Road Test: 2008 Jeep Liberty
The single engine currently available in the U.S. is the 3.7-liter SOHC V-6--rated 210 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 235 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm--which is carried over from last year. Towing capacity remains unchanged at 5000 pounds. Unfortunately, Jeep dropped its turbodiesel option in the U.S. because that engine couldn't meet 2007 emissions regulations, but we're hopeful the 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel offered in the Grand Cherokee (and soon in the Commander) will also make it into the Liberty. Likewise, we suspect the Liberty will eventually get the 260-horse, 4.0-liter and five-speed automatic from its Dodge Nitro sibling.
Complete Motor Trend's 3 page Review with lots of pictures
2008 Jeep Liberty - Road Test - Truck Trend
Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options