2008 Jeep Liberty – All-new From the Ground Up

2008 JEEP® LIBERTY PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

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Dimensions are in inches (millimeters) at curb weight with standard wheels and tires unless otherwise noted.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Four-door sport-utility
Assembly Plant…………………………………………………………………………Toledo North Assembly Plant; Toledo, Ohio
EPA Vehicle Class………………………………………………………………………………………………..Multi-purpose Vehicle

ENGINE: 3.7-LITER, SOHC, V-6
Availability…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Standard
Type and Description…………………………………………………………………………..90º V-6, liquid cooled w/balance shaft
Displacement………………………………………………………………………………………………………….225.8 in3 (3700cm3)
Bore x Stroke…………………………………………………………………………………………………….3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)
Valve System……………………………………………..Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves, and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection…………………………………………………………………………….Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction………………………………………………..Cast iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft
Compression Ratio……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9.7:1
Power (SAE net, estimated)……………………………………………………………..210 bhp (157kW) @ 5200 rpm (56.8hp/L)
Torque (SAE net, estimated)………………………………………………………………………..235 lb.-ft. (319N•m) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed……………………………………………………………………………………6000 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement………………………………………………………………………………Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2
Oil Capacity……………………………………………………………………………………………………..5.0 qt. (3.7L) SAE 5W-20
Coolant Capacity…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..14.0 qt. (13.25L)
Emission Controls……………………………………………………………..2, mini-oxidation and 1, 3-way catalytic converters;
4 heated oxygen sensors, EGR and internal engine features1
Alternator…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..160 A
Battery…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..600 CCA, maintenance free

TRANSMISSION: NSG 370 MANUAL SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3.7L V-6
Description………………………………………………………………………….. Synchronized in all forward gears and Reverse,
multi-rail shift system with top-mounted shift lever
Clutch………………………………………………………………………………..Hydraulic actuation, dual-mass flywheel system

Gear Ratios
1st ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.46
2nd ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2.61
3rd ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.72
4th ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.25
5th …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1.0
6th ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….0.84
Reverse…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4.06
Axle……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3.21
Overall Top Gear……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2.69

TRANSMISSION: 42RLE AUTOMATIC FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Optional with 3.7L V-6
Description……………………………………………………………………………………………………Adaptive electronic control
and electronically modulated torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios
1st …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2.84
2nd ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1.57
3rd ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.0
4th …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………0.69
Reverse……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2.21
Axle……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3.73
Overall Top Gear………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2.57

TRANSFER CASE: MP 1522 COMMAND-TRAC®
Availability………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard on 4WD models
Type………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Part-time, electronic shift
Operating Ranges………………………………………………………………………………2WD, 4WD Lock, 4WD Low, Neutral
Low Range Ratio………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2.72:1
Center Differential Type……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….None

TRANSFER CASE: MP 3022 SELEC-TRAC II®
Availability………………………………………………………………………………………………………Optional all 4WD models
Type………………………………………………………………………………………………………Full-time active, electronic shift
Operating Ranges………………………………………………………………………………2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Low, Neutral
Torque Split, F/R……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….42/58
Low Range Ratio………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2.72:1

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

General

Wheelbase……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….106.1 (2694.4)
Track, Front……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….61.0 (1549.4)
Track, Rear………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..61.0 (1549.4)
Overall Length, NAFTA Vehicles……………………………………………………………………………………176.9 (4492.9)
Overall Width……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..72.4 (1838.0)
Overall Height…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….70.1 (1808.3)

Aero

CdA…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….12.21
Cd ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..0.403

Estimated Fuel Economy, (mpg city/highway)
Reflects EPA methods for 2007 and prior model years
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Manual Transmission, 2WD…………………………………………………………………….18/23
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission, 2WD…………………………………………………………………18/23
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Manual Transmission, 4WD…………………………………………………………………….18/23
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission, 4WD…………………………………………………………………18/23

Estimated Fuel Economy, (mpg city/highway)
Reflects new EPA methods for 2008 model years and beyond
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Manual Transmission, 2WD…………………………………………………………………….16/22
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission, 2WD…………………………………………………………………16/22
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Manual Transmission, 4WD…………………………………………………………………….16/22
3.7L Gasoline Engine, Automatic Transmission, 4WD…………………………………………………………………15/21

Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (L)

3.7L Gasoline Engine……………………………………………………………………………………………………..19.5 (73.8)

Maximum Payload, lbs. (kg), Includes Occupants and Cargo…………………………………………..1150 lbs. (590 kg)

Towing Capacities, lbs. (kg)

U.S. and export markets other than Europe
All Models Equipped With a Class II Trailer Hitch……………………………………………………………….2000 (907)
3.7L Engine, Manual Transmission w/Trailer Tow Pkg (Class III)…………………………………………..3500 (1588)
3.7L Engine, Automatic Transmission w/Trailer Tow Pkg (Class III)……………………………………….5000 (2268)

Clearances with 235/65R17 Tires (Domestic 4×4)

Approach Angle, degrees (without/with air dam)……………………………………………………………………39.1/29.0
Breakover Angle, degrees (with skid plate)…………………………………………………………………………………20.4
Departure Angle, degrees………………………………………………………………………………………………………32.1

Weights

3.7L Gasoline Engine, 2WD…………………………………………………………………………………………..4030 (1827)
3.7L Gasoline Engine, 4WD…………………………………………………………………………………………..4222 (1915)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity – F/R…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2/3

Front

Head Room w/o Sun Roof……………………………………………………………………………………………..40.4 (1025.1)
Head Room w/Sun Roof…………………………………………………………………………………………………38.5 (976.8)
Leg Room…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………40.8 (1036.4)
Shoulder Room…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..56.8 (1443.0)
Hip Room………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….52.7 (1338.1)
Seat Travel…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9.0 (229.1)
Recliner Range……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6.6° to 51.6°
Rear
Head Room……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….40.3 (1023.0)
Leg Room…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..38.8 (984.5)
Knee Clearance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1.3 (34.1)
Shoulder Room…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..56.6 (1436.4)
Hip Room………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….48.4 (1229.0)
Recliner Range…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..21.5° to 33.5°

Cargo

Liftover Height………………………………………………………………………………………………………….33.3 (844.8)
Minimum Cargo Width Liftgate Opening………………………………………………………………………..47.0 (1194.2)
Minimum Cargo Height At Liftgate Opening……………………………………………………………………..34.4 (873.5)
Maximum Cargo Height Liftgate Opening………………………………………………………………………..35.3 (895.7)
Maximum Cargo Width At Liftgate Opening……………………………………………………………………44.2 (1122.9)
Distance Between Wheelhouse Interior Trim …………………………………………………………………41.7 (1059.1)

Cargo Volume, cu. ft. (cu. M)

Behind Rear Seat……………………………………………………………………………………………………………31.5 (0.9)
With Rear Seat Folded…………………………………………………………………………………………………….64.2 (1.8)

BODY/CHASSIS
Layout………………………………………………………………..Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Construction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Steel Uniframe

SUSPENSION
Front…………………………………………………………………………………………..Upper and lower “A” arms, coil springs,
low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear Live axle, upper and lower trailing arms, track bar,
coil springs, stabilizer bar, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers

STEERING
Type………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17.36:1
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)……………………………………………………………………………………….35.5 ft. (10.83 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3.42

BRAKES
Availability………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard – All

Front

Size and Type………………………………………………………………………………..11.9 x 1.1 (302 x 28) vented rotor
with 2.6 (66) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (total front)…………………………………………………………………………..190.8 sq. in. (1231.0 sq. cm)

Rear

Size and Type………………………………………………………………………………..12.44 x 0.47 (316 x 12) solid rotor
With 1.9 (48) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (total rear)…………………………………………………………………………………….55.4 sq. in. (357.6 sq. cm)
Power Assist Type …………………………………………………………………8 x 9 (204 x 230) Tandem-diaphragm vacuum
Four-wheel Anti-lock (ABS)……………………………………………………………………………………………….Standard – All
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)……………………………………………………………………………………..Standard – All
Parking Brake Type…………………………………………………………………………………………….Rear brake drum-in-hat

WHEELS
Availability……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard Sport
Type and Material……………………………………………………………………………..Machined and painted cast aluminum
Size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………16 x 7
Availability…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard Limited
Type and Material……………………………………………………………………………..Machined and painted cast aluminum
Size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………17 x 7
Availability…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Available Limited
Type and Material…………………………………………………………………………………………Chrome-clad cast aluminum
Size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………18 x 7

TIRES
Availability……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard Sport
Size and Type………………………………………………………………………………P225/75R16, all-season, black side wall
Model……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Goodyear Wrangler ST
Revs/Mile (km)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………712 (1146)
Availability…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Standard Limited
Size and Type………………………………………………………………………………P235/65R17, all-season, black side wall
Model……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Goodyear Wrangler HP
Revs/Mile (km)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………721 (1160)
Availability…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Available Limited
Size and Type………………………………………………………………………………P235/60R18, all season, black side wall
Model………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Goodyear Fortera HL
Revs/Mile (km)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………722 (1162)
Availability……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Available Sport
Size and Type……………………………………………………………..P235/70R16, all-season, all-terrain outline white letter
Model…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Goodyear Wrangler SRA
Revs/Mile (km)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………721 (1160)
Compact Spare Tire……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Standard Sport
Full-size Spare Tire w/ Matching Wheel……………………………………………………….Standard Limited; Available Sport

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  1. Randy Balsley June 1st, 2012 3:56 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my jeep liberty, but the obd suddenly is going haywire. I don’t know what’s going on with it. Engine light & emmission.light keep’s coming on?

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