2016 Jeep Cherokee

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2016 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Jeep Cherokee

Key specs

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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 design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Just what I was looking for

Love the SUV got plenty good comments on it, just the right color and the right size I love the performance, thank you Southerland Mitsubishi.


Stealth.Sleek.Super Sweet Ride.Still Lookin' Swell

Performance is at an all time GREAT . 0~60 in 5.5 Seconds. Keeps up with the Hemi in the Chevy Silverado Toe to Toe. Black wrapped Interior Leather all over and the Best Lighting you'll EVER see. Safe&Smart&Capeable


Too many issues

I’ve had problems with this Jeep since the beginning. Within the first two months my transmission went on me while I was on a highway. Then I had issues of it shutting down with no warning. That happened 3 times. Now I’m through my warranty, and I’m having even more issues. Latest problem was the radio being replaced, that was 400$, then both headlights replaced. The dealership charged me 174$ for that. I have it almost paid off and hoping to get another year or two without having to put a lot of money in it. I doubt that will happen. But one thing I do know is, I will never buy another Jeep again. The electrical work to this car is horrendous.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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