1965 Jeep Wagoneer 4x4: Selected Specifications

Jeep vehicles catered to a gradually growing market for four-wheel-drive models after World War II. When competitive pressures finally convinced Willys to modernize its family size Jeep Station Wagon, the result was the Wag­oneer, which was introduced for 1963.

Its mix of four-wheel capability with carlike style and comfort placed it in a unique niche, and its success continued for 25 years. Below are selected specifications for the 1965 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4:

Jeep Wagoneers held 91 cubic feet of cargo, plus had an optional roof rack to carry more.
Jeep Wagoneers held 91 cubic feet of cargo, plus
had an optional roof rack to carry more.

1965 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4 Vehicle Specifications

Vehicle Specifications

Wheelbase, inches
Length, inches
Height, inches 64.2
Width, inches
Tread, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 57.0
Ground clearance, inches 7.75
Cargo volume, cubic feet 78.5

Layout front-engine, four-wheel drive
Type body on frame
Frame ladder-type with steel channel side members, five cross members
Body material steel
Body style station wagon, 2 or 4 doors

1965 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4 Engine Specifications

Type standard inline ohc 6-cylinder optional 90-degree ohv V-8
cast-iron block and head(s) cast-iron block and head(s)
Bore x stroke, inches 3.34 × 4.38 4.00 × 3.25
Displacement, cubic inches 230 327
Horsepower @ rpm 140 @ 4000* 250 @ 4700
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 210 @ 1750* 340 @ 2600
Carburetor 2-bbl Carter downdraft 2-bbl Carter downdraft
Horsepower @ rpm 300 @ 5000 350 @ 5800
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 360 @ 3200 360 @ 3600


1965 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4 Mechanical Specifications

Compression ratio

Main Bearings


Valve Lifters


Electrical System

standard12-volt Driveline
optional12-volt Driveline

standard3-speed manual, synchromesh, column-mounted shifter
optional3-speed automatic with torque converter, column-mounted shifter


standardsingle dry plate
optionalsingle dry plate

front hypoidfull-floating
rear hypoidsemifloating

Transfer case


frontstandard: solid I-beam axle, 4-leaf semielliptic springs, tubular shock absorbers; optional: independent, single-pivot swing axles with torsion bars, tubular shock absorbers
rearsolid axle, 6-leaf semielliptic springs, tubular shock absorbers

Steering and Brakes

Steering typerecirculating ball, worm and roller
Turning circle, feet44
Turns, lock to lock4.0
Brake type4-wheel hydraulic internal-expanding, cast-iron drums
Drum diameter, inches11
Effective lining area, square inches161.6

Tires and Wheels

Tire size8.15 × 15
Tire typetubeless, 4-ply rated
Wheels5-lug steel disc

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