Used 1997 Jeep Cherokee Pricing

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1997 Jeep Cherokee

1997 Highlights

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.


  • Cheap and loaded with rugged character, dual airbags, optional ABS, optional full-time 4WD, optional 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine


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

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Features & Specs

SE 2dr SUVSE 2dr SUV 4WDSE 4dr SUV
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower125 hp @ 5400 rpm125 hp @ 5400 rpm125 hp @ 5400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

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    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

OIIIIO thrills
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.
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.
Endless reliability internally, falling apart externally
I've had my cherokee for roughly 4 years now, bought it used at 120,000 miles, and I have yet to even touch the motor in terms of repairs. It is a modern day sherman tank mechanically. I've obviously had to replace my share of wear and tear parts such as the alternator, tie rods, brakes, etc. But never anything on the motor, or even the transmission for that matter. Unfortunately, as with all cars, it is falling apart at the seams in terms of appearance. The bumper fell off the other day for no reason, and it has a crackle when idling (most likely the catalytic converter). Its a pretty big gas guzzler as well. All around I'd say it is the perfect "point A to point B" vehicle.
Used 1997 Jeep Cherokee Overview

The Used 1997 Jeep Cherokee is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include SE 2dr SUV, SE 2dr SUV 4WD, SE 4dr SUV, Country 4dr SUV, SE 4dr SUV 4WD, Sport 4dr SUV, Sport 4dr SUV 4WD, Sport 2dr SUV, Country 4dr SUV 4WD, and Sport 2dr SUV 4WD. Pre-owned Jeep Cherokee models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 125 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1997 Jeep Cherokee comes with rear wheel drive, four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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