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Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 109.5 in
Length 186.6 in
Width 73.3 in
Height 67.7 in
Curb Weight 4254 lb.
Fuel Capacity 20.8 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.1 in
Hip Room, Row 1 57.6 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.7 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 60.6 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.5 in
Total Legroom 77.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.5 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 67.4 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
small, tight see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
That and MPG are the only real faults so far after 15000 miles and 15 mons. I think our 2001 GC has more seat comfort although the 07s seats do fold over easier than the 01s. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Laredo Limited Overland SRT8
Standard Engine 3.7L V6
OHC-2v
210 hp@5200
235 lb-ft@4000
4.7L V8
OHC-2v
305 hp@5000
334 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
330 hp@5000
375 lb-ft@4000
6.1L V8
OHV-2v
420 hp@6200
420 lb-ft@4800
Optional Engine(s) 4.7L V8
OHC-2v
305 hp@5000
334 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
330 hp@5000
375 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
3.0L V6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
215 hp@3800
376 lb-ft@1600
 
 turbocharged
3.0L V6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
215 hp@3800
376 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
3.0L V6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
215 hp@3800
376 lb-ft@1600
  
Standard Transmission5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low range 
 AWD w/low range   
Standard Tires245/65R17 tires245/65R17 tires245/60R18 tires255/45ZR20 tires (front)
285/40ZR20 tires (rear)
Optional Tires 245/60R18 tires  

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Turbo Diesel engine is almost as fast as the hemi and averages 25mpg. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
lots of torque see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
The 4.7L V-8 with 545RFE electronically controlled 5 speed automatic is an adequate performer. It will happily tow a 5,000 pound trailer if properly equipped with the electronic trailer brake controller (not available from the factory). It will acquit itself well in freeway and two-lane road passing situations. It is not a stoplight warrior, though. With the average V-6 automobile now sporting 300HP, the 4.7L Grand Cherokee will be left in the dust on dry pavement. Add a little rain or snow and the situation is reversed. For all normal driving, the high-eight-second 0-60 performance is perfectly adequate, and would have been considered "fast" in the 1980s. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
V8 power and sound. Tough powertrain. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Simply put, the 5.7L Hemi shines brightly in this package. Offering 20 more horsepower than 5.7L engines in the passenger cars, the truck ismuch lighter on its feet than the 300HP 4.7L version offered the same year. Acceleration is crisp when the truck is lightly loaded. It's not sports car fast, but it will run with virtually any average sedan without embarrassing itself. With a load in the bed or hitched to the back, the Hemi's grunt reallyshines. I have hauled trailers in excess of 8,000 pounds with my vehicle, which is properly equipped to handle up to 10,000 pounds. I frequently use the truck for scrap metal runs, as well as trailering medium sized enclosed trailers, and there is never a problem getting the job done, even if the job calls for hauling over unpaved surfaces or through 12" of snow. The truck barely knows that my 2500 pound boat and trailer package is attached until it is time to haul it back up a steep launch ramp at the end of the day, and even then it does well. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
The factory Goodyear Forterra tires are in a word: excellent. This is the first vehicle I've owned where I've replaced the tires with the factory OE-spec model. They are all-season radials with a fairly aggressive tread, yet they are quiet. They will carry the Grand Cherokee through a foot of snow or drag your boat on the trailerup the launch ramp without a complaint, and they're not bad at soaking up bumps. If you happen to purchase a Grand Cherokee that someone has put different tires on, consider going back to the factory spec tires at your earliest opportunity. They are wonderful. see full Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV Laredo 29,420 27,009 730
4dr SUV Limited 36,715 33,501 730
4dr SUV Overland 39,855 36,296 730
4dr SUV SRT8 41,575 38,292 730

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