1987 Jeep Cherokee Overview


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87' Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Litre Inline 6 by Carlover1234
 — I went to town with $1,365.00 looking for something inexpensive for my FIRST car/truck/whatever and we went by a little dealership and saw this beautiful blue Jeep just sitting there and I instantly f... Read More
My 87 Cherokee by Michael
 — Anything and everything went wrong with it as it was an 87 but even on its worse days it drove like a champ. Lots of cabin space, strong engine, poor gas mileage. wish i could have it back. it had a l... Read More
87 Cherokee by Brendan
 — 1987 Jeep Cherokee. 4.0L I6, 5 speed manual trans. Over 224K miles on it and it ran better than most cars do new. Command Trac 4wd system, black vinyl interior, red exterior. Didnt have it for too... Read More

1987 Jeep Cherokee Overview

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1987 Jeep Cherokee

The 1987 Jeep Cherokee enjoyed solid sales in the U.S. and growing sales internationally, consolidating its position as one of the most popular compact sport utility vehicles in the world. The '87 Cherokee filled an important market niche: Its sturdy unibody construction and innovative Quadra-Link suspension made it a tough, reliable vehicle for passenger and business use.

Some of the features that had made earlier SJ-Series Cherokees so popular with the off-road set remained in the XJ-Series Cherokee. High ground clearance and rugged 4-wheel drive took the 1987 Cherokee over a variety of terrains with ease; its hefty metal construction enabled it to brave the elements and the wilderness.

Thanks to some innovation from the folks at AMC, the 1987 Cherokee had a bit more to offer under the hood. The SUV shipped off the line with a 2.5-liter AMC inline 4-cylinder, clocked at 121 horsepower; as of this model year, buyers could upgrade to a new 4.0-liter AMC fuel-injected inline 6, which put out a healthy 173 horsepower. Power and torque were back, and Cherokee drivers were thrilled!

Although General Motors acquired AMC during the 1987 model year, the core design and production supervision teams remained in place during the transition. It took a while for GM to start making its mark on the AMC models, especially the more popular ones.


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Jeep Cherokee Questions

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1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 Starts But Drains Battery And When It Warms Up It St...

Idk what's wrong with it, it's got a new altinator, wires,plugs, new battery terminals, new fuel pump, I got to give it gas and it wants to die, it's like it tries to kill it's self.

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What Other Vehicles Will A 2.5 Litre Jeep Engine Fit Into?

I have a 1987 jeep cherokee that I cannot get to start. After installing a new starter it started one time and now i cannot get power to ANYTHING! I believe I have a dead short somewhere. I would rath...

527 views with 29 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

I Have A Skip Or A Hick Up When Drive My 87 4.0 Liter With 27000 Original M...

It primarily does it at low speeds or when letting off the gas petal user 45. You can sometimes feel it when lightly feathering the gas petal. Chargers fuel filter used ejector cleaner change spark ...

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How Do I Unhook My 1987 Jeep Cherokee's Horn?

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Where Can I Find A Body And Drive Train For A 1987 Jeep Cherokee 2.5 Litre ...

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