2008 Jeep Liberty  -  $21,785


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,785
Base Invoice: $20,482
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: RWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.7L DOHC V6 engine

Model Highlights

While nearly everything else is new on the 2008 Jeep Liberty, a proven 3.7L V6 provides power for the Liberty line. It makes 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque and can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic.

The Liberty is available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, both in Sport or Limited trim. Two four-wheel drive systems are available, and both are "Trail Rated." Command-Trac is a part-time system, while Selec-Trac II is a more sophisticated system. The Liberty has impressive approach and departure angles, good ground clearance, and sturdy hardware that is well suited for off-roading. Hill descent control, an electronic aid useful in descending steep slopes off-road, is standard on four-wheel-drive models, while hill start assist allows a smoother, safer launch when climbing a steep, slippery slope. The anti-lock braking system also has a "Rough Road" mode oriented toward unpaved surfaces.

A few important safety features that were previously optional or not available are now standard. Stability control with roll mitigation is now included with all Liberty models, and there's a trailer sway control system for improved stability when towing. Brake assist is also standard with the ABS, as are side curtain air bags.

The overall list of features offered on the Liberty has also been greatly expanded--both in terms of standard equipment and options. Sport models come well equipped with air conditioning, power accessories, and many other common conveniences. Limited models step up to larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, heated mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, and an upgraded audio system.

Several new comfort and convenience options are available for those who want to appoint the Liberty more luxuriously. A Sky Slider roof--a full-length canvas arrangement that peels away to open up the entire roof to the sky--is an especially notable new option. Other examples include remote start, a rear parking-sensor system, rain-sensing wipers, and memory seats.

Another key option is the MyGig Multimedia Infotainment System, which integrates audio, navigation, and entertainment functions and also includes a Bluetooth hands-free interface. The system includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive that can store up to 1,500 songs, or a combination of songs and images. There's also a built-in voice memo recorder. The navigation functions include real-time traffic information from Sirius satellite radio (which is also available with the system).


Pros

New off-road-oriented features; towing ability; improved interior.


Model News

The Jeep Liberty is all-new for 2008, with a more rugged appearance that borrows cues from the larger Commander and classic Wrangler models, along with a more comfortable and spacious interior design and a newly available Sky Slider full-length canvas roof. New suspension and steering systems also help improve ride and handling. The Liberty is still classified as a compact sport-utility vehicle, but front and rear seating space has been improved, and cargo length is also increased.


Value Writeup

Jeep has dropped prices on the Liberty for 2008, which, combined with the redesign and new features, makes it a much stronger value than last year's model. Among compact SUVs, the Liberty is one of the more rugged and trucklike choices, ideally suited toward light towing or more serious off-roading. The Sky Slider roof is also a good option for those who want the open-air feel of a soft top.


Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DEH

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.1 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.8 in

Front Hip Room
52.7 in

Second Head Room
40.3 in

Second Leg Room
38.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Second Hip Room
48.4 in

Wheelbase
106.1 in

Length, Overall
176.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in

Height, Overall
70.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
9.1 in

Rear Door Opening Height
35.3 in

Rear Door Opening Width
44.2 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
41.7 in

Liftover Height
33.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
64.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3897 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms

Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle

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

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

Front Tire Order Code
TRY

Rear Tire Order Code
TRY

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P225/75R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 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
10V550000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 03, 2010

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
16229

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTORS THAT CONTAIN EXCESS ADHESIVE THAT MAY ALLOW FOR WATER INTRUSION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INTERMITTENT AND EVENTUALLY INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER OPERATION.

Consequence
A FAILING OR INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM WILL REDUCE A DRIVER'S VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. K24. 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
08V525000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2008

Component
PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected
3663

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 3,663 MY 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO AND MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARK BRAKE LEVER CLUTCH DRUM MAY DISTORT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARK BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence
THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H28. 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
08V455000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 04, 2008

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Potential Number of Units Affected
494

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 494 MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD AND/OR FIXED REAR QUARTER GLASS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED USING INCORRECT URETHANE ADHESIVE. THIS COULD AFFECT GLASS RETENTION.

Consequence
IF THE GLASS SEPARATES WHILE DRIVING, IT COULD STRIKE ANOTHER VEHICLE OR INJURE A PEDESTRIAN.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD AND/OR FIXED REAR QUARTER GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H24. 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 .

Frontal Driver
To Be Rated

Frontal Passenger
To Be Rated

Side Driver
To Be Rated

Side Rear Passenger
To Be Rated

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 DOHC V6 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Auxiliary transmission oil cooler

3.21 axle ratio

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Rear wheel drive

600-CCA maintenance free battery

160-amp alternator

Front upper & lower A-arm suspension

Rear live axle w/upper & lower trailing arm suspension w/track bar

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Corporate 8.25 solid rear axle

P225/75R16 all-season BSW tires

Compact spare tire

16" x 7.0" aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Hill start assist

Bodyside molded-in-colour moldings

Black roof molding

Body colour grille

Body colour fascias

Front license plate bracket

Black license plate brow

Tinted windshield glass

Halogen headlamps w/time off delay

Removable short-mast antenna

Fold away pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Cloth low-back front bucket seats

60/40 split-folding rear seat

Full length floor console

Carpeted floor covering

Luxury front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering wheel

Sentry Key theft-deterrent system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Tachometer

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch up/down & front passenger 1-touch down

Speed sensitive pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

Illuminated entry

Pwr accessory delay

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback

(6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio w/1-year subscription

12-volt auxiliary pwr outlet

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Lamps-inc: courtesy, map/reading, rear dome

Flipper liftgate glass

Cargo compartment lamp

Reversible/waterproof cargo storage

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger advanced multi-stage airbags w/occupant classification system

Supplemental side airbags

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Child safety rear door locks

Enhanced accident response system

All speed traction control

Electronic stability program

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

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$825

 
26B SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28B SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P225/75R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P235/70R16 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$280

 
P225/75R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,075

 
PREMIUM SOUND GROUP
$395

 
TRAILER TOW CLASS III GROUP
$495

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
CHROME ACCENTS GROUP
$795

 
MOPAR ACTIVITIES PKG
$1,420

 
MOPAR EXTERIOR APPEARANCE GROUP
$1,090

 
PWR SUNROOF
$850

 
SKY SLIDER FULL OPEN ROOF
$1,200

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE
$150

 
MOPAR ROADSIDE KIT
$0

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