2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$29,420-$43,290
$27,009-$39,388
14 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new 4.7-liter V-8 engine with more power

  • Refreshed exterior and interior design

  • New all-wheel-drive system

  • Optional Sirius Backseat TV system

  • SRT8 high-performance models continue

  • Optional MyGIG multi-media infotainment system

  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlamps

  • Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, and Trailer Sway Control

  • Redesigned floor console

  • Partially removable two-piece front fascia
Overview
The Jeep brand now offers seven models in its lineup, more than it ever has in its 65-year history. With the all-new V-8 engine, the Grand Cherokee now offers a choice of five engines, three 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems, and more high-technology entertainment features than ever before. Even with a refreshed interior and exterior, the Jeep design still holds true to its heritage look, with the traditional seven-slot grille and upright box shape. The high-performance SRT8 model continues with a large Hemi engine.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in three trim levels: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The SRT8 is a separate model in the lineup. The Laredo comes standard with one-touch up/down power windows; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated vehicle information console; air conditioning; 8-way power driver's seat and manual lumbar support adjustment; 60/40 split/fold rear seats; remote keyless entry; an AM/FM audio system with CD and auxiliary input jack; and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.

The mid-level Limited adds roof rack cross rails; remote start; leather seats; heated seats for the first and second row; power-adjustable pedals with memory; rain-sensing wipers; Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control (4x4 models only); leather-wrapped steering wheel; rear backup camera and rear parking assist system; AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 audio with 20GB hard drive and touch screen; and SmartBeam headlamps.

The Overland comes with everything from the Limited plus unique chrome accents and details; high-intensity-discharge headlamps; Chrysler's MyGIG multi-media entertainment system; trailer tow group; and 18-inch chrome wheels.

The 2008 SRT8 model will have the same interior features as the Grand Cherokee; the main difference lies in power and badging.

Powertrain
Five engines power the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup, starting with the 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine good for 215 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque that's optional on the Limited and Overland models. The diesel engine is matched with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Next is the 3.7-liter V-6 engine that's standard on the Laredo, and produces 210 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine also gets the 5-speed automatic transmission. The Limited comes with the all-new 4.7-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 305 hp and 334 lb.-ft. of torque. Engine four is the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that's standard on the Overland and optional on the Limited. It's good for 330 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. Both those engines are matched to a different 5-speed automatic transmission. The big-daddy powerplant in the SRT8 is a 6.1-liter Hemi that delivers 420 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission paired to that engine is a 5-speed automatic with Auto Stick for clutchless shifting.

All Jeeps are Trail Rated, which means their 4WD systems can tackle virtually any off-road situation with ease. Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive feature different transfer-case capabilities, but only the Quadra-Drive has an electronic limited-slip differential for side-to-side traction.

Fuel economy numbers for the diesel are 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway for 2-wheel-drive (2WD) models, and 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway with 4WD. The 3.7-liter V-6 engine delivers 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway with 2WD or 4WD; the 4.7-liter engine is 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway with either drivetrain. The 5.7-liter Hemi engine drops to 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway for both drive systems, and the SRT8 gives 12 mpg city/15 mpg highway.

Safety
Jeep Grand Cherokee's safety features for 2008 include multi-stage front air bags; side curtain air bags (standard on all but the Laredo model); standard rear park sensing system (depending on model); tire-pressure-monitoring system; traction control; electronic stability control program; brake assist; and Jeep's Enhanced Accident Response System, which makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by automatically turning on the interior lighting and unlocking the doors after the air bag has deployed. The system also shuts off the flow of fuel to the engine to reduce the likelihood of a fire.

Technology
A kid-pleasing technology is the optional Sirius Backseat TV, which features three channels of children's programming: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and the Cartoon Network. It uses an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two antennae to call up the channels. Optional equipment includes MyGIG, which has built-in navigation, audio, entertainment and communications systems. There's a 20-gigabyte hard drive to store music and photos, and a voice-memo feature. Real-time traffic is reported via Sirius satellite radio. A trailer sway control feature helps reduce the sway of a trailer to increase safety when towing.

What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new 4.7-liter V-8 engine with more power

  • Refreshed exterior and interior design

  • New all-wheel-drive system

  • Optional Sirius Backseat TV system

  • SRT8 high-performance models continue

  • Optional MyGIG multi-media infotainment system

  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlamps

  • Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, and Trailer Sway Control

  • Redesigned floor console

  • Partially removable two-piece front fascia
Overview
The Jeep brand now offers seven models in its lineup, more than it ever has in its 65-year history. With the all-new V-8 engine, the Grand Cherokee now offers a choice of five engines, three 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems, and more high-technology entertainment features than ever before. Even with a refreshed interior and exterior, the Jeep design still holds true to its heritage look, with the traditional seven-slot grille and upright box shape. The high-performance SRT8 model continues with a large Hemi engine.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in three trim levels: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The SRT8 is a separate model in the lineup. The Laredo comes standard with one-touch up/down power windows; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with integrated vehicle information console; air conditioning; 8-way power driver's seat and manual lumbar support adjustment; 60/40 split/fold rear seats; remote keyless entry; an AM/FM audio system with CD and auxiliary input jack; and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.

The mid-level Limited adds roof rack cross rails; remote start; leather seats; heated seats for the first and second row; power-adjustable pedals with memory; rain-sensing wipers; Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control (4x4 models only); leather-wrapped steering wheel; rear backup camera and rear parking assist system; AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 audio with 20GB hard drive and touch screen; and SmartBeam headlamps.

The Overland comes with everything from the Limited plus unique chrome accents and details; high-intensity-discharge headlamps; Chrysler's MyGIG multi-media entertainment system; trailer tow group; and 18-inch chrome wheels.

The 2008 SRT8 model will have the same interior features as the Grand Cherokee; the main difference lies in power and badging.

Powertrain
Five engines power the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup, starting with the 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine good for 215 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque that's optional on the Limited and Overland models. The diesel engine is matched with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Next is the 3.7-liter V-6 engine that's standard on the Laredo, and produces 210 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine also gets the 5-speed automatic transmission. The Limited comes with the all-new 4.7-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 305 hp and 334 lb.-ft. of torque. Engine four is the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that's standard on the Overland and optional on the Limited. It's good for 330 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. Both those engines are matched to a different 5-speed automatic transmission. The big-daddy powerplant in the SRT8 is a 6.1-liter Hemi that delivers 420 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission paired to that engine is a 5-speed automatic with Auto Stick for clutchless shifting.

All Jeeps are Trail Rated, which means their 4WD systems can tackle virtually any off-road situation with ease. Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive feature different transfer-case capabilities, but only the Quadra-Drive has an electronic limited-slip differential for side-to-side traction.

Fuel economy numbers for the diesel are 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway for 2-wheel-drive (2WD) models, and 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway with 4WD. The 3.7-liter V-6 engine delivers 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway with 2WD or 4WD; the 4.7-liter engine is 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway with either drivetrain. The 5.7-liter Hemi engine drops to 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway for both drive systems, and the SRT8 gives 12 mpg city/15 mpg highway.

Safety
Jeep Grand Cherokee's safety features for 2008 include multi-stage front air bags; side curtain air bags (standard on all but the Laredo model); standard rear park sensing system (depending on model); tire-pressure-monitoring system; traction control; electronic stability control program; brake assist; and Jeep's Enhanced Accident Response System, which makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by automatically turning on the interior lighting and unlocking the doors after the air bag has deployed. The system also shuts off the flow of fuel to the engine to reduce the likelihood of a fire.

Technology
A kid-pleasing technology is the optional Sirius Backseat TV, which features three channels of children's programming: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and the Cartoon Network. It uses an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two antennae to call up the channels. Optional equipment includes MyGIG, which has built-in navigation, audio, entertainment and communications systems. There's a 20-gigabyte hard drive to store music and photos, and a voice-memo feature. Real-time traffic is reported via Sirius satellite radio. A trailer sway control feature helps reduce the sway of a trailer to increase safety when towing.
Available Trims for the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Laredo (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29420.00 Engine 4.7L/287 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Limited (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36715.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/23
Name Overland (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39855.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name Laredo (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31390.00 Engine 4.7L/287 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39305.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Overland (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 43290.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SRT-8 (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41575.00 Engine 6.1L/370 City/Hwy MPG 11/14
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/driver lumbar adjustment
  • Pwr 8-way driver seat
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • Full-length floor console
  • Luxury front & rear floor mats w/logo
  • Floor carpeting
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • Vehicle info center
  • Traveler/mini trip computer
  • Pwr front windows w/(1) touch up/down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Speed control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Tire pressure monitoring warning
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, (6) speakers
  • Sirius satellite radio-inc: 1-year subscription
  • Fixed long mast antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Locking glove box
  • Front 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Cloth covered headliner
  • Overhead console
  • Visor vanity mirror
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Lamps-inc: cargo compartment, glove box, courtesy, rear reading
  • Illuminated entry
  • Carpeted cargo area-inc: trim-panel-mounted storage net, tie down loops, net, reversible waterproof storage
  • Premium leather-trimmed low-back front heated bucket seats w/lumbar adjustment
  • Pwr 8-way driver seat w/memory
  • Pwr 4-way passenger seat
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped two-tone steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Remote keyless entry w/remote start system
  • Security alarm
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Tire pressure monitoring display
  • Parksense rear park-assist system
  • Parkview rear back-up camera
  • MyGig multimedia system-inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3 playback, hard disc drive, auxiliary audio input, (6) Boston Acoustics speakers, 276-watt amp
  • Air conditioning w/dual zone automatic temp control
  • 115-volt pwr outlet
  • Front & rear 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Premium door trim panel
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Cargo compartment cover
  • Leather-trimmed low-back front heated bucket seats w/edge welting & lumbar adjustment
  • Wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Uconnect hands-free communication
  • MyGig multimedia system-inc: AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, hard disc drive, touch-screen display, auxiliary audio input, GPS navigation system, (6) Boston Acoustics speakers, 276 watt amplifier
  • Sirius satellite traffic
  • GPS navigation system
  • Luxury door trim panel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Insulation-inc: dash liner, floor tunnel
  • Cargo net
  • Leather trimmed low-back front bucket seats w/preferred suede, lumbar adjustment
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Bright pedals
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD in-dash changer-inc: MP3 playback, (6) Boston Acoustics speakers, 276-watt amp
  • Highline door trim panel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
EXTERIOR
  • Body colour grille
  • Bodyside molding
  • Black belt molding, black roof molding, black windshield molding
  • Body colour fascias
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Fold-away heated pwr mirrors
  • Front door tinted glass
  • Tinted sunscreen glass
  • Flip-up liftgate glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Accent-colour front license plate bracket
  • Body colour door handles
  • Pwr sunroof
  • Roof rack side rails w/adjustable crossbars
  • Bright grille
  • Molding-inc: chrome bodyside, bright belt, black windshield
  • Front body colour fascia
  • Rear body colour & chrome fascia
  • Automatic Smartbeam halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Fold-away auto-dimming heated pwr body colour mirrors w/memory
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Body colour front license plate brow
  • Bright side roof rails w/adjustable crossbars
  • Body colour fascias w/bright insert
  • Body colour sill molding
  • Automatic high-intensity discharge Smartbeam headlamps
  • Automatic headlamp leveling system
  • Bright front license plate brow
  • Bright door handles
  • Black roof molding
  • Molding-inc: chrome bodyside, black windshield
  • Body colour sill extension
  • Automatic halogen headlamps
  • Fold-away heated pwr body colour mirrors
MECHANICAL
  • 3.7L V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 3.07 axle ratio
  • 213mm rear axle
  • 625-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Tip start system
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Electronic stability program
  • P245/65R17 all-terrain BSW tires
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum sparkle silver wheels
  • 17" steel spare wheel
  • Full size spare tire
  • Pwr steering cooler
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes w/brake assist
  • 4.7L MPI V8 engine
  • 3.73 axle ratio
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • 5.7L Hemi multi displacement V8 engine w/hydraulic engine cooling
  • Dana 44/226mm rear axle
  • Class IV receiver hitch
  • Trailer sway damping
  • 7 & 4 pin wiring harness
  • 245/60R18 all-terrain BSW tires
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • Full size spare tire w/matching wheel
  • Quadra-Trac I full-time 4WD system
  • 4-wheel traction control
  • 200mm front & 213mm rear axles
  • Quadra-Trac II active full-time 4WD system
  • Hill start/descent assist
  • Electronic limited slip differential front & rear axles
  • Skid plates-inc: front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case
  • Tow hooks
  • 6.1L SRT Hemi V8 engine
  • Quadra-Trac active on demand 4WD system
  • 200mm front & Dana 44/226mm rear axles
  • High performance suspension
  • 255/45ZR20 front & 285/40ZR20 rear all-season run-flat performance tires
  • 20" x 9.0" front & 20" x 10.0" rear aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion performance tuned steering
  • Anti-lock 4-wheel performance disc brakes w/brake assist
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes w/brake assist
    • Driver & front passenger advanced multistage airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor
    • Front & rear supplemental side curtain air bags
    • Enhanced accident response system unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump and turns on interior lights after airbag deploys
    • 3-point rear center seat belts
    • Electronic stability program
    • Child seat upper tether anchorages
    • LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
    • Dual note horn
    • 4-wheel traction control
    • Anti-lock 4-wheel performance disc brakes w/brake assist
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