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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 2001 Jeep Cherokee

  • Long overdue for an overhaul, the Cherokee hangs on for one more year before next year's replacement, the Liberty, debuts.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine, affordable, extremely capable off-road.

  • Cons

    Boxy styling, small rear seat, difficult entry/exit.

  • What's New for 2001

    With the redesigned Jeep Cherokee's debut pushed back until the summer of 2001 as a 2002 model, the current model will remain in place…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (110 total reviews)

180000 miles great suv until

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Vehicle: 2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

My Jeep Cherokee 2001 Sport 4 dr 4x4 was one dependable vehicle. It did need a radiator after like ten years and a new a/c compressor but other than those items it was just great. Really going to miss it. A driver went left of center and totalled it on my wife. The airbags went off, and she did not even get a scratch my wife, the Jeep not so lucky front left fender , bumper, grill, wheel,suspension all took the hit. I would buy a new one if they still made them. Door still opened on driver side after the crash.

It was fun and real

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Vehicle: 2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought a 2001 jeep cherokee classic 4x4 with 15k miles on it and was pleased with it but in a middle of the road way. It was very reliable and durable but it was a jeep. Every one had one at the time and you couldn't pick kit out in a parking lot. It was loud and rough riding (I know it wasn't made for comfort) but in an kidney bursting way. Don't get me wrong it was a great car that never gave me trouble and was fare offroad but being a car guy I could never really like it enough to the point I loved to drive it or wanted to keep it. When we sold it the family didn't even blink, when we sold the hummer h3 my son cried and kissed it on the fender and said we will miss you lol.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Perfect on all counts!

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Vehicle: 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

When I ran into this car on a lot with 140k on the counter, I had no hesitation. I know several people sitting at well over 300k still driving them daily, and they are not the most maintenance minded people in the world. I bought my jeep as a car to park at the airport every week when I travel for work, but have quickly found myself driving it more than my brand new silverado or my wife's Lexus. With the farmer's almanac predictions for this winter on the east coast I absolutely can't wait to take this billy goat out playing in the snow on the way to go snowboarding. If you find one regardless of the miles buy it fast, it will last forever and is easy to fix on the rare chance it breaks.

Gas Mileage


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  • 20
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Full 2001 Jeep Cherokee Review

What's New for 2001

With the redesigned Jeep Cherokee's debut pushed back until the summer of 2001 as a 2002 model, the current model will remain in place for the 2001 model year with minor changes. The 4.0-liter PowerTech inline-six engine is standard equipment in all 2001 Cherokees, with the 2.5-liter inline four, along with the SE trim, dropped. The previous Limited trim is also dropped, with the former Classic trim now labeled Limited. All 2001 Cherokees offer child seat tethers as standard equipment.

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Selling our 2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited 2wd 4dr. 154,000 mi, color Patriot Blue, body is in good shape, some scratches, nothing major. Interior is ok, no roof lining, leather seat has tear but clean, l...

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I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L and my AC quit working. I thought it was the compressor clutch plate so I fixed the spacer on it and still nothing. Started checking continuity through AC Clutch...