Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Small SUV
Production years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

GMC Jimmy 3 Doors 1997-2001 2 Photos
GMC Jimmy 3 Doors (1997-2001)GMC Jimmy 3 Doors (1997-2001)

The 1997 Jimmy was a badge-engineered Chevrolet Blazer, restyled to fit the GMC brand's image and different trim levels.

Introduced in 1995, Jimmy was warmly welcomed by the market. Despite being a tough off-road vehicle, it didn't look scary or boxy whatsoever. Moreover, the three-door version proved to be a very good urban vehicle, able to cope with curves and potholes and still fit in the parking spot of a compact-sized vehicle. Two years later, the carmaker decided to do a facelift for both Blazer and Jimmy.

In the three-door version, the compact SUV was even shorter than its five-door sibling. The styling took some inspiration from the European Opel/Vauxhall Frontera, with a triangular window behind the doors. Even though there was a new trend to install the spare wheel under the car, in the trunk area, GMC decided to mount it on the tailgate. A nice feature was the independent rear window opening system.

Inside, Jimmy featured cloth seats with an option for velour. The 1995 model featured a steering-column mounted gear selector and a knob for the 4x4 system: 2WD, 4WD auto, and 4x4 lock. The vehicles fitted with manual transmission featured floor-mounted gear-sticks and transfer-box selector. Unlike the Blazer, the Jimmy featured different seats, with wider headrests for the front passengers.

Under the hood, GM installed the same 4.3-liter V6 engine, but with lower power than the 1995 model. The decrease came from the new pollution control system, which included a different catalytic converter.

GMC Jimmy 3 Doors 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.3L V6 5MT (194 HP)

GMC Jimmy 3 Doors
4.3L V6 5MT (194 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 4.3L V6 5MT (194 HP)
Displacement:4300 cm3
Power:142 KW @ 4400 RPM
194 HP @ 4400 RPM
190 BHP @ 4400 RPM
Torque:250 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
339 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Top Speed:111.9 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):10.1 s
Drive Type:Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-Speed manual
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:235/70 R 15
Length:177.3 in (4503 mm)
Width:67.8 in (1722 mm)
Height:64.9 in (1648 mm)
Front/rear Track:55/55 in (1,397/1,397 mm)
Wheelbase:99.7 in (2532 mm)
Ground Clearance:8 in (203 mm)
Cargo Volume:66.3 cuFT (1877 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.42
Unladen Weight:3700 lbs (1678 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4449.7 lbs (2018 kg)
City:12.3 mpg US (19.1 L/100Km)
Highway:22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)
Combined:17.2 mpg US (13.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:325 g/km
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