2008 Jeep Liberty Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Red Rock
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,046 - $10,263
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
15 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
210
Seats
5

How 2008 Jeep Liberty Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#18
  By Price
Ranks  
#9
  By Experts
Ranks  
#20
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Jeep Liberty If...

You'll like the Jeep Liberty if you want a mid-size SUV with rugged good looks, room for five and go-anywhere off-road capabilities. Plus, the Sky Slider Roof lets you have open air fun without the added noise and security concerns of owning a soft-top Jeep Wrangler.

Jeep Liberty Models & Trims

Sport $6,046 - $8,263
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $7,698 - $10,263
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.25
1 star
0%

My experience with the Jeep.

It is a great quality vehicle. I have not had any problems under the hood. My air conditioning has stopped working; not sure of the cause of it but I have tried charging it and that did not work. The interior is nice and roomy, and relatively easy to clean on my own. The passenger side glove box area has a weird sticky residue to it that is extremely difficult to make clean. As for the way the vehicle drives, it is very smooth, and easy to handle. There is a great amount of trunk space, and if you put down the back seats, it creates a large space to transport large items.

Chelsea W
Helpful

The trunk space is the best part.

I have had no major problems with my vehicle. It is a 2008 and very reliable. The interior has fabric seats which are surprisingly easy to keep clean and not hot and sticky like leather. The vehicle is on the heavier side so it does take some getting used to in the beginning. The gas mileage is not the best compared to many cars on the road today. I get currently about 15 miles per gallon. The vehicle is very comfortable for long car rides. The trunk is spacious. I play golf and I can fit several full size golf bags in the back with no problem.

Ryan J
Helpful

Great for small family SUB

I naught used and the only real big issue I have had was the compressor other then that it has been a very reliable and safe car. I do make sure to keep up with maintenance oil change, brakes, tune ups and tires and what not. It runs really smooth and it's a great small family car the back seats are not all that comfortable to travel long distances but for everyday use and short trips it works. It has a touch screen for the radio with GPS and also can play movies when vehicle is not moving. Over all I am very happy with my car.

Andrea T
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,046 - $8,263
$7,698 - $10,263

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L DOHC V6 engine, 3.7L V6 ENGINE, 26B SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
3.7L DOHC V6 engine, 3.7L V6 ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 (in.)
40.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 40.4 (in.)
38.5 - 40.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/70R16
P235/60R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.1 (in.)
106.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 (ft.)
35.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
176.9 (in.)
176.9 (in.)

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3897 - 4090 (.lbs)
3976 - 4163 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Torque

Torque
235 (ft. lbs.)
235 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 (gal.)
19.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Not Available
Side
Not Available
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
M
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 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

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (4)

Visibility > Windshield Sep 4, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 4, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V455000
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.
Remedy:
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.
Suspension Jun 15, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 15, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09E039000
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.
Remedy:
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.
Parking Brake Oct 7, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 7, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V525000
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.
Remedy:
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.
Visibility > Windshield Wiper/washer > Motor Nov 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V550000
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.
Remedy:
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.

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