2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 14 of 18

2001 Jeep Cherokee KJ petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Mitsubishi RVR

Summary:

A pleasurable experience

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far, touch wood. They did tell me that they replaced a transmission seal when it was traded in.

General Comments:

All round I would say this is a classy vehicle and a real pleasure to drive. Certainly a big step up for my family and we will Thoroughly make full use and enjoy this vehicle to its full extent. I am a very happy camper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 6 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38 miles
Most recent distance35500 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

A mostly reliable classic with some flaws

Faults:

I have had a problem with the Brakes: Rotors and Pads were wearing out too soon.

General Comments:

The Car performs as advertised. It is fast for a small Sport Utility.

It handles well in the snow and off-road on Construction Sites.

However, the Cabin is small and road noise is pronounced when traveling even at lower speeds. At higher speeds, it is difficult to use a hands-free cellular car kit because of the pronounced wind and engine noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2004

27th Jan 2006, 18:42

If your Cherokee still wears those Goodyears it came with, chuck them for Yokohama Geolander AT's. They are way more aggressive, better handling and quieter by far.

2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.5 CRD from France

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 CRD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

A beautifully engineered vehicle for serious off-road driving, and also for everyday driving

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

This is my first 4x4, but I would definitely consider buying another one in the future, and most possibly it would be another Cherokee (with a bigger engine perhaps).

There is one thing I wish I had done differently when I bought my vehicle though. My vehicle has the Command-Trac system, and hence the wheels turn at the same speed when the 4 WD option is engaged. This can be a little bit annoying, especially when cornering; I have had the vehicle stalled a couple of times because of this.

Just a couple of small points, which should be considered by the manufacturers when building the future models: The glove compartment is really too small. The second thing is that the seats are a little bit too short, not so much as to compromise the overall comfort of the ride, but if you are tall you will want to have slightly longer seats.

But other than these, it is a lovely vehicle. Two months ago I attended a one-day off-road driving training here in France, organised by the Jeep Academy, and believe me, the vehicle performed fantastically. Try doing some serious off-road driving in your Cherokee and you will never want to get out of your vehicle again (after one year of having owned the vehicle, I still have fights with my girlfriend about who is going to drive it to work-home!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2003

19th Oct 2004, 08:35

I live in the London and have a 3.7 V6 Cherokee I notice the diesel version is very rare I didn't know there were 4x4 in France. When I went I saw loads of and little hatchbacks and they were really noisy I good review on the Cherokee though, but I am considering a 4.7 V8 grand as my friend has one and its better than the standard Cherokee, but maybe ill buy something bigger like a dodge or Chevrolet because a guy down the road from me has a nice Chevrolet and there about the same price.

19th Aug 2005, 18:39

I own a 99 cherokee "classic" with the 4.0 engine, and command track... here in north western Pennsylvania... we have some severe winters, and I have to say, our jeep is a goat... mountain goat... just don't know how we got by without it. we bought it -off lease- it was 2 yrs old with 24,000 miles. have owned it now for 4 years and 100,000 miles with NO major problems.. no oil leakage.. no electrical problems.. never left us stranded... and I've had it places (here in the Allegheny mountains, where the Appalachians meet the lake Erie coastal plane... sand, mud, ever changing weather) that I wouldn't take a horse.. just love it.. I did break a front right universal joint trying to yank my nephews chevy silverado out of a bog... but other than that... no complaints.. put the key in and go... most reliable vehicle we've ever owned. jeep stopped making the cherokee in 2001... (here in the U.S. you can only get a grand, liberty, or wrangler) but if they decided to make an 05 model "CHEROKEE"...id buy 2!!!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 56 reviews