1994 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance206000 miles

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

From the time I have owned my XJ, it has leaked some oil; previous owner neglect.

Starter had to be replaced.

Suspension had to be replaced around 185xxx - installed 3 inch lift.

Driver's side ball joints were bad when I bought the vehicle.

Drivers side wheel bearing replaced around 200k.

Auto trans slams if not careful when shifting from reverse or neutral into drive - does shift and drive fine.

Where the pads/caliper sits on the steering knuckle wore down a grove, which caused the pads to not be able to slide properly. Filled in with weld and ground flush.

Rear brakes redone.

A/C condenser has a leak.

Electric radiator fan shroud shattered, and had to be removed and replaced.

General Comments:

Awesome vehicle on road, and amazing off road. With the addition of a 3 inch suspension lift, it's unstoppable.

On the fly 4wd is very handy.

There are however no cup holders equipped on this model.

Damn good in the snow, with the right tires that is.

4.0 liter has plenty of power, and the gas mileage isn't horrible; 16-20, depending on how you drive.

Comfy front seats.

For the age and the miles, this Jeep is awesome. I'm sure that if you bought one with low miles and maintained it regularly, many of these issues can be avoided.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2010

1994 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired197000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Impressive, fun, comfortable, reliable

Faults:

Replaced the transmission.

General Comments:

This Jeep was a shock for its performance, and amazing handling. It is over 205000 miles; no smoke, great power.

Having bought it after 14 owners, it is my baby. General upkeep is cheap and easy.

Interior is in great condition, as well as the body.

Thanks Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2010

1994 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0 Liter HO from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter HO Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Best SUV ever made

Faults:

The water pump went out twice. Once from age, and once because I tightened the serpentine belt too tight.

Starter went out.

General Comments:

I was never really a fan of the Cherokee until I bought this one. It was the most reliable car I had ever owned.

I didn't think the Cherokee would be very roomy inside, but I was wrong. It has plenty of cargo space, room for my three kids in the back seat, and plenty of power to get us all where we needed to go. Off road and in the snow, this rig shined.

I now have a Wrangler and the Cherokee was much better in the snow than my Wrangler is. It had much better weight distribution and a slightly longer wheel base, making it perform in ways that most SUV's just don't.

I would recommend a Cherokee to anyone that lives in a place that has all 4 seasons and needs reliable transportation all the time. If you maintain a Cherokee, it will last you for a long long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2010

1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 miles
Most recent distance263000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Good 4x4 once the built in defects are repaired

Faults:

Typical problems as listed on this site.

Got the Jeep for nothing as the ignition cylinder was locked up, as most Cherokees do at some time.

A/C goes in and out periodically, and the Jeep has the death wobble between 48-55 mph.

It has new tires, springs, sway bar links.

Rusted out floorboards took a week to replace. I don't understand how the floors can be rusted out while the body is immaculate.

General Comments:

This is a capable 4x4, but most Cherokees have the same major issues, and the manufacturer has done nothing to support the buyers of these vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2010

16th Jun 2010, 07:24

You got a 260k mile vehicle for free and you are complaining about it needing work? Check out some of the reviews on this site, where under 100K the vehicles need much more.

1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 4.0L I-6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0L I-6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 kilometres
Most recent distance325000 kilometres

Summary:

Unstoppable

Faults:

Radiator rusted out, replaced - 210,000km.

Fuel filter clogged, replaced - 230,000km.

Head gasket failed/engine overhaul - 240,000km.

4x4 transfer case wouldn't shift out of 2HI, rebuilt - 275,000km.

Manual gearbox replaced - 290,000km.

General Comments:

Excellent handling in all road conditions. Excellent power for its size. Interior is rather utilitarian, but that's all you need for this type of vehicle.

This Jeep will keep on truckin' until its body rusts out from underneath it. At over 300,000km it consumes less than a quart of oil a week and still offers all the power you would expect from a sizable 4.0L engine. I've towed trailers, cars out of ditches, minor off-roading with this vehicle and even hit a few large objects on the road and it keeps on going. They just don't make them like the Cherokee anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2010

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 48 reviews