Compare 2009 Jeep Liberty vs 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2009 Jeep Liberty
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $24,515 $26,120
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $26,012 $27,730
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RWD 4-Door Automatic
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
$21,659
$20,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Jeep Liberty is a very capable SUV, but one that might not be right for most everyday drivers. 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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.4 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.6 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.2 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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 17.1
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P265/70R17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869 4050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.40
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.04
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle 4-Link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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