Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,346 - $20,050
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
202
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,346 - $20,050
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
202
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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

Whether you're an off-road enthusiast, an occasional camper or just a city slicker with a back-country mindset, the rugged yet refined 2008 Jeep Wrangler is sure to please.

2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Reviews

4.56

120 Reviews

67% 26% 5% 2% 1%

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Does your Jeep have a death wobble issue?

I love my Jeep , it is fun to drive, comfortable and it has the nav system so I will not get lost. It has both a hardtop and a soft top that we have enjoyed for years. It drives easily, has a pretty comfortable ride to it, the stereo system is good quality, the steering wheel tilts and the hazard lights are easy to turn off and on, should you require them. It is spacious enough to haul grandkids and groceries and even our pets have enjoyed riding in the Jeep . I have gotten so many compliments on it and only have one issue I feel needs to be mentioned. We discovered some years ago that when you get up to about 40mph the front end started to shimmy quite badly. Something called 'death wobble' and I'd not ever heard of this prior to us experiencing it for ourselves. It is frightening and feels like you got a couple flat tires, that is how severe the wobble was. After doing quite a lot of research online, my ex-husband learned about the problem and we were able to take it in and have it resolved. This issue occurs in only a few years of the Jeep s currently on the road so it would be worth it to ask specifically about death wobble on a Jeep you might be interested in purchasing, prior to the purchase. Other than that- no problem with our Jeep .

- Angela W

Adventure and fun rolled into one vehicle.

It (3. 8l) has an oil consumption problem, but if you check the oil on a regular basis, it does have potential to last a long time (mine has 195k currently). Other than that, I love how reliable it is in the snow (love the fact that you can shift into 4WD instead of pushing a button on the dash), very fun to drive and bought it because I wanted an SUV and a convertible in one. I did not buy this for fuel economy, so even though that is a big complaint I have seen and read, I made my decision on versatility on and off-road, not how many miles to the gallon I can get. I also bought it because it is an American icon and I always wanted one and the fact that Jeep still offers the manual transmission in their vehicles. This vehicle was designed to go off-road, anyone who buys a wrangler for anything other than that and with high expectations of fuel economy, smooth ride/handling, and luxurious interior will be in for a rude awakening. I love my wrangler.

- Gretchen M

Will never drive another vehicle in my lifetime.

Normal wear and tear on vehicle. Watch out for the death wobble which ended up being ball joints and bad shock. Performance is up does what you want to do. Climbed up hills and slowly climbed a rock hill. Does pretty good through large puddles on the road never bogged out even when the water was up to the doors. Not recommended lol but sometimes you have no choice. Have not had problems starting in sub zero weather always made it through the snow and over and above performance. Best vehicle I have ever owned. Not as comfortable as I hoped but it will do and features is I have a rag top easy to take down and place back up. Take doors off and window down love it.

- Peg P

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,346 - $16,205
$14,372 - $18,154

Horsepower

Horsepower
202 hp
202 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L OHV 12
3.8L SMPI V6 ENGINE
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3.8L OHV 12
3.8L SMPI V6 ENGINE
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
95.4 in.
95.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34 - 34.9 ft.
34.9 ft.

Length

Length
152.8 - 162.9 in.
163.5 in.

Width

Width
73.7 - 82.8 in.
82.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3741 - 3815 .lbs
3920 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
202 hp
202 hp

Torque

Torque
237 ft. lbs.
237 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 10 mpg
8 - 10 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 mpg
19 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

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

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety