2016 Jeep Cherokee Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,857 - $27,942
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
184-271
Seats
5
Color:  Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,857 - $27,942
Used Fair Purchase Price 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 conveniences with rugged, off-road-ready capability. Available in a number of trims and offering a choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engines, the Cherokee is unique among compact-crossover SUVs.

Jeep Cherokee Models & Trims

Sport $18,448 - $21,207
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Latitude $17,857 - $21,196
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $19,496 - $23,253
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Trailhawk $23,767 - $27,942
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Altitude $18,398 - $21,897
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
75th Anniversary $17,886 - $21,307
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Overland $21,173 - $25,606
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
High Altitude $19,826 - $23,687
Horsepower: 184 hp - 271 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.5

366 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It is not that fast, it is slow on turns and the blind spots.

This is not a bad car, it is great to go out with friends but it consumes a lot of gas hay adds up on the day to day commute to work. I do not like the trim of the car as I feel it is very rough and rustic for this model. Overall the vehicle is a little rough and not a super smooth ride. If you have kids and go to soccer games and other activities I think this will be a good fit because it has good storage in my opinion. Lots of room for passengers. For someone with no kids I recommend to stay away because there really is not a point in having such a big car that wastes so much. If I could change one thing I would make it more compact, less bulky and better on gas. More color variety would be nice as well.

- Flor R

Most important thing about my car is that it is spacious, comfortable, and easy to operate and it makes for the ideal mode of transportation for any family.

For me, the first thing I look for in a vehicle is trunk size. Having three large breed dogs makes this my number one priority, and my Jeep Cherokee has the perfect amount of space for all of them plus my family to fit comfortably. The back seats being able to fold down to increase the amount of space for my dogs is an added bonus. In addition to the spaciousness, I love the technology features that my car has. Everything is simple and not to complex which makes it easy for me to operate and understand. Only negative is the amount of miles per gallon. It's not too bad but I would love if it were possible for an SUV of this size to be able to drive more miles until it has to be refilled with gas.

- Brianna A

I like the different driving modes one for snow. Mud and sand.

My Jeep is a basic model so does not have all the bells and whistles. It gets great gas mileage but does not have any get up and go. It rides very smoothly and is comfortable to ride and drive. It does have hands free for cell phone use which is a great perk both for convenience and safety. I love my remote start, and not having to get into a hot or freezing car. I would have preferred a grand Cherokee but they only had one in black and did not want a black vehicle. I have put a lot of miles on it and have not had any problems so far. I do like the different driving modes for snow, sand and mud. Over all it is a decent vehicle but I would not buy one again.

- Lisa S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,448 - $21,207
$17,857 - $21,196

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 - 271 (hp)
184 - 271 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 (in.)
41.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
37.9 - 39.4 (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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65TR17
P225/65TR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.6 - 37.7 (ft.)
37.6 - 37.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
73.2 (in.)
73.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3655 - 4046 (.lbs)
3655 - 4046 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
171 (ft. lbs.)
171 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

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

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 450 (.lbs)
200 - 450 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 (gal.)
15.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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