2012 Jeep Liberty  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#51 of 2012 SUVs

#121 of all 2012 vehicles


The Liberty, part of Jeep's lineup since 2002, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Jeep Liberty is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Jeep Liberty has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Jeep Liberty has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0562% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4135%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0562% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4135% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Jeep Liberty is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Jeep Liberty is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10051Suzuki Grand VitaraJeep LibertyFord EscapeSubaru ForesterToyota RAV4Jeep Grand CherokeeKia SorentoToyota FJ CruiserMazda CX-7Nissan XterraJeep WranglerVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Jeep Liberty with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 100. The 2012 Jeep Liberty is safer than the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara and less safe than the 2012 Toyota RAV4, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, the 2012 Nissan Xterra, the 2012 Mazda CX-7, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, the 2012 Kia Sorento, and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2012 Ford Escape.

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