Compare 2009 Jeep Liberty vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Jeep Liberty
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,659
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Jeep Liberty is a very capable SUV, but one that might not be right for most everyday drivers. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 108.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.6 73.0
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 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
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 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 166 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.20
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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