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Top Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying a 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Cherokee

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With modern, sporty looks, a roomy high quality interior and off-road capabilities second to none the 2016 Jeep Cherokee should be a very popular choice in the midsize SUV category. If you are in this market and wondering why you should buy one – check out the pros and cons below.

2016 Jeep Cherokee - Pros and Comparisons

  • Five Trims and two Limited Editions – with five trim levels and two limited editions there are a lot of configurations to meet your preferences. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee trims are the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited and Overland with special editions Altitude and 75th Anniversary Edition.

    The Sport would be considered the base model, if you are looking for a full luxury edition you would consider buying the Overland trim it has deluxe interior finishes and more refined exterior highlights. Off-road enthusiasts would gravitate towards the Trailhawk.

    The Altitude is a cool looking trim – all the chrome features have been replaced with black features. 18-Inch Gloss Black 5-spoke aluminum wheels, Gloss Black Grille Surrounds and roof rails and a black interior – if Batman drove a Cherokee he would drive the Altitude.

  • Choice of two engines and either FWD or 4x4 – with the exception of the Trailhawk all of the other trim levels are available with either the 2.4-Liter I-4 or the 3.2-Liter V-6 and available in either front wheel drive or 4x4. So depending on your needs there is a layout that should be perfect for you.

    Cherokee interior

  • Roomy, high quality interior – as far as passenger volume goes the interior of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is quite spacious with plenty of space for both front and rear seat passengers. Headroom, legroom and shoulder room are decent for both the front row and rear row seats.

    The modern exterior also carries over throughout the interior – while the classic jeep feel is still there it there it has been updated to create an attractive, well-constructed, functional interior. The seating is either cloth or leather depending on trim level selected.

    Interior Dimensions
    Headroom Leg Room Hip Room Shoulder room
    Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row Front Row Rear Row
    Jeep Cherokee 39.4 38.5 41.1 40.3 53.8 49.9 57.6 55.1
    Dodge Journey 40.8 39.9 40.8 36.1 53.8 54.4 57.5 56.9
    Ford Escape 39.9 39.0 43.1 37.7 54.5 52.4 55.9 55.2
    Honda CR-V 39.9 38.6 41.3 38.3 54.5 53.1 58.6 56.4
    Kia Sorento 39.5 39.3 44.1 39.4 56.7 56.4 59.1 58.0
    Mazda CX-5 40.1 39.0 41.0 39.3 55.2 53.7 57.7 56.5
    Mitsubishi Outlander 40.6 38.4 40.9 37.3 52.6 51.7 56.6 56.1
    Subaru Outlook 40.8 38.9 42.9 38.1 55.5 55.0 58.1 57.3
    Toyota RAV4 39.8 38.9 42.6 37.2 54.3 48.9 57.3 55.4

  • Off-road capabilities of the Trailhawk – if you plan on doing some off-roading with your Cherokee you will want to pick the Trailhawk trim – only available in 4x4 layout it is Trail Rated by Jeep. It comes with 17-inch off-road tires, off-road suspension and comes with Jeep Active Drive Lock and Selec-Speed Crawl Control. While it is available with either engine the 3.2-liter V-6 will obviously give better off-road performance.

  • Optional V-6 engine gives great performance – while the base 2.4-liter I-4 has been criticized as being a little sluggish – the 3.2-liter V-6 with 271 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm and 239 torque @ 4,400 rpm really performs well and gives the Cherokee a much more powerful and sporty ride.

  • Lots of standard and available options for 2016 Kia have added more standard equipment to the across all three Soul trims. You can further customize the 2016 Kia Soul to match your personality with available features such as a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, speaker lights, 8” navigation system, heated steering wheel or even LED taillights.

  • One of the more visually attractive in its segment – the front end of the current generation of the Jeep Cherokee has a modern, classy yet sporty look to it. It won’t look out of place at any social function or setting. And if that social function is an opera staged in the middle of the wilderness – you’ll have the best looking vehicle there.

    2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

2016 Jeep Cherokee - Cons and Comparisons

  • 4-cylinder engine lacks power – while the 3.2-liter V-6 is quite capable the 2.4-liter I-4 feels a bit
    sluggish so depending on your driving preferences you might want to upgrade to the V-6.

  • Some people don’t like the front end – jeep fanatics can be very diehard in their beliefs and to some the modern styled front end is too far away from Jeep’s roots. They like the grille to be larger, the headlights to be round and overall shape of the SUV boxier.

  • Less cargo room than competitors – with 24.6 cu.-ft. cargo space behind the rear seats and 54.9 cu.-ft. of space with the seats folded down – the Cherokee falls behind its competition in this category. But if maximum cargo space isn’t a concern then it won’t be an issue.
Cargo Room (cu.-ft.) Behind Rear Seat Rear Seats Folded
Jeep Cherokee 24.6 54.9
Dodge Journey 39.6 67.6
Ford Escape 34.3 67.8
Honda CR-V 37.2 70.9
Kia Sorento 38.8 73.5
Mazda CX-5 34.1 64.8
Mitsubishi Outlander 34.2 63.3
Subaru Outlook 35.5 73.3
Toyota RAV4 38.4 73.4

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