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For 1999, Chevy Tracker has gone through its most
complete transformation yet. It’s new from the ground
up — only the name and a handful of components
remain the same.
Even with the added refinements, Tracker hasn’t
compromised its off-road capabilities. The high
ground clearance of Tracker 4x4 keeps you going
where most cars can’t.
With this substantial reworking, Tracker and its full
ladder-type frame stands out in a market increasingly
populated with small sport utility vehicle entries that
are designed on car platforms.
Plus, consumers can choose between 2-Door and
4-Door models to match their needs. Either way,
they get a rugged sport utility vehicle that doesn’t
cost a bundle.
New for 1999
Here are some of the major new
features on the 1999 Chevy Tracker:
INTERIOR
• All-new interior (page 4).
• New instrument panel design
with an ergonomic layout
(page 4).
• Rear seating for three across in
the 4-Door (page 6).
EXTERIOR/STRUCTURAL
FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE SYSTEM
• All-new GM-led design of the
exterior (page 7).
• Two new exterior colors:
Medium Green Metallic and
Silver Metallic (page 8).
• The standard system on fourwheel-drive models now
provides true shift-on-the-fly
capability (page 10).
STEERING
ENGINES
• A new 2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve
four-cylinder engine is standard
on 4-Door models and optional
on 2-Door models (page 9).
• New rack-and-pinion power
steering replaces previous
recirculating ball design for
precise steering feel (page 11).
WHEELS
SUSPENSION
• New five-link rear suspension and
2.4 inches of increased track
width (page 11).
• New steel and optional alloy
wheel designs (page 12).
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COMPETITORS
2-Door:
• Toyota RAV4
• Jeep Wrangler
• Suzuki Vitara Convertible
• Isuzu Amigo
• Kia Sportage
4-Door:
• Toyota RAV4
• Honda CRV
• Kia Sportage
• Suzuki Vitara Four-Door
• Isuzu Amigo
• Subaru Forester
• Front reading/map lights
• Auxiliary power outlet
• Delayed-entry lighting
• Passenger assist grips for front and rear passengers
• Rear-seat heat ducts
• Passenger-side visor vanity mirrors
• Front bucket seats with flat-folding rear seat
• Front seatback storage pockets
• AM/FM stereo with digital clock and four speakers
• Full carpeting, including the cargo area
• Easy-entry driver and front-passenger seats
(2-Door models only)
• Variable intermittent windshield wipers
• Locking glove box
• Scotchgard™ protection on seat fabrics
Exterior
DEMOGRAPHIC TARGETS
4-Door
• Age: 30–45
• Income: $40,000–$60,000
• Female: 50-60%
2-Door
• Age: 25–40
• Income: $30,000–$50,000
• Female: 40-50%
Models and
Trim Levels
TRACKER TWO-DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Tracker Two-Door Convertible features this
standard equipment:
Interior
• Next Generation driver and front-passenger air bags*
• Daytime Running Lamps with Automatic Exterior
Lamp Control feature
• Center console with multi-use cup holder and ashtray
• Driver and front-passenger doors with fabric
inserts and storage pockets
• Stainless-steel exhaust system
• Hard plastic center-disc spare wheel cover.
Functional
• 1.6 liter, 16-valve, 4-cylinder SOHC engine with
Multi-Port Fuel Injection
• 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive
• Power rack-and-pinion steering
• Front and rear recovery hooks (one each)
• Shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system with
two-speed transfer case (4x4 models only)
• Outside-mounted full-size lockable spare tire
• Tachometer, dual trip odometer and engine
coolant temperature gauge
• 14 gallon fuel tank
• Battery-rundown protection
• P195/75R-15 all-season steel-belted radial tires with
15" styled steel wheels (2WD models only)
• P205/75R-15 all-season steel-belted radial tires with
15" styled steel wheels (4x4 models only).
• Tracker trunk lockable storage compartment
(optional)
• Vinyl spare tire cover (optional)
*Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with Next
Generation air bags. See the owner’s manual for more
safety information.
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TRACKER 4-DOOR
Tracker 4-Door features this standard equipment,
in addition to or in place of the Tracker 2-Door
Convertible standard equipment:
Interior
• Molded cloth headliner
• Front and rear carpeted floor mats
• Child security rear-door locks
• Split-folding rear seat.
TAHOE 4-DOOR — A full-size sport utility which does
not sacrifice garageability for huge cargo capacity.
SUBURBAN — The largest vehicle in the Chevrolet
family has available room for up to nine passengers
and heavy-duty towing capacity.
Safety and Security
Functional
• Electric rear-window defogger with timed-delay
shut-off
• 16 gallon fuel tank
• Roof rack (optional)
• Vinyl spare tire cover (optional)
With a long history of setting automotive safety milestones, GM is a world leader in automotive safety
research, development and testing. The 1999 Tracker
exemplifies that dedication, providing a comprehensive
system of standard safety features, emphasizing crash
avoidance and occupant protection.
CRASH AVOIDANCE FEATURES
The Chevrolet
Sport Utility Family
Chevrolet approaches the sport utility market the way
a customer would. Instead of viewing the vehicles by
their traditional EPA classifications, there’s a “family
strategy” that segments the full lineup by individual
customer need. And, Chevrolet offers the widest
sport utility lineup in the industry. Here is how the
Chevrolet sport utility family aligns with this strategy:
TRACKER 2-DOOR — A sporty convertible with the
agile durability of a true SUV.
TRACKER 4-DOOR — A small sport utility with the
agility to zip through traffic plus the durability and
versatility of a true SUV.
BLAZER 2-DOOR — A roomy vehicle that offers a
sporty styling flair that appeals to young buyers.
BLAZER 4-DOOR — A roomy, five- or six-passenger
vehicle with responsive Vortec power for buyers who
want the convenience and added utility of four doors.
TAHOE 2-DOOR — The only full-size 5-passenger 2Door sport utility available.
• DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (DRL) turn on automatically when the ignition is on and the parking brake
is disengaged, to help increase Tracker visibility to
other drivers. The DRL system runs the headlamps at
a reduced intensity compared to regular headlamp operation.
• AUTOMATIC EXTERIOR LAMP CONTROL works with
Daytime Running Lamps and automatically activates
the headlamps and all other exterior lamps to full
intensity when light-sensitive sensors detect darkness
for more than 20 seconds. The exterior lamps will
shut off when the ignition is turned off.
• 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM, optional on
Tracker, automatically adjusts brake pressure to the
front and rear wheels during hard braking situations,
helping the driver to maintain steering control by
minimizing wheel lockup on most slippery surfaces.
• CLUTCH/STARTER INTERLOCK SWITCH (standard
with manual transmissions) prevents the starter from
engaging unless the clutch pedal is depressed.
• BRAKE/TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK (standard
on Tracker models equipped with optional
automatic transmissions) prevents the vehicle from
being shifted out of Park without the brake pedal
first being depressed.
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STANDARD OCCUPANT
PROTECTION FEATURES
• NEXT GENERATION DRIVER AND RIGHT FRONTPASSENGER AIR BAGS, designed for use with safety
belts, help protect the driver and front passenger in
the event of a moderate to severe frontal impact.
Always use safety belts and proper child restraints,
even with Next Generation air bags. See the owner’s
manual for more safety information.
• FRONT AND REAR OUTBOARD THREE-POINT SAFETY
BELT system helps restrain outboard passengers.
• SAFETY-CAGE CONSTRUCTION forms a protective
“cage” around the passenger compartment. The
cage is made up of the door pillars, upper rails
above doors, side door beams, box beams
beneath doors, cross-car steel beams underneath
the floor and beams above front and rear window.
• FRONT AND REAR CRUSH ZONES are designed to
deform in a controlled manner in a collision, helping
absorb impact energy to reduce intrusion into the
passenger compartment.
• HIGH STRENGTH STEEL SIDE-DOOR GUARD BEAMS
in doors are designed to help protect occupants
from intrusion into the passenger compartment.
• CHILD SAFETY SEAT TETHER ANCHORS are featured
on the rear outboard safety belts. These outboard
seating positions have floor-mounted anchor attachment points for use with child safety seats designed
for these connections. This feature allows a firm
anchor point for the tether that connects to the top
of the child safety seat. The anchorage for the bottom of the child safety seat remains the lap safety
belt. Tracker provides this anchorage point prior to
federal regulations requiring the feature.
• CHILD SECURITY REAR-DOOR LOCKS, standard
on 4-Door Tracker models, prevent the rear doors
from being opened from the inside.
• CROSS-TRUCK BEAM, integrated into the
instrument panel, improves vehicle rigidity.
• ENERGY-ABSORBING STEERING COLUMN and
instrument panel are designed to help absorb
collision impact, reducing injury to the driver’s body.
SECURITY FEATURES
• TRACKER TRUNK LOCKABLE STORAGE
COMPARTMENT, optional on 2-Door models is a sturdy, lockable storage compartment for securing valuables. With this option, Convertible drivers need not
be concerned about taking valuables with them
when they park in public places.
• BATTERY-RUNDOWN PROTECTION is standard on all
Tracker models. Sixteen minutes after the vehicle has
been turned off, a computer turns off any interior
lights that were left on, preventing the need for a
jump start in many cases.
• REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM, optional on
4-Door models within the Convenience Package
(not available on 2-Door), uses a key fob to
activate remote locking features and illuminated
entry for quick access into a locked vehicle.
Interior Features
The new Tracker features a more refined interior
which reflects the input of the truck design staff of
General Motors, giving Tracker a family resemblance
and functionality similar to that of other Chevy sport
utility vehicles.
All interiors feature a Medium Warm Gray trim color
for a lighter interior appearance than previous models.
Other interior features:
• REVISED, ERGONOMIC INTERIOR is featured throughout Tracker. The manual transmission shifter has a
revised pivot point for improved ergonomics and
reduced shifting effort. The transfer case shifter also
offers improvements to shifting. Switch and control
locations are conveniently placed at the fingertips of
the driver, and are logically laid out. For instance,
the power window switches are mounted on the
door by the windows, not in the center console or
front dash as is the case in some other vehicles.
• NEW INSTRUMENT PANEL contains a gauge cluster
with full instrumentation: Electronically controlled
speedometer, tachometer, engine coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge and dual trip odometers.
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• INTERIOR LIGHTS feature a 15-second (approximate)
shut-off delay. This reduces the amount of time
spent fumbling in the dark with the keys. 4-Door
models also feature a rear cargo light for easy
loading and unloading in the dark. The dome light
features three positions: on, off and door activated.
• AIR CONDITIONING, optional on all Tracker models,
uses CFC-free refrigerant.
• AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR AUTO-ON DEFOGGER
mode on the optional air conditioning system activates the air conditioning compressor automatically
when the windshield defog position is selected on
the climate control system. This arrangement is similar
to other Chevy sport utility vehicles and provides
dry air to help allow for quick defogging action.
This feature was added in is direct response to
customer feedback.
• REPLACEABLE POLLEN FILTER, included on
4-Door models equipped with air conditioning, can
help to remove some airborne irritants from
cabin air.
• ELECTRIC REAR-WINDOW DEFOGGER, standard on
4-Door models, clears snow and ice for optimum
visibility and has a timed delay shut-off switch.
• TRUNK WITH LOCKABLE STORAGE COMPARTMENT ,
optional on 2-Door models, provides a sturdy,
lockable storage area for securing valuables. The
Tracker trunk covers the entire cargo area, giving it
true trunk-like convenience.
• AVAILABLE CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, optional on
4-Door models, includes power windows, power
exterior mirrors and power door locks with
Remote Keyless Entry.
• TILT-WHEEL-STYLE STEERING COLUMN — the design
is now similar to the system on other Chevy sport
utility vehicles, with a column that articulates more
easily. The new design gives Tracker more flexibility
than the tilt column designs on Honda CR-V and
Toyota RAV4.
• REAR-SEAT HEAT DUCTS route warm air to rear of
the vehicle for the comfort of rear-seat passengers.
• POSITIVE SHUT-OFF INSTRUMENT PANEL AIR VENTS
now feature a shut-off switch to cut airflow to vents
completely.
• VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WINDSHIELD WIPERS allow
the driver to match wiper speed with weather conditions for optimal visibility.
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• SCOTCHGARD PROTECTION, standard on all
models, helps protect cloth seating surfaces from
stains and helps make cleanups easy.
• LOCKING GLOVE BOX helps keep valuables safe.
The glove box now features an opening detent
which opens partially the glove box door, protecting
the passenger’s knees in the process.
• HOOD RELEASE LEVER — now located to the left of
the driver, under the instrument panel for easy access.
• ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL is optional for all
models.
• CENTER CONSOLE features an auxiliary power outlet, rear ashtray and new multi-use cup holders that
can accommodate cups or juice boxes (standard
on all models).
• DRIVER’S LEFT FOOTREST (dead pedal) is located
on the left kick panel, providing a convenient place
for the driver to rest his or her left foot on long trips.
• SLIDING SUNVISOR EXTENDERS AND PASSENGER
VISOR VANITY MIRROR are standard on all Tracker
models. The sunvisor extender slides out to give
added protection from the sun. The passenger
visor contains a vanity mirror for convenience.
• FREE-FLOATING HORN PAD is now featured on the
center of the steering wheel, replacing the
previous horn buttons on the wheel spokes.
AUDIO SYSTEMS
• ELECTRONICALLY TUNED (ETR) AM/FM STEREO
featuring seek, digital clock and four speakers is
standard on all Tracker models.
• ETR AM/FM STEREO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER, seek,
tone select, digital clock and four speakers is
optional on all models.
• ETR AM/FM STEREO WITH COMPACT DISC PLAYER,
seek, tone select, digital clock and four speakers is
optional on all models.
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SEATS
• BUCKET SEATS WITH ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS
and seatback storage pockets are standard on all
Tracker models.
• FLAT-FOLDING REAR SEAT is standard on 2-Door
models and creates a flat load floor so that cargo is
easier to load. The seat is folded by moving the seat
bottom forward, and then folding the seatback down
into a scooped-out area of the floor.
• TRUE SPLIT-FOLDING REAR SEAT DESIGN is now
standard on 4-Door models. This seat folds flat for
better loading capability than the previous design.
• THREE-ACROSS SEATING for rear passengers on
4-Door models.
• 2-DOOR MODELS feature Cityscapes pattern inserts
and Torrent bolsters with cloth facings and vinyl
storage pockets.
• 4-DOOR MODELS feature Wicker pattern inserts and
Torrent bolsters with cloth facings and vinyl
storage pockets.
INTERIOR COLOR
• Medium Warm Gray.
Seat Testing
From the beginning, the goal was
to make the seats in the new
Tracker more comfortable than
their predecessors.
Early seats were tested a dozen
times by people of varying body
sizes and types for two-hour intervals over a three-day ride. These
seats were compared to current
production versions as well as
bench-mark vehicles of this class.
Initial evaluations were taken after
a tester had been sitting 10 minutes — the approximate time a
prospective customer would sit in
the vehicle. The tester was then
asked to evaluate the seat, identifying where excess pressure or
voids on the body were felt.
This same test procedure was
then repeated at 1-hour (most
trips are less than 1 hour) and
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2-hour (lengthy enough to
approximate a leg of an extended
trip) intervals. When an uncomfortable amount of pressure was
experienced by the test subjects
— so much so that a design change
was needed — the seats were
redesigned and then tested in the
same manner all over again. The
process continued until the seats
provided the desired level of
comfort, even on long trips.
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Exterior/
Structural Features
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Chevy Tracker now bears a stronger family resemblance to the other sport utility vehicles in the Chevy
lineup — Blazer, Tahoe and Suburban — because the
truck design staff at General Motors influenced the new
Tracker Styling.
Features of the new exterior include a lower roof, different hood slope, deeply sculpted side panels, muscular
fender flares, curves on the front and rear pillars, charcoal-grained bumpers, body-color grille with prominent
Chevy logo and charcoal body-side and black rocker
panel moldings.
Other Tracker exterior features:
• EXTERIOR-MOUNTED SPARE TIRE is mounted low to help
improve rearward visibility. The spare tire also features
a wheel lock to prevent theft, and a cover emblazoned
with the Chevy Tracker logo.
• CENTER HIGH-MOUNTED STOPLAMP on 2-Door models
is mounted on the spare tire carrier. 4-Door models
have the stoplamp on the inside of the rear window.
• TAILGATE opens to the side. Also, the entire tailgate on
Tracker opens in a one-step process for quick access
to the cargo area. A contrasting example is the Honda
CR-V, which requires you to pop the tailgate glass and
then open the gate.
• DUAL BLACK EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRRORS
are standard on all Tracker models.
• POWER MIRRORS are included in the optional Driver
Convenience Package (4-Door only).
• FUEL TANK INCREASE, by 1.5 gallons for 4-Door models, brings the new capacity to 16 gallons, and a 2.9gallon increase in the capacity for 2-Door models
brings the new capacity to 14 gallons.
• FUEL FILLER DOOR incorporates a convenient holder for
the fuel cap during refueling.
• OPTIONAL ROOF RACK, available on 4-Door models,
increases cargo-carrying flexibility.
• TWO-PIECE CONVERTIBLE TOP is easier to raise and
lower than the previous model. The two-piece design
allows owners to open the front section, rear section,
or both. Top colors available: White, Black and Tan (Tan
not available with Silver Metallic exterior color).
• REAR-WINDOW WIPER/WASHER is optional on
4-Door models and features a fixed delay.
• ELECTRIC REAR DEFOGGER is standard on all
4-Door models (not available on 2-Door), and
features a timer that automatically shuts power
off after approximately 20 minutes.
• STANDARD FRONT AND REAR RECOVERY HOOKS
(one each) provide convenient attachment points for
off-road pulling situations.
Tracker exterior accessory packages:
Dealer-installed accessory packages are available
to add to the style and utility of Tracker models.
• HANG TEN EDITION TRACKER (2-DOOR ONLY) —
includes Hang Ten spare tire cover, Hang Ten logo
decal, side stripe decal and Hang Ten floor mats.
• OFF-ROAD PACKAGE — includes brush/grille guard,
light bar, 4x4 decal and a Tracker windshield decal.
• BACKPACKER PACKAGE (4-DOOR ONLY) — includes
roof rack, utility bar for roof rack, hard-shell rooftop
cargo carrier and side– and rear–step packages to
facilitate access to the roof-mounted cargo carrier.
STRUCTURAL FEATURES
Unlike some other small sport utilities that utilize
unibody construction, Tracker uses a full-steel laddertype frame.
• FULL LADDER-TYPE FRAME — the hallmark of Chevy
SUVs. The frame features seven cross members for
added reinforcement. This frame design resists twisting
for better durability and a solid, stable ride on- and
off-road. In addition, major components are protected
within the confines of the frame.
• ANTI-FLEX BAR, located in the engine compartment, is
mounted between the front suspension towers. The
bar increases the rigidity of the already tight body
structure for a solid feeling. The anti-flex bar is standard on models equipped with the 2.0 liter engine.
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• STEEL CROSS-TRUCK BEAM, located underneath the
instrument panel, provides a stable mount for the
instrument panel and steering column and adds
rigidity, which helps reduce squeaks and rattles.
• OPTIONAL SKID PLATES on 4x4 models cover the
front differential and transfer case for added
protection from rocks and other large obstructions.
A fuel tank shield is standard on all models.
• 8.0-INCH GROUND CLEARANCE (4x4 models)
allows Tracker to step over rough terrain. 2WD
models feature a 7.2-inch ground clearance.
Convertible top colors:
• White
• Black
• Tan (not available with Silver Metallic).
Manufacturing
Tracker is manufactured by CAMI Automotive, Inc.
in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada — a joint venture
between General Motors and Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.
EXTERIOR PAINT/COLORS
Standard basecoat/clearcoat paint on Tracker resists
fading and provides a high gloss shine for longlasting exterior beauty. The clearcoat system is
formulated to minimize the effects of acid rain and
other environmental damage. Clearcoat finish is
used with all colors except White. The paint process
builds up six layers of protection on every new Tracker
(basecoat, four layers of color, clearcoat). In addition,
all body sheet-metal components are warranted
against rust-through corrosion for 6 years or 100,000
miles (whichever comes first).
Engines
• TOTAL IMMERSION PHOSPHATE ELECTRODEPOSITION
(ELPO) process applies the first layer of primer/
paint. Electric voltage is applied to the bodies while
they’re submerged in the paint bath to ensure
complete coverage, even in hard-to-reach areas.
Features of this engine:
• GLOSSY WATER-BASED HIGHLIGHTING SOLUTION —
applied to all exterior surfaces to reveal any
imperfections before the body is painted.
Paint colors for ’99:
• Black Licorice
• Scuba Blue Metallic
• Medium Green Metallic
• Purple Graphite Metallic
• Sunset Red Metallic
• Wildfire Red Metallic
• Silver Metallic
(not available with Tan convertible top)
• White.
1.6 LITER SOHC 16-VALVE L4 ENGINE
Two-Door models feature the standard 1.6 liter, single overhead camshaft, 16-valve, four-cylinder
engine with Multi-Port Fuel Injection.
Power ratings for the 1.6L engine are:
• 97 HORSEPOWER at 5200 rpm
• 103 LB.-FT. OF TORQUE at 4000 rpm.
• ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEAD AND CYLINDER BLOCK
help ensure more even heat distribution than cast
iron. Aluminum also weighs less than cast-iron
engine components, thereby aiding fuel economy.
• DIRECT IGNITION SYSTEM — two coil packs service
the spark plugs (two cylinders per coil pack) on
the 1.6 liter engine. This system does not use a distributor and rotor, eliminating common wear items.
• MULTI-PORT FUEL INJECTION (MFI) precisely measures fuel to the engine via an intake runner, for
easy starting in all weather conditions.
Here’s how it works:
— MFI’s high precision fuel control uses one injector and nozzle per cylinder for optimum cylinder-to-cylinder fuel distribution.
— A mass airflow meter constantly measures the
engine’s air requirements under varying conditions, such as changes in load, altitude and temperature to help ensure accurate fuel delivery.
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— The injector nozzle’s design and optimum location
produce an effective spray pattern that contributes
to the engine’s smooth idle and outstanding
fuel efficiency.
• EXTENDED-LIFE ENGINE COOLANT — is good for
up to 5 years or 150,000 miles, whichever
comes first.*
• EXTENDED-LIFE ENGINE COOLANT — is good for up
to 5 years or 150,000 miles, whichever
comes first.*
*Maintenance needs vary with different uses and driving conditions.
See owner’s manual for more information.
*Maintenance needs vary with different uses and driving conditions.
See owner’s manual for more information.
Transmissions
2.0 LITER DOHC16-VALVE L4 ENGINE
FIVE-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
WITH 5TH-GEAR OVERDRIVE
All 1999 Tracker 4-Door models feature the standard
2.0 liter, dual overhead camshaft, 16-valve, four-cylinder
engine with Multi-Port Fuel Injection. This engine is
also optional on 2-Door models.
Power ratings for the 2.0 L engine are:
• 127 HORSEPOWER at 6000 rpm.
• 134 LB.-FT. OF TORQUE at 3000 rpm.
Features of this engine include:
• ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEAD AND CYLINDER BLOCK
help ensure more even heat distribution than cast
iron. Aluminum also weighs less than cast-iron
engine components, thereby aiding fuel economy.
• CHAIN-DRIVEN CAMSHAFT provides long-term
durability for precise valve timing.
• DIRECT IGNITION SYSTEM — individual coil packs are
mounted adjacent to each spark plug on the 2.0 liter
engine. This system does not use a distributor and
rotor, eliminating common wear items.
• MULTI-PORT FUEL INJECTION precisely measures fuel
to the engine via an intake runner, for easy starting
in all weather conditions. Here’s how it works:
— MFI’s high precision fuel control uses one injector
and nozzle per cylinder for optimum cylinder-tocylinder fuel distribution.
— A mass airflow meter constantly measures the
engine’s air requirements under varying conditions, such as changes in load, altitude and temperature to help ensure accurate fuel delivery.
— The injector nozzle’s design and optimum location
produce an effective spray pattern that contributes
to the engine’s smooth idle and outstanding
fuel efficiency.
A five-speed manual transmission is standard on
all Tracker models.
• WIDE RANGE OF GEAR RATIOS (3.65:1 – 0.80:1)
accommodate everyday driving conditions —
from a quick start off the line to low rpm cruising
for optimal fuel economy.
• FIFTH-GEAR OVERDRIVE reduces engine rpm at
cruising speed, increasing fuel economy and
reducing engine wear.
• AXLE RATIOS are matched for efficient operation. 2Door models with the 1.6 liter engine feature a 5.12
axle ratio. 2- and 4-Door models with the 2.0 liter
engine feature a 4.62 ratio with the five-speed manual transmission.
FOUR-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
A four-speed, electronically controlled automatic
transmission is optional on Tracker models equipped
with the 2.0 liter engine. Features of this transmission:
• POWER/ECONOMY SWITCH allows drivers to tailor
performance to driving conditions by delaying
upshifts when “power” is selected.
• AXLE RATIOS are matched for efficient operation.
2- and 4-Door models with the 2.0 liter engine
feature a 4.87 axle ratio.
• LONG-LIFE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID will not
need to be replaced for up to 100,000 miles* under
normal operating conditions.
*Maintenance needs vary with different uses and driving conditions.
See owner’s manual for more information.
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Four-Wheel
Drive System
• SHIFT-ON-THE-FLY, four-wheel-drive system with
automatic locking front hubs is now standard on all
4x4 Tracker models. This provides drivers with the
ability to switch into and out of four-wheel drive (at
speeds of up to 60 mph) without getting out to lock
or unlock the front hubs, or having to back the vehicle up to disengage the system. This system, unlike
competitive all-wheel-drive systems, also gives drivers the ability to choose when four-wheel drive is
engaged and when it is disengaged, allowing complete control over the system.
— The four-wheel-drive system offered on Tracker
directs power to both axles equally, so the
chances that the constantly turning wheels will
make use of the available traction are greatly
increased. This contrasts with all-wheel-drive
and some on-demand four-wheel-drive systems
that send power to the wheels with traction.
• TWO-SPEED TRANSFER CASE provides a four-wheeldrive low setting for serious situations, such as
intense off-roading, or when driving through deep
mud or snow. To shift the vehicle into four-wheeldrive low: stop the vehicle, shift the transmission
into neutral and shift the transfer case into 4-Lo.
Suspension
FRONT
• FRONT SUSPENSION consists of independent
MacPherson struts on both front wheels. The
MacPherson struts use a coil spring separate from
the shock absorber. This suspension system offers
a stable ride, yet takes up minimal space. A front
stabilizer bar is standard on the all Tracker models.
The stabilizer bar helps reduce the “leaning” feeling
vehicles tend to exhibit when cornering.
REAR
• FIVE-LINK DESIGN with a rigid “live” axle connected by upper and lower longitudinal arms, as
well as a lateral locating link, is featured on the rear.
This design provides a comfortable ride on-road,
yet rugged dependability in off-road situations.
Each side uses two trailing control arms to keep
the axle in place, resisting forward and aft motions.
Additionally, the lateral locating link, or Panhard
bar, is connected at one end to the axle, and at the
other end to the frame. This component is used to
counteract side-to-side forces placed on the axle.
Steering
• RACK-AND-PINION POWER STEERING SYSTEM
replaces a recirculating ball system. The rack-andpinion system provides precise feedback and
good on-center feel.
Brakes
• POWER FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM BRAKES are
standard on all Tracker models. Both models feature vented front disc brakes to help improve
fade-resistance under hard braking.
• LARGER FRONT ROTORS AND PADS are standard
on 2.0 liter-equipped Tracker models to handle the
increased weight of the larger engine.
• 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKES are optional on all
Tracker models. The antilock brake system brings
the vehicle to a controlled stop under a variety of
road conditions. By controlling the amount of braking
pressure to each wheel, ABS allows steering control
to be maintained during hard braking situations.
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Wheels and Tires
WHEELS
• 15-inch styled steel wheels
are standard on both 2- and
4-Door models.
• 15-inch alloy wheels are optional
on both 2- and 4-Door models.
The spare tire is mounted on a
steel wheel.
*Wheels shown are representative for the 1999 model year and are
subject to change.
TIRES
• P195/75R-15 all-season steel-belted radial tires
are standard on 2WD Tracker models.
• P205/75R-15 all-season steel-belted radial tires
are standard on 4x4 models.
History
(BY MODEL YEAR)
1990 — 4WD Tracker LSi 2-Door Convertible
introduced; automatic transmission optional
for all models.
1991 — 2WD Tracker 2-Door Convertible Tracker introduced.
1992 — Automatic transmission and aluminum wheels
available on all models; new interior fabrics;
new instrument panel.
1994 — Optional new-design aluminum wheels; allseason tires; new interior fabrics; Expressions
Package introduced.
1995 — Easy-opening convertible top; 1.6 liter, 16-valve
4-cylinder engine standard on 4WD models.
1996 — All-new 4-Door model; 1.6 liter, 16-valve MFI
engine standard on 2WD models; new grille,
fascia, moldings, hood design and instrument
panel; standard DRL; driver and front-passenger air bags added.
1997 — Enhanced evaporative emissions system;
fold-and-stow rear bench seat standard on
2-Door models.
1998 — Tracker rebadged as a Chevrolet. 4-Door
LSi model discontinued. All 4-Door models
receive new options formerly available only
with the LSi model.
Affinity
Relationships
Because Chevrolet offers the most comprehensive
lineup of cars and trucks of any automotive manufacturer, it goes without saying that there is a product for
virtually everyone, whatever their needs. From the
bass fisherman who needs a reliable truck to tow his
fishing boat, to the soccer mom who needs a
dependable van to get the team to the fields,
Chevrolet can offer a vehicle to fit anyone’s lifestyle.
With this in mind, Chevrolet created what has come
to be known as “Affinity Marketing.” Through it, Chevrolet
has developed relationships with over eighty lifestyle
organizations, sporting groups and spokespeople
that represent the image of Chevrolet cars, trucks
and the people who drive them. These relationships
help Chevrolet market its products and services
while offering marketing support to groups like the
United States Figure Skating Association and Ducks
Unlimited. Affinity Marketing also builds relationships
with individuals. These people, like country music
star George Strait, reflect the Chevrolet vision
of excellence.
Tracker has an affinity relationship with:
• Campus Fest Tour
• Hang Ten
• H.O.R.D.E. Music Tour.
For more information, call 1-800-CHEVY-MI.
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Genuine
Customer Care
Chevrolet owners are covered by Genuine Customer
Care, a comprehensive owner protection plan that
includes the following:
NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY
This warranty is for GM vehicles in the United States.
Owners should see their Chevrolet dealer for
complete terms and conditions of this New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Items covered for 3 years or 36,000
miles* for manufacturer’s defects include:
• The complete vehicle
• Tires
• Towing to the nearest Chevrolet dealership
• Sheet-metal coverage:
— Corrosion coverage
— Rust-through coverage†
• Repairs made to correct any vehicle defect
• No charge for most warranty repairs.
COURTESY TRANSPORTATION
Customers who purchase or lease a 1999 Chevrolet car
or truck are eligible for Courtesy Transportation (at no
charge) when their vehicles are left at a participating
dealership for repairs covered under the 3-year/
36,000-mile* New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Courtesy
Transportation, at participating dealerships only, may
include shuttle service, expense reimbursement or, if
the repairs require leaving the vehicle overnight, alternate
transportation. Actual services may vary at the election
of the participating dealer. Owners should see their
dealer for details.
Basic Care provides:
• Free towing for warranty repairs (to closest dealer)
• Over-the-phone basic technical advice
• Available dealer services at reasonable costs
(i.e., wrecker services, locksmith/key service,
glass repair, etc.).
Roadside Basic Care covers you as long as the
owner owns their Tracker.
Courtesy Care provides:
• Free towing (to closest dealer)
• Free locksmith/key service (when keys are lost on
the road or locked inside)
• Free flat tire service, jump start and fuel delivery.
Roadside Courtesy Care is available for a period of
3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first).
*Whichever comes first.†Six years or 100,000 miles, whichever
comes first. **Roadside Assistance membership is free. Some services
may incur costs. Courtesy Care is available to retail, retail lease and
corporate lease customers operating 1994 and newer Chevrolet
vehicles for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever comes first. All
Courtesy Care services and associated costs must be prearranged by
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance or dealer service management and must
be driver-initiated. Basic Care and Courtesy Care are not part of or
included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. Chevrolet reserves the right to modify or discontinue Basic
Care and Courtesy Care at any time. Owners should see their dealer
for complete details of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program.
Important — a word about this document: We have tried to make
this document as comprehensive and factual as possible. We
reserve the right, however, to make changes at any time, without
notice, in colors, materials, equipment, specifications, models and
availability. Some information may have been updated since the
time of posting.
A note about Next Generation air bags: Always use safety belts
and proper child restraints, even with Next Generation air bags.
See the owner’s manual for more safety information.
Some artwork contained within this text is for representation
purposes only.
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE**
Roadside Assistance service is provided through
a toll-free 800 number, 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year. Roadside Assistance advisors can assist with
minor mechanical problems over the phone or
coordinate a variety of services through professional
service providers.
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2-Door Convertible
2WD/4x4
4-Door
2WD/4x4
INTERIOR
Air Bags – Next Generation Driver and Front-Passenger 1
Air Conditioning – with CFC-Free Refrigerant
Assist Grips – 3 Positions
Carpeting – Full, Including Cargo Area
Center Console – w/Auxiliary Power Outlet, Cup Holders,
Storage Tray and Ashtray
Defogger – Rear-Window Electric
Door Locks – Power
Floor Mats – Carpeted Front and Rear
Rear-Seat Heat Ducts
Scotchgard TM Protection – on Cloth Seats
Seats – Rear, Fold and Stow
S
O
S
S
S
O2
S
S
S
NA
NA
O
S
S
S
S
S
O3
S
S
S
NA
– Rear, Split Folding
– Easy-Entry Front
Seat Trim – Cloth Facings with Vinyl Seatbacks
Stereo – AM/FM
– AM/FM w/Cassette Player
– AM/FM w/CD Player
Tilt Steering Wheel
Windows – Power
Windshield Wipers – Variable Intermittent
NA
S
S
S
O
O
O
NA
S
S
NA
S
S
O
O
O
O3
S
EXTERIOR
Daytime Running Lamps with Automatic Exterior Lamp Control
Bumpers – Front and Rear, Dark Charcoal
Hubs – Front Automatic Locking
Mirrors – Dual Outside, Black, Manual
– Dual Outside, Black, Power
Moldings – Body-Side, Dark Charcoal
Skid Plates – Front Differential and Transfer Case
Skid Plate – Fuel Tank
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Tailgate – Swing-Open Right-Hand Hinged Door w/Lock
Tires – P195/75R-15 All-Season Radial
S
S
NA/S
S
NA
S
NA/O
S
NA
S
S/NA
S
S
NA/S
S
O3
S
NA/O
S
O
S
S/NA
– P205/75R-15 All-Season Radial
Recovery Hooks – Front and Rear (one each)
NA/S
S
NA/S
S
O
S
O
S4
O
S
S
O
S
O
NA
S
S
S
S
S
S
NA/S
S
O5
S
NA/S
S
O
FUNCTIONAL
Brakes – 4-Wheel Antilock
– Front Disc, Rear Drum
Speed Control – Electronic, w/Resume Speed
Engine – 1.6 Liter SOHC 16 Valve L4 Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Engine – 2.0 Liter DOHC 16 Valve L4 Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Stainless Steel Exhaust
Steering – Power Rack and Pinion
Suspension – MacPherson Strut with Separate Coil Springs and Lower
“A” Arm, Front
– 5-Link with Upper and Lower Longitudinal Trailing Arms
and Lateral Control Arm, Rear
Transfer Case – 2-Speed Shift on the Fly
Transmission – 5-Speed Manual
– 4-Speed Automatic
S — Standard. O — Optional (some options may be available only as part of a Preferred Equipment Group). NA — Not available. 1 Always use safety belts
and proper child restraints, even with Next Generation air bags. See the owner’s manual for more safety information. 2 Includes replaceable pollen filter. 3 Requires
Convenience Package. 4 Manual transmission only. 5 Requires 2.0L engine.
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66.5"
66.5"
86.6"
97.6"
148.8"
159.8"
MODEL AVAILABILITY
Chevy Tracker 2-Door Convertible and Tracker 4-Door
EPA vehicle class
Special Purpose Vehicle
Assembly
CAMI, Ingersoll, Ontario
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES (inches/millimeters, unless otherwise noted)
Models
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase
Length (overall)
Width (overall)
Height (overall)
Tread — front
Tread — rear
Lift-over height
Minimum running ground clearance (4x4)
Interior Front Dimensions
Headroom
Legroom
Shoulder room
Hip room
Interior Rear Dimensions
Headroom
Legroom
Shoulder room
Hip room
Capacities
Passenger capacity
Passenger index (cu. ft./liters)
Cargo index (cu. ft./liters)
Fuel tank capacity (gal./liters)
EPA interior index (cu. ft./liters)
Base curb weight (lbs./kg, 2WD)
Base curb weight (lbs./kg, 4WD)
Cargo volume (cu. ft./liters)
Cargo volume (cu. ft./liters with rear seat down)
2-Door
4-Door
86.6/2200
148.8/3780
66.7/1695
66.5/1690
57.3/1455
57.5/1460
NA
8.0/202
97.6/2480
159.8/4060
66.7/1695
66.5/1690
57.3/1455
57.5/1460
NA
8.0/202
40.8/1035
41.3/1050
53.0/1345
50.8/1290
40.7/1035
41.3/1050
52.8/1342
50.7/1287
NA
35.9/912
52.7/1339
43.1/1096
39.6/1005
35.9/912
52.6/1336
45.2/1147
4
NA
NA
14.0/53.0
NA
2596/1180
2717/1235
10.2/290
24.0/681
5
NA
NA
16.1/61
NA
2860/1300
2891/1355
20.2/574
34.7/985
NA — Information not available at time of publication.
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STEERING
Type
Ratio (overall)
Turns stop-to-stop
Turning diameter curb-to-curb (ft./m)
Turning diameter wall-to-wall (ft./m)
Power rack-and-pinion
NA
NA
31.5-34.8/9.6-10.6 (2-Door - 4-Door)
NA
BRAKES
Models
2-Door and 4-Door
Type
Power vented front disc/rear drum (4-wheel ABS opt.)
Front disc rotor outer working diam. (in.) NA
Rear drum diameter x width (in.)
NA
Total swept area, front/rear (sq. in.)
NA
ENGINE
Type
Block
Cylinder head
Hydraulic lifters
Bore & Stroke (in.)
(mm)
Cam drive
Redline
Displacement (liters/cid)
Compression ratio
Fuel induction
Horsepower/kW @ engine RPM
Torque/N-m (lb.-ft.) @ engine RPM
Exhaust system
Tailpipe(s)
Ignition system
Alternator rating (amps)
Battery (SAE capacity rating, cca)
Recommend fuel (unleaded)
1.6 Liter, 16-valve, SOHC L4
Aluminum alloy
Aluminum alloy
NA
2.95 x 3.45
75.0 x 90.0
Belt
NA
1.6/97
9.5:1
MFI
97 @ 5200/72 kW @ 5200
103 @ 4000/140 N-m @ 4000
Single
Stainless steel
Direct ignition
NA
NA
87 octane
2.0 Liter, 16-valve, DOHC L4
Aluminum alloy
Aluminum alloy
Standard
3.31 x 3.45
84.0 x 90.0
Chain
NA
2.0/121
9.3:1
MFI
127 @ 6000/95 kW @ 6000
134 @ 3000/182 N-m @ 3000
Single
Stainless steel
Direct ignition with one coil per cylinder
NA
NA
87 octane
Standard
5-speed manual
RWD longitudinal
Optional
4-speed automatic electronically controlled
RWD longitudinal
3.65
1.95
1.38
1.00
0.80
3.67
5.12*
2.83
1.49
1.00
0.73
–
2.70
4.87
TRANSMISSIONS
Transmission
Layout
Gear ratios:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Reverse
Final-drive ratios
*4.62 with 2.0L engine. NA — Information not available at time of publication.
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CHASSIS
Chassis
Structure/frame
Body material
Suspension — front
Type
Body with separate ladder-type frame
Steel
Stabilizer bar/diameter (mm)
Suspension — rear
Type
MacPherson strut with separate coil spring, double-action telescoping
shock absorbers
NA
Rigid axle with 5-link design — upper and lower trailing arms,
Panhard bar and double-action telescoping shock absorbers
MILEAGE/PERFORMANCE1
Engine
Transmission
Mileage:
2-Door 2WD
City
Highway
Combined
Est. Cruising Range:
City
Highway
Combined
2-Door 4WD
City
Highway
Combined
Est. Cruising Range:
City
Highway
Combined
4-Door 2WD
City
Highway
Combined
Est. Cruising Range:
City
Highway
Combined
4-Door 4WD
City
Highway
Combined
Est. Cruising Range:
City
Highway
Combined
1.6 Liter L4
5-speed manual
2.0 Liter L4
5-speed manual
2.0 Liter L4
4-speed automatic
25
28
26
23
25
24
23
25
24
350
392
364
322
350
336
322
350
336
25
27
26
22
25
23
23
25
24
350
378
364
308
350
322
322
350
336
—
—
—
23
25
24
24
26
25
—
—
—
368
400
384
384
416
400
—
—
—
22
25
23
23
25
24
—
—
—
352
400
368
368
400
384
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TRAILERING INFORMATION
Trailer classification
Gross trailer weight (lbs./kg, up to)
2-Door
Light
1000/454 2
4-Door
Light
1500/680
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheel type/size
Tire type
Tire size
Spare size
Steel/15" x 5.5"
all-season steel-belted radial
P195/75R-15 (2WD)
P205/75R-15 (4x4)
Full-size spare mounted on steel wheel
All specifications are preliminary and subject to change. NA — Information not available at time of publication. 1 Projected 1999 EPA estimates. 2 When properly
equipped for trailering. Trailer ratings are calculated assuming the tow vehicle. has all the required trailering equipment. The weight of the passengers, additional optional equipment or cargo may reduce trailer ratings. Trailer tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of total loaded trailer weight. Addition of
trailer tongue weight cannot cause weights to exceed Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating. (RGAWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) — these ratings
can be found on the certification label located on the driver’s side front door or door frame. NOTE: refer to vehicle owner’s manual for additional towing
information and advice before towing with your Chevy Tracker.
NOTE: The vehicle owner is responsible for obtaining the hitch ball, a hitch of proper size, type and capacity, and other appropriate equipment required to safely
tow both the trailer and the load that will be towed. Ask your Chevy dealer for advice about towing and the proper toeing equipment for your new vehicle.
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