• (4.3) 89 reviews
  • MSRP: $23,495$38,395
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2016 Jeep Cherokee

Our Take on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee

Our Take

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 Toyo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

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

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 89 reviews

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So Far, Love It

by Cars? from Kansas City, MO on December 3, 2015

I upgraded from my Wrangler to the Cherokee and have not regretted it at all. By comparison the ride has been very smooth and much quieter compared to the Wrangler (not really a surprise I suppose). ... Read Full Review

9 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2016 Jeep Cherokee trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 Jeep Cherokee.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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