But its crash-test credentials aren't nearly as good; it only achieves a worrisome 'marginal' rating from the IIHS in side-impact safety—the second-worst rating the IIHS gives. And in the seat-based rear impact test it gets just 'acceptable.' Protection in both frontal impacts and in the new roof strength score is rated 'good.'
The 2011 Liberty hasn't yet been rated in the revised (and more stringent) federal NCAP tests introduced this year. However, in the previous NHTSA tests, the 2010 Liberty scored an excellent five stars in all frontal and side categories.