Jeep
Cherokee
1997
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Jeep Cherokee specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Jeep Cherokee warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$15,300
Invoice *
$14,383
Engine
2.5L I-4 130 HP 149.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpm / 4.0L I-6 190 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
18.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
23.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.5L I-4 130 HP 149.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpm / 4.0L I-6 190 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
117 amp heavy duty
Battery
500 amp
Axle Ratio
3.07 / 3.55
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
20.1 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " silver styled steel
Front Tires
P215/75SR15.0BSW AS / P225/75SR15.0OWL AT
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel / aluminum / full-size
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
removable full bench
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Door Trim
vinyl
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Roof Features
roof rack
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
vinyl
Cargo Cover
rigid
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Speakers
2 / 4 / 6 performance
Amplifier
amplifier
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Power Outlets
1
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
manual
Rear Windows
fixed
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.7 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
165.4 "
Exterior Width
70.5 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Wheelbase
101 "
Front Tread
58 "
Rear Tread
58 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,550 lbs.
Curb Weight
2,877 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,500 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,700 lbs.
Payload
1,151 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.51
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
35.3 "
Front Headroom
38.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.0 "
Front Hiproom
55.3 "
Rear Hiproom
44.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.8 "
Passenger Volume
95 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
34.4 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
71.7 cu.ft.
Bumpers
black
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Fender Flares
black
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote / dual power remote heated
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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