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Jeep Cherokee

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Jeep Cherokee

5-door 5-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5896 cm3 / 359.8 cu in / 359.8 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JeepIssued from1979
ModelCherokeeIssued until
SerieCherokeeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4661 mm / 183.5 in / 183.5 inTotal (curb) weight2068 kg / 4559 lb / 4559 lb
Width1920 mm / 75.6 in / 75.6 inDry weight
Height1699 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 22.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.77 m2 / 29.8 sq ft / 29.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.6 mm / 4.08 in / 4.08 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.4 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supply1 Motorcraft carbEngine displacement5896 cm3 / 359.8 cu in / 359.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity737.00 cm3/cylinder / 44.974 cu in/cylinder / 44.974 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.1 kW/l / 0.486 bhp/cu in / 0.486 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque39.0 N·m/l / 0.34 lb·ft/cu in / 0.34 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio2.48
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.6 kW/ton / 64.1 bhp/ton / 64.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jeep Cherokee

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