Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,457 - $9,338
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
210
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,457 - $9,338
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
210
Seats
5

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 ...

Jeep Liberty Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Reviews

4.22

158 Reviews

42% 41% 15% 3% 1 star 0%

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Straight six vs. V6 vs. 4 cylinder Jeeps.

The Jeep liberty is a great general SUV. I haven't had any real problems with it since purchase and it has been very easy to maintain. I have had to service the brakes, sunroof (major leaks), and the window mechanics have given way. 128, 000 miles and I have changed the tires twice with very even wear. I seafoam the engine every third oil change, but the bearings in the engine have started making a bit of noise. The water pump has also failed, and although it is a cheap, easy fix. It was incredibly inconvenient. The engine lacks power, which is genuinely surprising. I have always driven Jeeps, but my 2001 Cherokee has 25-40% more power than the liberty and I think it might weigh more. I am aware there is a difference between a straight six and a v6. But, it is seriously making me reconsider my purchase. I like the rig. It is not a bad car. It just really is not living up to my expectations and I will likely sell it soon after less than a year of ownership. My so drives a 2014 compass. 4 cyl. And it has more power. It is a sad excuse for a Jeep. But, at least I am not cussing when I drive it.

- Mandy R

2008 Jeep liberty; 4x4! Undesirable mpg.

I love the fact that I have 4-wheel drive for the snowy winters but am saddened by the lack of legroom in the passenger seat. Even with the seat back the entire way, taller people seem to have their legs tight against the dashboard. The car runs well for being 10 years old and has not required any major work since I purchased it used almost 2 years ago. While my work commute is short, 5-10 minutes, the lack of sustainability in a tank of gas based on average mpg is bothersome. A full tank of gas usually gets me between 240-260 total miles. While I believe this car would be good for long trips due to its versatility and 4x4 status, its less than desirable average mpg pushes me away from utilizing it when I need to go further than an hour or so.

- Ashley C

Jeep liberty provides travel freedom.

This Jeep has lasted several years and been able to withstand several trips up and down the east coast. After owning it for several years, it is now finally giving me mechanical issues. Even if I was to get all of the issues fixed, it would still be a matter of time before the engine itself goes out. It has been super comfortable to drive in. Especially for long road trips. It has tons of room in the back for packing cargo or taking extra passengers with you. I have never felt cramped in this Jeep. It gets pretty good gas mileage and will let you know when you need an oil change. I have moved this car and it has been extremely reliable. I would recommend this car to anyone but not for a super long term vehicle.

- Holly C

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,457 - $7,588
$6,929 - $9,338

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

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

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

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

Category Name: 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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 22 mpg
16 - 22 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety