Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,806 - $26,241
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
184-271
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,806 - $26,241
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
184-271
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.8 Styling 3.8 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

Jeep’s 2016 Cherokee SUV is about as American as apple pie. Building off one of the most successful nameplates in the company’s history, the 2016 Cherokee combines modern comfort and con...

2016 Jeep Cherokee Owner Reviews

4.48

464 Reviews

60% 31% 7% 2% 1%

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Jeep - The Best in the Industry.

Great vehicle. It makes me feel safe and secure regardless of the weather conditions. It has many safety features and can handle all types of terrain. It rides comfortably and is great for long distances. It has an automatic cut off feature that saves gas when sitting at stop lights. It has optional 4 wheel drive for mountain or rough terrain driving. It has the option of automatic transmission or manual transmission. It has plenty of space and the seats are comfortable. The audio system plays well with multiple features such as playing your own music downloaded to the vehicle. It does not have a CD system but uses music saved to a USB drive. You can personalize it by downloading pictures and other information. It's navigation is a feature used very often. It does not update routinely so it is unaware of any new roads that may exist. Overall, this is a great vehicle. I have vowed to only drive a Jeep. I know several friends that also drive a Jeep and they feel the same way. They will only drive a Jeep as long as they can which is why you see these vehicles take the mileage they can take before ever being sold. It is hard to sell a Jeep because of all the memories that this vehicle will create just by being able to access areas other vehicle can't. Therefore, many owners try to keep their Jeep as long as possible. The company has really combined the best of both worlds with the crossover with the ability of the Jeep along with a family vehicle for everyone. It has plenty of room in the back seat and plenty of storage in the very back. It is the all around vehicle for all adventures who also want to share their experiences with loved ones.

- Michelle B

Sleek, attractive design. Sporty yet a serious workhorse.

The Cherokee staying is classic and attractive. The interior is roomy and comfortable. The dashboard is easy to use but can be a bit confusing if you are used to driving Japanese made vehicles; the radio and hvac controls are reversed. The cargo space is adequate but if you need to pick up and deliver equipment or furniture then you'll need to put the seats down. That is not a big deal. The one noticeable thing is the engine. While you do have options the 2. 4l engine and 9-speed transmission takes a little getting used to, especially if you've owned something bigger like a grand Cherokee. While I appreciate not having to fill up every other day I miss being able to hit the pedal and feel the immediate response needed to pass the car ahead of me. Also while I appreciate conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint I still cannot get used to the engine nearly shutting down when I pull up to a stop. As a result, the heater (or air conditioning) and defroster shut down almost completely in stop and go traffic which is annoying when the temperature is below freezing (or above 75). Just be prepared. The ride is comfortable if you are used to driving a SUV, but if you used to a sedan it will feel rigid and you will feel more bumps in the road; you'll get used to it, however. The rigid frame actually makes me feel safer though I am not sure why; just intuition I guess.

- Steven A

A Great Value, A Great Investment

It has been solidly reliable since the day we brought it home. It comes with many features that are very useful. One such feature is the back up camera, because the Jeep sits so high, it is reassuring to know what is behind you, at all angles. I do sometimes catch myself looking and not using the camera view, so it does take some getting used to. But, definitely worth having. Another great feature is being able to put the vehicle into the four wheel drive, especially in the winters here in New Jersey. Four wheel drive is not the only option of gears, also available is sport mode and a mudding option if you ever want to go off road and have some fun! It is very comfortable as well. The only downside to the Jeep Cherokee is that the sport SUV is 4 cylinder and, although not bad on gas, it can be slow. I also would like to mention that it is one of the more attractive SUVs I have seen. I also appreciate the fact that it comes with roof racks as standard. There is a very short and limited warranty, but they will send you notification when it is about to expire along with the option to extend warranty coverage at a discount to you. Overall, this is an excellent vehicle. The price range averages between 28,000. and 33,000, depending on what features you need. One great thing is that Jeep really do hold their value. I would highly recommend the Jeep Cherokee.

- Lisa E

Ranked #15 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,806 - $19,969
$16,810 - $19,769

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 - 271 hp
184 - 271 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L I4 MultiAir
2.4L I4 PZEV M
3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS
2.4L I4 MultiAir
2.4L I4 PZEV M
3.2L V6 24V VVT W/ESS
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 in.
41.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 - 39.4 in.
37.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.6 - 37.7 ft.
37.6 - 37.7 ft.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3655 - 4046 .lbs
3655 - 4046 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 - 271 hp
184 - 271 hp

Torque

Torque
171 - 239 ft. lbs.
171 - 239 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 4500 .lbs
2000 - 4500 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 450 .lbs
200 - 450 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 29 mpg
21 - 29 mpg

City

City
19 - 22 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 31 mpg
26 - 31 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety