1986 Jeep Cherokee Overview


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A Well Built,and Designed 4wd Vehicle by Sleddog
 — I have owned this 1986 Jeep Cherokee since it was delivered from the factory.Doing schedualed fluid changes and maintence is all that has been done to it,and it has never let me down.With the 2.8l V-6... Read More
Saved My Life by Carlos
 — was my father in law's great truck. it was a shame that i was in a accident in it. but truthfully if i had been in any other vehicle i would not be writing this now, it saved my life. Read More
As Clean As The Day It Came Out Of The Factory... by Troy
 — 4 cylinder 5 spd 4x4 over 350,000km and still runnin' strong Read More

1986 Jeep Cherokee Overview

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1986 Jeep Cherokee

As the SUV began its inexorable rise in popularity, at least in the American market, the 1986 Jeep Cherokee benefited from the growth of this market niche.  Its solid unibody construction and reputation for reliability made it a popular choice for drivers looking for a compact sport utility vehicle with a roomy cabin and plenty of cargo space.

The '86 Cherokee retained some of the features that had made earlier Cherokees so popular with the off-road set; high ground clearance and rugged four-wheel drive took the SUV over a variety of terrains with ease.  Quadra-Link suspension helped add to the Cherokee's reputation as a tough 4x4 vehicle.

Enginewise, there wasn't much to write home about.  The 1986 Cherokee shipped off the line with a 2.5 liter AMC inline-4, clocked at 121 horsepower; the other option for 1984 models was the GM 60-Degree V62 (the two-barrel carburetor version designed for the Chevy S-10 and Blazer), delivering 115 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque.


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