1996 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1996 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews

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gdl writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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great suv

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MPG>

gdl
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24th Chrysler Vehicle And 10 Have Been Jeeps!!!!!!!!!!! — 296000 miles same engine 4.0 same transmission auto not rebuilt has some tranny and engine seal leakage but still a solid ride some rust needs painting, AC.out replaced waterpump, cat converter,hoses, starter brakes , still original drums only matiance, items.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yodie1996 writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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5

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Reliable, FUN to drive, rugged, solid, a true work horse.

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idiot light gauges - Installed a water temp gauge, now it's fine.

Yodie1996
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1996 Jeep Cherokee - Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned !!! — Bought this little baby used, never owned a Jeep prior to this one and I can't imagine being without it now. The six cyl. is great, plenty of power. It can tow just about anything. It has a great feel to it, Very safe feeling when riding in the Jeep, There are practically no blind spots, you can see all around easily. Runs nice and cool and does not overheat. The interior is nice and roomy and the controls are easy to access and feel natural. This Jeep will never be for sale, it will stay in our family. If you're considering buying a four wheel drive, there's no need to spend 20 to 30 grand, you can pick up a nice used Cherokee, give it a little love and have a great 4 wheel vehicle that you will have a great time driving. You will love it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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utahjeep writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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its a classic, amazing snow and off road

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it's very compact, backseat impossible for tall people

utahjeep
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If You Want One Get It — i loved this car. always wanted one and glad I owned one for a bit. It was great in the snow and ice. Once we had a kid the backseat was terrible. No room for the car seat and passengers. had to upgrade

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dave writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE Review
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Off-road ability, Power, Solid build

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I don't like the buzzer when you start the car.  That's about it.

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96 Jeep Cherokee Classic 2wd — Lots of power from the 4.0L HO. Brakes are pretty good. Maybe a little touchy. For a tall SUV, it handles nice. Tight turning circle for a truck. Haven't needed any major repairs yet. Doesn't have any obtrusive squeaks or rattles. Gas mileage ain't great, but it's an SUV. Stock AM/FM stereo has a surprising amount of volume and sound quality. l Love driving it.

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PJ writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Best vehicle ever made.

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They stopped making them

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There's Only One. — Jeep built the perfect vehicle in the Cherokee. Able to climb mountains, ford rivers & blast through snow banks, yet cruise the highway comfortably and take exit ramps at 60 MPH without fear of tipping over. Lots of creature comforts for the money and decent gas mileage to boot. This vehicle is a real work horse too. But the most impressive thing is that after 225,000 miles, it still starts on the first try. By the way, still has the original clutch too.

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bluz2316 writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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bluz2316
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N/a — Overall I feel in love with this car starting around 120k it constantly needed to be fix. It seems all except the engine and the transmisson is holding on the heart of the car is strong. I've had to replace the radiator, water pump, hoses, fuel tank, gas gang, fuel pump, deferential {rebuilt} that along is too much, as of now its having a major acceleration probelm and the axel is going again so the handling is off.

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costanzio66 writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE Review
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Good reliable, used car

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Bad new car

costanzio66
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Average — I bought this car new in 96. It was a terrible NEW car, but has developed into a very steady, reliable USED car. ( insert anti- jinx here ........@$#%&*) The A/C stopped working almost before I drove it off the lot, and continued to break down following several warranty repairs. Eventually, as time wore on, the A/C lost it's "free" repairs, and I have been using the manual windows for conditioning the air since. There were many other things that broke during the warranty period, but why whine about them. Hey, it's a Jeep. Shoulda known.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sara writes:
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It's a jeep

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It has rust

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Kick Ass — Cool car, it's fun. Big. Cool. Grey. Old. 1996. Breaks suck. Racks. Tires work. Smelly = good. MINE. This car is cool, high up and its easy to drive, and fun to go out with friends in. I love it. Yay!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dale writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Reliable, strong vehicle.

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Floors intensely vulnerable to rust.

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Cherokee: Jeeps Red-headed Stepchild. — Jeep has always made some solid off-road vehicles. Probably some of the best. The Cherokee, while it may not be the most popular, is still one of the better vehicles that Jeep made. The 4.0 HO straight six puts out excellent torque and power and can pull the Cherokee through just about anything. Build quality can be questionable when considering how vulnerable the floors are to rust. Cherokees are notorious for rotted floors and the unibody construction does not help to make this an easy fix. If you pick up a Cherokee with solid floors, however, expect to find that it's one of the most reliable vehicles made. The 4.0 engine will turn 300,000 miles if it's taken care of properly and will outlast the rest of the vehicle. Gas mileage ranges. With 30 inch MTRs and a 5 speed transmission, I manage to get about 23/24 mpg.

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mjosleyn writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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dependable

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not very fuel efficeint comparatively

mjosleyn
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Never Failed Me — this jeep cherokee has been a very good vehicle, that has served me well over the years. Its only had a few minor issues over the past 17 years that have since been taken care of. It still does have a minor leak though, typical for an older vehicle.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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