Available for auction is this 2001 Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport finished in Silverstone Metallic over Agate cloth. Sold from 1983 to 2001, the rugged and versatile Jeep XJ set the standard for the modern SUV. This final-year example was acquired by the seller in 2017, and has since been serviced with a remanufactured cylinder head, an upgraded stereo, and a replacement headliner. Now with just under 109k showing on the odometer, this all-wheel-drive 4.0L Jeep Cherokee is being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.
This Cherokee comes finished in Silverstone Metallic and features late-model styling with a steel liftgate, revised taillights, body moldings, and a more aerodynamic front header panel. A few small imperfections are depicted in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. Equipment includes a roof rack, flared wheel arches, folding side mirrors, and 15” five-spoke wheels dressed in Firestone Winterforce tires. A full-size spare is mounted in the trunk.
The cabin is trimmed in Agate cloth and vinyl upholstery with matching carpets. As part of the XJs mid-cycle update, the Cherokee received a redesigned dashboard and gauge cluster. Amenities include air conditioning, an upgraded Sony radio, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. The air conditioning system is said to have been serviced and a replacement headliner has been installed.
Power comes from Jeep's venerable AMC 242 4.0L straight-six cylinder engine which produced up to 190 HP and 225 lb-ft of torque when new. In 1999, the 4.0L received a few updates including a revised intake manifold, a distributor-less ignition system, and improved exhaust porting which improved both power output and emissions. The rear wheels are driven by a 4-speed automatic transmission, while all four wheels can be engaged using a two-speed transfer case. The cylinder head was replaced in 2019 with a remanufactured unit, along with a new thermostat, spark plugs, and various gaskets. A receipt for the cylinder head replacement has been provided for reference and the CARFAX lists an open recall for the intake manifold in 2002 as well as a mileage inconsistency in 2003.
This sale will include a spare wheel and a clean title. A pioneer of the modern sport utility vehicle, the Jeep XJ is lauded for its dependability and off-road performance. This final-year Cherokee Sport represents an incredible value, do not miss out.