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1997 Jeep Cherokee

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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 810 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

Awesome vehicle

By on Friday, April 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Extremely reliable and off-road capable stock"

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

"This is my second Jeep and I love it! They are extreamly reliable, good on gas, have lots of space for transporting people or things, and just awesome in general."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best decision ive ever made

By on Thursday, March 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, awesome off road, reliable, fast"

Cons: "little leg room in back, headliner seems to sag"

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

"its so versatile and durable. even with 155k miles the jeep will beat newer 6cyl cars in a race. my XJ has a few performance mods to it and its just a monster. even though its lifted the engine still does not struggle. hands down best car I've ever bought. worth every penny"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love my Jeep and am sorry to sell it

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good visibility, parks anywhere, 4-wheel wonder"

Cons: "back seat lacks comfort"

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

"I have had my Jeep since 2000 and am so sad to part with it. I quit driving it on the highway a year ago when the accelerator stuck, however, and am selling it to someone who will use it on a farm. My biggest problems with it: air conditioner went out a few years ago and I invested in a new one but it is not working well. A few problems with the power windows and I paid a bundle to have them fixed. One door lock quit working and we took it off the master system instead of investing hundreds more to get it fixed. Despite all this I love this car and it is going to pain me to let it go."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

good overall vehicle

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great in snow and ice"

Cons: "too many leaks! rear end noise."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"cannot give a 'great vehicle' due to rear carrier problems from new. vehicle is on third carrier. Noisy but still going. Shouldn't be noisy since the design has been around for many years so there should be no problems with noise. Also power steering pump leaking, rocker arm cover leaking at firewall and rear main seal leaking. Covering on ceiling has seperated from its base and hangs down. the vehicle has cloth seats that have held up well. my dog traveled with me everywhere so the interior was used hard but showed ho signs of wear. vehicle excellent in snow, especially with the 4 wheel drive in low. i'm trading for the new (2014) Cherokee which I hope will be a 'great vehicle' in 128K miles!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Exactly what you think when you look at it.

By on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "4x4, power, and reliability"

Cons: "Gas and air conditioning"

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

"I've been driving my Cherokee for about six months now and even though I've had to replace some minor things (it was a northern car), it's exactly what you think of when you are looking for a 4x4. GREAT power AMAZING 4x4 Not great, but really not too horrible on the MPG, but if you're looking for a 4x4 with great mpg, they are out there, they just don't have the towing, power of reliability when it comes to kicking it into 4 low. I was towing a trailer, the road ended, so I had to turn around. Making a wide turn, the Jeep slid about 8 feet in the mud... I put her in 4 low and crawled out without a problem. I was little a giddy school girl. The inside isn't a lot to look at, but it's exactly what you need and has two cup holders."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

excellent vechile

By on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "best 4x4 for money"

Cons: "cant find any cons about it"

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

"best 4x4 around gets better gas mileage than wife's 4 Cyl. Kia 4 wheel drive unstoppable ,good looking ,proud to have in in driveway , at 187,000 motor and trans doing great well engineered"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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