2008 Jeep Wrangler Trims

Get ready to leave the road in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler X, the two-door base trim of the original SUV. Equipped with low-range gearing, front and rear stabilizer bars, skid plates, 10 inc... Read More

Get ready to leave the road in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler X, the two-door base trim of the original SUV. Equipped with low-range gearing, front and rear stabilizer bars, skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, a rear locking differential, a solid live axle front and rear suspension, and a 2-speed transfer case, the part-time four-wheel drive 2008 Wrangler X can ford streams and climb steep rocky outcroppings with ease. Power comes from a 202-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and 6-speed manual transmission. A 4-speed automatic is optional. The X rides on 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires and is equipped with 4-wheel ABS brakes, traction and stability control, rollover sensors, a tire monitor, and dual front-side airbags. Side curtain bags are not available.

Seating four, the 2008 Wrangler X holds 17 cubic feet of cargo, expandable to 56 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. A convertible soft-top is standard, but can be replaced with a three-piece hardtop or a Sunrider soft-top with a sunroof. The rear window is plastic, and the rear door opens sideways. Standard equipment includes a CD/MP3 player with MP3 input jack, tilt steering, two front power outlets, a tachometer, and intermittent wipers. The cargo area features tie-downs. The two doors can be removed if opening and closing them takes up too much of your time. Various option packages add air conditioning, power windows and locks, remote start, rear wipers, and 17-inch wheels. An electronically controlled front stabilizer bar is also available if you want more ground clearance. Mopar options dress up the Jeep in chrome or black exhaust tips and side steps.

Powertrain: 3.8L 202 hp V6 Engine, 4X4, 6-Speed Manual Transmission, MPG: 17
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Easy entry: manual rear seat · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.21 · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: black · Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: one-piece folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Average Price:$18,436
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X is 20 inches longer than a standard Wrangler, holds 85 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down, and has four full-size doors. Few of those... Read More

The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X is 20 inches longer than a standard Wrangler, holds 85 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down, and has four full-size doors. Few of those inches go to increase room in the cramped backseat. Equipped with rear-wheel drive, this utility vehicle rides on a solid live axle front and rear suspension and 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. 17-inch wheels are optional. The 3.8-liter, 202-hp V6 and 6-speed manual transmission achieve 15/19 mpg fuel economy estimates (a major complaint among Jeep owners), and the optional 4-speed automatic only makes estimates worse. Four-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, a tire monitor, traction and stability control, and rollover sensors earn 5-star ratings for frontal impact. Side curtain airbags are not an option.

Although it doesn't feature four-wheel drive, the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited X does come with skid plates and ten inches of ground clearance. The windshield folds down, and the four doors are removable. Inside, the rear seats split-fold, and the entire cabin features drain holes in case you have to cross a shallow pond. The cargo area comes standard with tie-downs, a plastic rear window, and a side-opening rear door. Intermittent wipers are standard up front, and rear wipers are optional. Other passenger-friendly equipment includes a CD/MP3 player, cupholders for both rows, front power outlets, and a soft-top convertible roof. If you need to be pampered, you can add power windows and locks, remote entry, and remote start. A hardtop convertible roof and soft-top with sunroof are also available. Other options include a 6-CD changer, satellite radio, a rear differential, a tow package that will handle up to 3,500 pounds, and tubular side steps (in chrome or black finish).

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Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 205 hp V6 Engine, 4X2
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6 · Watts: 66
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Material: carpet
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.21
Engine Alternator: 160 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Average Price:$16,100
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Enhanced Powertrain: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Easy entry: manual driver seat · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.21 · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: black · Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: one-piece folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: hard top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Privacy glass: rear doors, quarters and liftgate · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Average Price:$21,323
Essentially the same as its rear-wheel-drive sibling in terms of features, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4WD stands out for its off-roading capabilities. These come courtesy of its... Read More

Essentially the same as its rear-wheel-drive sibling in terms of features, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4WD stands out for its off-roading capabilities. These come courtesy of its part-time four-wheel drive with locking rear differential, low-range gearing, skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, 16-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and solid live axle front and rear suspension. The power supply is a 202-hp, 3.8-liter V6 that produces 240 ft-lbs of torque. A 6-speed manual is standard, while a 4-speed automatic is optional. Its capacity is around 3,500 pounds with the optional towing package. ABS brakes, traction and stability control, rollover sensors, and dual front-side airbags provide safety. A tire monitor is also included. Foglights and a limited-slip rear differential are optional.

The 2008 Wrangler Unlimited X 4WD is minimally equipped, but does feature a CD player with MP3 input and playback. A 6-CD changer and satellite radio are optional. A tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, front and rear cupholders, power outlets, and a tachometer are standard features and can be supplemented with power windows and locks, a rear window wiper, remote entry, and remote start. Tie-downs are standard in the cargo area, which expands from 46 to 85 cubic feet in the Unlimited with the rear seats folded down. The windshield folds out, and the doors can be removed. A standard soft-top convertible can be replaced with a hardtop or a Sunrider soft top with a sunroof. Other options add side rails, Mopar adornments (chrome or black paint), 17-inch wheels, and a temperature and compass display.

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Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 205 hp V6 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6 · Watts: 66
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Material: carpet
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.21 · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: black · Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara gets a standard Sunrider convertible soft top, which features a sunroof when the top is closed. A regular soft top and three-piece hardtop are also availab... Read More

The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara gets a standard Sunrider convertible soft top, which features a sunroof when the top is closed. A regular soft top and three-piece hardtop are also available.

The two-door Sahara differs from the base X in that it rides on larger 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Part-time four-wheel drive comes with a locking rear differential, a front and rear stabilizer bar, 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and traction and electronic stability control with rollover protection. Standard skid plates and 10 inches of ground clearance improve its off-roading performance, and an electronically disengageable stabilizer bar is available. Dual front and side impact airbags are standard, but no side curtain bags are offered. A tire monitor and foglights round out the safety features. A limited-slip rear differential is optional.

A 3.8-liter, 202-hp V6 and 6-speed manual transmission power the 2008 Wrangler Sahara, which can also be had with an optional 4-speed automatic. The Sahara comes with four cupholders, two front power outlets, intermittent wipers, air conditioning, and a CD/MP3 player, as does the base trim, but adds cruise control, a leather steering wheel, a temperature and compass display, and satellite radio. On the outside, it gets tubular side steps and body-colored fender flares (which are black on the X trim). Cargo capacity stretches from 17 to 56 cubic feet with the back seats down, and the Sahara can pull up to 2,000 pounds with the optional tow package. Other add-ons include a 6-CD changer and hard disk drive, power windows and locks, remote entry, a new navigation system, and a rear window wiper.

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No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Mats: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Easy entry: manual rear seat · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.21 · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Fender lip moldings: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Running boards · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: one-piece folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Tow hooks: front and rear
Truck Features Running boards: tube
Wheels Rim type: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Privacy glass
Average Price:$20,585
The most luxurious of Jeep's 2008 Wrangler trims, the Unlimited Sahara, distinguishes itself with its 20 extra inches of length (173 inches overall), extra towing power (3,500 pounds, w... Read More

The most luxurious of Jeep's 2008 Wrangler trims, the Unlimited Sahara, distinguishes itself with its 20 extra inches of length (173 inches overall), extra towing power (3,500 pounds, with the optional package), and the fact that it's rear-wheel instead of four-wheel drive. Still, equipped with a solid live axle front and rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, skid plates, and ten inches of ground clearance, it performs admirably on tough roads. Frontal impact scores rate five stars, thanks to 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, traction and stability control, 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, and dual front-side airbags. Foglights and a tire monitor are also included. The power source is a 3.8-liter, 202-hp V6 that's a bit sluggish on acceleration. It is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 4-speed automatic.

Its extra 20 inches of length mean the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara has four doors instead of two, all still removable. The windshield folds out, and the standard Sunrider soft top with sunroof can also be removed. A hard top is an option. The plastic rear window views a cargo space that expands to 85 cubic feet with the rear seats down. Tie-downs are standard, and drain holes in the floor help accommodate difficult weather and terrain as well as cleaning.

Expanding on the regular Sahara, the 2008 Unlimited adds standard power windows and locks, remote entry, and a security system. These are in addition to a CD/MP3 player with MP3 jack, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, temperature and compass display, satellite radio, and cruise control. Various option packages or stand-alones add a navigation system with a MyGIG audio system, a 6-CD changer with a hard disk drive, and a rear window wiper.

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Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 205 hp V6 Engine, 4X2
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7 · Watts: 368
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather and alloy
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.21
Engine Alternator: 160 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Fender lip moldings: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Tow hooks: front and rear
Truck Features Running boards: tube
Wheels Rim type: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass
The most rugged of Jeep's 2008 Wrangler offerings, the Rubicon differs from the other trims by offering beefed up off-road performance. This two-door convertible utility vehicle is equi... Read More

The most rugged of Jeep's 2008 Wrangler offerings, the Rubicon differs from the other trims by offering beefed up off-road performance. This two-door convertible utility vehicle is equipped with part-time four-wheel drive, a 4WD transfer case, high- and low-range gearing, standard skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, and a front stabilizer bar that can be disengaged electronically to add more clearance. The Rubicon also comes with locking front and rear differentials, and the rear is limited slip. It's powered by the same 202-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and 6-speed manual powertrain as the other trims, and also offers an optional 4-speed automatic. 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires replace the 18-inch wheels on the Sahara.

Safety features include 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, rollover sensors, a tire monitor, foglights, and dual front-side airbags. This earns the 2008 Wrangler Rubicon five stars in front impact tests. A Sunrider soft top with sunroof is standard and can be replaced with an optional three-piece hard top that comes with a glass window and wiper. Both doors can be removed as well. Seating four in two rows, the Jeep holds up to 56 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats down. An optional tow package equips it to haul 2,000 pounds. Tie-downs are standard, and the rear door opens sideways.

In terms of features, the 2008 Wrangler Rubicon offers the same equipment as the regular Sahara. It includes air conditioning, front and rear cupholders, a CD/MP3 player with satellite radio, cruise control, temperature display and compass, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A 6-CD player with hard drive is available, as is a power package that offers power windows and locks, remote entry, and a security system. New options this year are remote start and a navigation system.

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No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Mats: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Easy entry: manual rear seat · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.10 · Limited slip differential: rear · Locking differential: rear, front · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: black · Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: one-piece folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Tow hooks: front and rear
Truck Features Running boards: tube
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Unlimited Sahara 4WD
Average Price:$23,163
Why would anyone buy a Jeep without four-wheel drive? With that in mind, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4WD ditches the rear-wheel drive of its sibling for part-time four-wheel... Read More

Why would anyone buy a Jeep without four-wheel drive? With that in mind, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4WD ditches the rear-wheel drive of its sibling for part-time four-wheel drive with both high- and low-range gearing. Helped by a locking rear differential and solid live axle front and rear suspension, this soft-top convertible utility vehicle can cross rough roads and running water thanks to skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, and large 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. A 202-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and 6-speed manual transmission deliver 240 ft-lbs of torque. A 4-speed automatic is optional, and both powertrains achieve dismal 15/19 mpg mileage estimates, which owners are willing to accept for the Jeep's off-road capabilities.

ABS brakes, traction and stability control, rollover protection, foglights, a tire monitor, and dual front-side airbags are standard. A limited-slip rear differential can be added. The 2008 Unlimited Sahara 4WD upgrades from the X trim by adding power windows and locks, satellite radio, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, security system, remote entry, and a temperature display and compass. Intermittent wipers, a CD/MP3 player with seven speakers, air conditioning, tubular side rails, and split-folding rear seats are also standard. The soft top with sunroof can be replaced with a regular soft top or a hard top. A new option this year is a navigation system in combination with the MyGIG entertainment center. Other options include a 6-CD changer, more colors, and a rear window wiper.

While owners are disappointed with its sluggish power, they say the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4WD is fun to drive, relatively quiet, and handles easily.

Adds to X:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 205 hp V6 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: MP3 · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7 · Watts: 368
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather and alloy
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 3.21 · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Fender lip moldings: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Running boards · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Tow hooks: front and rear
Truck Features Running boards: tube
Wheels Rim type: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass
Unlimited Rubicon 4WD
Average Price:$25,245
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon adds 20 inches to the length of a standard Wrangler and has four doors and more standard features. But the real story behind this trim is its fo... Read More

The 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon adds 20 inches to the length of a standard Wrangler and has four doors and more standard features. But the real story behind this trim is its four-wheel-drive performance. Featuring low-range gearing, a front and rear locking and limited-slip rear differential, 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a front stabilizer bar that can be disengaged to add to the vehicle's 10 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, and a 4WD transfer case, the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon can take you anywhere you want to go. Although the 202-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and 6-speed manual can be sluggish, the solid live axle front and rear suspension provide easy and responsive handling. A 4-speed automatic is optional.

The four doors are removable, as is the Sunrider soft top with sunroof. An optional hard top comes with a glass window and rear wiper. Four-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, traction and stability control with rollover protection, a tire monitor, and foglights are standard. Focused on off-roading, the Rubicon features less standard equipment than the Unlimited Sahara. Power windows, locks, and remote entry are optional. But the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon does feature cruise control, intermittent wipers, a temperature display and compass, leather steering wheel, satellite radio, and a CD/MP3 player with jack. Its extra length adds 20 inches to the cargo area, and the Unlimited offers 1,500 more pounds of towing capacity (3,500 total with the towing package). The doors are removable and the windshield folds down. Along with the power options, available features include a navigation system, remote start, a security system, and a 6-CD player with hard drive and MyGIG entertainment system.

Adds to X:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.8L 205 hp V6 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input · CD-controller · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.4 · Rear brake width: .5 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Doors Rear door type: side-hinged
Driver Seat Height adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.10 · Driven Wheels: four wheel drive · Limited slip differential: rear · Locking differential: rear, front · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: black · Fender lip moldings: black · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: plastic · Removable roof: soft top
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: driver only
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: outside rear · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.5
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle, solid axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all terrain
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Tow hooks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: intermittent