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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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Off-road capability blends with the comfort and fuel efficiency of a crossover in our Carfax One Owner 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4 presented in Bright White Clearcoat. Powered by Chrysler's 184hp 2.4 Liter and mated to a class-exclusive 9 Speed Automatic transmission, it achieves a best in class driving range of up to 490 hwy miles on one tank or 31mpg. You'll leave others in your tracks with superior 4x4 performance and auto, snow, sport and sand/mud modes to optimize traction.The impressive physique of our Cherokee Latitude is accented by alloy wheels, roof rails, fog-lights, body-color door handles and mirrors as well as privacy-tinted glass. Inside, you'll see that the cabin's layout is driver-friendly. A leather steering wheel with audio controls, a fold-flat front passenger seat and a convenient 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat come in handy. Enjoy Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with a 5-inch touchscreen interface, USB/iPod integration, and auxiliary audio input. Whether out pounding snowdrifts into submission or coasting down the freeway, our Jeep Latitude has all the creature comforts you'll need to keep that smile on your face.You'll be supremely confident knowing that safety features such as anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, and multiple airbags are in place to keep you safe and secure. This winning combination of capability, comfort and style is sure to please you! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership! You've done your research, so stop by Del Toyota Inc. at 2945 E. Lincoln Hwy., Thorndale, PA 19372 today to drive home in your new car!


Wet-Weather Traction control inherits the road with a sure-footed ease. Hurry on in, a one-owner vehicle that's too good to be true. Looking for an amazing value on a superb 2015 Jeep Cherokee? Well, this is IT! It is nicely equipped with features such as 17 x 7 Aluminum Wheels, 3.73 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Active Grille Shutters, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Engine Oil Cooler, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, GPS Antenna Input, Harman Radio Manufacturer, Illuminated entry, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, Normal Duty Suspension, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats, Radio data system, Radio: Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear side impact airbag, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers, and Voltmeter. Heck fire! This little SUV only has 21k miles, it's basically still new! A little slice of heaven here folks! *Every Internet Price includes current applicable dealer discounts. Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $699 dealer processing fee (Virginia, North Carolina). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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Clean, GREAT MILES 46,001! REDUCED FROM $22,401!, $2,400 below Kelley Blue Book! Heated Leather Seats, Satellite Radio, 4x4, iPod/MP3 Input, Onboard Communications System, CD Player, Alloy Wheels. SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Heated Driver Seat, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Onboard Communications System. Rear Spoiler, Leather Seats, MP3 Player, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry.OPTION PACKAGES: Parkview Back-Up Camera, Pwr Glass Moonroof W/Tilt Feature, Curtain 1St And 2Nd Row Airbags, Engine: 2.4L I4 Multiair -Inc: Tigershark, Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags. Jeep Limited with Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 184 HP at 6250 RPM*. Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle.EXPERTS CONCLUDE: newCarTestDrive.com's review says As for looks, it sure doesn't get lost in the SUV crowd. Its designers delivered style and distinction while enhancing the iconic image. Other SUVs dream of looking like the new Cherokee.. Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy.A GREAT TIME TO BUY: Was $22,401. This Cherokee is priced $2,400 below Kelley Blue Book.WHO WE ARE: Faulkner Honda has earned the prestigious Best Dealerships to Work For award again for 2015. This recognition program is dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the retail automobile industry! It is also your assurance that you are visiting a dealership that places the highest value on you, the customer, as well as our employees and their families. We also offer FREE delivery within 400 miles of our dealership to bring this high level of customer service right to your home o Pricing analysis performed on 10/19/2017. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

Looking for a clean, well-cared for 2017 Jeep Cherokee? This is it. Perfect for the on-the-go family, this Jeep Cherokee Sport is an SUV everyone will love. With exceptional mileage, options and power, you'll insist on driving it on all your outings. Outstanding fuel economy and sleek styling are two great reasons to consider this Jeep Cherokee. This is about the time when you're saying it is too good to be true, and let us be the one's to tell you, it is absolutely true. More information about the 2017 Jeep Cherokee: The Cherokee is a compact SUV competing with vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Like the Cherokees that came before, the 2017 model maintains the tradition of competitive pricing and strong off-road capability starting at just under $24,000. While the Cherokee and its competitors are often offered with all-wheel drive, the Cherokee offers more aggressive off-roading equipment, such as a locking rear differential. Interesting features of this model are bold styling, available all-wheel-drive, well equipped, Good ground clearance, roomy interior, and excellent value Every new and pre-owned vehicle is backed by the Crain Commitment, including our 100% low price guarantee, a 100 hour love it or leave it exchange policy, and a 100 year 100,000 mile warranty. The Crain Team's Got 'Em! Give us a call at Crain Ford Jacksonville 501-542-6046.



Recent Arrival! 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited Silver GPS Navigation, Navigation System. Reviews: * Available V6 engine provides smooth and assertive power; absorbent suspension smooths out rough surfaces; capable and user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models; Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for a small crossover. Source: Edmunds

If you've been looking for the right Cherokee then you just found it. This Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is priced to sell.. Click Get Your BIG Deal Price to get the best price, PERIOD!! This 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comes with The Big Deal Plus+ (THREE years of maintenance at no cost, see dealer for full details) and is well equipped with Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights... Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Air conditioning... CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!!! . All great features that make this an excellent find! Please print this page and present to sales associate to qualify for any special pricing.


FUEL EFFICIENT 28 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Latitude trim. Back-Up Camera, 4x4, Bluetooth, iPod/MP3 Input, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC... TRAVEL & SAFETY GROUP, Alloy Wheels, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 PZEV M-AIR. CLICK NOW!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: 4x4, Back-Up Camera, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Aluminum Wheels Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Child Safety Locks. OPTION PACKAGES: TRAVEL & SAFETY GROUP Remote Start System, Power 8-Way Driver Seat, Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust, Security Alarm, Safety Group, Tonneau Cover, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 PZEV M-AIR Tigershark, California Emissions, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC 1 speed PTU (STD). EXPERTS CONCLUDE: Edmunds.com explains The Cherokee is exceptionally quiet at highway speeds. And over rough city streets, the Cherokee offers about as cushy a ride as you'll get in this class.. Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy. AutoCheck One Owner WHO WE ARE: The highest quality certified vehicles at the lowest possible price is what makes Sims a leader. All manufacturer recommended services have been performed by our finest certified technicians. Sims is a dealership that has been serving the community for over 40 years. Not a group or a chain, owners Bill and Ken Sims are on site to assure you a first class experience. Sims Buick GMC Nissan, The Comfortable Place to Buy 1-877-399-SIMS. Pricing analysis performed on 9/30/2017. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

2014 Jeep Cherokee
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This 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4dr 4WD 4dr Limited features a 2.4L 4 CYLINDER 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 9 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat with a Black Leather interior. It is offered with a Service Contract available. - BIG VOLUME - SMALL MARK-UP CALL ANYTIME. EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN FIND US AT 333 BROADWAY AVE BEDFORD, OHIO 44146 WE ARE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK, EXTENDED HOURS AVAILABLE !!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*** CHECK US OUT ON WWW.NCAUTOAUCTION.COM *****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -

GPS Navigation. 4WD! What a great deal! Tired of the same dull drive? Well change up things with this fully-loaded 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. It is nicely equipped with features such as GPS Navigation. The engine and transmission are both silky smooth with perfect starts and shifts. The rest of the SUV is in just as good of condition!

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LIMITED- 4 WHEEL DRIVE- 3.2L ENGINE- NAVIGATION- HEATED SEATS- HEATED STEERING WHEEL- SD CARD, AUX PORT, USB PORT, ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE- PUSH TO START ENGINE- FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL OR STOP IN, ALL TRADES ARE WELCOME AND FINANCING IS AVAILABLE.

CARFAX 1-Owner. EPA 30 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Limited trim. Heated Leather Seats, Onboard Communications System, iPod/MP3 Input, Dual Zone A/C, Remote Engine Start, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC... CLICK NOW! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE Leather Seats, Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Onboard Communications System, Aluminum Wheels, Remote Engine Start, Dual Zone A/C, Heated Seats, Heated Leather Seats Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Steering Wheel Controls. OPTION PACKAGES ENGINE: 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR Tigershark (STD), TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC (STD). EXPERTS CONCLUDE The Cherokee also features one of the better backseats in the compact crossover class. Not only does it recline, but it also provides for fore-and-aft adjustment, and the high-mounted bench supports adults' thighs without pushing their heads into the rafters. -Edmunds.com. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy. PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE CARFAX 1-Owner BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALER Lithia Dodge of Las Cruces sells new and used cars, trucks & SUVs in Las Cruces, NM and features a wide selection of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. Lithia Dodge of Las Cruces also has certified pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs, vehicles that meet Dodge's demanding standards for quality and pass a meticulous certification process. Plus TT&L and dealer transfer service fee. Price contains all applicable dealer incentives and non-limited factory rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates; see dealer for details. Some of our Pre-Owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls by VIN at


This vehicle passed a rigorous 109-point inspection by an ASE-Certified technician and is backed by a Limited Powertrain Warranty for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first (1). We offer a free CARFAX (R) Vehicle History Report (TM) and a 7-Day Repurchase Agreement (2) to give you peace of mind that you are buying a quality used vehicle. Call us for further details or stop by today for a test drive! 1-888-227-7253. (1) Limited vehicle warranty begins on vehicle purchase date and extends for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Restrictions apply. (2) For a period of seven days beyond the date of delivery or 1,000 miles beyond the odometer reading at delivery, whichever comes first, the vehicle may be returned to Enterprise for repurchase at the exact price originally paid minus a $200 documentation and cleaning fee (as allowed by law). Restrictions apply.Price does not include processing, administrative, closing, dealer and handling, or similar fees of $199 or less. Price does not include tax, title, tags, governmental fees, electronic filing charge, any emissions testing and/or state inspection fees, and any finance charges (if applicable).Vehicles subject to prior sale. We make every effort to provide accurate information including but not limited to price, miles and vehicle options, but please verify with your local Enterprise Car Sales location before purchasing. Current mileage may vary due to test drives and vehicle relocation. Used vehicles were previously part of Enterprise short term rental, lease fleet or purchased by Enterprise from other sources including auto auctions, with previous use possibly short term rental, lease or other.

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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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