Friday, April 06, 2007

2008 Jeep Liberty: The "Baby Commander"?



In a significant design reversal move, Jeep has ditched the soft, round looks of the original Jeep Liberty for the more squared-off looks of the Dodge Nitro and the Jeep Commander. Perhaps the most significant visual change is in the front of the vehicle where a new front grille matched with square headlights replaces the old round headlight arrangement. The inspiration for this new front face comes straight from the Jeep Commander. [Read more ]



7 comments:

webjones said...

The British reviewer whose story you linked to wasn't very thrilled with the new Liberty - but I think it's quite a handsome little truck. I like the original look of the Liberty, but I think DMC is carrying its design philosophy for the Jeep group forward in logical fashion.

Shoughun said...

I don't personally own a Jeep but my half brother owns a Cherokee. From what I know, he hasn't taken it off on trails, but it's been a great car with high quality Jeep performance parts. He remarked it was really versatile, after 150,000 miles it still ran good, and had enough oomph to easily tow his boat. And I know for a fact when they badge it trail rated- they mean nothing less than trail rated. I'm not so sure about the new Jeep Liberty, I've heard there's been a few reliability issues, but I've seen them do their share on trails.

mcqueen said...

Jeep did really pull off the squared-off look and the matching of the grill to the square headlights. This "Baby Commander" is no baby in size.. with lots of space in the trunk.. it's top also provides an extra space for other cargos

diesel performance guy said...

I still prefer the original design of the Liberty... but this truck is still one hot truck... i wonder if they also included a good diesel performance product with it...

Anonymous said...

I have actually owned both; a 2006 Commander and a 2008 Liberty. I had leased the Commander and recently bought a Liberty.
I find the Liberty to be a much more likable Jeep then the Commander. My commander was an AWD 6 cylinder, while my New Liberty is true 4X4. I find the Liberty to be a better riding vehicle then the Commander too. I recently drove the Liberty 6.5 hours form NH to Maine and was extremely pleased in how it handled itself.

CGS Motorsports said...

It's still a great truck. There might have been reasons why it was redesigned that way.

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