2016 Jeep Cherokee

Rating7.7

Ranked #12 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP $23,495 - $34,695
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Key Spec of 2016 Jeep Cherokee
fuel economy

22/25/31

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

184 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious and comfortable cabin

Polarizing exterior design and looks

Introduction of new top trim – Overland

Impressive performance

Steering wheel lacks feel and feedback

Improved fuel economy

Long list of active safety features

Average fuel economy figures

Supreme visibility from the front seat

Not so reliable transmission

2016 Jeep Cherokee Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2022

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The 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with a long list of upgrades and changes that have now made this vehicle extremely capable, VFM, luxurious, and practical for anyone who is looking for a reliable vehicle in the segment. Just like other products from the brand, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee too features an extremely good-looking design language and boasts a premium cabin along with one of the best in-cabin experiences.

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Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 9A)$37207$3469529 Listings
Overland 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)$33654$346957 Listings
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Over All Rating

7.7Out of 10

9.00
9.00
7.70
6.00
8.30
7.50
8.70
6.00
Notable Rankings

#12 in Compact Suv

#14 in Suv


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Trims

Altitude$23,495 onwards
75th Anniversary$25,295 onwards
Latitude$25,295 onwards
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  • 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
Sport$25,495 onwards
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  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
Limited$29,195 onwards
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  • 18-inch polished aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
High Altitude$29,195 onwards
Trailhawk$30,995 onwards
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  • Cloth/Leather Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning
Overland$34,695 onwards
  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist

Used Jeep Cherokee For Sale

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19
Price Drop, $1700
Earlier Price: $15900
15 Mar 2022
Ladson, SC

2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$14,200
Est. $192/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,234 Below market
RMV: $19,434
Mileage 88,964 mi.
Listed On 24 Feb 2022 (341 Days)
12
12
Forest Lake, MN

2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,315 Below market
RMV: $12,310
Mileage 156,165 mi.
Listed On 23 Jul 2022 (192 Days)
9
7New
Somersworth, NH

2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$10,960
Est. $148/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,935 Below market
RMV: $14,895
Mileage 131,867 mi.
Listed On 20 Dec 2022 (42 Days)
16
7
Price Drop, $3611
Earlier Price: $14325
5 Oct 2022
Baton Rouge, LA

2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$10,714
Est. $145/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,776 Below market
RMV: $14,490
Mileage 138,868 mi.
Listed On 30 Jun 2022 (215 Days)
13
17New
Fredericksburg, VA

2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,178 Below market
RMV: $12,173
Mileage 146,230 mi.
Listed On 17 Dec 2022 (45 Days)
25
50
Totowa, NJ

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 271 hp 9A)

$13,971
Est. $189/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,938 Below market
RMV: $18,909
Mileage 84,635 mi.
Listed On 03 Sep 2022 (150 Days)
11
30New
Price Drop, $751
Earlier Price: $10750
7 Dec 2022
Little Ferry, NJ

2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 271 hp 9A)

$9,999
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,507 Below market
RMV: $13,506
Mileage 138,319 mi.
Listed On 19 Jul 2022 (196 Days)
19
11
Hamilton, OH

2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$9,999
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,490 Below market
RMV: $13,489
Mileage 141,085 mi.
Listed On 05 Oct 2022 (118 Days)
9
20
Hollywood, FL

2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

$9,785
Est. $132/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,335 Below market
RMV: $13,120
Mileage 128,504 mi.
Listed On 11 Dec 2022 (51 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Bright White Clear Coat

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In addition to this, the car also comes with impressive capabilities and also offers AWD on the higher trims. The build quality is in line with Jeep standards and helps the car have an edge over the rivals. Moreover, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is available with a long list of safety features, interior features, great build quality, and powerful engine options. Having said this, how good is the 2016 Jeep Cherokee? Let’s find out.


Features

9.0/10

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is available in seven different trim options. These happen to be Altitude, Sport, Latitude, Limited, High Altitude, TrailHawk, and Overland. It falls in a price range that extends from $23,495 for its base variant and goes up to $34,695 for its top-rack Overland variant. All the trims are equipped with a number of features and are practical for everyday usage. A detailed trim and feature distribution can be seen in the table below.

Trim

Altitude

Sport

Latitude

Limited

High Altitude

TrailHawk

Overland

MSRP

$23,495

$23,495

$25,295

$29,195

$29,195

$30,995

$34,695

Key Features

Instant traction AWD

All features of Altitude

All features of Sport

18-inch alloy wheels

All features of Latitude

All features of High Altitude

All features of momentum Trail Hawk

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Fabric upholstery

Smartphone Connect

Leather upholstery

Blind Spot Monitoring system

Power 8-way driver seat

Lane Departure assist

 

Satellite Radio

Wood trim interiors

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Sunroof

Power 4-way driver lumbar adjustment

Auto Headlamps

 

Heated steering wheel

Heated Front seats

Power tailgate

Power driver seat

Tire pressure monitor

Humidity sensor

Rain sensing wipers

 

Cruise Control

Leather-wrapped steering wheels

Remote Engine Start

 

Lane Keeping assist

Windshield Wiper de-icer

 

We Recommend

The Limited trim is one of the most VFM propositions in the lineup, and we do recommend this variant to anyone who is looking for a comfortable and well-built vehicle that is extremely practical for everyday usage. It offers most of the convenient features in a less expensive package. You also get the convenience features like remote engine start, power tailgate, and smartphone connectivity.

Engine and Performance

7.7/10

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee can be had with two different engine options. To start with, the car gets a 2.4L Inline-4 cylinder petrol engine. This engine churns out 184 hp, while the peak torque output stands at 171 lb-ft. This engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The second engine on offer is a mighty 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque, which can be had with an AWD system. The 9-speed gearbox may not be very reliable but is fast with the shifts and complements the power delivery.

The NVH levels of both motors are well contained, and the cabin remains calm when the car is pushed hard. The response to the throttle too is decent if not the best. The gear shifts remain usually unnoticed, all thanks to the advanced gearbox. In addition to this, the engine does get vocal when pushed hard. With its base engine, the SUV reaches the 60 mph mark in 6.8 seconds, which is the best figure in the competition.

Models

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$23,495

$22,395

$23,845

$23,195

Engine 

2.4L I-4

2.5L H-4

2.4L I-4

2.5L I-4

Drivetrain

9-Speed Automatic

6-speed Manual

CVT

6-speed Automatic

Transmission

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Power 

184hp @ 6400 rpm

170hp @ 5800 rpm

185hp @ 6400 rpm

184hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque

171lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

174lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

181lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

185lb-ft @ 3250 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.8

8.7

7.8

6.8

Quarter mile (sec)

15.3

16.8 

16.1

15

Top Speed (MPH)

128

126

112

N/A

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is one of the fastest cars in the segment and offers impressive performance. The rivals, however, are significantly slower than the Cherokee even with a base engine. Subaru comes with a flat-4 engine and AWD drivetrain as standard. It is also the least expensive of the lot, but the performance on paper and on-road takes a hit. On the other hand, if you love to stick shift, then the Forester should be your pick.

Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The fuel economy figures offered by the 2016 Cherokee are average and could have been better. The Cherokee gets a claimed fuel economy of 22 mpg for city usage, while the highway fuel economy stands at 31 mpg. The combined fuel economy of the car stands at 25 mpg. In all, the fuel tank capacity of the car happens to be 15.8 gallons, resulting in a range of 395 miles combined.

Models

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

MPG (City)

22

22

26

26

MPG (Highway)

31

29

33

33

MPG (Combined)

25

25

29

29

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

15.8

15.9

15.3

14.8

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

347.6/489.8/395

349.8/461/397.5

397/504/443.7

384/488/429.2

While the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is decently fuel-efficient, the rivals on the other hand offer a more frugal powertrain. The 2016 Honda CR-V is the most fuel-efficient of the lot, and with a huge 15.3-gallon tank, it is the only car in the lot that crosses the 500-mile driving range mark. Mazda stays with CR-V in the combined economy as it also offers 29 mpg combined, although it loses to Honda when it comes to the fuel tank capacity.

Interior

8.3/10

The cabin of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is well built and houses enough space for up to five passengers to sit in utmost comfort and enjoy the journey. In addition to this, the NVH levels and insulation at higher speeds too are impressive and commendable. The front seats get a power-adjustable feature and offer impressive comfort. The seats of the car are placed at a significant height from the ground, hence making moving in and out extremely easy. 

The build quality of the cabin is appreciable, and so is the rear seat space and comfort. The fit and finish levels are decent if not the best. There is no dearth of features inside the cabin, and everything feels premium and well put together. You get features like a heated steering wheel, auto climate control, sunroof, adjustable lumbar support, etc. In all, the cabin of the 2016 Cherokee is a nice place to be in and offers good levels of comfort.

Models

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/57.6/41.1

41.4/57/43

39.9/58.6/41.3

40.1/57.5/41

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5/55.1/40.3

39.8/56.5/38

38.6/56.4/38.3

39/55.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

24.6

34.4

37.2

34.1

The cabin of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is decently spacious, but some of the rivals offer a more spacious cabin. The Honda CR-V offers the most spacious and balanced cabin of the lot. It also offers the highest cargo capacity at 37.2 cu ft, followed by Subaru and Mazda offering a similar space of around 34 cubic feet. However, if you want a true luxury interior, Cherokee should be your choice. Standout interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated Seats
  • Cooled Front Seats
  • Power Adjustable Driver Seats
  • Lumbar Support
  • Dual-Zone Climate control
  • Sunroof

How intuitive is the 2016 Jeep Cherokee’s infotainment system?

As standard, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee gets an 8.4-inch infotainment system that features a UConnect interface. The system is easy to use and is decently fast. The touch response remains great, and the viewing angles too are decent. The audio system gets an Alpine Audio premium setup, which left us impressed with its high-quality audio output. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 8.4-inch infotainment system
  • UConnect interface
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Aplin premium audio system
  • AUX input
  • Steering mounted controls

Exterior

7.5/10

The design of the 2016 Cherokee is not so conventional and looks polarizing. The seven slate Jeep Grille’s design along with an unsettled hood at the front does give it a unique profile. The 18-inch alloy wheels, however, look good and complement the overall design. The design of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee makes it look unique and attractive and gives a completely exclusive appeal. In all, the 2016 Cherokee may not please everyone but does offer impressive build quality and a decent road presence. The LED headlamps at the front merge well with the design and have a decent throw in the night.

Model

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3655

3296

3358

3433

Length (in.)

182

180.9

179.4

178.7

Width (in.)

73.2

70.7

71.6

72.4

Height (in.)

65.7

66.4

64.7

65.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.7

8.7

N/A

8.5

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

103.9

103.1

106.3

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee looks similar to most of the rivals but does have one of the biggest dimensions in the segment. It also weighs the heaviest, and it affects its acceleration and driving experience. It is bigger than the other rivals in every dimension, and the wheelbase also remains the longest, sharing the spot with the Mazda CX-5. Standout exterior features include:

  • LED headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-Slat Grille
  • Chrome inserts
  • Electrically adjustable sunroof

Safety

8.7/10

Just like other cars from the brand’s lineup, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is a highly safe car and comes with a long list of safety features and equipment. The build quality is great, and the car gets features like rear cross-traffic alert, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, etc. In addition to this, the Cherokee is also said to have a highly reinforced body shell to keep the passengers safe in case of a crash. The car also passed the safety crash tests with flying colors. Standout safety features include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Rear cross-traffic alert system
  • Lane Departure warning
  • Blind Spot monitoring
  • Active Park assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Adaptive cruise control

Final Verdict


So far, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes out to be a well-built and highly capable SUV in the segment. The engine options on offer with the Cherokee are powerful and give the vehicle impressive performance figures when compared to the rivals. In addition to this, the interior too is a nice place to be in and comes with a long list of features. The seats offer a comfortable experience. The exterior design, however, may not please everyone, but in all, you can not go wrong with your decision to buy the 2016 Jeep Cherokee.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$26290

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

144 cu in

horse power

184 hp @ 6250 rpm

torque

171 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

9 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

182 in

wheelbase

106 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3953 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8 in

capacity
passenger volume

104.4 cu ft

cargo volume

54.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

442.40 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Jeep Cherokee 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$30,174
5 Year Cost To Own
$45,016
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $45,016
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,657$1,487$1,450$1,683$1,622$14,899
Insurance$1,235$1,264$1,260$1,345$1,344$6,448
Fuel$1,952$1,910$1,974$2,074$2,152$10,062
Maintenance$164$735$499$892$1,293$3,583
Repairs$-45$-12$225$488$721$1,377
Financing Interest$1,893$1,532$1,171$710$210$5,516
Taxes and Fees$2,544$159$145$158$125$3,131
Total Cost-To-Own$16,400$7,075$6,724$7,350$7,467$45,016
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