Originally Posted by RVApunkROCK
FSJ is a full size jeep made between 1974 and 1983. The XJ is like the new FSJ Cherokee.
The FSJ (or more correctly just SJ) was actually made from 1963 to 1992. The XJ is most definitely NOT the new FSJ. That's like saying the Ranger is the new F150. Completely different vehicles aimed at completely different markets. The XJ was to the Grand Wagoneer (FSJ) what the Ford Explorer is to the Ford Expedition. Sorry for all the Ford analogies, they've just got a product mix that makes for good analogies.
Through out most of the product of the SJ model it was called the Wagoneer. Starting in 1974 a new 2-dr model was introduced called the Cherokee Chief. In 1977 the Cherokee model was also offered in a 4-dr. When the XJ came out in 1984, the SJ Cherokee name was stopped, and the Wagoneer was renamed to Grand Wagoneer to signify it's luxury SUV status. To make things even more confusing, the plain Wagoneer badge was also applied to the XJ.
So, not only do we have the SJ Cherokee and XJ Cherokee, but also the SJ Wagoneer and XJ Wagoneer. Typically though when people refer to a "Cherokee" they're talking about an XJ, and when they say Wagoneer they're talking about the old full size vehicle not the XJ Wagoneer.
Oh, and when the ZJ Grand Cherokee came out in 1993, there was also a Grand Wagoneer model, but only for 1993. So there's also an SJ Grand Wagoneer and a ZJ Grand Wagoneer!