1995 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1995 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"exterior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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pseudopop writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport Review
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Jeep Jeep — I bought mine for under four grand about 4 years ago. I have about 155,000 miles on it and it's still runs and looks great. Like the wrangler this jeep has a look that will last for years. The 4.0l inline six is also a very manageable and maintainable engine. I have had little issues with the car here and there but nothing major. In the bang-for-your-buck category this car has to be a top contender. I still get between 17-22 mpg depending on what kind of driving I'm doing. Even though it is 12 years old I'm VERY happy with my Cherokee. Things to look out for: - Front rotors warping - Neutral safety switch

Owner for 4 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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RoadKnight writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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Pros

Engine
Very Tough
Safe
Off-roading
Dependable
Ride Comfort
Do It Yourself Ease (4.0 IL not 5.2 I'll explain later)
Towing

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Looks
Cheap Interior
Gas Mileage
Chrysler Bad Design Ideas
Road Noise
Can need a lot of Maintenance
A lot of small things

RoadKnight
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It's A Jeep Thing — It's a legendary brand with some very good things about it, but at the same time, you can't help but shake the feeling that if it wasn't for some dumb Chrysler design shortcuts it could have been a perfect truck. First the best parts about it: it has a strong, durable, reliable, and smooth Engine (I have had both the 4.0 Inline 6, and the Meaty 5.2 V8). Those two engines are just about impossible to kill, and provide ample power. This shouldn't be confused with speed, these engines are tuned almost exclusively for torque. But what really hinders the potential is a completely dumb transmission gearing. For some reason Chrysler decided to gear this car like bus. It's geared very low (especially the 5.2) which is good for towing and off-road, but terrible for acceleration, fuel economy and noise. Driving 70MPH baseline weight in my 5.2 limited and it's ruining 2500rpm with overdrive on! A very dumb design flaw. It is one of the toughest SUV's that exist. There are things that have been done with my jeeps that would demolish most other SUV's, and it didn't even slow it down. I once had the driver's front wheel break off (it was the tire shop's mistake) while going 80MPH, and I never lost control. Other then some cosmetic damage and some sheared studs on that wheel, nothing else was wrong with the truck (steering, engine, suspension). Numerous drops into ditches, ruing over curbs to name a few other abuses. The truck is basically a steel box, and will protect you quite well in an accident. It's un-moded off road capabilities is very good (thanks to it being heavy, with a strong engine, and a short wheelbase). The torque happy engine provides plenty of power to the good limited slip 4WD. Unfortunately the 5.2 comes with the full time T-Case, that has a viscous coupler (4WD torque allocator) that is almost guaranteed to fail (the 4.0 selectable case is solid). It gives a very smooth ride with full independent spring suspension, and with a very modern disc brakes (very ahead of it's time). But it is very noisy. Poor aerodynamics and very little sound padding, you won't feel the road, but you'll defiantly hear it. Unfortunately there are many small problems that really take it away from it's glory: The interior looks and feels cheap (even the limited). Easy to break plastic everywhere, drab style, the rear seats are uncomfortable, and even though it's a SUV, it lacks storage space in the rear. Jeeps can take so much abuse, but Chrysler's bad designs sabotage the reliability, which makes most stuff breaks on it's own. The electronics, AC systems, and various non essential parts are very prone to failure. The transmission's are not very reliable for this year either. General maintenance in the 4.0 is a breeze, but the 5.2 is a horror show. The engine bay is so tight and cluttered on the 5.2 just changing the oil filter takes a lot of time. Good news most of the parts are cheap, and there are no strange tools or methods for repairs on these trucks. Overall it's such a give and take when it comes to the ZJ line. What it does right, excels beyond all expectations, but those nit-picks hurts. Now it is defiantly much better the the early 2000's jeeps (which were so bad almost killed the jeep line). Personally, in my opinion, the best years to buy are the 1996-1999 models (which fixed the interior, transmission, some electrics and T-Cases in the Limited). I love my Jeep though, If you need a really tough dependable multi-function SUV, not afraid to get your hands dirty with some maintenance, and your not really concerned with bells, whistles or looks; look no further.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Greg writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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power

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noise

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Jeep Cherokee — more high end speed than low end torque but still gets up and goes, loud ride not super comfortable but gets the job done very tough and very fun to drive usually cheaper to buy great for offroading and onroading? ha

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kevin writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Handling, and capability

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gas milage or MPG

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Its Good — I like it, it good in New England. Good ole' American engineering. It good in the winter, and pretty good in the summer. Automatic, window and locks make it a safe car for its time. Some problem spots but over all my jeep and I love each other. Good job Jeep.

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Matthew writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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Exterior Size, Offroad Capability, Style, Easy Maintenance, Fast, Inexpensive

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Brakes, Fuel Economy, Cramped Interior, Numb Steering

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Great Suv For City Driving & Offroading/towing, But Not So Much A Distance Driver. — This is probably one of the easiest vehicles to drive that there is. It's high enough up to see over a lot of stuff and get a good view of the road, but it's dimenions are tidy enough to make it extremely easy to park and place in traffic. The 4.0 I-6, especially with a manual, is a wonderful engine with great torque, but it's rather thirsty for a small SUV. Being a Jeep, off-roading is very good, as is towing. However, the brakes are terrible, and the tidy dimensions on the outside translate into cramped passenger space on the inside.

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Cody writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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Its a jeep, great off road, great in parking lots.

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condition, it leaks, its rusty.

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Great Reliable Little Jeep. — Great 4 wheel drive suv. interior is a little cheesy with the plood(plastic wood) overall works great and doesn't quite. hauls the dog around with no poblems. not great for spirited driving, windows leak, but its a jeep. they do that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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a beast

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nothing besides i dont have it no more

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Yeeeeeep — lots of funn to drive the drive was rocky but nice and ran great gas was decent it went many places and went the distance appearance was great underneath rust and inside was clean well kept in my eyes word

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr SE Review
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everything

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leaks power steering fluid

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Awesome Jeep — it is awesome the jeep can go threw anything and keep trucking. it gets great gas mileage its a 5 speed 4.0l high output inline six cylinder. funnest thing i have ever driven it also burns tires in first second and third gear

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Chris writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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A great 4x4 for little money!

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The interior is really cheap looking.

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It Will Go Just About Anywhere With Out Paying $60,000 For A Hummer. — A cheap 4x4 that has great offroad capabilities and replacement parts are abundant and cheap.The only solid front axle SUV that is tough enough to take off road, yet tame enough for the road.The 4.0 ho motor is one of the best jeep motors ever made.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jordan writes:
1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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Was Not For Me — Older Jeeps tend to have a rock solid build quality. Unfortunately I bought mine unaware it was in a serious accident and was plagued with problems from the day I bought it. Frame was out of line, misaligned body panels, engine burnt oil, head gasket went, electrics went, lots of squeaks and rattles. only owned for 4 weeks

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Awesome, Reliable By honest_20

Would buy again! 8 years deep with no major problems. 2nd Jeep and will drive Jeeps the rest of my life. Would buy again! 8 years deep with no major problems. 2nd Jeep and will drive Jeeps the ... Read More

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Too Bad Jeep Does Not Still Make Them. By Sly_Fox

This is a great car for mixed use, varied climate. We owned it for 8 years and had a ball with it and it always started and always ran well. Trips long and short were always enjoyable and its load c... Read More

Good Small Suv By Michael

My wife and I actually had two of these a 99 and 2000. There where good small sized SUV's they both had the 4.0 Liter inline 6 with auto trans which them bot solid runners with more than enough powe... Read More

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1999 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Well Taken Care Of And Excellent Running. By Craig

Great reliable, do it all jeep. Efficient and smooth running. Very inexpensive to up keep. Just a solid overall vehicle. From the smooth shifting to the engine power. 4.0 jeeps are one of the all time... Read More

I Refuse To Get Rid Of It, Currently At 228,000miles By erin9821

I love my car, it is very reliable. Keep up with maintenance and don't drive like a jerk and it will treat you good. Some parts start to get tired once you get to the higher miles so expect to replace... Read More

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

1998 Jeep Xj Cherokee Sport By Rusty_007

I really like the capabilities of this vehicle, and it's only gotten stuck once since I've owned mine. Gas mileage again, isn't the greatest, but I'll sacrifice some MPG's to have fun and not worry ab... Read More

Completely Satisfied - One Of My Best Vehicle Purchases Ever. By mdtobe

We absolutely love our Jeep. We will probably buy a second one to replace our Ford Taurus Wagon as our other winter vehicle. Our summer cars are both Sports Cars (a Mazda Miata and a Datsun 240-Z) so... Read More

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