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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $20,969 $23,045
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,044 $24,225
4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,416 $24,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,787
$20,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,090
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$352 / month
$384 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. Retro-coolness, off-roading, and practicality don’t come together as well in any other vehicle as they do in the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 31.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.3
Second Hip Room (in) 48.4 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 58.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.1 71.3
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.1 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 35.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 74.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.9 183.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.5 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.2 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 41.8
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3897 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 278 @ 3700
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 239 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.52
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.40
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 2-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.04
Trans Order Code DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front A-Arms Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 4-Link
 
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