The Underappreciated Jeep Liberty

Sure it was unrefined, but that was the whole point. True SUVs aren't meant for trips to Wal Mart.

Launched in 2001 as the replacement for the iconic Cherokee, the Jeep Liberty had some big shoes to fill. And for a time it did a fine job of doing so. Then shit hit the fan and gas prices surged. Suddenly people wanted crossovers and the Liberty, like many other pure SUVs, was deemed unrefined. Despite a redesign in 2008, the Liberty never really regained its traction. Still, it was a solid SUV that satisfied countless off-road enthusiasts. And for irony’s sake, it has just been replaced by a new car-based Cherokee.

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