2008 Jeep Liberty

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Jeep Liberty 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Liberty was redesigned for the 2008 model year. The Dodge Nitro was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head brushed the dislodged headliner above the side curtain airbag during rebound. The head also contacted the airbag and head restraint.

Forces on the knee and lower left leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2008-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags

The Jeep Liberty was redesigned for the 2008 model year. The Dodge Nitro was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2008-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Jeep Liberty Limited 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,245 lbs
Peak force 21,073 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.96

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry