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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Jeep Cherokee specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Jeep Cherokee warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$15,665$16,705$17,180
    Invoice *$14,715$15,682$16,114
    EngineStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpmStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpmStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City21.0 mpg18.0 mpg21.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy25.0 mpg20.0 mpg25.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpmStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpmStandard:2.5L I-4 125 HP 150 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:4.0L I-6 190 HP 225 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator117 amp heavy duty117 amp heavy duty117 amp heavy duty
    Battery500 amp500 amp500 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.07Available:3.55Standard:3.55Available:3.07Standard:3.07Available:3.55
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank20.0 gal.20.0 gal.20.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelpart-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/Amanual
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/Aautomatic
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front ShocksN/AN/AAvailable:heavy duty
    Rear SuspensionN/AN/Arigid axle multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Rear ShocksN/AN/AAvailable:heavy duty
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " silver styled steel15.0 " silver styled steel15.0 " silver styled steel
    Front TiresStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P225/75SR15.0OWL ATStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P225/75SR15.0OWL ATStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P225/75SR15.0OWL AT
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:compact steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:compact steelAvailable:full-sizealuminumStandard:compact steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsremovable full benchremovable full benchremovable full bench
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:clothStandard:vinylAvailable:clothStandard:vinylAvailable:cloth
    Door Trimvinylvinylvinyl
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rackAvailable:roof rack
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:dual illuminatedAvailable:dual illuminatedAvailable:dual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimvinylvinylvinyl
    Cargo CoverAvailable:rigidAvailable:roll-upAvailable:rigid
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    SpeakersStandard:2Available:46 brandStandard:2Available:46 brandStandard:2Available:46 brand
    AmplifierAvailable:amplifierAvailable:amplifierAvailable:amplifier
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Power Outlets222
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelAvailable:tiltAvailable:tiltAvailable:tilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsfixedStandard:manualAvailable:powerfixed
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AStandard:manualAvailable:powerN/A
    1-Touch OpenAvailable:driverAvailable:driverAvailable:driver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed interval
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors4 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume69.0 cu.ft.69.0 cu.ft.69.0 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length167.5 "167.5 "167.5 "
    Exterior Width69.4 "69.4 "69.4 "
    Exterior Height63.8 "63.8 "63.8 "
    Wheelbase101 "101 "101 "
    Front Tread58 "58 "58 "
    Rear Tread58 "58 "58 "
    Turning Radius17.9 '17.9 '17.9 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,550 lbs.4,601 lbs.4,850 lbs.
    Curb Weight2,979 lbs.3,032 lbs.3,125 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating2,500 lbs.2,500 lbs.2,500 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating2,700 lbs.2,700 lbs.2,700 lbs.
    Payload1,151 lbs.1,151 lbs.1,151 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight2,000 lbs.2,000 lbs.2,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.51.51.52
    Front Legroom41.4 "41.4 "41.4 "
    Rear Legroom35.0 "35.0 "35.0 "
    Front Headroom37.8 "37.8 "37.8 "
    Rear Headroom38.0 "38.0 "38.0 "
    Front Hiproom54.8 "54.8 "54.8 "
    Rear Hiproom44.3 "44.3 "44.3 "
    Front Shoulder Room54.7 "54.7 "54.7 "
    Rear Shoulder Room54.7 "54.7 "54.7 "
    Passenger Volume95 cu.ft.95 cu.ft.95 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume32.9 cu.ft.32.9 cu.ft.32.9 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded69.0 cu.ft.69.0 cu.ft.69.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Skid PlatesN/AN/AAvailable:1
    BumpersblackblackStandard:blackAvailable:black with 2 front tow hook(s)
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Fender Flaresblackblackblack
    Grille Moldingsblackblackblack
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual manual heateddual power remote heatedStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual manual heateddual power remote heatedStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual power remote heated
    Trailering HarnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/100,00060/100,00060/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Jeep Cherokee safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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