Description: Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $21,290 - $26,190
Invoice Price Range: $21,290 - $26,190
Where built: USA
Jeep's compact-class Liberty SUV applies ESP as stock safety equipment on all three trims of 2006 -- Sport, Limited and Renegade. Other standards range from air conditioning and power windows and door locks to a remote keyless entry system, ABS and an audio package with six speakers and a CD deck.
Powertrains this year extend to four-cylinder and V6 gasoline-powered engines as well as a 2.8-liter common rail diesel (CRD) with turbo-charging for 160 hp. The diesel becomes a torque-heavy variation for Sport and Limited trims.
Renegade goes further for running on rugged off-road trails by adding off-road foglamps and taillamp guards, functional rock rails, four protective skid plates on the undercarriage and an optional light bar on top. Fresh clear-coat paint colors for 2006 include Dark Khaki and Bright Silver, while add-on cabin gear extends to side air bags, a power sunroof and Sirius satellite radio subscription.
The all-wagon line of Jeep, DaimlerChrysler brand devoted exclusively to four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles, expands to four models in 2006. Jeep Commander is the newest member of Jeep's vehicle family and the first Jeep rigged with three rows of seats for a capacity of seven passengers. But Grand Cherokee SRT8, packing a 6.1-liter HEMI V8, becomes the most powerful Jeep -- and the quickest.