Go

1997 Jeep Cherokee

Overview
Share this page
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Jeep Cherokee Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 847 Ratings for the 1997 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

I have loved this car.

By on Monday, July 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very reliable. Extremely handy."

Cons: "At 150,000 mi the headliner began coming loose"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"By now it's a reliable friend that still looks "almost" as good as when I drove it home. Most people can't believe it's as old as it is. No rust or discoloration on the paint. Have kept it maintained and only occasionally have a $500 repair bill. Now that I'm retired, I only put 3-4000 miles on per yr, so it may outlast me. The used car dealer can say "driven by a little old lady". :-)"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

BEST CAR EVER OWNED

By on Monday, May 04, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: no longer needed 4WD

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "BULLET-PROOF, SUPER RELIABLE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"LOVED OWNING THIS CAR FOR 12 YEARS. ORIG PURCH $7K IN 11/2002. SOLD LAST MONTH 04/2015 FOR $5200 EVEN THOUGH BLUE BOOK SAID <$2800 OOPS-KBB DID NOT GET THAT ONE RIGHT! TALK ABOUT HOLDING ITS VALUE ! WHAT A TROOPER THIS CAR HAS BEEN. PROPER MAINTENANCE REALLY PAID OFF, AND THE CAR STILL HAS ANOTHER 100,000 MILES LEFT IN HER TO GO, I'M SURE!"

14 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Awesome car. Never had a big problem

By on Sunday, March 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very reliable, cheap to fix"

Cons: "Not very fast"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been the best I've owned. It is not the most comfortable car, nor the most fun to drive, but it is reliable, inexpensive, very rugged, cheap to fix, fun to upgrade, can go anywhere, and has never let me down. For the price, especially for a used car, I can't think of a better choice."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Best trail vehicle I have owned!

By on Sunday, February 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Excellent off road capabilitys, great road manners"

Cons: "Sparce interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Apache Trail, AZ

"I purchased my Jeep from a 70yo lady, it is in beautiful shape and very well taken care of! I bought her 6 months ago, since then I have put 3000 miles on her, she has been perfect, even bone stock with street tires she performed better off road than my lifted 1990 Ford 4x4 truck! I have since done a 2" lift and will add another 3 1/2" lift soon with more capable off road tires, I have yet had to put it 4 wheel drive and I have taken her on the same trail as my Ford! lol On the road manners have been better than expected! As far as gas mileage, I have been impressed! I was expecting far worse, then again, with the gas prices down, I could care less! lol"

15 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Apache Trail, AZ

Best 4x4 ever!

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Accident, sold for parts.

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun, never stuck, roomy"

Cons: "Gas mileage, rust"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my '98 Sport, 4.0L, 5-Speed in '00, it was a lease turn-in. My dad had a '90 until he traded that in on a '99 that he still owns. I loved my Cherokee, except for the inevitable rocker panel rust (consequence of Upstate NY winters). Only major repairs were radiator, heater core, clutch, and leaf springs. As long as you do proper maintenance these things will run forever. Tons of modifications are available. 200,000+ miles and it still runs like new, too bad the unibody got bent after losing it on black ice."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

The best 4x4 EVER!!

By on Friday, January 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 272,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "best 4x4 ever hands down!!"

Cons: "gas mileage, stock stereo"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Love my Jeep XJ Country! Never get stuck ANYWHERE in any weather, comfortable to drive in any conditions highway or city, not too large and cumbersome but roomy enough for 5 comfortably plus some gear. There are TONS of upgrades for everything from lift kits and bumpers/winches to interior/exterior styling galore. My only qualm is the gas mileage, but you don't buy this to commute to work or school...unless there's 3ft of snow on the road ;)"

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Share this page
Advertisement
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

Advertisement