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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,722 $23,395
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $25,852 $26,760
RWD 4-Door Limited Jet 16 22 $26,070 $26,995
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,612 $25,395
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,370 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Limited Jet 15 21 $27,960 $28,995
4WD 4-Door Arctic 15 21 $24,222 $24,975
RWD 4-Door Sport Latitude 16 22 $22,722 $23,395
4WD 4-Door Sport Latitude 15 21 $24,612 $25,395
RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $24,286 $26,115
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $25,385 $27,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $25,765 $27,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,722
$24,286
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,395
$26,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$435 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With the off-road-focused Renegade model now gone, it's hard to see much value in the 2012 Jeep Liberty, as there were already plenty of better choices for those looking to spend most of the time on-road, commuting or shuttling kids.. If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 31.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.6 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.1 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 71.3
Liftover Height (in) 34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.1 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 75.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 60.9 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.2 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TRY - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code TRY - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4076 4050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 260 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.04
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front A-Arms Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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