2000 Jeep Cherokee

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

167.5” x 66.7”


Rear-wheel drive



7 trims

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2000 Jeep Cherokee review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The vehicle that most in the auto industry credit with starting the stampede to SUVs gains a handful of styling tweaks for the top-of-the line model. The design for the Cherokee dates to 1984, when it was downsized and introduced as the first modern compact sport utility. Cherokee received a major update in 1997, but the basic design remained intact.

Production of the current Cherokee was scheduled to end in November 2000 to make way for a new 2001 model, but strong sales in 1999 earned the current model a new lease on life. Jeep will continue building the current Cherokee for the 2001 model year, and it will be sold alongside the new model for an unspecified period.

Cherokee holds five people, though the rear seat is cramped compared to some rivals’ and the narrow rear doors can be tight for adults to negotiate. The spare tire is mounted upright in the cargo area, eating up some luggage space. An outside tire carrier is available from Jeep dealers, but then there is the theft potential.

Cherokee comes in two- and four-door styling, with the latter far more popular. The top-line Limited model gets chrome grille and headlamp accents, new side trim and bright silver 16-inch wheels.

Under the Hood
An inline 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 125 horsepower remains the base engine, and an inline 4.0-liter six-cylinder with 190 horsepower is optional. Cherokee comes with 2WD, part-time 4WD (slippery surfaces only) or full-time 4WD (can be used on smooth, dry pavement).


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7

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Purchase new in 1999, still drives like new

Purchased new in 1999. Have taken it up many four wheel drive roads in the Colorado mountains. Nearly 200,000 miles. Still completely stock. Very reliable. The 4.0 liter in line 6 engine seems bulletproof, as does the automatic transmission. I have changed the oil every 3000 miles and take it to an authorized Jeep service center for every 60,000 mile recommend service. It was repainted once. AC compressor replaced. One window motor (or something) replaced. Front bearings replaced. It has been a fantastic car. It still drives very well and the engine seems very strong.


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20 yr. owner. A very reliable tank. 75K miles. AC, headliner, door lock issues. Everything else works. Superior driver visibility. A testament to American engineering and quality. Original pearl forest green paint has held up well. No off-road or towing but an option. A great winter vehicle. Unbelievable torque. An automotive Icon for good reason.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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