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1996 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1996 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 reviews

  • 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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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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PJ writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Best vehicle ever made.

Cons

They stopped making them

65

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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Dale writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, strong vehicle.

Cons

Floors intensely vulnerable to rust.

75

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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Dave writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE Review
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5

Pros

Off-road ability, Power, Solid build

Cons

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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Josh writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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5

Pros

4 WD

Cons

unirail bodies are weak off road

45

Jeeeeeeep — Owned it for years love it for everything handling braking acceleration, just watch pulling with it as the older they get the rear unirail frame rails get a little weak

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Nick writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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4

Pros

engine, acceleration, driving comfort, winter traction, on-demand 4wd feature (allows for
AWD on pavement.)

Cons

fuel tank design, driveline issues, mediocre brakes, small interior

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Good All Around Vehicle — This vehicle was a good, solid truck. not overly roomy inside but comfortable to drive.. almost car-like. fuel mileage was ok for an SUV but if the fuel tank was low the fuel would slosh in the tank so bad that during cornering, the fuel pump would not pick up any fuel, causing engine hesitation. these vehicles are also prone to rust on the body. Only other issue i had with mine was a driveline imbalance that caused shaking at freeway speeds. you could remedy this somewhat by putting it in on-demand 4wd.

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Edgar writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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4

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Off Road Ready

Cons

None

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Great For Me — I love the power and the amount of torque that the 4.0 litre straight six puts out. The AX-15 5 speed manual transmission is a great mate, along with the NP-231 transfer case. The Dana 35 rear and Dana 30 front seem to be holding up fine to my style of harsh driving. With 30x9.5 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, this rig is capable of doing everything i need it to do, and more.

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

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Jordan writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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5

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Amazing.

Cons

Top speed.

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This Car Will Last Forever And Take A Beating. Amazing First Car. — This car is amazing. The only thing, not quite fast enough. get a newer one, but not after 2001. Its style is classic and its built like a rock. Unfortunately its about as fast as one, but it gets the job done.

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Sara writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee Review
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4

Pros

It's a jeep

Cons

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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Justin writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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5

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everything

Cons

to low, needs a lift

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96 Jeep Xj — It accelerates hard and stops even faster. It has a few rattles just due to age. It looks clean and almost new. It is averaging about 23 mpg and up to 30 on the highway. It is a blast to drive, and a great vehicle.

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Glen writes:
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD Review
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5

Pros

...it won't quit!!!

Cons

It likes the gas, and chrysler gouges you for parts big time!

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96 Cherokee Country — 4.0 litre 6 gets up and goes! We purchased it well used, but very well looked after, other than running hot, and a couple of electrical gremlins, it is a very solid vehicle and the legendary 4X4 capabilities of Jeep shine through. It's just too shiny and scratch free to take serious off roading, (my wife would kill me)

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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This is overall a great vehicle and will last a very long time as long as it continues to recieve its proper service. This vehicle is spacious, clean inside and out, and has not been in any accidents.... 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

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

Jeep Cherokee 4dr 4wd By Mushuparker

all around amazing first car i would recommend it to anyone it is reliable cheap to maintain and handles amazing in the snow or off the beaten path. can be taken off road though i do not like to for i... Read More

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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

Great Jeep! By coryrsx

great 4 wheel drive truck with good tow capacity. great fun in snow or off road. ive pulled a 16 foot trailer with my 98 jeep with ease. its been good in snow and off road in 2 wheel drive. Read More

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