With the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, Jeep has successfully built something completely new onto a name and heritage that many fans are familiar with. The 2016 model continues Jeep’s reputation of offering a sport-utility vehicle with just the right amount of ruggedness, off-road ability, and comfort for families, road trips, and the daily grind.
From Family Vehicle to Off-Road Partner
What makes the Cherokee stand out, however, is the option that Jeep give to buyers: one can choose between a four-cylinder engine and a V-6. The standard 2.4 L in-line four-cylinder version offers 184 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 171 ft-lbs. at 4,800 rpm, while the 3.2 L V6 version offers 271 horsepower and 239 ft-lbs. Both versions also come with a standard front-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic transmission which allow for quick and smooth shifting. An all-wheel drive option is available for both versions as well.
Roomy and Rugged with Nice Finishes
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee sports an exterior design that’s reminiscent of the Jeep face but is less truck-like and more family-friendly. Its interior is still as roomy and comfortable as the previous models. The 2016 model is a five-seater with a back seat that’s spacious even for three adults, and with enough legroom. The second row is adjustable and can be moved forward or backward to make room either for cargo at the back or more legroom for the backseat passengers.
As Jeep’s mid-sizer, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee certainly rivals the top and more established crossovers.