Compare 1997 Jeep Cherokee vs 1997 Jeep Wrangler

1997 Jeep Cherokee
1997 Jeep Wrangler
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
Cherokee 2-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
Cherokee 4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
Cherokee 4-Door Country 4WD 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
Cherokee 4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
Cherokee 4-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 2-Door SE 16 18 $12,927 $13,470
Wrangler 2-Door Sahara 16 18 $17,305 $19,210
Wrangler 2-Door Sport 16 18 $15,483 $17,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$12,927
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$13,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles Special Purpose Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 NA
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 42.3
Second Hip Room (in)
44.5 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.9
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 151.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 93.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.0 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 57.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71. 55.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.2 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
65.8 NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 X 2.50 9.0" x 2.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 5.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 24.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 33.5
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Manual
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TM6 TPN
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TM6 TPN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2947 3073
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 81
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5400 120 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 3250 140 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
EPE EPE
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 .85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.74 4.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.33
Trans Order Code
DDQ DDQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.72
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
9.125 9.125
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Jeep Wrangler
Body Style
2 Door 2 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs control arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Quadra-Coil w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs control arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Link Quadra-Coil w/

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