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2005 Jeep Liberty KJ Specifications

All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. The information shown is preliminary and based on data available at the time of publication.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Body Style Four-door sport-utility vehicle
Assembly Plant Toledo, Ohio
EPA Vehicle Class Multipurpose vehicle

LIBERTY 2WD JOB RATINGS

2.4-LITER ENGINE

Transmission NSG370, Six-speed manual
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 4.1
GVWR (lbs.) 4,950
GCWR (lbs.) 6,750
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/2,950
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 3,655
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 300
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 2,000
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-LITER ENGINE

Transmission NSG370, Six-speed manual
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.55
GVWR (lbs.) 5,350
GCWR (lbs.) 8,500
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/3,150
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 3,821
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 425
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 3,500
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400
(a) Curb weight is for a base model with standard equipment.
(b) With Trailer Tow Group.
(c) Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passenger and cargo rounded to the nearest ten pounds. It is reduced by the weight of optional equipment. Five passengers at 150 lbs. each.
(d) Cargo is determined by subtracting the weight of driver and passengers from payload.

3.7-LITER ENGINE
Transmission 42RLE, Four-speed auto
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73
GVWR (lbs.) 5,350
GCWR (lbs.) 7,150/9,850(b)
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/3,150
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 3,825
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 750
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 5,000
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400

LIBERTY 4WD JOB RATINGS

2.4-LITER ENGINE

Transmission NSG370, Six-speed manual
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 4.1
GVWR (lbs.) 5,200
GCWR (lbs.) 7,000
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/2,950
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 3,851
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 300
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 2,000
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400

3.7-LITER ENGINE

Transmission NSG370, Six-speed manual
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.55
GVWR (lbs.) 5,600
GCWR (lbs.) 8,750
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/3,150
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 4,011
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 425
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 3,500
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400
(a) Curb weight is for a base model with standard equipment.
(b) With Trailer Tow Group.
(c) Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passenger and cargo rounded to the nearest
ten pounds. It is reduced by the weight of optional equipment. Five passengers at 150 lbs. each.
(d) Cargo is determined by subtracting the weight of driver and passengers from payload.

3.7-LITER ENGINE
Transmission 42RLE, Four-speed auto
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73
GVWR (lbs.) 5,600
GCWR (lbs.) 7,400/10,100(b)
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/3,150
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 4,033
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 750
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 5,000
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400

2.8-LITER TURBO DIESEL ENGINE

Transmission 545RFE, Five-speed auto
Axle Ratio (lbs.) 3.73
GVWR (lbs.) 5,650
GCWR (lbs.) 10,150
GAWR Front/Rear (lbs.) 2,750/3,150
Curb Weight, est.(a) (lbs.) 4,296
Max. Tongue Weight(b) (lbs.) 750
Max. Trailer Weight(b) (lbs.) 5,000
Max. Payload(c) (lbs.) 1,150
Max. Cargo(d) (lbs.) 400

ENGINE: 2.4-LITER, DOHC, 16-VALVE POWER TECH™ I-4

Availability Standard—Sport
Type and Description Four-cylinder, in-line, liquid-cooled
Displacement 148.2 cu. in. (2429 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.44 x 3.98 (88 x 101)
Valve System Belt drive, DOHC, 16 valves, stamped steel followers, hydraulic lash adjustment
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port electronic
Construction Cast-iron block, cast-iron bedplate, aluminum head, balance shafts
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Power (SAE net) 150 hp (112 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6240 rpm, electronically limited
Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity 5 qt. (5.3-Liter)
Coolant Capacity 10.1 qt. (9.6-Liter)
Emission Controls Catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, on-board vapor recovery system, leak detection pump system(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.) 2,000 lbs. (900 kg)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 20/24
(a) Curb weight is for a base model with standard equipment.
(b) With Trailer Tow Group.
(c) Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passenger and cargo rounded to the nearest
ten pounds. It is reduced by the weight of optional equipment. Five passengers at 150 lbs. each.
(d) Cargo is determined by subtracting the weight of driver and passengers from payload.

ENGINE: 3.7-LITER, SOHC, 12-VALVE SMPI POWER TECH V-6

Availability Standard—Renegade and Limited
Edition, Optional—Sport
Type and Description Six-cylinder, 90º V, liquid-cooled
Displacement 225 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93 x 91)
Valve System Chain drive, SOHC, 12 valves, roller followers with hydraulic lash adjustment
Fuel Injection Multi-point fuel injection with returnless fuel rail
Construction Cast-iron block, compacted graphite bedplate, aluminum cylinder head
Compression Ratio 9.1:1
Power (SAE net) 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm, electronically limited
Oil Capacity 5 qt. (4.7L)
Coolant Capacity 14 qt. (13L)
Emission Controls Catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, on-board vapor recovery system, leak detection pump system(a)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)
Automatic with trailer tow package 5,000 lbs. (2250 kg)
Manual transmission 3,500 lbs. (1600 kg)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) Automatic 17/22, Manual 18/22
(a) Meets LEV light-duty truck emissions standards in all 50 states. Fuel Requirement Regular unleaded, 87 octane (R+M)/2

ENGINE: 2.8-LITER, TURBO DIESEL 16 VALVE DOHC, DI-CR

Availability Optional—Limited Edition and Sport
Type and Description Four-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled
Displacement 171 cu. in. (2768 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.70 x 3.94 (94 x 100)
Valve System Belt drive, DOHC, 16 valve
Fuel Injection Direct injection, common rail 23,000 PSI (1600 bar)
Construction Cast-iron block, aluminum cylinder head
Compression Ratio 17.5:1
Power (SAE net) 160 hp (120 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 295 lb.-ft. (400 N•m) @ 1800 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 4300 rpm, electronically governed
Fuel Requirement #2-diesel
Oil Capacity 6.3 qt. (6.0L)
Coolant Capacity 13.2 qt. (12.5L)
Emission Controls EGR, catalytic converters
Max. Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.) Automatic with trailer tow package 5,000 lbs. (2250 kg)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) Automatic 22/27
(a) Meets Federal Interim Tier 2 B in 9A standards and is a California ULEV I under California Cleanest Vehicle Rules in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT.

TRANSMISSION: NSG370—MANUAL, SIX-SPEED

Availability 2.4L I-4/3.7L V-6
Description Six-speed, overdrive, synchronized in all forward gears and reverse, single-rail shift system with top-mounted shift lever
Clutch Hydraulic actuation, dual mass flywheel system
Gear Ratios
1st 4.46
2nd 2.61
3rd 1.72
4th 1.25
5th 1
6th 0.84
Reverse 4.06

TRANSMISSION: 545RFE—A5 AUTOMATIC

Availability 2.8-liter (Diesel only)
Description Five-speed, overdrive, automatic
Gear Ratios
1st 3.00
2nd up shift 1.67
2nd down shift 1.50
3rd 1
4th 0.75
5th 0.67
Reverse 2.21

TRANSMISSION: 42RLE—AUTOMATIC, FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE

Availability 3.7-liter V-6
Description Two planetary gear sets, full electronic control, overdrive lockout, electronically modulated converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 2.84
2nd 1.57
3rd 1
4th 0.69
Reverse 2.21

TRANSFER CASE: NV241 OR NV231 COMMAND-TRAC®

Type Part-time
Operating Modes 2WD; 4WD High, part-time; Neutral; 4WD Low, part-time
Low Range Ratio 2.72:1
Center Differential Type None

TRANSFER CASE: NV242 SELEC-TRAC®

Type Full-time
Operating Modes 2WD; 4WD High, part-time; 4WD fulltime; Neutral; 4WD Low
Low Range Ratio 2.72
Center Differential Type Dual sun differential with high-range and low-range lock capability

AXLE RATIOS

2.4-liter I-4 4.1
3.7-liter V-6 Auto 3.73
3.7-liter V-6 Manual 3.55
2.8-liter Turbo Diesel Auto 3.73

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 136-amp, Sport and Limited Edition,
160-amp Renegade
Battery 600-amp

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(a)

Wheelbase 2WD—104.3 (2649)
4WD—104.3 (2649)
Track, Front 2WD—60.0 (1524)
4WD—60.0 (1524)
Track, Rear 2WD—59.7 (1516)
4WD—59.7 (1516)
Overall Length (to spare tire) 2WD—174.4 (4430)
4WD—174.4 (4430)
Overall Width 2WD—71.6 (1819)
4WD—71.6 (1819)
Overall Height 2WD—70.3 (1784.7)
4WD—70.2 (1784.1)
Overall Height (to roof rack) 2WD—71.9 (1822.9)
4WD—71.1 (1822.2)
Ground Clearance
Front axle (to skid plate) 2WD—N/A
4WD—6.4 (162.8)
Rear axle 2WD—8.0 (201)
4WD—7.9 (200.4)
Running 2WD—9.5 (240.6)
4WD—9.4 (239.3)
Approach Angle 2WD—36.2
4WD—36
Departure Angle 2WD—31.5
4WD—31.5
Curb Weight
2.4-liter with Manual 2WD—3648 (1655)
4WD—3851 (1747)
3.7-liter with Manual 2WD—3846 (1745)
4WD—4011 (1819)
3.7-liter with Automatic 2WD—3898 (1768)
4WD—4033 (1829)
2.8-liter Turbo Diesel Automatic 2WD—N/A
4WD—4306 (1953)
Payload—includes occupants and cargo(a) 1150 (522)
Weight Distribution, F/R(a) 53/47
Frontal Area 29.74 sq. ft. (2.76 sq. m)
Drag Coefficient 0.421
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.5 gal. (74L)
Cargo Volume
Rear Seat Up 29.0 cu. ft. (.821 cu. m)
Rear Seat Folded Down 69.0 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)
(a) 3.7-liter with automatic transmission

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity—F/R 2/3
Front
Head room 40.7 (1034)
Leg room 40.8 (1036)
Shoulder room 56.5 (1435)
Hip room 57.0 (1448)
Seat travel 8.5 (216) horizontal, 1.5 (38) vertical
with optional power height adjuster
Recliner range (degrees) 53
SAE volume 54.4 cu. ft. (1.54 cu. m)
Rear
Head room 42.1 (1069)
Leg room 37.2 (945)
Knee clearance 1.4 (36)
Shoulder room 56.5 (1435)
Hip room 47.4 (1204)
SAE volume 49.3 cu. ft. (1.4 cu. m)
Load capacity 400 lbs. (181 kg)

BODY AND CHASSIS

Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, part-time or full-time
Construction Uniframe®

SUSPENSION

Front Upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar Rear Live axle, trailing upper A-arm, dual trailing lower arms, coil springs, gascharged shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

STEERING

Type Power rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio 18.2:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 35.9 ft. (12 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.6

TIRES(a)

Standard—Sport and Renegade
Size and type P225/75R16 all-season
Mfr. and model Goodyear Wrangler ST
Revs per mile 715
Optional—Sport and Renegade
Size and type P235/70R16 all-terrain
Mfr. and model Goodyear Wrangler SR-A
Revs per mile 721
Standard—Limited
Size and type P235/65R17 all-season
Mfr. and model Goodyear Wrangler HP
Revs per mile 723

WHEELS(b)

Standard—Sport
Type and material Stamped-steel
Size 16 x 7
Standard—Renegade
Type and material Cast-aluminum
Size 16 x 7
Standard—Limited
Type and material Cast-aluminum
Size 17 x 7.5
(a) Also see “Tires” under Feature Availability.
(b) Also see “Wheels” under Feature Availability.


BRAKES

Standard—All
Front
Size and type 11.3 x 1.1 (288 x 28) vented disc with 2.6 (66) single-piston caliper
Swept area 228 sq. in. (1471 sq. cm)
Rear
Size and type 11.2 x 0.47 (284 x 12) solid disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston caliper
Swept area 109 sq. in. (703 sq. cm)
Power-Assist Type Tandem diaphragm, vacuum assist ABS (optional) Type Three-Channel ABS: Features Electronically Variable Brake
Proportioning, 4 Low Mode Calibration

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