Jeep Cherokee Model History
All New and Used Cherokee Model Years and History
In 1998, Jeep made moves to replace the popular CherokeeCountry model with the Classic and Limited. The carmaker also introduced a new2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which ultimately became the base model enginefor the SE trim. It was offered as a three-speed automatic transmission. Thecompany also added new body colors which included: Chili Pepper Red, EmeraldGreen and Deep Amethyst.In 1999, the Cherokee Sport was updated to offer a newfascia in the front and a new grille that was colored the same as the body was.
Jeep also added two new body colors: Forest Green and Desert Sand. The 2000 model of the Cherokee was redesigned andoffered a brand new 4.0-liter PowerTech inline six-cylinder engine with anupdated five-speed manual transmission. Jeep also updated the Limited models toinclude a chrome accent and trim, a brow over the license plate and larger 16wheels. From 2001-2013, the Cherokee was discontinued and the Jeep Liberty was introduced.
In 2014, the Cherokee returned with a brand new designand model. It offered a more curvaceous exterior, a more luxurious andamenity-rich interior and a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivered184 hp and 171 pound-feet of torque; which could be upgraded to a 3.2-liter V6that produced 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque.