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18 mpg city, 22 highway (rear-wheel drive); 15/21 (4WD)U.S. EPA »
GREEN | 5 out of 10
18 mpg city, 22 highway (rear-wheel drive); 15/21 (4WD)
If the fuel budget is something you're concerned about--or if being green is at least an ancillary concern--you'll probably want to steer away from the 2012 Jeep Liberty.
With EPA fuel economy ratings as low as 15 mpg city, 21 highway, the Liberty gulps fuel at the rate of much larger SUVs, and you don't get all that much back in terms of performance or interior space. You could do better with most mid-size crossovers.
If your priorities are off-road prowess and perhaps towing, the Liberty's ratings are typical, and in line with the likes of the Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Xterra, and Toyota FJ Cruiser.
The 2012 Jeep Liberty is simply too thirsty to be considered as a green pick.