by EVANDER KLUM
The Chrysler Group announced July 19 the pricing for the all-new 2008 Jeep Liberty. At $20,990 MSRP for the Jeep Liberty Sport 4x2 and $22,600 for 4x4 models, and Jeep Liberty Limited 4x2 is at $25,175 and $26,785 for 4x4 models, including $660 destination, the totally redesigned mid-size SUV has classic Jeep exterior styling and a functional interior, added cargo length and rear seat legroom, and the industry-exclusive Sky Slider™ full-length, open-canvas roof. Two models are available: Jeep Liberty Sport and Jeep Liberty Limited and will begin to proceed to dealerships later this summer.
A .7-liter SOHC V-6 engine generating 210 horsepower (157 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque at 4,000 rpm is standard on both models. The Liberty has independent front and five-link rear suspension systems and still offers two four-wheel-drive systems including Selec-Trac II - most advanced four-wheel-drive system in its segment.
Added to list of available features and options are the MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System, remote start, memory seats, mirrors and radio controls, and express up/down windows. Making its world launch is the an industry exclusive new Sky Slider full-length, open-canvas roof, giving the Liberty that "Have Fun Out There" open-air Jeep experience.
The 2008 Jeep Liberty has a full scope of active and passive safety systems. Some of the vehicle's standard equipments are side-curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Roll Mitigation, all-speed Traction Control, Brake Assist, advanced anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring. Rain-sensing wipers and ParkSense Rear Park Assist System are options.
Details on the Jeep door were not stated in the Autoblog article that features this vehicle. Nonetheless, let’s expect that it also has improvements like majority of the 2008 Liberty parts.
The Jeep Liberty Sport 4x2 has been trimmed by $1,270 and has hiked $800 more content. The Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 has been trimmed by $1,170 and has hiked $900 content.
The Jeep Liberty Sport engine is proven and durable. It’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system is standard on the Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4.
Standard are side curtain air bags; body color fascias and wheel flares; cloth, low-back bucket seats; 16-inch aluminum wheels; P225/75R16 all-season black side wall (BSW) tires; tire pressure monitor; reversible cargo floor; fold-flat, reclining second row seats and AM/FM stereo with compact disc player and four speakers.
The Jeep Liberty Limited 4x2 has been trimmed by $720 and has hiked 2,000 more content. The Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 has been reduced by $620 and has added $2,100 content.
Standard are Command-Trac part-time four-wheel-drive system (4x4); YES Essentials seat fabric; fold-flat passenger seat; power front driver seat; Infinity premium audio speakers (eight) and a subwoofer; four-speed automatic transmission; 17-inch aluminum wheels; P235/65R17 all-season BSW tires; security alarm; speed control; universal garage door opener; tire pressure monitoring system with display; SIRIUS Satellite Radio; electronic vehicle information center; auto-dimming rearview mirror; auto up-down driver window; auto down passenger window; power heated folding-exterior mirrors, full-size spare tire and 115V power outlet.