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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 15/19 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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I will always own a

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

I have owned a cherokee for 5 years. i paid $2k for it and have invested in a 3in rough country suspension lift and 30in yokohama geolander AT tires. not a hill in arizona i need to go up and havent been able too. ive never had to turn around on a trail. keep in mind jeeps are built not bought. i hear stories of peoples jeep bugging out on them early ill tell you first hand its because the owner did something wrong. 4.0 straight 6 are bullet proof. economic and powerful. from the trail to the road. there will always be a cherokee in my garage even if its not a primary. not enough room to say all the things i want about it. jeep cherokee's refuse to die. remember theyre built not bought.




Absolutely indestructible

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV 4WD

Father drove it home brand new off the lot in 1998 from lou's jeep eagle in Geneva illinois. It's in my garage as I write this next to the wife's Acura mdx. I can't put into words how amazing this vehicle is. I refuse to buy another car until she dies on me. 311,346 thousand miles and aside from tires batteries belts lights. .ya know wear items. ..she's been solid as titanium! Years ago when roads were impassable I was passing hummers and other "4wd" vehicles.




Expected more...

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV

Was reliable until about 100K. Was constantly in the shop. At about 118K was in the shop monthly. Finally overheated on the side of the interstate and was pronounced dead. I was expecting much more from a Jeep. Previously owned a 93 Cherokee and made it just past 200K before it died.




Rip

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

I loved it. It was my first car and only had it for about one year but was amazing. I was driving on the highway when something hit the transmission case and cracked it. my insurance deemed it as total loss and towed it away. I will miss my jeep soo much. RIP baby. Unfortunately i will most likely not get a jeep as my second vehicle due to bad gas mileage




Love my jeep

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

Fantastic vehicle. Reliable, comfortable, small but big. The best I've worked on, the best I've driven.



3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV

228500 mi and still as strong as the day it was born JEEPS RULE THE EARTH all others try to follow



Talk About The 1998 Cherokee

1998 Jeep Cherokee Discussions See all Started By

markjeep
markjeep
04-18-2014
I have a 1998 jeep Cherokee with a transmission fault when going from reverse into drive there's a clunk and the car jerks quite abruptly then it drives fine no problem only does it going from rever...


shuntee35
shuntee35
02-25-2007
1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo . problem the horn goes off for no reason. I suspect something with alarm . Possibly detects door opening . Any easy way to disable alarm?...


riverrvers
riverrvers
08-26-2007
I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I am trying to find out what the color is called. I have search everywhere on the WWW but no luck. Can anyone help. It is a grey with a gold h...



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Gas Mileage

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  • 15
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  • 19
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