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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 16/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Inexpensive and loaded with rugged character, dual airbags, optional ABS, 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 1998

    Cherokee Classic and Limited replace the Cherokee Country. A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is now the base engine for the SE, available with an optional three-speed automatic. New colors include Chili Pepper Red, Emerald Green and Deep Amethyst.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Bulletproof 98 se 4dr, 4wd

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought it NEW in '98, now have 136K on it. Have the 4.0 L I-6 motor & 5 speed manual tranny -- super strong. 23 mpg highway is FAB for a boxy SUV this capable. Like the look, like the color (chili pepper red), like the performance, LOVE the durability. NO major repairs. Biggest repair item has been waterpump. HUGE value for the money. We have the cheap dash w/ idiot lights, and the gas gauge has had problems for years. My wife's vehicle, and it does all our "dirty work" hauling stuff, and ALL snow duty. Interior is plain, back seat best for kids, but tolerable for 1 - 2 hour trips for adults. I see these Cherokees ROUTINELY go 250-300K. 4WD is easy to use. ALL JEEP, ALL GOOD.




Bullet proof basics.

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4dr SUV 4WD

Very basic but also very durable. This is one tough vehicle that can take a lot of abuse. If you are like me and just want to get in and drive then this is the ideal vehicle. Expensive European cars know to keep their distance in parking lots and on the highway. Could'nt have asked for anything else but power windows.




Gotta love this truck!

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4dr SUV 4WD

I just got my third Jeep Cherokee! So far I have had nothing but luck! The first Cherokee I got is a 1987 Cherokee, manual trans., 4wd which now has over 230,000 miles on it and still runs fine! My second Jeep is a 1998 Red Cherokee, manual trans. with over 100,000 miles on it and it also runs like new! My newest Cherokee is also a 1998, auto trans, 4wd with 43,000 which also runs like new! I still have all three of them and probably will never sell any of them. The only problem with Jeep that I can think of is that they stopped production of the Cherokee. Personally I think Jeep made a huge mistake when they did it.



Full 1998 Jeep Cherokee Review

What's New for 1998

Cherokee Classic and Limited replace the Cherokee Country. A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is now the base engine for the SE, available with an optional three-speed automatic. New colors include Chili Pepper Red, Emerald Green and Deep Amethyst.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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