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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $19,671

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FUEL EFFICIENT 28 MPG Hwy/20 MPG City! Latitude trim. Heated Seats, Aluminum Wheels, 4x4, Back-Up Camera, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC... COLD WEATHER GROUP, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT, ENGINE: 3.2L V6 24V VVT SEE MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE 4x4, Back-Up Camera, Aluminum Wheels Rear Spoiler, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. OPTION PACKAGES ENGINE: 3.2L V6 24V VVT Pentastar, Stop-Start Multiple VSM System, 3.25 Axle Ratio, 50 State Emissions, Dual Bright Exhaust Tips, 3 Additional Gallons Of Gas, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT Nav Capable! See Dealer For Details, (Registration Required), Uconnect Access, 8.4' Touch Screen Display, Remote USB Port, For Details Go To DriveUconnect.com, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, For More Info Call 800-643-2112, No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI, COLD WEATHER GROUP Power Heated Mirrors, Engine Block Heater, Heated Front Seats, Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, All-Season Floor Mats, Heated Steering Wheel, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC 1 speed PTU (STD). Jeep Latitude with Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat exterior and Lt Frost Beige/Black interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 271 HP at 6500 RPM*. EXPERTS ARE SAYING Edmunds.com's review says '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. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $27,100*. WHO WE ARE Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram West Dodge, a full-service car dealership in Omaha, is your source for new cars Pricing analysis performed on 11/13/2017. 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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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $20,608

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New Price! Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, Rear Back Up Camera, USB Port, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof / Moonroof, Local Trade In, Autocheck One Owner, Low Miles, Bluetooth, Leather, Dual Climate Control, Alloy Wheels, One Owner, Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 3.2L V6, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD, True Blue Pearlcoat, Black Leather. Certified. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! GOLD CHECK CERTIFIED MEANS YOU GET A 90 day/3000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THIS COVERS ONLY THE POWERTRAIN AND ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Certification Program Details: Gold Check Certified means you get a 90 day/3000 mile powertrain warranty from date of purchase. This covers only the powertrain and additional warranties may be available for purchase. IF THE DEAL IS RIGHT, IT MUST BE HUGH WHITE. Hugh White Honda is one of the oldest Honda dealers in the United States, selling new Honda cars since 1971! We are a quick drive from most anywhere in Columbus, right off of I-270 & Georgesville Rd. CALL us at 866-466-3920, TEXT us at 614-515-4023, or visit our website at www.hughwhitehonda.net.


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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude ALL WHEEL DRIVE CARFAX One-Owner. Cherokee Latitude ALL WHEEL DRIVE, 2.4L I4 MultiAir, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD.


List price: $16,942

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*2 SETS OF KEYS, *SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE, *CHRYSLER FACTORY CERTIFIED, *RECENT TRADE, and *DEALER SERVICED. Cherokee Latitude, 4D Sport Utility, 2.4L I4 MultiAir, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, FWD, Bright White Clearcoat, and Black w/Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats. Looking for an amazing value on a wonderful 2014 Jeep Cherokee? Well, this is IT! When H2O starts showing up in the weather forecast, the FWD power delivery will help keep you in control of things.** INCLUDES GOLDSTEIN EXCLUSIVE LIFETIME LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY AND LIFETIME CARWASHES AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO YOU!!****AVAILABLE AT GOLDSTEIN CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, 968 NEW LOUDON RD., LATHAM NY 12110 -518-785-4156*



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CARFAX 1-Owner. PRICE DROP FROM $19,599, PRICED TO MOVE $600 below NADA Retail!, FUEL EFFICIENT 30 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Heated Leather Seats, Onboard Communications System, iPod/MP3 Input, Dual Zone A/C, Remote Engine Start AND MORE! 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). VEHICLE REVIEWS Edmunds.com's review says 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.. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy. AFFORDABLE Reduced from $19,599. This Cherokee is priced $600 below NADA Retail. PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE CARFAX 1-Owner OUR OFFERINGS 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


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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $16,200

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4 Wheel Drive! Gasoline! Are you interested in a simply outstanding SUV? Then take a look at this wonderful-looking 2015 Jeep Cherokee. This great Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down.


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2015 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $18,000

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This 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude in Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat features: Accident Free, Back Up Camera, 17 x 7 Aluminum Wheels, Quick Order Package 21J, Radio: Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT. Free pick-up and delivery for service within 60 miles of our Dealership. Call for Details or see our website at: CANANDAIGUACHRYSLERDODGEJEEP.COM.


List price: $18,995

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CARFAX 1-Owner, Jeep Certified. REDUCED FROM $20,995!, FUEL EFFICIENT 26 MPG Hwy/19 MPG City! Heated Seats, Trailer Hitch, Aluminum Wheels, 4x4, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4A AM/FM/BT/ACCESS, TRAILER TOW GROUP, COLD WEATHER GROUP SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE4x4, Aluminum Wheels. Rear Spoiler, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. OPTION PACKAGESENGINE: 3.2L V6 24V VVT Pentastar, 3.25 Axle Ratio, Dual Bright Exhaust Tips, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC 2 SPEED PTU Active Drive II Badge, Jeep Active Drive II, Hill Descent Control, Off Road Suspension, COLD WEATHER GROUP Power Heated Mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, All-Season Floor Mats, Heated Steering Wheel, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4A AM/FM/BT/ACCESS Nav Ready! See Dealer For Details, GPS Antenna Input, (Registration Required), Uconnect Access, 8.4 Touch Screen Display, For Details Go To DriveUconnect.com, Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth, TRAILER TOW GROUP 7 & 4 Pin Wiring Harness, Trailer Tow Wiring Harness, Class III Receiver Hitch, Full Size Spare Tire. A GREAT VALUEReduced from $20,995. BUY WITH CONFIDENCECARFAX 1-Owner 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited warranty OUR OFFERINGSBuying a used car, truck, van, or SUV? Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Anchorage is the place. Financing, paying cash, or needing alternative financing, Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge is here. Whether attending the Alaska State Fair or Iditarod, nowhere in AK better fits pre-owned needs. At Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram we have Factory Certified, Lithia Assured & Value Priced Vehicles for all budgets, 100% Certified Service Technicians, & available lifetime oil changes! Plus tax, title, license and dealer installed accessories. Prices include $200 dealer doc fee. See dealer for Stock Numbers. Price contains all applicable dealer incentives and non-limited factory rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates; see deale Some of our Pre-Owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls by VIN at


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $22,248

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Recent Arrival! New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. PRESTIGE CERTIFIED!: 3000 MILE 3 MONTH WARRANTY NO COST!, LOCAL TRADE!, CLEAN CARFAX ONE OWNER!, Cherokee Latitude, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, 8.4 Touchscreen Display, 9 Amplified Speakers w/Subwoofer, Alloy wheels, Cold Weather Group, Comfort & Sound Group, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust, Power 8-Way Driver Seat, Remote Start System. Odometer is 24934 miles below market average! Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat 3.2L V6 4WD 9-Speed 948TE Automatic Certification Program Details: Type your description here Prestige is Northern Colorado's Premier 5-Star Dealer!


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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $17,486

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2014 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $22,998

CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with free vehicle history and safety recall reports (certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls-check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall), plus a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, and a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in MA, NJ, and NY). Price excludes government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document preparation charge (not required by law), and any emission testing charge. Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Prior Use: Leased Vehicle


List price: $20,980

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LIFETIME POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, LEATHER SEATS, ALLOYS AND MORE ON THIS CLEAN LIMITED CHEROKEE! WE WANT YOU TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR PURCHASE SO EVERY CAR HAS A PACKET WITH THE CARFAX AND OUR SERVICE BILL IN IT SO YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. This internet sale price has been reduced for quick sale so come out today and see why your next car should say Olathe Toyota on the back. We are open 7 days a week (Sunday 11-5) to make things as easy as possible. You can also call us at 913-780-9919 or visit us on the web at Olathetoyota.com or check us out on dealer rater.


List price: $18,950

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CARFAX 1-Owner, Jeep Certified, ONLY 9,917 Miles! FUEL EFFICIENT 31 MPG Hwy/22 MPG City! Limited trim. NAV, Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Dual Zone A/C, Remote Engine Start, Back-Up Camera, Alloy Wheels, ENGINE: 2.4L I4 PZEV M-AIR, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC... CLICK NOW!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Leather Seats, Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Aluminum Wheels, Remote Engine Start, Dual Zone A/C, Heated Seats, Heated Leather Seats. Rear Spoiler, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. OPTION PACKAGES: POWER FRONT/FIXED REAR FULL SUNROOF, RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4AN AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV SIRIUSXM Travel Link, (Registration Required), HD Radio, No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI, GPS Navigation, SIRIUSXM Traffic, TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED 948TE AUTOMATIC (STD), ENGINE: 2.4L I4 PZEV M-AIR Tigershark, California Emissions. SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-Owner 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited warranty, 125-Point Inspection and Reconditioning, 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Coverage, Rental Car Allowance, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, 24-Hour Towing, Lifetime Certified Warranty Upgrades Available, Carfax Vehicle History Report, Introductory 3-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio MORE ABOUT US: Welcome to White Plains Chrysler Jeep Dodge! Complete customer satisfaction is our Number One priority. We are committed to earning your trust. Our commitment begins the moment you walk into our Elite Five Star showroom and continues throughout each and every visit to our service department. ALL OPTIONS LISTED FOR THIS VEHICLE MAY NOT APPY TO THIS SPECIFIC VEHICLE.OPTIONS ARE THOSE COMMON TO THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LISTED BY THE MANUFACTURER PLEASE CONSULT WUTH SLAES PROFESSIOAL TO CONFIRM ACCURACY OF OPTIONS 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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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $20,800

Tan 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 9-Speed 948TE Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder SMPI SOHC 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport in Tan, Accessory Rewards with purchase, FREE TEST DRIVES:))), Hot Options include:, Recent Oil Change, Service Rewards Program. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 1469 miles below market average! 28/21 Highway/City MPG Contact us and ask us how to minimize your time at the dealership! Your time is important, and we understand! Ask us how you can get in and out in around an hour, and make this the fastest, easiest purchase you've ever made! Reviews: * Refined available V6 engine; smooth and quiet ride; spacious seating; abundance of available high-end tech features; Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for the segment. Source: Edmunds


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2016 Jeep Cherokee
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List price: $19,999

This vehicle passed a rigorous inspection by an ASE-Certified technician and is backed by a 12-Month/12,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty(1). We offer a free CARFAX (R) Vehicle History Report (TM) and a 7-Day Buyback (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 Powertrain Warranty begins on the vehicle purchase date & extends for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage runs concurrently with manufacturer warranty. Restrictions apply. See a Sales Consultant for details. (2) For a period of 7 days after the date of purchase or 1,000 miles beyond the odometer reading at purchase, whichever comes first, the vehicle may be returned for the exact price originally paid minus a $200 restocking 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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**MARYLANDS PREMIER PRE OWNED STORE!**OVER 250 VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM, ALL PRICES BELOW KBB!** YOU'LL LOVE IT AT LINDSAY!** VERY LOW MILES, CARFAX CERTIFIED, ONE OWNER CAR, FRESH TRADE, 4X4/ALL WHEEL DRIVE, TONS OF OPTIONS, NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAMERA, Cherokee Trailhawk, 3.2L V6, 9-Speed 948TE Automatic, 4WD, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Black Leather, 17 x 7.5 Aluminum Wheels, 6 Speakers, Fully automatic headlights, GPS Navigation, Navigation System, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, Radio: Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT. Clean CARFAX. 26/19 Highway/City MPG 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


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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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