1996 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 5 of 11

1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ Country 4.0 HO Strait 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 HO Strait 6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Takes a beating and keeps on running while still pleasing the owner with its performance

Faults:

Tranny began to go out at 125,000 miles, but is still going.

General Comments:

Holds up extremely well, has taken a beating, gone off roading many times and also been in three wrecks, but is still in good shape and only a slight shaking while driving because of the wrecks.

Very responsive throttle and is very quick for being a small SUV with a 6-cylinder engine.

Comfortable seats, but the interior is a little out dated for the time of production.

Poor acoustics with after-market stereo systems and speakers.

Overall a very nice vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2007

1996 Jeep Cherokee xj 2.5L 4 cylinder from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired184000 kilometres
Most recent distance187000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

It's a nice car for not a serious offroad activities as well as it can behave well on highway and ci

Faults:

Too slow on highway, difficult to reach 130kph.

Not economical, consume and thirsty of gas. Expensive parts. Limited dealers. Not many mechanics familiar with this car.

Seats are not comfortable.

Design whether interior or exterior are quite outdated.

General Comments:

Solid like a tank. Very heavy and confidently driven. Good offroad use.But still a good handling for highway and city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th June, 2007

7th Aug 2008, 15:46

If you drive 130 kph, then no wonder your jeep guzzled gas! cars are pencils but SUVs are like boxes in the wind.

Air resistance is the number one factor for decreased gas mileage. it grows exponentially.

1996 Jeep Cherokee Country I6 hi output from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission I6 hi output Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

The best automobile ever made

Faults:

Fabric under motor came loose - son tie-wrapped it back up.

General Comments:

I was in love with this car. It was a meat and potatoes car - no frills, sleek and handsome to behold, never got stuck (except when I killed it) and had some you-know-whats when it came to get-up-and-go. I will always miss it. I killed it in an ice storm (going too fast the highway patrol man told me) against a telephone pole. Not a scratch on me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd October, 2006

1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

Love my bouncy red Jeep Cherokee!!

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with the Jeep, considering I don't baby it or any silly such thing. It leaks a teeny bit of oil. The stabilizer bar went out at about 60000 miles. The oil pressure gauge has been reading too high lately- don't know why. It eats gas like a beast, especially in 4WD. Its been bashed a few times, most seriously when a semi truck ran it over, ripping the front 6 inches clean off the entire front end, and smashing in the rear end. We drove it home. (No kidding, although had to have a police escort since there weren't any headlights left.) Its been fixed, and back on the road, good as new!

General Comments:

I love love love my Jeep. Best car ever. My husband thinks its too bouncy and too plain inside, but I like that. Why does it need to be fancy? Its been a good boy, goes anywhere, runs like a champ with its big growly I6 engine. The body has held up really well-- not rusty, etc. Its too bad it doesn't have a shift-on-the-fly 4WD system: only problem with it in my opinion. Jeep made a mistake getting rid of the Cherokee from its lineup. Can't give the Jeep Cherokee enough raves.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2006

1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I6 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance228000 miles

Summary:

The most trouble free vehicle I've ever owned

Faults:

Nothing other than normal maintenance.

General Comments:

With well over 200K miles it runs like new and it is extremely dependable. The 4X4 always gets us through the worst snow in our rural mid-west area, including up our steep, long driveway.

I added a transmission cooler when the Jeep was new, and keep the transmission fluid changed every 50K (Amsoil universal ATF). The differentials and transfer case see fluid changes every 50K or so as well (Amsoil as well). The engine sees 12-15K oil changes with Amsoil 10W40. I do an annual fluid analysis on the transmission and engine (Blackstone Labs) and they all come out excellent-with quality fluids this engine/transmission will practically run forever.

Other than fluid changes I've done 3 tune ups, 2 sets of front/one set of rear brakes, a catalytic converter, 5 sets of tires, light bulbs and O2 sensors.

I have absolutely no complaints about this Jeep at all. The body is still in excellent condition and looks like it has 50-60K on it rather than over 200K.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2006

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 47 reviews