Bringing back familiar nameplates is quite popular these days. So, it’s no wonder that some sources suggest a comeback of one name that was in use for a whole decade. We are talking about the 2021 Jeep Liberty. The Liberty name was in use from 2000 to 2012, for the North American version of compact Cherokee. After 2012 and with the arrival of the current generation, the company brought back the original Cherokee name.
So, what would be the 2021 Jeep Liberty? Well, we are pretty sure this won’t be a completely new model. The current generation of Cherokee is quite old, but it needs to hold on for a couple more years, as the company is currently busy with a few very important models and their overhauls/comebacks. Of course, we are talking about Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer. So, this would probably be a new trim level or special versions. We don’t know the details, but we presume this would be a high-grade version, which would combine luxury and off-road performances.
2021 Jeep Liberty Features
As we’ve just mentioned, this is expected to be a hi-grade version of the compact crossover. Some sources even suggest that this model will be both luxury and off-road performances. Therefore, it could be some kind of synthesis of Trailhawk and Overland trim levels.
On one side, we may expect to see a lot of mechanical upgrades. Some of the things that come to mind are off-road suspension, upgrades AWD system, and more. On the other side, we would see all those additions to the list of standard equipment that is typical for the Overland trim. Some of the highlights would be things like interior wood trim, ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system, a hands-free power liftgate, navigation and more.
2021 Jeep Liberty Design
In terms of base design characteristics, this version definitely wouldn’t feature any bigger difference compared to the rest of the lineup. Of course, there is always enough space for some visual details, such as new badges and plates, wheels, color options and similar details. However, the overall layout will remain the same. This means you may count on the same styling details that have been introduced with the facelift from a couple of years ago, which has brought the new front end, with more conventional headlights, new bumper and other details.
When it comes to mechanics, we won’t see any particular differences other than the aforementioned off-road upgrades. The 2021 Jeep Liberty will ride on the same platform and features pretty much the same chassis setup. Of course, the engine lineup won’t bring any surprises either.
As we already mentioned in the previous paragraphs, the cabin will come with upgrades in terms of new materials and more standard equipment. However, we won’t see any particular difference in terms of the overall cabin design. Therefore, we are about to see the same dashboard design, which looks nice and mixes some really fine materials with some hard plastics. The overall impression is pretty good, though many rivals look better on the inside.
When it comes to the interior space, the first row is very generous and offers plenty of comforts. Also, the seats are massive and supportive. On the other side, the second row is relatively tight, though we could say it has enough room to accommodate adults. Such amount of leg and headroom in the second row is typical for the class, though we have to say that there are several competitors that are more generous in this aspect.
When it comes to cargo space, you may count on about 26 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes up to 55 cubic feet.
2021 Jeep Liberty Engines
We presume that the base four-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower won’t be offered in this version. On the other side, both V6 and turbo-four units should be available. Base models would come with a 3.3-liter V6, which is good for about 271 horsepower. On the other side, a new 2.0-liter turbo-four should be a much better choice. Although it offers practically the same max output, it also features significantly more torque. As a result, driving dynamics are notably better. Moreover, you may also count on a much better fuel economy with this engine. The turbo-four returns around 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, while the V6 is good for about 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 Jeep Liberty could come by the end of this year. It’s really hard to estimate the price at this point. Still, as we expect that this will be a hi-grade version, we presume that something around 35.000 dollars would be the expected price tag.