Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,894 - $6,008
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
190
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,894 - $6,008
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
190
Seats
5

Jeep Cherokee Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Reviews

4.23

97 Reviews

46% 36% 12% 4% 1%

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Its an older vehicle, but reliable if cared for

I had to take one star off primarily due to the minor electrical issue. I have a 2001 XJ with the 4.0 liter engine. I have had this particular one for a little over 10 years now and have owned a few older ones XJs as well. I have noticed the later models (98-01)seem to have a bit of electrical hiccups that weren't present in older models. Its currently sitting at 196,000 miles and most of the parts I replaced were either routine maintenance items or items that failed due to me getting in an accident. (example- ran over a deer carcass going about 70mph. I didn't see it in time to dodge and messed up the steering box. Installed a new steering box, did a front alignment and was good as new) If you are willing to cruise at 60mph with stock tire-size and suspension, my Cherokee routinely gets a tidy 19-20MPG highway, even when towing a loaded cargo trailer cross-country. I find replacement parts are readily available and comparably cheap (especially if you have a wrecking yard nearby). A refurbished PCM (powertrain control module) the computer that essentially runs all the electrical in the car is only $350, and fis mounted right in the open in the fender with 2 screws, and 3 electrical plugs... rather than buried under the dash or impossibly hidden on the firewall somewhere. Aftermarket parts are also plentiful and relatively cheap. I recommend this car to anyone who does their own oil changes, and wants an easy vehicle to expand their skill-set. The inline engine gives you plenty of room to see and work in the engine compartment. And the electrical system is delightfully simple for a vehicle equipped with the luxury of OBD2. The transfer case (4wd) is excellent for the snow and rain I experience regularly, and I can attest that the gearing allows the vehicle to become a towing BEAST when using 4-low. I regularly rescue heavily-loaded mail-trucks from snow-filled ditches and snow-banks here. Hope this helps any potential buyers. I can also attest that there are TON of friendly communities and learning materials available to the Cherokee 'Classic' owners. If you get stumped by a mechanical or electrical problem and ask online... there is definitely someone who knows exactly what is wrong and can show you how they fixed it.

- Jake

The good and the bad about Jeep's. Overall the Jeep is a good vehicle to have.

I have went from a midsize car to this Jeep. At first it felt a little big to me when I drove it on the road. Then I got use to driving it and I loved it. I especially loved with being up so high the lights shine a lot farther so I can see so much better and farther at night. The one thing that I do not like though is that the Jeep is so bouncy. I have back problems so this is a major issue to me but I know that this is an issue that got worse over time, I just have to fix this issue. Although I have not had to use it I love that this vehicle has four wheel drive. The Jeep also has other setting as well. It has four wheel low, two wheel high and two wheel low. All this stuff is all new to me but I know a lot of people in my area that have this and often use these settings. I also love this vehicle because it still is a family vehicle yet has these tough settings. The one other thing that I do not care for though is that it is a little top heavy to drive, although it is not the worst vehicle that I drove that was top heavy. I did have one issue though but I think that it is just from something that the previous owner did. I have a ton of electrical problems. Other then the tiny issues that I have mentioned this is probably one of the best vehicles that I have purchased. Even if you would need to replace or fix something on this vehicle the parts are pretty cheap and easy to find. There are just so many positive things about this vehicle that just keep popping up.

- Kimberly W

It has some electrical issues that is make the check engine light come on a lot.

My Jeep has been reliable for the most part. Due to the age, it has had some issues. I have had the most issues with the radiator and have replaced it a least 3 times. But, it is over 17 years old. The check engine light come on and it has something to do with electrical parts. I have had a lot of issues with the air conditioning not staying cool. Lots of repairs and no one truly knowing how to access or fix it. I finally had the dashboard removed and a mechanic fixed it to the best it had been in years. But, now the blower is out and only works intermittently. Overall, it is been a fairly reliable car and I like it. Just getting old. I have about 180, 000 mile s on it, so not to bad,

- Rebecca B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,894 - $5,245
$2,958 - $5,247

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 hp
190 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "Power Tech" engine
POWERTRAIN
4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "Power Tech" engine
POWERTRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.4 in.
101.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.7 ft.
35.7 ft.

Length

Length
167.5 in.
167.5 in.

Width

Width
69.4 in.
69.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3150 - 3371 .lbs
3150 - 3371 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 hp
190 hp

Torque

Torque
225 ft. lbs.
225 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 22 mpg
16 - 22 mpg

City

City
15 - 17 mpg
15 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 - 23 mpg
20 - 23 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety