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Jeep Cherokee Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 125 hp @ 5400 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.

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.

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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Oiiiio thrills

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV

I have a 93 indestructible Cherokee. I just bought this 97 Cherokee, with 245K miles on it. Paid $1500 for him. My 93 is a standard this 97 is an automatic. IF you can find one get one. I easily expect to get 300 K out of this Jeep. I have 2 new cars a 4runner and a Pontiac, but would rather drive my 97 Jeep any day than these due to the fact "he" is solid as a rock. If the powers that be ever read these blogs , they would re invent these Jeeps, and would have a new following, I love mine and dread the day (if ever) I get rid of it.




Love it, can't find anything

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

I have owned this Jeep for 11 yrs. No other vehicle I have had will cruise at 80 on the interstate, then take the extreme trails in the OHV park like they were nothing. I bought a Mini Cooper and it's a good thing I kept the Jeep-way more dependable and a lot cheaper to fix than the Mini. I've hauled building materials, pulled out chain-link fencing and stumps, still on the original clutch at 126,000 miles. It has never left me on the side of the road or refused to start. All I have had to do is routine maintenance, lube oil and filter, brakes (once), and a water pump. I've decided to put some money into paint and new carpet etc. and just keep driving it.




Good jeep!

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4dr SUV

My Jeep was given to me for my 17th birthday present, I like it a whole lot, accept for the low gas mileage, and the rough ride. My o2 sensors went out and I needed a new caddy converter. One more thing is my seats are beginning to squeak a lot but other than those its a fun car!



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.




Like the energizer bunny, it

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4dr SUV

Always wanted a Cherokee since high school and it came true about 7 years ago. Bought it with 60,000, in RED no less and with the 4.0. Picked a 2wd (less weight/better fuel econ). Repairs have been few: water pump;radiator;gas pump;starter. Take good care of it and it will last forever!



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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Gas Mileage

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  • 19
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