Does anyone believe that the world needs another compact sport utility vehicle? The folks at Jeep do. The 2002 Jeep Liberty replaces the 17-year-old, and very tired, Jeep Cherokee. Priced from $16,450 to $22,720, the surprise is that this may be the best of the small sport utilities on the market, going head-to-head with its competitors Ford Escape, Honda CRV, Nissan Xterra, Toyota RAV4, Mazda Tribute, and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Take the 210-horsepower V6 model and go anywhere you want to go. Options such as leather interior and automatic transmission are available as the price goes up. Read more at