Reviews of the 2008 Jeep Liberty’s off-road ability are starting to trickle in, and they are [looking favorable](http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/26422 “2008 Jeep Liberty”).
>As promised, the Hill Descent Control took over, slowing the Liberty to 1.5 mph via computerized braking to keep the trajectory straight and true. At the end of the slow-motion plunge, all I could see through the windshield was dirt as the Jeep declined at a precarious angle. Still, HDC held steady, returning my vista to its full upright position.
>The rocky off-road course at Redbird State Riding Area southwest of Indianapolis made an apt proving ground for the next-generation Liberty. Covering 600 acres at the site of a former coal mine, the state park is designed specifically for off-roaders and all-terrain vehicles. In places, the hardwoods narrow the trail so tightly that I had to pull the Liberty’s side mirrors inward to avoid losing them.
It’s good to see that some of the new Jeep vehicles are being built for off-road, as well as on-road, inlike the Compass.