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1995 Jeep Cherokee Review
Comfort and ruggedness combine.
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The Jeep Cherokee originally made a great leap forward for the SUV market. The Cherokee represents one of the first vehicles to offer excellent off-road capabilities in a vehicle that does not require a driver specifically trained to handle such a vehicle. Pre-dating the luxury SUV boon, the Cherokee features few amenities, even as optional features. However, this results in the Cherokee offering excellent performance for a very low price tag.
The 1995 Jeep Cherokee offers a bargain for drivers who want a good off-road vehicle, but seem unconcerned with the amenities commonly found on modern SUVs. The Cherokee serves as a cheap, utilitarian vehicle that does its job very well. Even though the Cherokee lacks many modern comforts, the smooth ride makes it fairly comfortable to drive.
The robust design of the Jeep Cherokee makes it a good investment as a used vehicle. Some Cherokees have been used for decades and still run with admirable performance. Compared to modern off-road SUVs, the 1995 Jeep Cherokee can often be scooped up for a fraction of the price while offering roughly equivalent performance.
Engines: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 4.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, three-speed automatic, four-speed automatic
Models: Jeep Cherokee SE, Jeep Cherokee Sport, Jeep Cherokee Country
Driver airbags now come standard on the 1995 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee SE comes equipped with reclining seats.
The 1995 Jeep Cherokee seems like a fairly short SUV, measuring in at 166.9 inches long, with a wheelbase of 101.4 inches. The Cherokee sells as a two-door and four-door vehicle. Alloy wheels, a roof rack, and a camper towing package remain available as optional features on all models.
The Cherokee serves as a very utilitarian SUV. The only standard feature for the 1995 Jeep Cherokee remains an AM/FM radio. A center console, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a rear window defroster, cruise control, a cassette player, and air-conditioning comprise the list of optional features.
Performance & Handling
Performance marks the high point of the Jeep Cherokee, although it proves more specialized than many other SUVs on the market. For the price, it marks one of the best SUVs available for getting through difficult, rough terrain. Roadway performance seems generally mediocre. However, the short length of the 1995 Jeep Cherokee helps significantly. It might not be overly nimble, especially compared to modern crossover SUVs, but it can get into tight spaces thanks to its short length rather than agility.
A driver airbag comes as a standard feature on the 1995 Jeep Cherokee. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes remain available as an option.
EPA Fuel Economy
Jeep Cherokee 4.0-liter six-cylinder: 14/19 mpg city/highway
- Nice performance options
- Low price tag for what it offers
- Good off-road performance
You Won't Like
- Outdated design
- Many basic off-road equipment options added as aftermarket
Comfort and ruggedness combine.
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