CarComplaints.com Notes: On August 16th, 2012 Jeep stopped production of the the Jeep Liberty, marking the end of a troublesome journey for the SUV.

All in all, the 2012 Liberty actually excels off-road, but since 99% of drivers never take this thing off pavement, that becomes somewhat of a moot point. The Liberty suffers from the worst fuel economy in its class (16/22 MPG) and offers an uncomfortable ride with suspect braking ability.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2012 Liberty SUV 2WD****************1,2***
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1 Although not included in the star rating, the driver dummy's abdomen rib deflection reading was elevated.

2 Due to significant intrusion during the side impact pole test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the driver dummy causing a high lower spine acceleration reading. High lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, indicate a higher likelihood of thoracic injury.

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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2012 Jeep Liberty 4-door SUV

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
A Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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Not tested. M Overall
A Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
P Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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A Overall
G Geometry
A Dynamic
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G Overall
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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