That's the good; otherwise, unfortunately, there's a lot of bad to point out. The Liberty's on-the-road ride and refinement are probably the biggest turn-offs of this vehicle. As a tall, narrow vehicle with a pitchy ride, the Liberty results in lots of 'head toss' on rough roads, or even choppy freeways, and blemished road surfaces seem to upset the composure of occupants just as much as they seem to upset the Liberty's grip. There's also a fair amount more interior road and wind noise than in more carlike compact crossover vehicles.
Interior materials, while they've been glossed up a little bit more in recent years, still feel too drab and hard. It fits the part, admittedly, but it's a little disconcerting when comparing it to other affordable vehicles that span this range of ability, like the Suzuki Grand Vitara or, to some extent, the Subaru Forester.
Despite the ride quality, the Liberty is very able on trails, with a low range and under-body shielding, as well as an interior that, when you get down and dirty, feels well put together if not reassuring in its materials.