Jeep Cherokee Limited

2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Pros: Impressive off-road capabilities when properly equipped; better on-road handling and composure than other Jeeps; broad range of optional equipment and high-tech features; standard 9-speed automatic transmission

Cons: Cramped rear-seat space; radical front-end styling is off-putting to Jeep traditionalists; other compact SUVs have better cargo volume

CG Says: For 2016, Jeep Cherokee adds a topline Overland model with leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, and bi-xenon headlights. Siri Eyes Free compatibility and a “Do Not Disturb” feature that can route incoming calls to voicemail are newly available. For most of its trim levels, the Cherokee’s closest competitors are the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. The exception is the range-topping, off-road-ready Cherokee Trailhawk model, which has few direct rivals in the compact-SUV class. The only other vehicles in its class that come close to–or match–its level of off-road equipment are the other compact Jeeps, namely the Compass, Patriot, and, for buyers interested in extreme off-roading, the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $23,395
4WD Sport: $25,395
Latitude: $25,295
4WD Latitude: $27,295
Limited: $28,995
4WD Limited: $30,995
4WD Trailhawk: $30,995
Overland: $34,695
4WD Overland: $38,395

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
184
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-31

Optional Engine
3.2-liter V6
Horsepower
271
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

2016 Jeep® Cherokee Overland
2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk