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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Jeep Cherokee Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Cheap and loaded with rugged character, dual airbags, optional ABS, optional full-time 4WD, optional 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine

  • Cons

    Rugged character result of ancient engineering, uncomfortable rear seat folds but doesn't split

  • What's New for 1997

    A new interior sporting modern instrumentation debuts. Front and rear styling is refined, and the rear liftgate is now stamped from steel. Multiplex wiring is designed to improve reliability of the electrical system, while a new paint process aims to polish the finish of all Cherokees.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love this thing!

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I'm completely in love with my cherokee. I have over 260k miles on it, all ive really had to do is preventative care and regular maintance. Its one of the best values I've ever seen. I wish I would of bought two. It is without a doubt one of the best daily drivers out there.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The jeep thing

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought it in 2008 and has 112k miles and i`m tge 2nd owner,never used 4 off- road,4.0,4x4,5 speed(oh yeah i want to change gear when i want to),MPG- 19 city,24 highway at 70 mph,20 towing a u- haul tralier.Never had any major repairs i replaced the shocks,breaks,all fluids,wiper blades,installed a cd player and also new speakers with amp all on weekends...grab a beer and save money doing that 4 fun.Easy to work on,fun to drive,to park,lot of space inside,best suv for the money.If u want to save money on gas ride a bicycle...want a smooth ride buy a BMW,but the JEEP is the way to go everywhere.




Great vehicle!!

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

156K+ miles and she is solid and strong. I am very pleased with the reliability of this truck (former honda, vw, nissan driver), and try to maintian the basic services, oil changes, ect. 20.5mpg +/- 0.7 on 87 Octane. One minor problem with the wiring rubbing under the Power Distribution box, which affected the aux electric cooling fan, but following a $100 repair, she has required no other expenses. Strong recommendation as a sturdy no frills vehicle. Driven every day in AZ heat 110+ with no overheating.




Bring the jeep back

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought my Jeep with 13900 miles and have been working it. From road trips to upstate New York to towing car/trucks. It has never left me stranded no matter what breaks. I could not have asked for a more dependable vehicle. At 171000 miles and a beating that would tear most trucks in half its time to let her go.




Wish they still made them

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I love the look of this model. Very rugged and simple. Nowadays, SUVs have been designed for soccer moms and this thing actually looks like it was designed for a little more than picking up some milk. I bought my Cherokee used last year as a second vehicle for winter use and have invested some money into the suspension. It has 140,000 km on it and the engine/transmission and 4WD all run like a charm. The only problem I have is the computer acting up during the cold months of winter, but has no problems in summer. Gas mileage is not the best and rides a little rough overall. I know it wasn't meant to be a smooth riding gas sipper, but it is a little harsher than you'd expect.




My 2nd jeep

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

Got 225,000 miles on my 1992 Jeep and needed a replacement - this was as close as I got - its already done 97,000 miles - I like this basic Jeep, its a no-nonsense SUV. The wife and I find the seats realy comfy, and now we have cupholders and remote heated mirrors. Also like the factory tow package and 2" receiver. We use this Jeep in the snow, in the city, and in the desert and high-Sierras back- country



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Full 1997 Jeep Cherokee Review

What's New for 1997

A new interior sporting modern instrumentation debuts. Front and rear styling is refined, and the rear liftgate is now stamped from steel. Multiplex wiring is designed to improve reliability of the electrical system, while a new paint process aims to polish the finish of all Cherokees.

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Talk About The 1997 Cherokee

1997 Jeep Cherokee Discussions See all Started By

paulh2
paulh2
02-27-2008
Can anyone help supply radio code. Have a jeep cherokee 1997 limited facelift, standard radio.got in jeep today and its asking for radio code?...


schambers2
schambers2
05-17-2000
I own a 1997 Grand Cherokee that I have had in the...


volivieri
volivieri
02-01-2007
I've got a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the trunk door won't stay open. I open it (it lifts up), but then it just swings down and closes. This problem is omni-present in cold months, but has become...



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