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2012 Jeep Liberty - Specs

2012 Jeep Liberty

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2012 Jeep Specs
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Engine Specs
Transmission Specs

Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions

Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Engine 3.7-Liter SOHC V-6
Availability Standard
Type and Description 90-degree V-6, liquid-cooled with balance shaft
Displacement 225.8 cu. in. (3700 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)
Valve System Chain-driven, SOHC, 12 valves, with hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast-iron block, compacted graphite bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Power (SAE net) 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm (56.8 hp/L)
Torque (SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,000 rpm, electronically limited
Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7L)
Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25L)
Emission Controls Two mini-oxidation three-way catalytic converters; four heated oxygen sensors; EGR and internal engine features(a)
Smog-forming Pollution  
Maximum Gross Trailer Weight 5,000 lbs. (2250 kg) - Automatic with Trailer-tow package
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 16/22 — 2WD with automatic transmission
15/21 — 4WD with automatic transmission
(a) Meets ULEV II emission standard in all 50 states.

Transmission 42RLE—Automatic Four-Speed Overdrive
Availability Standard
Description Electronic Range Select (ERS) and electronically modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios 
     1st 2.84
     2nd 1.57
     3rd 1.0
     4th 0.69
   Reverse 2.21
   Axle 3.73
Overall Top Gear 2.57

Availability Standard on 4WD models Optional on 4WD models
Type Part-time, electronic shift Full-time active on-demand, electronic shift
Operating Modes 2WD, 4WD Lock, 4WD Low, Neutral 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Low, Neutral
Center Differential Type None None
Torque Split, F / R 50/50 42/58
Low-range Ratio 2.72 : 1 2.72 : 1

Axle Ratio 2012 Jeep Liberty
3.7-liter V-6 Engine Auto 3.73:1

Electrical System 2012 Jeep Liberty
Availability 140-amp
Battery 600-amp, maintenance-free

Dimensions & Capacities (a) 2012 Jeep Liberty
Wheelbase 106.1 (2694.4)
Track Front 61.0 (1549.4)
Rear 61.0 (1549.4)
Overall Length (NAFTA vehicles) 176.9 (4473.3)
Overall Width 72.3 (1856.9)
Overall Height (with roof rack) 71. (1810.4)
Ground Clearances (4WD with P235/65R17 tires) Chassis 9.5 (240.7)
Front Axle 7.8 (198.0)
Rear Axle 8.1 (205.2)
Fuel Tank 9.5 (240.0)
Sill-step height 20.2 (514.0)
Load-floor height 34.1 (866.3)
Approach Angle, (with air dam) 28.7°
Departure Angle 29.9°
Breakover Angle 21.2°
Frontal Area 30.21
Aero CdA 12.0 (Cd x cross-sectional area)
Aero Cd 0.394
Fuel-tank Capacity 19.5 gal. (73.8L)
Maximum occupants and
cargo weight, lbs. (kg)
16-in. tires only 950 (431 kg)
  1,150 (522 kg)
All models without Trailer-tow Group and equipped with aftermarket Class II type hitch 2,000 (907)
3.7L engine automatic transmission with Trailer-tow package (Class III) 5,000 (2268)
Curb Weight, lbs. (kg) 3.7-liter 2WD 4,076 (1850)
3.7-liter 4WD 4,290 (1947)
Weight Distribution, 4x4, F/R 44 / 56
(a) All dimensions measured with two passengers.

Accomodations Front Row Rear Row
Seating Capacity 2 3
Head Room with Sunroof 38.2 (971.0) 40.8 (1036.2)
without Sunroof 40.4 (1025.1)
Leg room 40.8 (1035.8) 38.2 (969.7)
Knee Clearance   2.0 (49.7)
Shoulder room 57.1 (1450.4) 56.6 (1436.7)
Hip room 52.7 (1338.1) 52.6 (1337.0)
Seat Travel 9.0 (229.1)  
Recliner Angle Range 6.6° to 51.6° 21.5° to 33.5°
SAE Volume (standard roof) 54.47 cu. ft.  
SAE Cargo Volume   51.06 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume 2012 Jeep Liberty
Cargo Access Liftover Height 34.1 (866.4)
Maximum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening 44.2 (1122.9)
Minimum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening 41.2 (1046.4)
Maximum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening 29.6 (751.0)
Minimum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening 29.4 (746.0)
Distance Between Wheelhouse Interior Trim 41.4 (1050.9)
SAE Cargo Volume
Behind Rear Seat
26.1 cu. ft. (0.7 cu. m)
Behind Front-row Seats with Rear Seats Folded
62.4 cu. ft. (1.7 cu. m)

Body and Chasssis 2012 Jeep Liberty
Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Construction Steel uniframe

Suspension 2012 Jeep Liberty
Front Upper and lower “A” arms, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Live axle, upper and lower trailing arms, track bar, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

Steering 2012 Jeep Compass
Type Power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio 17.36:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 35.5 ft. (10.83 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.42

Wheels Standard on Liberty Sport Liberty Limited Liberty Jet
Availability Standard Standard Optional Standard
Type and Material Painted Sparkle Silver cast aluminum Painted Tech Silver cast aluminum Chrome-clad cast aluminum Polished aluminum with painted pockets
Size 16-in. x 7-in. 17-in. x 7-in. 18-in. x 7-in. 20-in. x 7.5-in.

Tires Liberty Sport Liberty Limited Liberty Jet
Availability Standard Available Available Standard Standard
Size and Type P225/75R16 BSW, all-season P225/75R16 OWL, all-season P235/70R16 OWL,
all-season, all-terrain
P235/65R17 BSW, all-season P245/50R20 VSB all-season
Manufacturer and Model Goodyear Wrangler ST Goodyear Wrangler ST Goodyear Wrangler SRA Goodyear Wrangler HP Goodyear Wrangler HP
Revs per Mile (km) 715 (444) 715 (444) 727 (452) 723 (449) 722 (457)

Brakes 2012 Jeep Liberty
Size and Type
11.9 x 1.1 (302 x 28) vented rotor with 2.6 (66) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area
110.1 sq. in. (710.6 sq. cm)
Size and Type
12.44 x 0.47 (316 x 12) solid rotor with 1.9 (48) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area
103.5 sq. in. (668 sq. cm)
Power Assist Type 8 x 9 (204 x 230) tandem diaphragm, vacuum assist
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Standard
Parking Brake Type Rear brake drum in hat

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