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2011 Jeep Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition


In celebrating the brand’s 70th anniversary, Jeep has decided to release something special for all of its customers.

What better way to do that than to release a special edition model for five vehicles in its current line-up? The company is releasing a 70th Anniversary Edition for the Compass , Grand Cherokee , Liberty , Patriot , and Wrangler SUVs. All of the anniversary models will be rolled out to dealerships by the coming months and will be available in three different color schemes: Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.

The only downside with these SE models is that most of the special edition features were given to the SUV’s interior, leaving little else for the exterior and nothing on the performance side.

But hey, a special edition model is a special edition model. Jeep is turning 70 years old this year and they’re bringing on the year-long celebration on a very high note.

Whether the brand has more in store for us in 2011 is another matter altogether. From the looks of things, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if they do have more surprises for us as the year rolls along.

Details on the Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

The Jeep Liberty Sport and Limited trims have been dressed up by the brand to adorn their 70th Anniversary package. For the Liberty line, the changes include 18” Mopar wheels with polished face and painted pockets, chrome f side moldings, roof rails, and a license plate brow in the exterior. Meanwhile, the interior gets an Dark Olive/Dark Slate leather seating with Chestnut accent stitching and piping, a leather wrapped steering wheel with Chestnut accents, satin chrome accents and bezels in anodized Silver and Black Lacewood finish, Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding, and Mopar stainless-steel doorsill plates.

Performance

For the special edition Liberty, Jeep left the powertrain alone, opting the use of the very same 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.

2011 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty

Pricing

Jeep priced the Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition at $25,515. The price is more expensive than all Liberty variants with the exception of the Liberty Jet Sport 4x4, which has a price tag of $26,360.

Competition

Among the Liberty’s competitors in the SUV market include the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Tucson .

The base version of the Kia Sorento comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 169 lb/ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Tucson is powered by a Theta II GDI 2.4 Liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum output of 176 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to being of Korean origin, as opposed to the Liberty’s Made-in-the-USA tag, both the Sorento and the Tucson can’t compete with the Liberty’s base level powertrain. Add that to the fact that this is a special edition Liberty and we can pretty much expect that if a customer is after aesthetics and performance, the Liberty is the clear choice.

LOVE IT
  • Special Editions are always awesome
  • Price for its exclusivity is reasonable
  • Performance looks to be promising
LEAVE IT
  • Only three available colors
  • Not too many exterior changes
  • Engine remains the same


11 comments:

Why so many special edition release from almost all big brands. I find these limited edition models always are high priced than the regular models but the specs and design are not much different.

haha. Seems so sarcastic there kim_tatel!Yeah, same here. I don’t like special edition car, because except the fact that they are limited, manufacturer tend to modify the design but not the engine so i don’t get why its called special edition.

This car is limited to three colors only (so what). Special Editions are awesome (really?). Price is reasonable(how?). Performance looks to be promising (huh??).

This brand will get into cheaper price,maybe because of the oldest type of style that makes this generation not fitted.

yes trash the Humvee good, well actually the main concern with the jeep 70th anniversary edition is the interior, jeep make sure that this big boys is elegant and classy inside but rough on the outside.

I like it because of the Interior design, most cheapest of all SE models and the patriot is face lifted. but the problem is the performance they focused more on the looks and not on the performance.

great interior, all of this SUV is petrol and has the same leather cream and dark cream tones on the Seats, pretty good does it? but not the fuel consumptions. I bet you pocket will drop its tears with blood.

Jeep builds on its tradition of providing unique, iconic, versatile and capable vehicles for 2011, with its next-generation, premium flagship vehicle – the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and with significant changes across the Jeep vehicle lineup.

The most capable and luxurious Grand Cherokee ever, balancing legendary Jeep capability with sophistication to deliver a premium driving experience for all adventures.

When I see a press release of a car, I think the make is owning us the presentation of the ofroad capabilities.

I remember the ultra-expensive Land Rover (hundreds of horsepower) to be left behind big time by a single horse with rider (offroad, of course).

Since then, when I see a big car I wonder how good is the product... and how much of the car is just an illusion!

The fact that Jeep is keeping with it’s teeth tight to the model of their offroads, I think the line is old and they heaven’t found yet a way to bring it into todays trend.

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