Spend Your Sunday Watching Old Motorweek Reviews Of The Jeep Cherokee XJ

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If you haven’t yet fallen in love with the Jeep Cherokee XJ after following Project Swiss Cheese, these five Motorweek reviews might finally push you over the edge. Watch the boxy little beast kick butt as Motorweek tests ‘84, ‘87, ‘91, ‘95 and ‘97 model years.

Jeep sold nearly 2.8 million Jeep Cherokee XJs during the boxy SUV’s 18-year production run. In those 18 years, Jeep made the XJ better and better, until the Jeep finally went away in 2001, replaced by the much less interesting Jeep Liberty.


But even though the late models were tougher, safer and more comfortable than the model that debuted in 1984, even the 1984 XJ was considered at the top of its class.

Watch as Motorweek puts XJs through the test, starting with the vehicle that launched in 1984, and finishing with the Jeep’s final refresh in 1997.

I think it’s safe to say that, in boxing terms, the Jeep Cherokee went 18 and 0.

1984: The Jeep XJ Launches

1987: The Jeep Cherokee Gets The Four-Liter I6

1991: The Jeep XJ Goes Off-Road Against The Competition

1995: The XJ Is An Oldie But A Goodie

1997: The Jeep Cherokee Gets A Mid-Cycle Refresh

Man, what a great vehicle. I think I need to buy another one. Or six.

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Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio