1997 Jeep Cherokee Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.0
2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.5
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
2.5
Reliability
2.0

1997 Jeep Cherokee Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1997 Jeep Cherokee - Amazing and dependable

Amanda
Mesquite, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
I think this SUV is amazing. It provides everything I need in a car. I can tow something if I need to and its great for moving. I use it as my everyday car. One downfall is that the gas mileage is not amazing. But the car is 18 years old so when I bought it I did not expect it to be amazing. One thing I really have liked about the car is that if anything does go wrong on it I can be the one that fixes it. There are tons of resources out there for people who own Jeeps. If you know how to use them it will save you a ton of money doing it yourself instead of going to another person to do the work. A few things that I have had go wrong with the car is the horn did not work and it needed to be replaced, the Harmonic balancer needed to be replaced, and there is a small short with my blinker.... (more)
Pros
It is a great ride and a very reliable car.
Cons
Low gas mileage.

1997 Jeep Cherokee - great car, for a while

bb
Medina, Washington
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
5.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
2.0
This was my first splurge car. I purchased it used with only 10000 miles. It rode smooth, had all of the "luxury" upgrades (leather heated seats, sun roof, tow package etc.) and the interior was exactly what I wanted in a car. It had a great amount of pickup, seemed to handle all terrain that was at it, and maneuvered well in the snow, not a critical element to where I live but certainly appreciated when called for. It does only do about 15/mpg on the highway, which I was anticipating so not a striking blow, however one should be aware that they are not purchasing an eco friendly, gas efficient machine. Over the years, the car began to wear down considerably. Transmission replaced, brakes replaced, and now the heat/blower has shut off completely. This is all before 100,000 miles ... (more)
Story
My friends and I would take my Jeep out to the sand dunes and go 4xing .
Pros
Great comfort , spacious, beautiful design, fair price to value, secure feeling (size while driving).
Cons
Top Heavy, did not stand the test of time, the gas mileage.

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