2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  $30,150


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $30,150
Base Invoice: $27,739
Destination Charge: $730
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr Laredo
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: RWD 4dr Laredo
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Model Highlights

The greatest distinction between the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee models, other than engines, may be the type of four-wheel-drive system that they come with--three are available this year.

Quadra-Trac I is a road-oriented system that yields full-time four-wheel drive, with torque split 48/52-percent front/rear. Quadra-Trac II adds a two-speed transfer case with low range and has a feature called Throttle Anticipate, which works to anticipate slippage and selectively applies the brakes to maximize traction. The most off-road-oriented system is called Quadra-Drive II; it uses a full-time transfer case with electronic limited-slip differentials to detect tire slip and send engine torque to the wheels with traction. It employs an electronically coupled clutch pack, and the front and rear differentials can be varied at each axle to also help maximize traction.

All three models are available with either four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The base Laredo model gets the V6 and Quadra-Trac I if so equipped, though the 4.7L V8 and both other 4WD systems are optional. The Limited steps up to a standard 4.7L V8 and Quadra-Trac II system, plus useful off-road aids such as hill start assist and hill descent control system. The Overland gets the 5.7L V8 and Quadra-Drive II system, plus tow hooks and skid plates on 4WD models. The turbo-diesel engine is optional on Limited and Overland.

Engines on the Grand Cherokee range from a base 210-horsepower, 3.7L V6, to an economical and torquey 3.0L common-rail turbocharged diesel V6 that makes 215 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, to a newly revised 4.7L V8 now making 302 horsepower and 329 lb-ft. At the top of the range is the 5.7L Hemi V8, making 330 horsepower and 375 lb-ft.

The 4.7L V8 makes 30 percent more power and ten percent more torque than last year's 4.7L, while at the same time boasting a five-percent increase in fuel economy. It's also flex-fuel capable, allowing a mix of ethanol and gasoline up to 85-percent ethanol (E85). The Hemi V8 includes Chrysler's multi-displacement system (MDS), which temporarily shuts down four of the cylinders to save fuel when the V8's power is not needed.

All four engines are mated to five-speed automatic transmissions that feature electronic range select shift control for more control when off-roading or trailer-towing, or on curvy roads; the Grand Cherokee has a tow rating of up to 7,400 pounds.

Grand Cherokees get a new short- and long-arm front suspension and five-link rear suspension geometry that's designed to provide good control on the road without compromising off-road articulation.

The interior has been refreshed, with improved materials for 2008, including a redesigned center console, revamped, LED-lit gauge cluster, and upgraded soft-touch instrument panel materials. Door panels have new armrests designed for comfort.

Each of the Grand Cherokee models get different upholstery. Laredo models have standard cloth and optional leather, while Limited models get two-tone perforated leather and the Overland model gets new saddle perforated leather seats with accent piping.

At the top of the range, the Overland model includes a long list of premium features such as HID headlamps, heated seats in the first and second row, the ParkSense parking aid, a navigation system, a roof rack, chrome 18-inch wheels, and Sirius satellite radio. A wealth of options and packages are available, including a rear-seat entertainment system, the MyGig music storage system, and the all-new Sirius Backseat TV.


Pros

Impressive off-road ability; wide range of configurations; luxurious interior; optional entertainment-system; fuel efficiency with turbo-diesel.


Model News

Jeep's Grand Cherokee gets a number of small changes for 2008 that serve to bring the model more upmarket.

The Grand Cherokee's available 4.7L V8 has been reengineered for 30 percent more power and ten percent more torque.

High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are newly available on some models, and headlamps across the model range have a new integrated design with park/turn lens. The front fascia and grille have also been redesigned, and the lineup of wheel designs has been revamped. Inside, the center console, cup holders, and armrests have been reconfigured, the instrument panel gets a new soft-touch material, and the instrument panel now has LED illumination and black gauges with white pointers.

Numerous changes have also been made to standard equipment. Heated first- and second-row seats are now standard on the Limited and Overland, and the availability of the MyGig system and rear DVD entertainment system has been expanded. Sirius Backseat TV is now optional on Limited and Overland models.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee pairs a comfortable, luxurious interior with impressive off-road ability, and in top trims gets enough high-tech conveniences to compete with the most luxurious sport utility vehicles. The top-of-the-range Overland model is a true rival to some of the top luxury brand SUVs, and the Grand Cherokee is one of the first new vehicles to offer Sirius Backseat TV, an alternative to common DVD back-seat entertainment systems.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/225

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGJ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
109.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Front Hip Room
57.4 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Second Hip Room
57.4 in

Wheelbase
109.5 in

Length, Overall
188.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
84.3 in

Height, Overall
67.4 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Liftover Height
33.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4149 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle

Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Front Tire Order Code
TCH

Rear Tire Order Code
TCH

Spare Tire Order Code
TCH

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.85

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V059000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 05, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1338

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,338 MY 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND COMMANDER VEHICLES. THE FRONT CONTROL MODULE MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE DRIVING OR NOT TO START AND/OR CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. ENGINE STALLING OR INOPERATIVE WIPERS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H03. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V415000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
28755

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS IN A CERTAIN LOT MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED FROM GRAY IRON INSTEAD OF DUCTILE IRON AS DESIGNED AND COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING.

Consequence
THIS WOULD INCREASE THE VEHICLE'S STOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS TO SEE IF THEY FALL INTO THIS LOT AND, IF SO, WILL REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO G35. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E039000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 15, 2009

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
44

Summary
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.

Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V175000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 07, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
295,345

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.

Consequence
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V567000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
291,703

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Rear wheel drive

3.07 axle ratio

213mm rear axle

625-amp maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Tip start system

Pwr accessory delay

Electronic stability program

P245/65R17 all-terrain BSW tires

17" x 7.5" aluminum sparkle silver wheels

17" steel spare wheel

Full size spare tire

Pwr steering cooler

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes w/brake assist

Body color grille

Bodyside molding

Black belt molding, black roof molding, black windshield molding

Body color fascias

Halogen headlamps

Fold-away heated pwr mirrors

Front door tinted glass

Tinted sunscreen glass

Flip-up liftgate glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Accent-color front license plate bracket

Body color door handles

Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/driver lumbar adjustment

Pwr 8-way driver seat

60/40 folding rear seat

Full-length floor console

Luxury front & rear floor mats w/logo

Floor carpeting

Tilt/telescoping steering column

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

Vehicle info center

Traveler/mini trip computer

Pwr front windows w/(1) touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

Speed control

Remote keyless entry

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Tire pressure monitoring warning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, (6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio-inc: 1-year subscription

Fixed long mast antenna

Air conditioning

Locking glove box

Front 12-volt pwr outlet

Cloth covered headliner

Overhead console

Visor vanity mirror

Passenger assist handles

Lamps-inc: cargo compartment, glove box, courtesy, rear reading

Illuminated entry

Carpeted cargo area-inc: trim-panel-mounted storage net, tie down loops, net, reversible waterproof storage

Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger advanced multistage airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor

Front & rear supplemental side curtain air bags

Enhanced accident response system unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump and turns on interior lights after airbag deploys

3-point rear center seat belts

Electronic stability program

Child seat upper tether anchorages

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4.7L V8 ENGINE
$930

 
4.7L FLEXIBLE FUEL V8 ENGINE
$930

 
3.0L TURBO DIESEL V6 ENGINE
$2,585

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
26E LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28E LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26X LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,885

 
28X LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,885

 
22X LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,885

 
26Y LATITUDE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28Y LATITUDE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26W ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,295

 
28W ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$1,295

 
P245/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN BSW TIRES
$0

 
P245/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$190

 
245/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
17" X 7.5" SPARKLE SILVER WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 7.5" MACHINED-FINISH ALUMINUM WHEELS
$100

 
17" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$100

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$205

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP IV
$280

 
SUN/SOUND GROUP
$995

 
MOPAR TOURING PLUS GROUP
$1,325

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$985

 
NAVIGATION/REAR BACK-UP CAMERA GROUP
$1,650

 
REAR BACK-UP CAMERA/REAR DVD GROUP
$1,770

 
REAR BACK-UP CAMERA GROUP
$1,100

 
DRIVER CONVENIENCE GROUP
$350

 
MOPAR CHROME EDITION GROUP
$995

 
LUXURY FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS W/LOGO
$30

 
PWR SUNROOF
$800

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
UCONNECT HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
$310

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
MOPAR APPEARANCE GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR ON-ROAD GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR ROADSIDE KIT
$0

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