When you think of the Jeep brand – undoubtedly you think of legendary off-road capabilities. While this holds true with the Cherokee, Jeep also proves that just because you are built to handle the ruggedness of the outdoors it doesn’t mean you can’t look good while doing it – the Cherokee is one of the most attractive vehicles in its segment.
2016 Jeep Cherokee Trims and Prices
There are five trim levels available for the 2016 Jeep Cherokee – the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited and Overland. On top of the five trim levels there are also two limited Special Editions – the Altitude, and 75th Anniversary Edition.
All the trims and special editions are available in either FWD or 4x4 except the Trailhawk which is the off-road specialist of the group and only available in 4x4. The Overland 4x4 version is only available with the 3.2-Liter V-6 while all other trims including the Overland FWD version can be had with either the V-6 or the 2.4-Liter I4 engine.
|2016 Jeep Cherokee MSRP Pricing From:
|Cherokee Sport FWD
|Cherokee Sport 4x4
|Cherokee Latitude FWD
|Cherokee Latitude 4x4
|Cherokee Altitude FWD
|Cherokee Altitude 4x4
|Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition FWD
|Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4
|Cherokee Limited FWD
|Cherokee Limited 4x4
|Cherokee Overland FWD
|Cherokee Overland 4x4
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The Sport trim (MSRP from $23,395) comes with cloth low-back bucket seats, 17-inch full face steel wheels and has three optional package groups available – the Cold Weather Group, Trailer Tow Group and Sport Appearance Plus. The Sport Appearance Plus package gives 17-inch aluminum wheels, gloss black roof rails, deep tint sunscreen glass and ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera.
The Latitude (MSRP from $25,295) comes with premium cloth bucket seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps and has five optional package groups available; Cold Weather Group, Comfort / Convenience Group, Comfort and Sound Group, Safety / Convenience Group and Trailer Tow Group.
The Trailhawk (MSRP from $30,995) comes with cloth / leather bucket seats, 17-inch x 7.5-inch aluminum wheels, an exclusive exterior color Mango Tango Pearl Coat, transmission skid plate, Jeep Active Drive Lock and Selec-Speed Crawl Control. There are seven optional package groups available. If you plan on doing a lot of off-roading this is the trim you will want.
The Limited (MSRP from $28,995) comes with leather trimmed bucket seats (front seats are heated), 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, A/C auto temperature control with dual zone control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, universal garage door opener and has four optional package groups available.
The Overland (MSRP from $34,695) is the top end of the five trims; everything about it is a bit more luxurious than the other trims. It comes with premium ventilated leather seats, power liftgate, premium berber floor mats, wood / leather wrapped steering wheel, UConnect 8.4-inch navigation system and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The Altitude (MSRP from $26,090) is a dark themed version. All accents are black – there are no chrome features the trim, interior and wheels are all black. While it does come in the Brilliant Black the exterior can also come in Granite Crystal, Bright White, Deep Cherry Red and Billet Silver finishes. The Altitude comes with premium cloth bucket seats, 18-inch gloss black wheels and there are six optional package groups available.
The 75th Anniversary Edition (MSRP from $27,875) comes with CommandView dual-pain sunroof, UConnect 8.4-inch navigation system, bronze accents, 18-inch bronze painted aluminum wheels and 75th Edition Cloth / Mesh Bucket Seats. There are five additional Group Package options available.
The interior of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is very spacious, well built and attractive with lots of functional details found throughout.
The seats are comfortable and are covered with cloth, premium cloth, leather trim – cloth and leather depending on which trim level for the vehicle you choose. With plenty of headroom (39.4-inches front / 38.5-inches rear), legroom (41.1-inches front / 40.3-inches rear) all the passengers should be very comfortable both on short drives and long trips.
The 60/40 rear seats fold down to give 54.9 cubic feet of cargo storage room. To help with cargo storage there are many storage compartments found throughout the interior.
There are technology features such as USB ports, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and either a 3.5-inch thin-film transistor display or a 7-inch color Multiview TFT display in the instrument cluster.
Depending on trim level there is either the Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM radio with 5-in. touchscreen display, integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth or Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM radio with 8.4-in. touchscreen display Bluetooth, Voice Command and Access Advantage installed in the center of the dashboard.
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Enough can’t be said about how sharp the 2016 Jeep Cherokee looks and how it has evolved from a blocky SUV when it was introduced in the eighties to the modern and classy look it has now. While the Cherokee is recognizable as a Jeep by its front grille the other details around the front end really soften the ruggedness of this crossover SUV. From the narrow headlights to the lower fascia and fog lamps the lines really give a classy feel to it.
You’ll find LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps across all trims and a CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof available on most trims.
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The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is powered by your choice from two engines the first a 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark I-4 that puts out 184 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 171 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm of torque it is the more fuel efficient of the two engines with a city / highway mileage of up to 22 / 31 on 2WD.
The second more powerful engine is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 that has more horsepower (271 hp @ 6,500 rpm) and torque (239 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm) and comes in with a slightly lower estimated fuel efficiency rating of 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway.
While the Trailhawk is only available in 4x4 all other trims are available in either front wheel drive or 4x4 drives. Both engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. While most of the trim levels are available with either engine - the Trailhawk and Overland are only available with the 3.2-liter V-6.
Depending on trim level the Jeep Cherokee comes with 17-inch or 18-inch wheels and tires.
The off-road enthusiasts will definitely want to consider the Cherokee Trailhawk as it is the most capable off-road trim level for the Cherokee and is Trail Rated. The wheels are a bit wider and with all-terrain tires, it comes with off-road wheel flairs, skid plates to cover the underbody, front suspension and fuel tank, Jeep Active Drive Lock and Selec-Speed Crawl Control.
Safety and Security
Jeep has loaded the 2016 Cherokee with lot of safety features including advanced multistage front air bags, knee bolster air bags, supplemental side curtain front and rear air bags and rear seat side air bags. Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) and tire pressure monitoring system are also standard across all trims.
There are also a number of systems available to assist the driver such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning Plus and ParkView Rear Back up Camera.
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee received a 4-star overall crash test rating from NHTSA as well as 4-star in Frontal Crash and Rollover with a 5-star rating in side crash.
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