2008 Jeep Liberty vs. Its Competition

2008 Jeep Liberty Limited
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

If you’re genuinely looking for a five-passenger vehicle that is ultra-capable off-road, this mid-size Jeep is worthy of consideration even in the face of stiff competition from traditional SUV competitors and car-based crossover vehicles.

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Quick Specs
7.2
Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one.
8.0
It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
7.8
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
7.8
For active people who need to tow or haul a lot of gear or go off-road, the 2008 Nissan Xterra is one of the best—and best-looking—choices.
7.4
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.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
MSRP From     
$21,090$19,995$20,700$22,060$23,045$21,500
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door Sport4-Door Manual X2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door Manual XRWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
2-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door5 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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