15 Inches Of Snow Can't Stop The 1979 Jeep Cherokee!

Imagine a time when four-wheel-drive trucks were sold for their ability to slog through snow and mud, not their ability to repel urban criminals and perform minivan tasks without minivan stigma.

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I'm surprised they're advertising mileage. We had a 2-door 258 1983 Cherokee (last year for the big Cherokee) and it never really got 20 mpg, even when we yanked the awful automatic choke. I'd say 15-17 is average...the 5-spd manual might have done better, but we had a 4-spd. It was almost the slowest thing on the road, but off-road it was fun.

The replacement, a 5-spd Ford Explorer, easily got 22-23 highway.