While much of what’s on the 2008 Jeep Liberty is standard fare, one feature caught the attention of almost every reviewer: the huge canvas sunroof. TruckTrend.com effused, “Our favorite interior change is the industry-exclusive Sky Slider optional power sunroof, which almost makes the Liberty feel like a convertible when it's fully open.” Internet Auto Guide said, “For wow factor, it will be hard to beat Jeep's new Sky Slider canvas roof. This power rolling canvas top runs nearly the length of the vehicle, and can be opened front-to-back or back-to-front.” Automobilemag.com observed this about the top: “it's quiet when open even at highway speeds and reportedly leak-proof when shut. And no, for those wondering it isn't just cloth; there are ribs of metal and insulation sandwiched between the two layers.”
Beyond the Sky Slider, there’s more to find inside the 2008 Jeep Liberty. Internet Auto Guide clearly lays out the 2008 Liberty’s model lineup: it “is offered in two trim levels, both with rear- or four-wheel drive. The models are Sport ($20,330), Sport 4WD ($21,940), Limited ($24,515), and Limited 4WD ($26,125). The lone engine is a 210-horsepower 3.7-liter V6. Sport models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission; a four-speed automatic ($825) is optional for Sport and standard on Limited. The base four-wheel-drive system is Jeep's Command Trac, a part-time system designed for off-road use. Also offered is Selec-Trac II ($445), a full-time system that allows use of four-wheel drive on dry pavement. Both systems have low-range gearing.”
Going back to the Dodge Nitro comparison, Automobile.com pointed out, “while there's no Load 'n Go sliding load floor like on the Nitro, there is waterproof under-floor storage bin.” Inside the Liberty, Jeep has clearly thought about practical conveniences--and about cleaning up after a seriously dirty adventure. MSNAutos.com also called out some practical features: “Nifty touches: I appreciated how easy it is to fold down the rear seatbacks for additional cargo room. I did it with just one hand. It's also easy to get into the rear cargo area of the Liberty from the back of the vehicle, thanks to the new swing gate/flipper glass system that Jeep is patenting.”
Another prominent change in the 2008 Jeep Liberty is an increase in available features, from big-ticket items to smaller, more subtle updates, including Bluetooth, a MyGIG audio system, and rain-sensing wipers.