Compare 2009 Jeep Liberty vs 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2009 Jeep Liberty
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $26,012 $27,730
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
Liberty RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $24,515 $26,120
Liberty RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
Liberty RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,416 $24,635
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,044 $24,225
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $20,969 $23,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,012
$22,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,730
$24,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$462 / month
$411 / 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
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 - 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
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 72.0
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)
7.4 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 41.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 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)
4166 4295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.40
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
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
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
2.72 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.52
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 - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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