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2017 Jeep Cherokee
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2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4X4 in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl with Black Leather with only 27K miles. Comes equipped with Leather Seating, Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Keyless Enter-N-Go with Remote Start, ParkView Rear Back Up Camera, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Uconnect (subscription required) with 8.4 Touchscreen Display, Bluetooth, and a lot more!!! 1-Owner with a Clean CARFAX History Report. Still has factory warranty remaining until August 31st, 2021 (based on CARFAX). This is a beautiful SUV that comes very well equipped and you don't have to break the bank on this one. Call us today to schedule a complete demonstration


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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $20,000

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CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee** Special Internet Pricing on this terrific Vehicle*** 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... THE ONLY CHOICE FOR A PREOWNED OR CERTIFIED KIA IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY! TRUCKLOADS OF INVENTORY ARRIVING DAILY. JUST A FEW MONEY SAVING MINUTES FROM EVERYWHERE IN NJ, PA & DE. VISIT WWW.TURNERSVILLEKIA.COM OR CALL (855)781-9996 AND MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!BLACK PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR, 3.73 AXLE RATIO, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC, NORMAL DUTY SUSPENSION, BRIGHT WHITE CLEARCOAT, Four Wheel Drive, Power Steering, ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, Aluminum Wheels, Tires - Front All-Season, Tires - Rear All-Season, Temporary Spare Tire, Power Mirror(s), Rear Defrost, Intermittent Wipers, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, Privacy Glass, Rear Spoiler, Power Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Automatic Headlights, Fog Lamps, AM/FM Stereo, MP3 Player, Bluetooth Connection, Auxiliary Audio Input, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Pass-Through Rear Seat, Rear Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Trip Computer, Power Windows, Leather Steering Wheel, Keyless Entry, Cruise Control, A/C, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Cloth Seats, Bucket Seats, Driver Vanity Mirror, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror, Floor Mats, Engine Immobilizer, Traction Control, Stability Control, Front Side Air Bag, Tire Pressure Monitor, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Front Head Air Bag, Rear Head Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag Sensor, Rear Side Air Bag, Knee Air Bag, Child Safety Locks, Back-Up Camera


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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $18,448

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CARFAX 1-Owner. FUEL EFFICIENT 31 MPG Hwy/22 MPG City! Limited trim. Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof, Nav System, Dual Zone A/C, Back-Up Camera, Aluminum Wheels, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC... LUXURY GROUP. READ MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Leather Seats, Back-Up Camera, Dual Zone A/C, Heated Leather Seats Rear Spoiler, Aluminum Wheels, Remote Engine Start, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry. OPTION PACKAGES: LUXURY GROUP Ventilated Front Seats, Exterior Mirrors w/Memory, Power Liftgate, Radio/Driver Seat/Exterior Mirrors Memory, High Intensity Discharge Headlamps, POWER FRONT/FIXED REAR FULL SUNROOF, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4AN AM/FM/BT/ACCESS/NAV SIRIUSXM Travel Link, GPS Antenna Input, (Registration Required), GPS Navigation, HD Radio, Uconnect Access, 8.4 Touch Screen Display, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, SIRIUSXM Traffic, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR Tigershark (STD), TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC (STD). Jeep Limited with Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 184 HP at 6250 RPM*. SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-Owner EXPERTS CONCLUDE: newCarTestDrive.com explains 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.. EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System Pricing analysis performed on 11/15/2017. 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.


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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $16,497

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This 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4dr FWD 4dr Limited features a 2.4L 4 Cylinder 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 4 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is white with a Other interior. - **Shop where the dealers shop, No dealer license necessary** All Vehicles subject to prior sale. Prices exclude taxes, tags, MSI, Processing and freight charges, and most aftermarket rims. *Some exclusions apply. See store for details. -


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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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The Moritz Promise LIMITED LIFETIME POWERTRAIN PROTECTION Plan See dealer for details, Heated and Cooled Seats, Sunroof, Power Lift Gate, Backup Camera, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, USB AUX Ports, MP3 Player, Performance Tires, Leather, Bluetooth, Navigation, Clean One Owner CarFax, and loaded.Take your hand off the mouse because this good-looking 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the one-owner SUV you've been looking to get your hands on. This fantastic Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. This Cherokee is nicely equipped with features such as Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Clean One Owner CarFax, Cruise Control, Heated and Cooled Seats, Keyless Entry, Leather, loaded, MP3 Player, Navigation, Performance Tires, Power Lift Gate, Sunroof, The Moritz Promise LIMITED LIFETIME POWERTRAIN PROTECTION Plan See dealer for details, and USB AUX Ports.If you're looking for your next new Kia or used car, trucks and SUV we have something for every taste, and every need! We offer certified pre-owned vehicles that have checked out by our service department. If you are asking yourself what is my trade worth we can help you answer that! Good or bad credit, our financing department can offer you competitive loan or lease financing options. We have a full parts department that supplies our certified technicians we will help with all of your service needs! Call us or visit us anytime www.moritzkiaalliance.com.


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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $22,489

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*SAVE AN INSTANT $1,000 OR MORE* by trading a 2004 or newer with less than 100,000 miles. Go to JEFFBELZER.COM for more details. ** As low As Price includes $1,000 Belzer Trade-Bonus. Must trade 2004 or Newer with Less than 100,000 miles to qualify. Jeep Certified!, 4WD!, NAVIGATION!, Htd LEATHER!, Htd STEERING WHEEL!, BLUETOOTH!, 8.4 Touch Screen Display, Compass, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Garage door transmitter, GPS Antenna Input, GPS Navigation, Harman Radio Manufacturer, HD Radio, Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Outside temperature display, Power driver seat, Radio: Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV, Remote keyless entry, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Uconnect Access, Wheels: 18 x 7 Polished Aluminum. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC 9-Speed 948TE Automatic Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Odometer is 14218 miles below market average! Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $100 * 125 Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits * Roadside Assistance 2015 Jeep Cherokee Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat



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Used 2014 Jeep Cherokee, DESIRABLE FEATURES: STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, BLUETOOTH, KEYLESS ENTRY, 4X4, and AWD. TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Jeep Cherokee Includes Bluetooth Connection, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, a Wireless Cell Phone Hookup, an Auxiliary Audio Input, an MP3 Compatible Radio, and an AM/FM Stereo RECONDITIONING Here at R & B Car Company Warsaw, we put all of our vehicles through an 88-point Safety Inspection & make the necessary repairs before are put on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car and take the guessing out of the equation. DEALER CONTACT INFO: Call R & B Car Company Warsaw today at (800) 260-1833 TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE of this 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude! R & B Car Company Warsaw. You can also visit us at, 2105 N Biomet Dr. Warsaw IN, 46582 to check it out in person! MECHANICAL FEATURES: Scores 0.0 Highway MPG and 0.0 City MPG! This Jeep Cherokee comes Factory equipped with an impressive engine, an transmission. Other Installed Mechanical Features Include Four Wheel Drive, Power Windows, All Wheel Drive, Traction Control, Power Mirrors, Power Locks, a Gasoline Engine, Cruise Control, Disc Brakes, an Auto Transmission with Manual Mode, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Intermittent Wipers, Power Steering, a Spare Tire (Small Size), a Trip Computer, and Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers INTERIOR OPTIONS: Cloth Seats, a Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Wood Trim, Air Conditioning, a Pass-Through Rear Seat, an Adjustable Steering Wheel, Bucket Seats, a Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror, a Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror, Vanity Mirrors, a Rear Window Defroster, a Tilt Steering Wheel, and a Bench Seat EXTERIOR OPTIONS: Fog Lights, Aluminum Wheels, Tinted Glass, Privacy Glass, and a Spoiler / Ground Effects SAFETY OPTIONS: Electronic Stability Control, Daytime Running Lights, Brake Assist, Knee AirBag, Anti-Lock Brakes, a Rear Head Air Bag, Rear Side Curtain Airbags, a Rear Body Air Bag, a Drivers Air Bag, Child Proof Locks, a Front Side Air Bags, a Front Head Air Bag, a Passenger Air Bag Sensor, and a Passenger Air Bag This vehicle has Bluetooth to free you from looking at your phone for ultimate functionality and safety, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, and Auxiliary Audio Input to get the best possible sound from your ipod or mp3 player directly into your factory or aftermarket car stereo. This vehicle has an MP3 Player / Dock to keep your favorite tunes or audio books as mobile as you are.


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $19,180

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2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited Gray CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.The Don Franklin Family of dealerships have proudly been serving the Kentucky area for 48 years. Come see us and we will show you just how easy and stress free the purchase of a quality vehicle can be. We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!


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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $18,577

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Clean CARFAX - No Accidents, CARFAX One-Owner! Key Features: Bluetooth Hands Free Calling, Four Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera, MP3- USB / I-Pod Ready, Power Locks, Power Windows, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Keyless Entry, 4D Sport Utility, 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, Front fog lights. As you do your comparison shopping, you will see that Prime Motor Group offers some of the best deals in the market. We will provide you a CarFax, Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection, and how we arrived at the price. Everything up front! No Games No Gimmicks!. Serving Saco, Maine, New Hampshire and the Greater Boston Massachusetts Area.



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2017 Jeep Cherokee
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2017 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK 4 WHEEL DRIVE SUV- IN LIKE NEW CONDITION! LOADED WITH ALL THE OPTIONS ** HALO CERTIFIED- 140 POINT INSPECTION AND FRESH OIL CHANGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED ** FINANCING FOR ALL CREDIT TYPES ** BALANCE OF THE JEEP WARRANTY ** CALL 352-437-1999 TODAYVisit Halo Autosports online at www.haloautos.com to see more pictures of this Used Automobile Used Car Used Truck or Used UTV/ATV. When on our website you can fill out a vehicle inquiry or call us at 352-437-1999 today to schedule a visit to our dealership. No appointment necessary just come into our Used Car and Motorcycle dealership to see our full lineup. Looking forward to our Automobile conversations!Financing for all credit types. Minimum $800 provable monthly income or co-signer will be required. Just bring in your last pay stub benefit letter or three months bank statements as proof of income. Proof of residence required such as utility bill or cable bill dated within the last 30 days. Six references required with full names addresses and phone numbers. For loans with Credit Acceptance insurance policy must list Credit Acceptance Corp as lien holder with address of 25505 West 12 Mile Rd Southfield Michigan 48034. Fax proof of insurance to 305-768-0412 or email proof of insurance to haloautosports@gmail.com


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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CARFAX ONE OWNER!!, NON SMOKER VEHICLE, **LOCAL TRADE**, and LOW MILES!!!. Gasoline! Wow! Where do I start?! Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this good-looking 2016 Jeep Cherokee. This terrific Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. Metro Detroit area's premier Cadillac dealership. All of our vehicles go through a multipoint safety inspection. We will also help you customize your purchase to fit your buying needs. We wash and wax every service vehicle regardless of make and model, we return your car in better shape than you dropped it off.



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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $18,981

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Rear Back Up Camera, Air Conditioning, No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio. Here at Dave White Chevrolet we take your interest in our vehicles very seriously. That is why we use state of the art pricing tools to ensure we are the most competitively priced vehicles in the market. Our pricing is automatically checked 60 times a day and spans more then 300 miles in our market to ensure you are getting a great deal on your next vehicle. Call for availability 419-304-9500 or just fill out the form on this page for a quick response on the vehicle you are interested in. You can also visit our website at www.davewhitechevy.com. New Price! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Anvil Clearcoat 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4WD 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC Here at Dave White Chevrolet we take your interest in our vehicles very seriously. That is why we use state of the art pricing tools to ensure we are the most competitively priced vehicles in the market. Our pricing is automatically checked 60 times a day and spans more then 300 miles in our market to ensure you are getting a great deal on your next vehicle. Our internet department is here to do that for you. Call for availability 419-304-9500 or just fill out the form on this page for a quick response on the vehicle you are interested in. You can also visit our website at www.davewhitechevy.com. The White Family dealers started in 1914 with Hugh White's first Chevrolet store in Zanesville, OH. In 1960, they opened Suburban Chevrolet in Sylvania, (Toledo) Ohio. Today our family of dealerships includes Dave White Chevrolet, Dave White Acura, Jim White Toyota, Lexus of Toledo, Dave White Auto Credit and Universal Auto Credit. From 1914 until now, the White Family has kept a tradition of service, a commitment to the community, and an eye on the future. A business that thinks in terms of today & tomorrow, it tells you that long after the sale is made we'll be right here, ready to help you in any way we can. If you are a customer that has already experienced The Dave White Chevrolet Difference, welcome back! If you are new to Dave White Chevrolet, we sincerely hope that your visit to our website is the start of a long term automotive relationship. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve your needs online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.


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2017 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $21,300

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Recent Arrival! Rear Camera, Cherokee Limited, Black Leather. Clean CARFAX. 2017 Jeep Cherokee Rhino Clearcoat Limited 4WD 9-Speed Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC **Non-Canadian Vehicle** 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 Team One Chevrolet Buick GMC delivering on a promise since 1987.Serving Charlotte, Lansing, Battle Creek & Grand Ledge Chevrolet Buick GMC Customers - Team One Chevrolet Buick GMC of Charlotte, serving the Eaton County community for over 30 years, features an extensive selection of new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Team One Chevrolet Buick GMC is a GM Shop Click Drive dealer. Looking for specials on a new or used Chevrolet, Buick or GMC near Charlotte, Potterville, MI or Eaton Rapids? We feature the some of the most competitive internet specials in the Lansing area. Our internet sales department is truly second to none! On our Team One Chevrolet Buick GMC website, you can build your car, truck or SUV, which makes it even more convenient for anyone looking for better from a Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer that serves Charlotte and Lansing. Search our new, used, or certified used vehicles and research your vehicle. It's also easy to request a quick quote, compare prices, or even get financing for your next Chevy, Buick or GMC. Come from Lansing, Battle Creek, Grand Ledge or any of the surrounding cities to Team One Chevrolet Buick GMC. We want every customer to drive away with an amazing deal!


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $18,895

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Come to the experts! Gasoline! Come take a look at the deal we have on this fantastic-looking 2016 Jeep Cherokee. This Cherokee engine never skips a beat. It's nice being able to slip that key into the ignition and not having to cross your fingers every time.


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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Bluetooth, Aux Audio Input, AM/FM Radio Rear Spoiler, This Jeep Cherokee gets great fuel economy with over 31.0 MPG on the highway! Stability Control, ABS Brakes Front Wheel Drive


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $20,990

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We are excited to offer this 2016 Jeep Cherokee. This 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. The Jeep Cherokee is the benchmark all other SUVs strive to meet. With exceptional power, towing and handling, this SUV can handle anything thrown at it. Everyone hates the gas pump. Skip a few gas stations with this super fuel efficient JeepCherokee. More information about the 2016 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 2016 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. Strengths of this model include well equipped, Good ground clearance, available all-wheel-drive, roomy interior, excellent value, and bold styling We look forward to seeing you soon! Please call us for more information.




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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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