I had to travel for work this week, which meant renting a car. They were out of standard rentals so I was "upgraded" to a newer Jeep Liberty with about 10k miles. I thought, "Hey, it's a smaller SUV. How bad can it be?" Well... The vehicle itself would be fine if you can get over a few fundamental things, I guess. My biggest gripe is the MASSIVE transmission tunnel which makes the foot wells tiny. Your feet are way outboard, which is odd. I wouldn't be able to drive one daily for that reason alone, personally. Otherwise I think the ergonomics were fine. The switchgear is standard domestic fare, unexciting but well-enough designed. It's tall, but frankly there isn't any more room than a car-based CUV. The driving experience is about what you might expect. It's tall, which makes cornering feel ungainly (but not really unsafe). Acceleration is seriously lackluster considering the 3.7L V6, yet the accelerator is incredibly touchy from a stop. I couldn't find a way to get off the line smoothly. Your best bet is to crack the throttle, take the initial jolt, and just hold it there. That seems to be common to Chrysler products that I have driven. Then comes FE, where it really goes to hell. I drove the Liberty about like I drive my Prius. It was standard FE driving minus gliding, which wasn't really an option. I kept it in 2WD, obviously. My traveling companion also put some miles on it, but he is a pretty efficient driver from what I can tell. Driving was an even mix of city/highway. The result? You really want to know? I'll tell you. . . . . . . . . . . 16mpg. I didn't think that was possible, but there it is, right in line with the city rating. I have to believe something was wrong with it to burn than much gas.