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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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ABS Brakes,Air Conditioning,AM/FM Stereo,Automatic Transmission,Auxiliary Audio Input,Bluetooth,Cloth Seats,Cruise Control,Overhead Airbags,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Side Airbags,Traction Control Price excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Prior Use: Fleet

2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4D Sport Utility Silver FWD 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC New Price!Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 25 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence.9-Speed 948TE Automatic 22/31mpg 31/22 Highway/City MPGEasterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit.

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FACTORY WARRANTY and ONE OWNER. Cherokee Latitude 4 Door Sport Utility, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, Alloy Wheels, Comfort/Convenience Group, Power Liftgate and Remote Start System. CLEAN CARFAX!! Recent Arrival! Odometer is 3754 miles below market average! Reviews: * Smooth and refined V6 engine; smooth and quiet ride; spacious passenger quarters; abundance of available high-end tech features. Source: Edmunds * For 2015, this famed Jeep Cherokee remains full of sophistication, styling and technology. The body of the Cherokee is cutting edge with an appearance that is aerodynamic. It features aggressively angled LED headlights, and a rear tailgate with stunning curves. Even the signature Jeep 7-slotted Grille is a modern refined look, but is still instantly recognizable. Standard on all models, is the impressive 2.4-Liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I4 engine with 184hp, and a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. The Trailhawk model gives you the 9-Speed Transmission with Jeep Active Drive II, an Off-Road Suspension, and Hill Descent Control. Need extra power? No problem. All models, with the exception of the Sport, give you the option of a 3.2-Liter Pentastar V6, with 271 hp. The Cherokee is available in both Front-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive Models, with seven trims between them. The interior is stylish and high-end, but with an attitude. Hand-sculpted angles, incredible technology, and high quality materials scream comfort. Experience the feel of the bucket seats that are designed to make all your drives relaxing. Jeep also made sure that its high-tech features like the various Uconnect systems were not only powerful, but easy to use as well. Plus, check out the hidden storage under floorboard in the back cargo area, or in the secret bin within the available fold-flat front passenger seat. Jeep has considered your safety as well with 4-wheel Anti-Lock brakes, Traction Control, and Electronic Roll Mitigation on all models. Plus, Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist and Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation. Source: The Manufacturer Summary

2015 Jeep Cherokee
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**LEATHER, NAVIGATION, REMOTE START, BACKUP CAMERA** 2015 Trailhawk 4x4...One Owner...Leather...Navigation...Rearview Camera...Power Driver Seat...Heated Front Seats...Heated Steering Wheel...Bluetooth...Sirius Radio Capable...Remote Start...Intelligent Access w/Push Button Start...Steering Wheel Cruise/Audio Controls...Auto Start/Stop...Tilt/Telescope Steering Column BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4WD 9-Speed 948TE Automatic 3.2L V6 *NAVIGATION*, *4 WHEEL DRIVE*, *ALLOY WHEELS*, *LEATHER SEATS*, Cherokee Limited, 4WD, 7 4 Pin Wiring Harness, Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop Go, Advanced Brake Assist, Auto High Beam Headlamp Control, Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler, Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, Class III Receiver Hitch, Exterior Mirrors Courtesy Lamps, Exterior Mirrors w/Memory, Exterior Mirrors w/Supplemental Signals, Full Speed FWD Collision Warn Plus, GPS Navigation, Lane Departure Warning Plus, Luxury Group, Parallel Perp Park Assist w/Stop, Power Front/Fixed Rear Full Sunroof, Power Liftgate, Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Quick Order Package 26G, Radio/Driver Seat/Exterior Mirrors Memory, Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Technology Group, Trailer Tow Group, Trailer Tow Wiring Harness, Ventilated Front Seats. Recent Arrival! Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * 125 Point Inspection * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits * Roadside Assistance Dulles Motorcars maintains a comprehensive inventory of quality used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. All of our used vehicles go through an extensive inspection before hitting the lot, we strive to ensure that you buy a car which will be on the road for years to come.. Stop by our used car dealership at 109 Catoctin Cir SE and take a test drive today! Be sure to ask about our 100% satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked 3 day exchange policy !! Reviews: * Smooth and refined V6 engine smooth and quiet ride spacious passenger quarters abundance of available high-end tech features Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for the segment. Source: Edmunds * For 2015, this famed Jeep Cherokee remains full of sophistication, styling and technology. The body of the Cherokee is cutting edge with an appearance that is aerodynamic. It features aggressively angled LED headlights, and a rear tailgate with stunning curves. Even the signature Jeep 7-slotted Grille is a modern refined look, but is still instantly recognizable. Standard on all models, is the impressive 2.4-Liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I4 engine with 184hp, and a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. The Trailhawk model gives you the 9-Speed Transmission with Jeep Active Drive II, an Off-Road Suspension, and Hill Descent Control. Need extra power? No problem. All models, with the exception of the Sport, give you the option of a 3.2-Liter Pentastar V6, with 271 hp. The Cherokee is available in both Front-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive Models, with seven trims between them. The interior is stylish and high-end, but with an attitude. Hand-sculpted angles, incredible technology, and high quality materials scream comfort. Experience the feel of the bucket seats that are designed to make all your drives relaxing. Jeep also made sure that its high-tech features like the various Uconnect systems were not only powerful, but easy to use as well. Plus, check out the hidden storage under floorboard in the back cargo area, or in the secret bin within the available fold-flat front passenger seat. Jeep has considered your safety as well with 4-wheel Anti-Lock brakes, Traction Control, and Electronic Roll Mitigation on all models. Plus, Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist and Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation. Source: The Manufacturer Summary

2014 Jeep Cherokee
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Jeep... Cherokee... Limited... Leather... Heated & Cooled Seats... 8.4 Touch Screen Display... Navigation... Panoramic Roof... Remote Start... Power Lift Gate... Jeep Active Drive II... One Owner... Clean Carfax GRAND OPENING! For the all new Country Buick-GMC Come check out our Huge Inventory and Super Savings.



****Carfax one Owner****. Low miles indicate the vehicle is merely gently used. This one's just begging to be driven. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. Stop clicking the mouse because this 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the SUV you've been hunting for. This outstanding, low-mileage Cherokee, with grippy 4WD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you during one of her bad days at work. All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited Local Trade Back up Camera One owner Clean carfax Panoramic Roof Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Leather Shifter| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Roof Rack| Wood Trim| Clock| Tachometer| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Leather Interior Surface| 3.73 Axle Ratio, Wheels: 18 x 7 Polished Aluminum, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Normal Duty Suspension, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, GPS Antenna Input, Active Grille Shutters, Engine Oil Cooler, 8.4 Touch Screen Display, Harman Radio Manufacturer, Uconnect Access, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Spoiler, Voltmeter, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Emergency communication system, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear side impact airbag, Rear window wiper, Split folding rear seat, Telescoping steering wheel, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Compass, Power 4-way driver lumbar support Aux. Audio Input| Carpeted Floor Mats| Center Arm Rest| Child Proof Door Locks| Daytime Running Lights| Front Heated Seats| Heated Mirrors| Overhead Console| Premium Sound| Rear Spoiler| Rear Spoiler| Rear Wipers| Rear-Side Airbags| Remote Fuel Door| Reverse Camera| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors -

2014 Jeep Cherokee
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2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LIMITED ** 3.2L V6 ** LEATHER SEATING ** TOUCH SCREEN ** BACKUP CAMERA ** NAVIGATION ** REAR SONAR SYSTEM ** PARK SENSE ** ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL ** POWER LIFTGATE ** REMOTE START ** BLIND SPOR MONITORING ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE CONTACT US TODAY AT 1-855-424-3919.

2015 Jeep Cherokee
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AWD, BACK UP CAM, 1 OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX, FACTORY WARRANTY, LIKE NEW. Sheehy Select Certified! Ready to roll! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE at SHEEHY INFINITI of Tysons. If you demand the best, this wonderful 2015 Jeep Cherokee is the SUV for you. This fantastic Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. DON'T MISS OUT, CALL BRENT OR NEIL @ 703- 556-6900.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude In Gray, * BLUETOOTH *, * MP3- USB / I-POD READY *, * USB ADAPTER *, * SATELLITE RADIO *, * CLEAN VEHICLE HISTORYNO ACCIDENTS *, * RECENT TRADE IN *, * SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE *, and * FOUR WHEEL DRIVE 4WD *. Creampuff! This beautiful 2014 Jeep Cherokee is not going to disappoint. There you have it, short and sweet! This fantastic Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. Free Oil Change every 3,700 miles for as long as you own the car, as well as Free Virginia State Inspection every year! VISIT US at Fairfax Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned located across the street from the new car showroom at 10970 Fairfax Boulevard. Proudly serving: Fairfax, Merrifield, Annandale, Alexandria, Washington, Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, Reston, McLean, Tysons, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Hyattsville, Burke, Richmond, Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Winchester, Leesburg, Frederick, Martinsburg, Manassas, Fredricksburg, and all of great Virginia and Maryland.


What are you waiting for? Step into the 2015 Jeep Cherokee! Demonstrating that economical transportation does not require the sacrifice of comfort or safety! With less than 40,000 miles on the odometer, this 4 door sport utility vehicle prioritizes comfort, safety and convenience. Jeep prioritized fit and finish as evidenced by: front and rear reading lights, front bucket seats, and cruise control. It features a standard transmission, front-wheel drive, and a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine. We know that you have high expectations, and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! Please don't hesitate to give us a call. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

2017 Jeep Cherokee
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**BACKUP CAMERA**, **SIRIUS/XM RADIO**, **ONE OWNER**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **CLEAN CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT**, **FOUR WHEEL DRIVE**, and Roof Rack. Cherokee Limited LTD 4WD, 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC, 9-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Black w/Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats. Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you in this fantastic-looking 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Climb into this wonderful Jeep Cherokee, knowing that it will always get you where you need to go, on time, every time. MD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell Nissan comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Nissan in Germantown, MD for details and the most current information.

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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, **BLUETOOTH**, **MP3 - USB / iPOD READY**, **SIRIUS/XM RADIO**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **ONE OWNER**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, and **PURCHASED HERE @ CRISWELL NEW**. Cherokee Latitude, 3.2L V6, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD, and Light Frost Beige/Black w/Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats. Are you looking for a terrific value in a vehicle? Well, with this good-looking 2016 Jeep Cherokee, you are going to get it.. This superb Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. MD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.

"ONE OWNER. 4WD! Gasoline! Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you in this handsome 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Just one quick launch from a stoplight and you'll be SOLD! Nobody can resist the get-up-and-go in this SUV."


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---- 20K MILES ONLY - SPORT 4X4 - BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY ON THIS 2015 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT. DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL W DARK GRAY CLOTH INTERIOR. EQUIPPED WITH PW, PL, CRUISE CONTROL, BLUETOOTH, AM/FM/CD, AUXILIARY, SD, USB, FAIRLY NEW TIRES ALL AROUND, CLEAN CARFAX, FINANCING AND EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS AVAILABLE.

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Used Jeep Cherokee History

1984-1996

Much in the same way that American automakers had downsized many of their cars in the previous decade, Jeep downsized one of its nameplates, the Cherokee, for 1984.

Prior to this year, the Cherokee moniker was attached to what amounted to a sportier version of Jeep's Wagoneer. Mostly unchanged since its debut in the early 1960s, the Wagoneer was a large, truck-based, four-door wagon with four-wheel drive.

The former Cherokee, introduced as a 1974, shared most everything with the Wagoneer, including dimensions and engine selections. The major differences between the two were that the Cherokee was initially available only as a two-door (with the same wheelbase and length as the Wagoneer) and the Cherokee cost less than the more luxurious Wagoneer. A four-door Cherokee joined the lineup in 1977.

The 1984 Cherokee shared nothing with its predecessor, save its name. A shorter wheel- base (over 7 inches less than the "old" model, at 101.4 inches) and overall length (at 165.3 inches, a decrease of 21 inches) combined with a much lighter weight of around 3,100 pounds (over 1,000 pounds less than before) went a long way toward better fuel mileage and easier maneuverability, on-road or off. Two-door and four-door body styles were offered.

Styling for the trim Cherokee was chiseled and taut, with muscular wheel well flares and a tall greenhouse that afforded good visibility for driver and passengers alike. The interior continued this theme with a likewise simple dash and control layout. Seating capacity was listed as five, though it was tight for three adults to ride in the backseat.

Trim levels were comprised of the base Cherokee, more luxurious Pioneer and the sporty Chief. The Pioneer featured carpeting, additional instrument panel gauges, full center console and a rear window wiper/washer. The Chief was the most stylin' of the trio with blackout exterior trim, hood striping and white-lettered tires.

Motive force came in the form of either four- or six-cylinder power. The 2.5-liter four banger inhaled its fuel and air through a one-barrel carburetor and made 105 horsepower. The optional, 2.8-liter, two-barrel V6 (which was actually supplied by Chevrolet) produced but 115 horses. Although these powerplants were adequate, serious thrust for the Cherokee was a still a few years away. There were three transmission choices for the V6: a standard four-speed manual, optional five-speed manual and optional three-speed automatic. The four-cylinder was limited to the four-speed manual as its gearbox.

Considered by many as the leader in the four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle segment, Jeep offered not one but two 4WD systems for the Cherokee. "Command-Trac" was a part-time, shift-on-the-fly unit and the "Selec-Trac" system allowed the option of full-time 4WD operation. A "Quadra-Link" front suspension design (which featured a solid axle suspended by coil springs and four links) contributed to the Cherokee's quickly acquired reputation for off-road prowess.

The new Cherokee was well received by the motoring press and the buying public alike, with nearly 78,000 Cherokees sold in its first year.

1985 brought the Laredo trim level to the Cherokee family. Standard on the Laredo were most of the features of the Pioneer with upgrades such as plusher interior materials, pinstripes, alloy wheels and chrome grille treatment.

Changes to the Cherokee in general included the addition of front headrests and passenger assist handles (for easier ingress and egress as well as something to hold on to when the driver went hog wild off-road). Two-wheel-drive versions were now offered for those who didn't need the capabilities of four-wheel drive. A few new options debuted as well, such as keyless entry and a Renault-sourced, four-cylinder, turbodiesel engine.

Two major hardware upgrades were hot topics for the Cherokee in 1986. A redesigned and more powerful four-cylinder engine was now standard. The replacement of the stone-age carburetor with fuel injection helped the 2.5-liter mill pump out a respectable 117 horsepower, an increase of 12 horses over the previous motor. Smoother operation and easier starting were other benefits of the more modern induction setup.

Geared toward serious off-road enthusiasts was a new "Off-Highway Vehicle" package that included heavy-duty suspension components, bigger (225/75/15) tires, skid plates, tow hooks, a 4:10 rear axle ratio (to help in climbing up steep grades and slogging through mud) and higher ground clearance.

Serious power became an option in 1987 when Jeep dumped the 2.8 V6 and put a stout, 4.0-liter, inline six-cylinder engine of Jeep's design on the option list. Kicking out 177 horsepower, the new "Power-Tech Six" could catapult the Cherokee from rest to 60 mph in around 9 seconds -- pretty quick, especially for an SUV. Another benefit of the increased muscle was more towing capacity -- rated at 5,000 pounds. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder was tweaked for an additional four horsepower, for a total of 121 ponies.

A new, electronically controlled, four-speed automatic transmission replaced the former three-cog unit. The new automatic also offered selectable shift modes: Power (which provided better performance through higher-rpm upshifts and quicker downshifts) and Comfort (which was more relaxed and economical in operation). And the primitive, four-speed manual was history, leaving the five-speed for shift-it-yourselfers.

Cosmetically, the Cherokee received the option of two-tone paint. Inside the cabin were found new door trim panels with stowage bins.

A new, loaded-up Limited four-door model debuted halfway through the model year. Just about every luxury, performance and convenience feature was standard on the new top dog Cherokee. The Limited came with the powerful, 4.0-liter inline six teamed with Selec-Trac and could be identified by its color-keyed bumpers, gold wheels and gold pinstripes. Leather seats, power everything, keyless entry and an eight-speaker sound system were additional highlights of the Limited's lengthy standard equipment list.

Other models received minor changes, such as new plaid seats in the Laredo and revised blackout trim on the Chief.

1988 saw the addition of a Limited two-door and the subtraction of the unpopular turbodiesel engine option. Sharp-eyed enthusiasts could discern an '88 by a new eight-slot grille that replaced the former 10-slot unit.

Laredo models received new chrome trim as well as lower bodyside cladding. In an effort to offer a Cherokee for everyone (and leave no part of the potential market uncovered), a Sport two-door model was offered. The Sport added alloy wheels and special graphics to the plain-Jane Cherokee, allowing those on a budget to drive a sharp rig without breaking the bank.

The availability (on models equipped with the 4.0-liter engine, automatic transmission and Selec-Trac) of a four-wheel, antilock braking system (ABS) was the big news for the 1989 Cherokee. Jeep's ABS operated regardless of whether the Cherokee was in 2WD or 4WD (unlike some competitors who offered either only rear-wheel ABS or four-wheel ABS that wouldn't function when the vehicle was in 4WD).

Other functional upgrades for 1989 included two former options that were made standard. Base models received power steering and all Cherokees swapped their former 13.5-gallon fuel tank for a 20-gallon unit.

Changes were few for Jeep's most popular model for 1990. Safety was improved through the fitment of three-point seatbelts for all outboard occupants. And a new overhead console on the Limited featured a compass, outside thermometer and storage compartments for a garage door control and sunglasses.

Power for both the four- and the six-cylinder engines was boosted for 1991. A new, multi-point fuel-injection system helped the four-banger squeeze out 130 horsepower ? an increase of nine horses over the 1990 model. And the big six now cranked out 190 horsepower, bringing the zero to 60 mph time of the Cherokee down to under nine seconds.

Trim levels were shuffled about; the Pioneer was dropped, a new Briarwood debuted, (identified by its fake woodgrain trim on the bodysides) and a four-door Sport model joined the two-door Sport.

Making life easier for the owner of a '91 Cherokee were new double-sided keys, highlighted underhood service points and an optional illuminated entry system.

1992 saw carpeting added to the standard features of the base Cherokee. And Laredo four-doors could now be fitted with (optional) leather seating, just like the fancier Limited. Other than this, not much else changed for the Cherokee this year.

The Cherokee line was simplified for 1993, as the previous five trim levels gave way to just three; base, Sport and the new Country. The Country featured champagne-colored lower body, fender flares and bumpers as well as most of the luxury features of the defunct Limited. And Sport models were updated with a two-tone treatment that featured black on the lower body sides.

A long-life, stainless steel exhaust system was fitted to all models, helping to lower ownership costs.

Safety refinements were added for 1994. Side-impact beams were now found in the doors, the roof was beefed up for more crush resistance and a center, high-mounted stoplight sat atop the liftgate. Air conditioning now used CFC-free refrigerant.

For those who didn't like the champagne (the color, not the libation) of the year before, the Country was now available with silver as the secondary color. And in an effort to make the base model sound more appealing, the entry-level Cherokee now had the "SE" moniker added to its name.

In spite of looking very much like the 1984 version, the Cherokee continued to be popular among those looking for a manageable (both in size and cost) and capable SUV. 1995 brought a few notable changes, a driver's side airbag and the availability of an automatic (albeit just a three-speed) transmission for the four-cylinder SE. Sport and Country models continued with the 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine hooked up to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. A few new colors, such as Moss Green and Aqua Pearl, completed the changes for this year.

Minor refinements continued for the Cherokee in 1996. Both the four- and six-cylinder engines were tweaked to run smoother and quieter. The inline six now produced its power at lower rpm, making it more responsive whether accelerating from a light or towing a trailer up a steep grade.

Safety and reliability were both enhanced this year. An automatic transmission/brake pedal interlock reduced the chance of an accident by requiring the driver to apply the brake when moving the gear selector out of Park. The electrical system was upgraded via a heavy-duty alternator and battery. And the engine received a stiffer block, new aluminum pistons and a new powertrain control module.

In addition to the aforementioned improvements, some new colors, such as Bright Jade and Stone White, helped extend the appeal of the Cherokee, now in its 13th model year.

1997-2001

Fourteen years after it debuted, the Cherokee finally received a facelift, well, actually quite a bit more than a facelift. The $215 million update occurred in 1997 when the front and rear ends were smoothed out, the interior was updated and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels were reduced.

Although one had to look close to pick off a '97 versus an older Cherokee, a more cohesive appearance was achieved via softened corners at the nose and tail and with wheelwell flares that blended into the bumper ends. The front vent windows were dropped for a cleaner look and lessened wind noise, and larger side-view mirrors, new bodyside moldings, new wheels, optional deep-tint glass and a center high-mounted stop lamp completed the changes outside.

Inside, change was much more apparent, as the more modern cabin featured several key improvements in ergonomics, safety and style. A new dash (now with a passenger airbag), revised gauges and a new center stack with easier to use controls for the stereo (now available with both cassette and CD players) and climate control system sported a cleaner design with fewer pieces, which decreased the likelihood of squeaks and rattles. Other interior refinements included new door panels, lighted power mirror and window switches, a trip computer for the overhead console and a new center console that boasted integrated cupholders.

In an effort to improve build quality, Jeep made changes to the plant that made the body panels, using new or reconditioned stamping dies and tighter tolerances. More testing, including all electrical functions and increased use of robotic paint sprayers were employed, as well.

Having made extensive engine refinements in 1996, Jeep left well enough alone, but did improve the electrical system via upgraded connectors and a decreased amount of wiring.

For 1998 trim levels were juggled. The Limited returned to replace the Country as the top-of-the-line Cherokee, and the Classic debuted, slotted between the Sport and the Limited. The Classic added color-keyed bumpers and moldings, a roof rack, air conditioning, power mirrors and alloy wheels to the Sport. Three new colors, Chili Pepper Red, Deep Amethyst and Emerald Green, joined the palette.

Soldiering on into 1999, the Cherokee line continued with minor changes. The Sport model now had color-keyed bumpers and grille, a Sentry Key anti-theft system debuted, heated front seats became optional on the Limited, and engine efficiency was improved via revised electronics and a new exhaust catalyst.

The 2000 Cherokee got a more refined version of the 4.0-liter inline six. Introduced the previous year in the Grand Cherokee, the revamped engine ran quieter and cleaner (it now met Low Emission Vehicle standards) than the previous iteration. A new five-speed manual gearbox with improved shift quality was mated to the new six in SE (if the six was ordered) and Sport models, and a four-speed automatic was standard on Cherokee Classic and Limited.

The Limited traded its monochromatic appearance for a flashier appearance this year. Chrome highlights on the grille, headlight bezels and rear license plate brow along with silver alloy wheels served to further distinguish the Limited from the other Cherokees.

Lastly, some new colors debuted, including Patriot Blue and Silverstone Pearls.

The last year for the Cherokee, 2001, would pass without much fanfare. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine was finally buried, child seat tether anchors debuted, and Steel Blue replaced Desert Sand on the color chart.

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