NEW FOR 2010:

– Standard front active head restraints, premium Stain Repel seat fabric, six speakers, heated mirrors, fold-flat front passenger seat, “Eco” fuel saver indicator, Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off, and air filtration
– Limited adds standard UConnect phone, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and express up/down front windows; new optional full-size spare, Tire and Wheel Group with 18-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels, and Comfort/Convenience Group with automatic temperature control and rear park assist system
– North Edition adds standard security alarm; deletes 115-volt power outlet, six-disc AM/FM/DVD/MP3 stereo, and Jeep logo on premium cloth seats
– Sport adds optional Sirius satellite radio and full-size spare
– ParkSense rear park assist system adds “Object Detected” warning in vehicle information centre, replacing rear headliner light bar warning
– New available Tech Silver 17-inch wheels and painted/polished 18-inch aluminum wheels
– Exterior colours: Light Sandstone Metallic, Natural Green Pearl and Dark Charcoal Pearl added; Light Greystone Metallic discontinued

For 2010, the Jeep Liberty receives changes to its lists of standard and optional features. All models receive whiplash-reducing active front head restraints, Stain Repel fabric, a flat-folding front passenger seat, heated mirrors, and Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off, which cuts the fuel supply during deceleration for improved fuel consumption.

The Limited adds a standard auto-dimming mirror with microphone for UConnect, and express up and down front windows; its full-size spare tire is now an option. The North Edition adds a security alarm, while cutting back on its premium stereo and 115-volt outlet, and the Sport adds Sirius satellite radio and a full-size spare as optional items. The ParkSense rear park assist system still has audible warnings, but adds a warning in the message centre, rather than in the rear headliner.

Sharing its platform with the Dodge Nitro, the Jeep Liberty uses a 3.7-litre V6 with four-speed automatic transmission. The standard four-wheel drive system, called Command-Trac II, uses a part-time, shift-on-the-fly transfer case. All models can be optioned to Selec-Trac II, an active full-time four-wheel system. Trim levels are the Sport, the Canada-exclusive North Edition, and the Limited.

Features on the Sport include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, flip-up liftgate glass, body-colour grille, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, black body side moulding, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear washer/wiper, reversible cargo floor panel with storage tray, keyless entry, floor mats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, two-tone Stain Repel cloth seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining second-row seat, tilt steering column, illuminated vanity mirrors, driver’s auto-down window, tip start, hill descent control, hill start assist, active front head restraints, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The North Edition adds fog lamps, privacy glass, black roof rack side rails, compass, exterior temperature display, cargo cover, cruise control, and security alarm.

The Limited adds 17-inch alloy wheels, bright grille, bright body side moulding, bright roof rack side rails, overhead console, vehicle information centre, garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, six-way driver and two-way passenger power-adjustable heated leather seats, driver’s side memory, Sirius satellite radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, UConnect phone, auto up/down front windows, and remote starter.

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