Specs

Research 1997 Jeep Cherokee specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

SE 2dr SE

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 X 2.50
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 65.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117

Engine

Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/242
Displacement 2.5L/150
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 3250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3000
Engine Order Code ERH
Engine Order Code EPE
Engine Type Gas I6

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 63.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9
Length, Overall (in) 167.5
Wheelbase (in) 101.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in) 44.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.8

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Power Recirculation-Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4

Summary

Body Style 2 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -

Tires

Front Tire Order Code TM6
Rear Tire Order Code TRL
Rear Tire Order Code TM6
Spare Tire Order Code TBB
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code TRL
Spare Tire Size T125/90D16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15
Front Tire Size P225/75R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P225/75R15
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size P225/75R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DDQ
Trans Order Code DGB
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55
Clutch Size (in) 9.125
Clutch Size (in) 10.5
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.74
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33

Vehicle

EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicles

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2947

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel