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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 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Inexpensive and loaded with rugged character, optional ABS, optional 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 1999

    The Cherokee Sport gets a revised front fascia including body-colored grille and bumpers. New exterior colors include Forest Green and Desert Sand, to match the most common Cherokee surroundings.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing car

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought this car from my uncle at 127,000 miles. This thing is a beast. iv driven it to 182,000 miles and iv only had 2 problems. i had to replace the water pump and the rear O2 sensor. both cheap to buy and relatively easy to repair you self. i have never had a starting problem, well when its -30 out side in the morning she doesn't want to start, but she always starts. and people who complain about the drivetrain i have never had a problem, probably because i changed both rear and front differential fluid along with the transfer case fluid at about 160,000 miles, AND, i regular grease the drive shafts. All of theses are very easy to do and can significantly increase the live of a jeep.




This thing is a tank

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

This thing is a tank. Parents bought it new in '99, never had a major problem with it. The engine is rock solid. 190K miles on it and going strong as when it was new. Never had any leaks or any problems at all. Have replaced some parts outside of wear parts (rear springs, U-joints, front stabilizer shock), but this thing is tougher than nails. With new shocks and rear springs, rides better than my sports car. Even ran into a tree two years ago, had it fixed, and you could never tell anything ever happened to it. We expect to keep this Jeep at least another 100K miles. We live off three miles of rough dirt road and it takes the punishment and asks for more. Best vehicle we've ever owned.




Really crappy wiring

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

After 10 years, nearly every wire in the Jeep is cracking and beginning to fail. Intermittent failures in the window operators, instruments, radio. Cruise control, horn and airbag are all out of commission. Car has never been crashed or bumped and has had only light 4wd use, but body panels are coming loose, trim strips and bumpers are falling off. Transmission is noisy. Death wobble is getting steadily worse even after new tires, shocks, dampener and alignment. The Jeep is the newest of my three cars and the only one that I seriously want to get rid of. VERY Disappointed.




Impressive quality/reliability

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

No major problems. Can't believe that it has lasted like this. We take good care of it, and it looks almost new. Almost no rust - surprising for WI. Strong engine/tranny. Interior shows almost no wear. All repairs have been maintenance issues - nothing major. Easy to work on. Would highly recommend.




Love this car

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought my jeep as a college sophomore back in 2005. Purchased in New York where I'm from, and attending school in Savannah, GA, I knew I was in for some serious mileage. I did my research and found a great Cherokee. That car has been up and down the east coast at least 10 times, been in rough road in the swamps of the deep south, and it never died. There were a few minor electrical problems, along with no CD player, however it was perfect. I just sold it (and miss it so much!) due to another long trip across the country, but will probably buy a jeep again.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great little suv

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

1999 Cherokee Sport with 4.0L I6. My 2nd Cherokee (had a 1990 5 spd) and I love both of them (family's had 4 Cherokees and they have all been great trucks). Tough little SUV that does everything you want it to. Never complains when I hit those huge New England pot holes and you can drive it in any weather you want. Taken it out in white-out snow storms in a foot of powder and it does excellent. Never crossed my mind that I'd get stuck in any condition. Not the most comfy/efficient car but its a tough little SUV that rides stiff and never complains. Great for someone looking for a tough reliable truck that will take you anywhere and won't complain about a little tough drivin



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What's New for 1999

The Cherokee Sport gets a revised front fascia including body-colored grille and bumpers. New exterior colors include Forest Green and Desert Sand, to match the most common Cherokee surroundings.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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