Priced to Move
The Jeep Liberty costs much less than the $35,000 midsize SUVs: Base suggested retail for a Liberty 4x4 is just $17,960, though air-conditioning ($850) and other options quickly add to the bottom line. Replacing the four-cylinder engine with a V-6 adds $850; swapping the five-speed manual for an automatic transmission, another $820. The V-6 Sport-trim automatic that I drove retails for $23,350 when equipped with options such as Command-Trac four-wheel-drive and offroad skid plates. A Limited model with the V-6, A/C, power windows, and other conveniences starts at $22,720.