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Jeep® Freshens Liberty for 2005

OVERVIEW

NEW 2005 JEEP LIBERTY STANDS APART

  • FRESHENED EXTERIOR AND REFINED INTERIOR ACROSS THE LINE
  • JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE MODEL FEATURES MORE RUGGED APPEARANCE
  • JEEP LIBERTY FEATURES FIRST DIESEL IN U.S. MID-SIZE SUV SEGMENT

Jeep Liberty will offer the first diesel in the U.S. mid-size sport-utility vehicle segment, adding unique capability in support of the Jeep brand’s constant push for innovation and market leadership. This new engine offering will provide increased torque, power and range.

The availability of a diesel engine on the Jeep Liberty reinforces the Jeep brand’s leadership position in the sport-utility market, underscores our commitment to alternative fuels and technology, and gives customers an optional power plant that no other competitor can offer,” said Jeff Bell, Chrysler Group Vice President – Jeep.

2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty will be available with a 2.8-liter common rail diesel (CRD) engine for the first time in the United States. The 2.8-liter CRD is rated at an estimated 160 horsepower (120 kW) at 3800 rpm and with 295 lb.-ft. (400 N.m) at 1800 rpm, providing class-leading torque and towing capability. Diesel engines offer another option for increased torque, towing and range, while improving fuel economy an average of 25 percent and reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 20 percent. The diesel engine will be available on both Sport and Limited models.

The restyled and repackaged Jeep Liberty Renegade becomes the image leader for Liberty, and features a more rugged, classic Jeep appearance.

2005 Jeep LibertyLiberty Renegade is reminiscent of vintage Jeep vehicles with a new flatter hood, taller grille, off-road foglamps and taillamp guards. This model will feature functional rock rails, four skid plates, and available P235/70R16 all-terrain tires with wider, more aggressive treads, available GPS DVD-based navigation radio and “diamond plate-inspired” seat fabric. The Liberty Renegade is also available with an optional overhead light bar.

The 2005 Jeep Liberty will offer a freshened exterior and refined interior across the line. The new Jeep Liberty is given a freshened exterior design with new front fascia, grille, foglamps, fender flares and body side-moldings. Interior refinements include relocated power window switches, new instrument panel cluster graphics and trim bezels and improved seat comfort.

True to its Jeep heritage, the 2005 Jeep Liberty continues to give enthusiasts a sense of personal capability and freedom by offering the best four-wheel-drive lineup in the segment,” said Bell. “The Jeep Liberty distinguishes itself from less capable 4 x 4s.

Jeep Liberty clearly stands apart among car-based sport-utility vehicles in terms of capability, as well as truck-based offerings in terms of on-road refinement. A coil spring independent front suspension and link-coil rear suspension provide an exceptional on-road ride and legendary off-road capability. Sturdiness and four-wheel drive give Jeep Liberty 5000 lbs. of trailer-towing capability.

The 2005 Jeep Liberty 4 x 4 models are Trail Rated ® and meet or exceed the minimum requirements established by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty

 

BRAND

NEW 2005 JEEP LIBERTY EXPANDS DEPTH AND BREADTH OF JEEP BRAND

  • JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE OFFERS A MORE RUGGED DESIGN
  • FIRST MID-SIZE SUV WITH 2.8-LITER COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE

Created to expand the depth and breadth of the Jeep brand, Jeep Liberty has not only captivated traditional Jeep buyers, but also has attracted a new generation of sport-utility vehicle buyers who value the best combination of Jeep 4 x 4 capability and on-road refinement in the mid-size sport-utility segment.

2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty

The new 2005 Jeep Liberty continues to expand the Jeep brand portfolio with its freshened exterior and interior design on Sport and Limited models, new Liberty Renegade design with unique exterior, as well as the addition of the first diesel engine in a compact SUV for North American markets.

Introduced for the 2002 model year, Jeep Liberty stayed true to its Jeep heritage by offering Jeep 4 x 4 capability to set it apart among a new generation of less capable mid-size sport-utility vehicles. The Jeep Liberty is uniquely positioned to deliver both the refinement required by this expanding market, while also offering the toughness of the legendary Jeep brand.

Since its introduction, the Jeep Liberty has attracted nearly 75 percent new buyers to the Jeep brand, while still appealing to Jeep 4 x 4 owners.

2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty proves that Jeep is a growth brand. We have expanded the number of new buyers who are attracted to our performance and heritage,” said Jeff Bell, Chrysler Group Vice President – Jeep. “Depending on their needs, buyers have the opportunity to get the Jeep 4 x 4 capability in a very nicely equipped Liberty Sport or, opt for a more premium model with the Liberty Limited.

For 2005, the new Jeep Liberty Renegade will offer a distinct exterior when compared to the Sport and Limited models, and will appeal to a slightly different buyer with its more rugged design. The Jeep Liberty Renegade model will feature a new flatter hood and taller grille, plus off-road foglamps, taillamp guards, fender flares, available all-terrain tires and higher ground clearance.

2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty
2005 Jeep Liberty

With the more dramatic design change to the new 2005 Liberty Renegade, we expect to broaden the appeal of the Liberty Renegade even more to those who may have longed for a four-door Wrangler,” said Bell.

In addition to the design changes, the Jeep Liberty will be offered with a new diesel engine option for the first time in North American markets. The newly revised 2.8-liter common rail diesel engine (CRD) gives buyers state-of-the-art technology to fit their lifestyle. The 2.8-liter CRD is equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission on the 4 x 4 Jeep Liberty Sport and Jeep Liberty Limited models.

Providing class-leading torque and towing, the diesel engine will attract yet another buyer to the Jeep Liberty. The 2.8-liter CRD engine is rated at an estimated 160 horsepower (120 kW) at 3800 rpm and with 295 lb.-ft. (400 N.m) of torque at 1800 rpm for unmatched towing power. Diesel engines offer another option for increased torque, towing and range, while improving fuel economy an average of 25 percent and reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 20 percent.

2005 Jeep LibertyBell added, “Our new diesel engine gives you the performance of a V-6 with 25 percent better fuel economy. We always say Jeep is the go-anywhere, do-anything brand, and the new diesel gives our owners even more capability to do just that.

New this year for gasoline versions of the Liberty is a six-speed manual transmission, which replaces the previous five-speed manual transmission. The new NSG 370 six-speed transmission offers improved quality and NVH specifications. It is available on 4 x 2 models and 4 x 4 Sport and Renegade models.

All Jeep Liberty four-wheel-drive models will wear the Jeep Trail Rated badge. The Jeep Trail Rated badge shows that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology established by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively measure and consistently predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as well as computer simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a repeatable and consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

 

2005 Jeep LibertySPECIFICATIONS

All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.

The information shown is preliminary and based on data available at the time of publication.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Body Style Four-door sport-utility vehicle

Assembly Plant Toledo, Ohio

EPA Vehicle Class Multipurpose vehicle

 

LIBERTY 2-WD JOB RATINGS

2.4-Liter Engine

Transmission NSG370, Five-speed manual

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 4.1

GVWR (lbs.) 4950

GCWR (lbs.) 6750

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 3648

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 300

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 2000

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-Liter Engine

Transmission NSG370, Five-speed manual

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.55

GVWR (lbs.) 5350

GCWR (lbs.) 8500

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 3846

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 525

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 3500

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-Liter Engine

Transmission 42RLE, Multi-speed auto

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73

GVWR (lbs.) 5350

GCWR (lbs.)

42RLE 7150

Multi-speed auto 9850 (b)

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 3898

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 750

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 5000

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

  • Curb weight is for a base model with standard equipment.
  • With Trailer Tow Group.
  • Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passenger and cargo rounded to the nearest ten pounds. It is reduced by the weight of optional equipment. Five passengers at 150 lbs. each.
  • Cargo is determined by subtracting the weight of driver and passengers from payload.

 

LIBERTY 4-WD JOB RATINGS

2.4-Liter Engine

Transmission NSG370, Five-speed manual

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 4.1

GVWR (lbs.) 5200

GCWR (lbs.) 7000

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 3826

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 300

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 2000

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-Liter Engine

Transmission NSG370, Five-speed manual

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.55

GVWR (lbs.) 5600

GCWR (lbs.) 8750

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 4044

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 525

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 3500

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-Liter Engine

Transmission 42RLE, Multi-speed auto

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73

GVWR (lbs.) 5600

GCWR (lbs.)

42RLE 7400

Multi-speed auto 10,100 (b)

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 4115

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 750

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 5000

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

2.8-Liter Engine

Transmission 545RFE, Five-speed auto

Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73

GVWR (lbs.) 5600

GCWR (lbs.) 10,150

GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2750/3150

Curb Weight, est. (a) (lbs.) 4296

Max. Tongue Weight (b) (lbs.) 750

Max. Trailer Weight (b) (lbs.) 5000

Max. Payload (c) (lbs.) 1150

Max. Cargo (d) (lbs.) 400

  • Curb weight is for a base model with standard equipment.
  • With Trailer Tow Group.
  • Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passenger and cargo rounded to the nearest ten pounds. It is reduced by the weight of optional equipment. Five passengers at 150 lbs. each.
  • Cargo is determined by subtracting the weight of driver and passengers from payload.

 

ENGINE: 2.4-LITER, DOHC, 16-VALVE POWER TECH™ I-4

Availability Standard – Sport

Type and Description Four-cylinder, in-line, liquid-cooled

Displacement 148.2 cu. in. (2429 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.44 x 3.98 (88 x 101)

Valve System Belt drive, DOHC, 16 valves, stamped-steel followers, hydraulic lash adjustment

Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port electronic

Construction Cast-iron block, cast-iron bedplate, aluminum head, balance shafts

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Power (SAE net) 150 hp (112 kW) @ 5200 rpm

Torque (SAE net) 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 6240 rpm, electronically limited

Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity 5 qt. (5.3-Liter)

Coolant Capacity 10.1 qt. (9.6-Liter)

Emission Controls Catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, on-board vapor recovery system, leak detection pump system (a)

Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.) 2000 lbs. (900 kg)

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 20/24

  • Meets LEV light-duty truck emissions standards in all 50 states.

 

2005 Jeep LibertyENGINE: 3.7-LITER, OHV, 16-VALVE SMPI POWER TECH V-6

Availability Standard – Renegade and Limited Edition, Optional – Sport

Type and Description Six-cylinder, 90º V, liquid-cooled

Displacement 225 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93 x 91)

Valve System Chain drive, SOHC, 12 valves, roller followers with hydraulic lash adjustment

Fuel Injection Multi-point fuel injection with returnless fuel rail

Construction Cast-iron block, compacted graphite bedplate, aluminum cylinder head

Compression Ratio 9.1:1

Power (SAE net) 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm

Torque (SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 6000 RPM, electronically limited

Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity 5 qt. (4.7-Liter)

Coolant Capacity 14 qt. (13-Liter)

Emission Controls Catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, on-board vapor recovery system, leak detection pump system (a)

Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.) Automatic with trailer tow package 5000 lbs. (2250 kg) Manual transmission 3500 lbs. (1600 kg)

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) Automatic 17/21
Manual 16/22

  • Meets Federal Interim Tier 2 B in 9A standards and is a California ULEV I under California Cleanest Vehicle Rules in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT.

 

2005 Jeep LibertyENGINE: 2.8-LITER, TURBO DIESEL 16 VALVE DOHC, DI-CR

Availability Optional – Limited Edition and Sport

Type and Description Four-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled

Displacement 171 cu. in. (2768 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.70 x 3.94 (94 x 100)

Valve System Belt drive, DOHC, 16 valve

Fuel Injection Direct injection, common rail 23,000 PSI (1600 bar)

Construction Cast-iron block, aluminum cylinder head

Compression Ratio 17.5:1

Power (SAE net) 160 hp (120 kW) @ 3800 rpm

Torque (SAE net) 295 lb.-ft. (400 N•m) @ 1800 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 4300 RPM, electronically governed

Fuel Requirement #2-diesel

Oil Capacity 6.3 qt. (6.0-Liter)

Coolant Capacity 13.2 qt. (12.5-Liter)

Emission Controls EGR, catalytic converters

Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.) Automatic with trailer tow package 5000 lbs. (2250 kg)

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) Automatic 21/27

 

TRANSMISSION: NSG370 – MANUAL, SIX-SPEED

Availability 2.4-Liter I-4/3.7-Liter V-6

Description Six-speed, overdrive, synchronized in all forward gears and reverse, single-rail shift system with top-mounted shift lever

Clutch Hydraulic actuation, dual mass flywheel system

Gear Ratios

1st 4.46

2nd 2.61

3rd 1.72

4th 1.25

5th 1

6th 0.84

Reverse 4.06

 

TRANSMISSION: 545RFE – A5 AUTOMATIC

Availability 2.8-Liter (Diesel only)

Description Five-speed, overdrive, automatic

Gear Ratios

1st 3.00

2nd up shift 1.67

2nd down shift 1.50

3rd 1

4th 0.75

5th 0.67

Reverse 2.21

 

TRANSMISSION: 42RLE – AUTOMATIC, FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE

Availability 3.7-Liter V-6

Description Two planetary gear sets, full electronic control, overdrive lockout, electronically modulated converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st 2.84

2nd 1.57

3rd 1

4th 0.69

Reverse 2.21

 

TRANSFER CASE: NV231 COMMAND-TRAC ®

Type Part-time

Operating Modes 2-WD; 4-WD High, part-time; Neutral; 4-WD Low, part-time

Low Range Ratio 2.72:1

Center Differential Type None

 

TRANSFER CASE: NV242 SELEC-TRAC ®

Type Full-time

Operating Modes 2-WD; 4-WD High part-time; 4-WD full-time; Neutral; 4-WD Low

Low Range Ratio 2.72

Center Differential Type Dual sun differential with high-range and low-range lock capability

 

AXLE RATIOS

2.4-liter I-4 4.1

3.7-liter V-6 Auto 3.73

3.7-liter V-6 Manual 3.55

2.8-liter Diesel Auto 3.73

2.8-liter Diesel Manual 3.55

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 136-amp, Sport and Limited Edition, 160-amp Renegade

Battery 600-amp

 

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES (a)

Wheelbase 2-WD – 104.3 (2649)
4-WD – 104.3 (2649)

Track, Front 2-WD – 60.0 (1524)
4-WD – 60.0 (1524)

Track, Rear 2-WD – 59.7 (1516)
4-WD – 59.7 (1516)

Overall Length (to spare tire) 2-WD – 174.4 (4430)
4-WD – 174.4 (4430)

Overall Width 2-WD – 71.6 (1819)
4-WD – 71.6 (1819)

Overall Height 2-WD – 70.3 (1784.7)
4-WD – 70.2 (1784.1)

Overall Height (to roof rack) 2-WD – 71.9 (1822.9)
4-WD – 71.1 (1822.2)

Ground Clearance

Front Axle (to skid plate) 2-WD – N/A
4-WD – 6.4 (162.8)

Rear Axle 2-WD – 8.0 (201)
4-WD – 7.9 (200.4)

Running 2-WD – 9.5 (240.6)
4-WD – 9.4 (239.3)

Approach Angle 2-WD – 36.2
4-WD – 36

Departure Angle 2-WD – 31.5
4-WD – 31.5

Curb Weight

2.4-liter with Manual 2-WD – 3648 (1655)
4-WD – 3851 (1747)

3.7-liter with Manual 2-WD – 3846 (1745)
4-WD – 4011 (1819)

3.7-liter with Automatic 2-WD – 3898 (1768)
4-WD – 4033 (1829)

2.8-liter Turbo Diesel Automatic 2-WD – N/A
4-WD – 4306 (1953)

Payload – includes occupants and cargo (b) 1150 (522)

Weight Distribution, F/R (b) 53/47

Frontal Area 29.74 sq. ft. (2.76 sq. m)

Drag Coefficient 0.421

Fuel Tank Capacity 19.5 gal. (74-Liter)

Cargo Volume

Rear Seat Up 29.0 cu. ft. (.821 cu. m)

Rear Seat Folded Down 69.0 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)

  • All dimensions measured with two passengers.
  • 3.7-liter with automatic transmission

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity – F/R 2/3

Front

Head Room 40.7 (1034)

Leg Room 40.8 (1036)

Shoulder Room 56.5 (1435)

Hip Room 57.0 (1448)

Seat Travel 8.5 (216) horizontal, 1.5 (38) vertical w/ optional power height adjuster

Recliner Range (degrees) 53

SAE Volume 54.4 cu. ft. (1.54 cu. m)

Rear

Head Room 42.1 (1069)

Leg Room 37.2 (945)

Knee Clearance 1.4 (36)

Shoulder Room 56.5 (1435)

Hip Room 47.4 (1204)

SAE Volume 49.3 cu. ft. (1.4 cu. m)

Load Capacity 400 lbs. (181 kg)

 

BODY AND CHASSIS

Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, part-time or full-time

Construction Uniframe

 

SUSPENSION

Front Upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Rear Live axle, trailing upper A-arm, dual trailing lower arms, coil springs gas-charged shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

 

STEERING

Type Power rack-and-pinion

Overall Ratio 18.2:1

Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 35.9 ft. (12 m)

Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.6

 

TIRES (a)

Standard – Sport

Size and Type P215/75R16 all-terrain

Mfr. and Model Goodyear Wrangler ST

Revs per Mile 732

Standard – Renegade, Optional Sport and Limited Edition

Size and Type P225/75R16

Mfr. and Model Goodyear Wrangler ST

Revs per Mile 715

Standard – Limited Edition

Size and Type P235/65R17

Mfr. and Model Wrangler HP

Revs per Mile 723

  • Also see “Tires” under Feature Availability.

 

WHEELS (a)

Standard – Sport

Type and Material Stamped-steel

Size 16 x 7

Standard – Renegade

Type and Material Cast-aluminum

Size 16 x 7

Standard – Limited Edition

Type and Material Cast-aluminum

Size 17 x 7.5

 

BRAKES

Standard – All

Front

Size and Type 11.3 x 1.1 (288 x 28) vented disc with 2.6 (66) single-piston caliper

Swept Area 228 sq. in. (1471 sq. cm)

Rear

Size and Type 11.2 x 0.47 (284 x 12) solid disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston caliper

Swept Area 109 sq. in. (703 sq. cm)

Power-Assist Type Tandem diaphragm, vacuum assist

ABS (optional) Type Three-Channel ABS: Features Electronically Variable Brake Proportioning, 4 Low Mode Calibration

  • Also see “Wheels” under Feature Availability.

 

 


 

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