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1978 Jeep Cherokee

This rugged, reliable full-size utility vehicle is a lasting favorite.  The 1978 Jeep Cherokee isn't a fancy soccer-mom SUV with all the bells and whistles: it's a sturdy off-road monster, with plenty of power and torque under the hood to get its two and a half tons of Detroit steel down the highway, or up a mountainside, with ease.

The '78 Jeep Cherokee was offered in both two-door and four-door models.  The interior had a no-frills look, but the Cherokee Chief extras package did offer some decor touches as well as the power steering and other performance enhancers.  

One of the '78 Cherokee's biggest selling points was its powerful, torquey engine options. The 1978 Cherokee shipped with a 258 cubic inch, 4.2 liter AMC inline-6 engine. Drivers looking for more power could upgrade to a choice of two V-8 mills: either a 360 cubic inch, 5.9 liter or a 401 cubic inch, 6.6 liter plant clocked at 280 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

Of course, all that power comes at a premium at the gas pumps; the '78 Cherokee is kind of a gas guzzler.  But it might seem worth it for the power and heft you get!

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Mileage

what is the average town gas mileage on the 1978 cherokee chief with a 360 engine, manual 3-speed?

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What Is The Mileage Of The 1978

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What Is The Gas Mileage On The 78 Cherokee

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