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The Cherokee was a redesigned reintroduction of a two-door body style, with a single fixed rear side window with an optional flip-out section. Previously, a two-door version had been available in the Jeep Wagoneer line from 1963 to 1967), although this had the samepillarand window configuration as the four-door Wagoneer.

The Cherokee was marketed as the "sporty" two-door variant of Jeep’sstation wagon. The term "Sport Utility" appears for the first time in the 1974 Cherokee sales brochure.[2]A four-door was not added to the lineup until 1977. Other than the base model, thetrim levelsof the Cherokee included the S (Sport), Chief, Golden Eagle, Golden Hawk, Limited, Classic, Sport, Pioneer, and Laredo.