Jeep Cherokee Bolt Pattern Guide

Short Answer

The 1984-2013 Jeep Cherokees (XJ, KJ, and KK series) have a 5×114.3 (or 5×4.5 inches) bolt pattern. On the other hand, the models from 2014 onwards (KL series) come with a 5×110 (or 5×4.33 inches) wheel bolt pattern.

The Cherokee is one of the most popular Jeep series.

Originally introduced as a variant of the Jeep Wagoneer, Cherokee has successfully carved a niche for itself over multiple generations – evolving from full-size SUV to compact SUV to crossover SUV now.

But this constant evolution also makes many Cherokee owners wonder if the wheel-related specs have changed.

That’s because many of them buy aftermarket for one time and then use it on multiple vehicles.

To make your job a little easier, I have arranged the wheel-related specifications (including bolt pattern) for all Cherokee generations since 1984 in the form of tables.

Without any further ado, let’s begin:

Jeep Cherokee Bolt Pattern: By Generation

Jeep Cherokee XJ Bolt Pattern: (1984-2001)

2.1L TD, 2.5L, 2.5L I4, and 2.8L I44.0L I6
Tire Size205/75R15 99S or
215/75R15 100S
205/75R15 99S or
215/75R15 100S or
225/75R15 102S
Rim Size7Jx15 ET25 7Jx15 ET25
Center Bore71.5 mm71.5 mm
Thread Size 1/2″ – 20 UNF 1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening Torque115-150 Nm115-150 Nm
Offset Range (mm)23-2723-27
Bolt Pattern5×114.35×114.3

Jeep Cherokee KJ Bolt Pattern: (2002-2007)

The 2002-2007 Jeep Cherokee series was only released in markets outside North America. In North America, they replaced it with a new series called Jeep Liberty.

Therefore, the following specs only apply to the Jeep Cherokees released in Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.

For US vehicles, read this post on the Jeep Liberty bolt pattern.

2.5 CRD, 2.8 CRD, 2.4L I4 and 3.7L V6
Tire Size235/70SR16 or 235/65HR17
Rim Size7JJx16 ET41.3 or 7.5JJx17 ET33.2
Center Bore71.5 mm
Thread Size1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening TorqueUnknown
Offset Range (mm)39.3 – 43.3 or 31.2 – 35.2
Bolt Pattern5×114.3

Jeep Cherokee KK Bolt Pattern: (2008-2013)

Like the 2002-2007 series, the 2008-2013 Jeep Cherokees were only released in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. In North America, they kept branding them as Jeep Liberty.

That’s why these specs only apply to those Non-US Jeep Cherokees.

2.8L I4 and 3.7L V6
Tire Size235/65R17 103H
Rim Size7Jx17 ET40
Center Bore71.5 mm
Thread Size1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening Torque130 Nm
Offset Range (mm) 38 – 42
Bolt Pattern5×114.3

Jeep Cherokee KL Bolt Pattern: (2014-2018)

In 2014, Jeep Cherokee returned to the North American market with a 5×110 bolt pattern.

2.4L I42.4L I4 (4×4)3.2L V63.2L V6 (4×4)
Tire Size225/60R17 99T or
225/55R18 98H
225/65R17 102T or
225/60R18 100H
225/60R17 99T or 225/55R18 98H225/65R17 102T or 225/60R18 100H
Rim Size7Jx17 ET41 or
7Jx18 ET41
7.5Jx17 ET31 or
7Jx18 ET41
7Jx17 ET41 or
7Jx18 ET41
7.5Jx17 ET31 or
7Jx18 ET41
Center Bore65.1 mm65.1 mm65.1 mm65.1 mm
Thread SizeM12 x 1.25M12 x 1.25M12 x 1.25M12 x 1.25
Wheel Tightening Torque135 Nm135 Nm135 Nm135 Nm
Offset Range (mm)39-4329 – 33 or 39-4339 – 4329 – 33 or 39 – 43
Bolt Pattern5×1105×1105×1105×110

Jeep Cherokee KL Bolt Pattern: (2018-Present)

2.0T and 2.0T 4×42.4i and 2.4i 4×43.2i and 3.2 4×4
Tire Size225/60R17 99V or
225/55R18 98V or
225/65R17 102V or
225/60R18 100V or
245/65R17 107V
225/60R17 99V or
225/55R18 98V or
225/65R17 102V
225/55R18 98V or 235/50R19 99H or
225/60R18 100V or
235/50R19 99W or
225/65R17 102V or
245/65R17 107V
Rim Size7Jx17 ET41 or
7Jx18 ET41 or
7.5Jx17 ET31 or
7.5Jx17 ET31
7Jx17 ET41 or
7Jx18 ET41
7Jx18 ET41 or
7.5Jx19 ET41 or
7.5Jx17 ET31
Center Bore 65.1 mm 65.1 mm 65.1 mm
Thread SizeM12 x 1.25M12 x 1.25M12 x 1.25
Wheel Tightening Torque135 Nm135 Nm135 Nm
Offset Range (mm)39 – 43 or 29 – 3339 – 4339 – 43 or 29 – 33
Bolt Pattern5×1105×1105×110

Jeep Cherokee Bolt Pattern: By Year

If the above tables were a little complicated, here’s a simplified version with only the bolt patterns for Jeep Cherokees since 1995 – in both formats.

YearBolt Pattern (in inches)Bolt Pattern (in mm)
1996 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
1997 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
1998 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
1999 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2000 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2001 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2002 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2003 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2004 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2005 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2014 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2015 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2016 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2017 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2018 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2019 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2020 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2021 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2022 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2023 Jeep Cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110
2023 jeep cherokee bolt pattern5×4.335×110


So now that you’ve learned about the bolt patterns of all Jeep Cherokee models, it’s time to choose new wheel(s) based on those patterns.

But before you start shopping, it’s important to consider other specs, too, such as wheel size, center bore, offset, load capacity, brake clearance, etc.

That’s because these are equally important factors that determine the proper fitment, safety, and performance of the new wheels on your Jeep Cherokee.

Frequently Asked Questions

When did Jeep go to the 5×5 bolt pattern?

The switch to the 5×5 bolt pattern didn’t happen in a single year. For example, the Grand Cherokees switched to it in 1999, while the Wranglers did it in 2006. Besides, not all Jeep vehicles have switched to this pattern, as the latest Jeep Cherokee models still use the 5×110 bolt pattern.

What is the bolt pattern on a 1995 Jeep Cherokee?

The 1995 Jeep Cherokee comes with a 5×4.5 (or 5×114.3 in mm) bolt pattern.

Is 5×114.3 The Same as 5×5.5?

The 5×114.3 is the metric form of the 5×4.5 bolt pattern. On the other hand, 5×5.5 is the standard form of the 5×139.7 bolt pattern. Therefore, these are not the same patterns.

Are Bolt Pattern Adapters Safe?

The bolt pattern adapters are not 100% risk-free as they require extended studs and can alter a vehicle’s track width – resulting in clearance issues with fenders, suspension components, and brake systems.

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