.8-liter common-rail turbo diesel on Sport and Limited 4x4 models
  • New exterior colors: Inferno Red and Midnight Blue
  • Standard six-way power driver seat on Limited with optional leather, heated seats and six-way power passenger seat
  • Mini overhead console with universal garage door opener, mini-trip computer and vehicle information optional on Sport C Package (carryover as optional on Renegade and Limited)
  • 3.7-liter V-6 engine becomes standard. 2.4 liter I-4 engine is no longer available
  • Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) includes Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Brake Assist and all-speed Traction Control System

2005 MODEL YEAR

  • Freshened exterior and interior. Exterior included new fascias, bumper, grilles, bodyside moldings and sill moldings. Refined interior included new lighter colors, new front-seat contours, sew styles and fabrics, new flatter-folding rear seat
  • More rugged exterior appearance for Renegade including new hood, unique grille and molded-in accent color fender flares with silver attachment details
    and other components
  • New exterior colors: Dark Khaki Pearl Coat and Deep Beryl Green Pearl Coat
  • 16 x 7-inch full-face steel wheel (standard on Sport)
  • 16 x 7-inch cast-aluminum painted Sparkle Silver (Sport optional)
  • 16 x 7-inch cast-aluminum painted Mineral Gray Metallic (Renegade standard)
  • 17 x 7-inch Dakar cast-aluminum painted Sparkle Silver (Limited standard—not available
    on diesel)
  • 17 x 7-inch Oasis chrome-clad cast aluminum (Limited optional—not available on diesel)
  • New molded-in accent colors for Sport and Renegade
  • New cargo organizer available
  • UConnect Hands-free Communication System (Bluetooth®) available as factory-installed option
  • Silver mini-carbon shift and center-stack bezels for Renegade
  • Satin Silver shift and center stack bezels for Limited
  • Air conditioning standard on Sport
  • Power Convenience Group (power door locks, remote keyless entry, illuminated entry and Sentry Key® engine immobilizer) made standard on SportRe-located power-window switches for easier operation
  • New instrument cluster graphicsOptional navigation radio Renegade and Limited
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio available on all models
  • Second-row dome lamps added
  • New segment-exclusive 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Common Rail Diesel (CRD) engine available on Sport and Limited models
  • Diesel engine package included: five-speed automatic transmission, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), extensive Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Package and a hybrid cooling system (electric fan plus engine-driven fan)
  • 3.7-liter V-6 engine refinements provide more available torque throughout the operating range while enhancing fuel efficiency
  • 3.55:1 final drive ratio with 3.7-liter V-6 engine and six-speed manual transmission, replacing the five-speed manual transmission
  • Increased fuel tank capacity (20.5-gallon)
  • Integrated ignition key and remote keyless entry fob
  • Revised Tire-Pressure Monitoring system
  • Six disc in-dash AM/FM radio standard on Limited Group

2004 MODEL YEAR

  • Renegade adds rock-rail protection and black body-side moldings
  • Larger, 19.5-gallon fuel tank
  • New Next-Generation Controller (NGC) powertrain controller
  • AM/FM/CD radio standard on all models
  • Passenger-side instrument panel-mounted grab handle
  • Power accessory delay
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring available on Renegade and Limited models as part of EVIC
  • BeltAlert standard on all models
  • Advanced multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags with Occupant- classification System (OCS) for front-passenger seat

2003 MODEL YEAR

  • Renegade Premium model added
  • Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models
  • Full-size spare with matching wheel—Standard
  • EVIC with overhead console
  • New optional six-disc in-dash CD player

2002 MODEL YEAR

  • Initial introduction mid-2001 as a 2002 model
  • Addition of Renegade model