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.
You'll Like The 2016 Jeep Cherokee If...
If you're seeking a more stylish alternative to the Subaru Forester or Honda CR-V, plus you need real off-road ability, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee SUV is ready to get dirty with you.
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If the Jeep name conjures up images of boxy SUVs with upright grilles and stark interiors, the 2016 Cherokee from Jeep may come as a shock. Fiat's Italian styling philosophy has clearly influenced this particular Cherokee, which is also rather pricey and not terribly powerful with its standard engine.
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.
My favorite car: Jeep Cherokee latitude.
I drive a 2016 Jeep Cherokee (latitude edition). I absolutely love my car and have drove it for just over a year. I love how homey, cozy and comfortable this car is- this is part of the reason I bought it. One of my favorite parts of my car is the steering wheel- as weird as that sounds it has a very comfortable easily grip steering wheel. I also love the size- it fits easily in parking places but is also big enough to carry everything I may need. This car is great in the snow and icy roads I drive on- I have never once had a problem and I've drove through some serious storms with terrible road conditions. My Jeep gets pretty good gas mileage (country roads around 28 mpg and about 20 mpg in the city) it also has a very good heater and ac unit that heats up and cools down very fast. One bad part about this car is that it does require full synthetic oil which costs over twice the amount of regular oil so the cost of oil changes definitely adds up. Overall I absolutely love this car and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good value for a comfortable, safe reliable vehicle.
My Jeep Cherokee is very fitting for my needs in driving and comfort.
I love the way it drives and performs except when it first starts, sometimes it jerks when putting into gear to start driving, also uses the higher priced special oil. I would prefer being able to use cheaper gas as the gas mileage is not what I expected. But overall I really love the SUV and I am very pleased with the purchase of my 2016 Jeep Cherokee latitude. On the downside I have been told the backseat is not comfortable for long rides. On the upside I really love the hatchback and the room to carry things. I love the way it handles even in snow and rain. I also like the way it sits higher than a car so I have a better view on the road. I would definitely consider buying another newer version of this model.
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