2016 Jeep Cherokee

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$23,495

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

23

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Daring front-end styling
  • Available 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Self-parking feature
  • Collision-mitigation feature

The bad:

  • Forgettable rear-end styling
  • Interior doesn't seem midsize
  • Modest cargo volume
  • Transmission performance with four-cylinder

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Front-wheel drive or choice of three 4x4 systems
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Seats five
  • Stop-start technology with V-6
  • Adaptive cruise control available

2016 Jeep Cherokee review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Cherokee compact SUV is offered with four-cylinder or V-6 power and front-wheel drive or a choice of three four-wheel-drive systems. All models have a nine-speed automatic transmission. With true off-road capability, the Cherokee arguably competes with SUVs such as the Nissan Xterra and Toyota 4Runner in addition to crossovers like the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback.
New for 2016
The 3.2-liter V-6 is a new option for the base Sport model and is expected to be available in late 2015. The available Uconnect multimedia system with the 8.4-inch touch-screen adds Siri EyesFree voice recognition for iPhones, drag and drop capability to customize the screen and a do-not-disturb feature for incoming calls and text messages.
Significant Standard Features

  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Seats five
  • Uconnect system with 5-inch touch-screen 
  • 60/40-split folding backseat with fore-aft adjustment
  • Three 12-volt power outlets
  • 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 271-hp, 3.2-liter V-6
  • Front-wheel drive or three available four-wheel-drive systems
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology on V-6 models
  • Off-road-capable Trailhawk model
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • Automated parking system
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning with autonomous braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

My Dream Car Come True!

Was at dealership shopping and this new Jeep Cherokee Lattitude came in on transport. Wanted it the minute I saw it. Jeep dealership had ordered it custom with every option I wanted. Blackout package, V6 a true dual exhaust, sport, power everthing, 4x4 etc. The 4x4 is excellent and never failed me! Its been flawless, aftermarket tuning has turned it into a screaming black speed machine. 112,000 miles so far. No issues with anything! Would buy another if they still made this Cherokee Latitude Special! One very satisfied customer!!!

5.0

Nice Driver

Great SUV...BOUGHT in 2017...good on gas penalty of zip with V6 engine. The start stop stop working last year and found out why.I needed a new battery as went dead this year...now start stop feature works 100 percent. Have low milage 30000 miles or 50000 kms here in Canada. .

4.0

Good Used Cherokee Everybody seems to like it.

I have just bought this used Cherokee. 70,000 miles I Like it a lot so far. Except I am having a little trouble with my blind spots. Not used to being so low compared to my Ranger Truck. I have a good upgrade. Pretty good milage. Everybody says I got a good deal and so far so good. Drives very nice.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
17.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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