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2002 ICOTY Awards - SUV
Most Resourceful - Jeep Liberty

ROAD & TRAVEL's 2002 Most Resourceful -- Jeep LibertyWhile sedans and roadsters are great on the highway, they aren't the first choice when the terrain turns rocky and the streams start to rise. That's why we looked to Jeep for the vehicle Most Likely to Survive Anything. And the new Liberty provides its owners with the freedom to go anywhere and do anything to survive. Sometimes that just means getting away from the city and spending the weekend getting dusty on the trails or camping out in the desert.

Although the Liberty is the newest offering from Jeep, it is backed by 60 years of Jeepness, which means it features four-wheel-drive systems like Command-Trac and Selec-Trac that have been tested to the extremes in other Jeep products. The Liberty's 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6 engine in the Limited model provides good power and good fuel economy, as well as many high-tech features you wouldn't expect to find in such a workhorse. To survive, you have to be nimble and surefooted; we liked the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevy TrailBlazer, runners-up in this contest, but the Liberty has the size and finesse to go from street to off-road with the greatest of ease. And in this case, the Liberty wins for survival of the fittest.

Most Respected
Luxury Car of the Year
Infiniti Q45

Most Likely to Change the World
ECO- Friendly Car of the Year
Th!nk City

Most Likely to Survive Anything
SUV of the Year
Jeep Liberty