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1998 Jeep Cherokee consumer reviews

$15,665–$16,705 MSRP range
side view of 1998 Cherokee Jeep
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6
Explore the 1998 Jeep Cherokee

Fantastic Daily Driver

I picked up a used XJ with a 4.5" lift on it and 33"s and have been hitting the trails constantly. Then when I have to go home, I unfold the seats and move my gear to the trunk and can fit more people for the ride. It's not the prettiest car, and sure ain't the comfiest, but it gets the job done, and stays together. Excellent SUV.


It's a shame they stopped making them

I bought my Sport in 1997 and it is still running today with 207,500 miles on it. It is a greet vehicle that never let me down. It runs through snow like it was a sunny day and have never been stuck. The only problem that I have had is with the air conditioning. It is always breaking down and has been fixed three times. Great vehicle Chrysler should be ashamed of itself for stop producing such a great vehicle.


I miss mine!

I had so much fun with my Jeep! It's spacious, I've loaded my entire dormroom in it for 3 years in a row with no problem! I've driven through some rough snowstorms with no problems and it's great off road. Mine was actually stolen from me recently (guess it really is a hot item!) otherwise I would have never given it up! I had to put alot of repairs into it around 115,000 miles but it was still going strong at 151,000!


Worth the Money

Bought it new in '98 and have not been disappointed. Intend on driving it for at least another 3 years, then buy another Jeep.


work horse

I bought my Cherokee sport 4.0L with about 65,000 and now have 149,000. There has been no down time. I've used it to pull a car from OK to ND, and a 20ft boat all summer. Not made for pulling but still have a tranny and no slippage. I run in third gear and never over 65 while pulling. For the abuse it's still going strong and doesn't use oil even though when I first start it it runs a little rough.


classic, with flare, and second looks

Viper red paint, charcold cloth interior, with complete wood trim to dash and doors, 10 disc cd player, covered trunk area, black accents to bumpers and dorrs for lower looking profile, grille incerts, and black out head lamps, with horizontal slits for tail mlamps, complete widow tint. K&N intake and filter, with MSD ignition with cool red spark plug linesd. All hoses under hood covered in conviluted tubing and Armaraled.


Best Truck

Great truck that doesn't go down in value. Always dependable and this thing never dies. Great body design and very enjoyable to drive.


Best Jeep I've ever owned

I bought my Cherokee used w/ high miles. It's the Police version which had a couple extra little things add'd to it which were nice. It runs great and has never had any down time on me. great for hauling anything in the back because of the seat that folds down. I used to own an older Cherokee and Jeep really made the styling better on this newer model compared to the older trims they had available. I recommend this vehicle to anyone that needs a smaller efficient SUV.


Raw but good

We call our '98 the battlewagon as this thing is rude, crude, raw and reliable. Nothing fancy about it and I'm quite sure Jeep didn't put much sound insulation in the thing as it's very loud. The best part about it is it's reliable and can go through snow like a hot knife goes through butter. Also it has a very basic almost military look about it which seams to keep those fancy expensive European cars away especially in the city. I don't think I would buy another, but all in all not bad for an American car company.