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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
RWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$19,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$21,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$352 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 48.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.1
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 35.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 106.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 72.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 44.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.1
Length, Overall (in) - 176.9
Liftover Height (in) - 33.3
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 64.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 12.4 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 11.9 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19.5
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.82 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.36
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA TRY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA TRY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 Compact
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3897
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 EKG
Displacement 4.2L/256 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 4.46
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.72
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 4.06
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.61
Trans Order Code M30 DEH
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.21
Summary
Vehicle Name Isuzu Ascender Jeep Liberty
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Live Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Dbl-A A-Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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