Although the official announcement is not yet confirmed, the Fiat Chrysler will probably bring back the Liberty badge. However, this SUV won’t be on the streets before the new generation of the Cherokee enters the market. The brand-new 2019 Jeep Liberty will use the same platform and drivetrains as the following Cherokee. But, it will come with the basically different exterior design.
The company will try to make a more coupe-like crossover because this class is becoming more and more popular around the globe. Furthermore, the new model brings a spacious and very well crafted cabin, with a lot of goodies and luxurious features. The competition is very strong, the main rivals of this vehicle surely will be the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Equinox. Still, we are sure that the Liberty has a few aces in the sleeve to stay well positioned in this class.
2019 Jeep Liberty Exterior
The styling of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Liberty will see some changes, but for the most part, it will look the same as the Cherokee. The front side includes a seven-slot massive grille and a lower air intake, that appears really huge. The front bumper will get a total makeover and the overall exterior is slightly redesigned. As a result of that, the aerodynamics of the vehicle is much better.
Moreover, the fog lights are taken out, and the lower grille will keep the airflow through the intercooler without any problem. The new Liberty will roll on 20-inch wheels as standard. Also, the rooflines and rear end are getting a new look. The rear end will get a heavy trunk with massive taillights and dual exhaust tips. The rooflines should be sleeker and the headlights will be the same as on the Grand Cherokee.
2019 Jeep Liberty Interior
For the interior, the new 2019 Jeep Liberty will get pretty elegant treatment, notably better than anything you’ll see inside of the current Compass or Cherokee. But, don’t expect any momentous off-road kit, because the Liberty won’t be able to do any off-roading adventure. Alternatively, the new model will have two-tone leather covers, and the latest infotainment system as well.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are available as part of the standard package. Furthermore, the company will add the best safety features, and the Liberty will have safety bundle as good as the Wrangler. Also, the faux-suede accents looking gorgeous and the interior is very comfortable. The headroom offers a decent amount of space and the legroom is even better. The rear legroom is probably the best-in-segment, so fitting the bunch of grown-ups won’t be a problem for new Liberty.
2019 Jeep Liberty Platform
The FCA announce in the latest annual report that the forthcoming 2019 Jeep Liberty will ride on the CUSW platform. The name stands for “Compact U.S. Wide”. This platform is an evolution of formerly existing Alfa Romeo and Fiat platform, and it underpins the Dodge Dart as well. With this architecture, the new Liberty will switch its rear-drive-based unibody roots for a front-drive setup.
Moreover, all-wheel drive will be available, if not as a standard option than surely as optional. We expect that the Jeep will introduce at least one Trail Rated configuration as well. The new model will have the independent rear suspension, with an improved driveshaft. Also, extra ground clearance and nodular tires look promising, and all the hard-core fans of the Jeep will enjoy in this practical and powerful vehicle.
2019 Jeep Liberty Engine Specs
Even though Fiat-Chrysler has yet to make an official announcement, under the hood of 2019 Jeep Liberty will be quite stunning engines. The base model will use a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powertrain that will be capable to develop up to 180 hp. The most powerful version will probably use a brand-new 2.0-liter Hurricane four-cylinder gasoline drivetrain. This mill will be able to deliver up to 300 hp and surely is the better choice.
Of course, both engines will come in a pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The company stated that the new Liberty will have an amazing fuel economy, but we still don’t have any precise information about that. Also, the Pentastar architecture is meant to support engine sizes ranging from 3.0 to 4.0-liters. For the new model the customers will have an option, to choose between front- or all-wheel drive systems.
2019 Jeep Liberty Release Date and Price
The rumors from the famous multinational corporation claim that the coupe-like SUV should be ready in the first quarter of 2019. So, there is a big possibility that the 2019 Jeep Liberty will be ready to make a debut on the New York International Auto Show. Since the new model is in class on its own, and a definitely better option than the Cherokee, we expect that the base model should cost around $33,000.
However, the fully equipped Liberty, with all the improved tech and luxuries will probably have a starting price at $44,000. With these set of prices, the brand-new 2019 Jeep Liberty will have the numerous competitors. Primarily the main rivals will be the Ford Explorer, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox, and Honda CR-V. Also, the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape and Nissan Xterra should also be the fierce competitors on the market.