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2016 Jeep Cherokee 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport


Vehicle New 2016 Jeep Cherokee
Trim 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport
Trans 9-Speed 948TE Automatic
Model Code KLTL74/24A
Availability National
MSRP $23,495.00
Destination $995.00


EPA Gas Mileage


City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


Body StyleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Vehicle SizeSmall
Drive TypeFWD
Seating Capacity5/5 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Displacement2.4 L.
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Torque171ft-lbs @ 4600 rpm
Horsepower184hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.
Fuel Economy*22/31
Wheelbase106.3 in.
Overall Length182.0 in.
Vehicle Width73.2 in.
Vehicle Height65.7 in.
Ground Clearance5.7 in.
Luggage Capacity24.6 ft3.
Cargo Capacity54.9 ft3.
Curb Weight3655 lbs.
Max Payload1000 lbs.
Gross Weight5050 lbs.
Towing Capacity2000 lbs.
Turning Circle 37.6 ft.
Front Headroom39.4 in.
Front Legroom41.1 in.
Rear Headroom38.5 in.
Rear Legroom40.3 in.

Exterior Colors

These are the colors typically available for this vehicle. Color options may change during the model year. Contact Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for confirmation. The color samples displayed on your monitor may not precisely replicate the way they appear on the vehicle.

Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
True Blue Pearlcoat
Eco Green Pearlcoat
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
Light Brownstone Pearlcoat
Bright White Clearcoat
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat

Interior Colors

Black (X9)
Light Frost Beige/Black (XL)


Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles


The 2016 Cherokee can deliver plenty of off-roading capability, but the bigger story is that it's civilized and comfortable enough to drive to work every day


Even in its most formidable trim level - that being the rugged Trailhawk - the Cherokee surrenders nothing in the way of comfort or handling

Kelley Blue Book

... it has a sporty aura, smoothly finished and handsome.

The Truth About Cars


The original Jeep Cherokee in 1984 established the standard for sport-utility vehicles (SUV) that could be used as family transport.Today's market favors more carlike utility vehicles.Introduced as a 2014 model, today's Cherokee is a midsize crossover SUV.

Even though Jeep has built plenty of off-road ability and ruggedness into the revived Cherokee, it's intended mainly for families and daily tasks.
Far removed from the truck-like Liberty that it replaced, the current Cherokee has a look all its own: the kind that could be called either daring or radical.Most glaring is the front end, both Jeeplike and strikingly different.

Looks aside, the Cherokee fits right between urban-friendly crossovers and serious off-roaders.
Primary competitors include some well-established, conventional-looking compact crossovers, including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.It's a relatively roomy, family-size five-seat vehicle, with a back seat suitable for adults.

Jeep offers a choice of V6 or four-cylinder engine, both with 9-speed automatic transmission.
The 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-4 delivers swift, quiet, reasonably smooth acceleration.

The 3.2-liter V6 delivers 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque.
All V6 models now include engine stop-start, intended to save a little fuel in stop-and-go commuting.Gas mileage is acceptable, but short of excellent.

Offered for the Cherokee are Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk editions.
The Cherokee Limited is the luxurious flagship, while Cherokee Trailhawks are ready for trekking, raised by an inch, with a locking rear differential, red tow hooks, and additional skid plates.

Front-wheel drive is standard.
Four-wheel-drive systems include Active Drive I and Active Drive II (with a dual-range transfer case).All 4×4 models have Selec-Terrain, with modes for Snow, Rock, and Sand/Mud.

Options include a panoramic sunroof and Sky Slider roof, soft Nappa leather upholstery, and memory heated/ventilated seats.
Top models include a reconfigurable LED instrument cluster.An optional hands-free parking system can steer and nudge the car into a parking spot.

2016 Cherokee models with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen get a new Drag and Drop menu bar, Do Not Disturb mode, and Siri Eyes Free compatibility.

When equipped with Forward Collision Warning Plus, Cherokee earns a Superior rating for frontal crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Cherokee four stars overall; five for side impact.


Prices include four-cylinder engine.

Cherokee Sport ($23,395) has front-wheel drive, with Active Drive I optional ($25,295), cloth upholstery, air conditioning, keyless entry, 17-inch wheels.
Cherokee Latitude ($25,295) adds LED cabin lighting, a fold-flat front passenger seat, Uconnect with 8.4-inch touchscreen, roof rails, and foglamps.Active Drive II and the V6 engine are available.

Cherokee Limited ($28,995) features leather upholstery, heated power front seats, 18-inch wheels, pushbutton start, a 7-inch reconfigurable information screen, rearview camera, and remote start.

Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4 ($30,895) comes with Jeep's Trail Rated badge, meaning it has genuine capability, a suspension tuned for off-highway, transmission and oil coolers, Active Drive with locking differential, Selec-Speed Control, 17-inch wheels.
Options include the V6 and navigation.

Ten airbags are standard, including knee and rear-seat side airbags.
Latitude and Trailhawk include rearview camera.For all except Sport, a safety package combines rear cross-path detection, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and rear park assist.


At first glance, the Cherokee might induce a surprised, bewildered impression, but it may look more enticing later.Futuristically shaped, if somewhat cluttered, the front end stands well apart from familiar, square-jawed Jeep tradition.

Controversial it is, led by its slim nose; but this vehicle class was ready for fresh ideas.
Some critics see hints of the old Pontiac Aztek in the Cherokee's running-light positioning and tiered face, a terrible comparison.The familiar seven-slot Jeep grille is there, but appearing to some eyes as an afterthought.Love or hate the look, it's provocative.


If the Cherokee's exterior polarizes opinions, the carefully crafted interior presents a unifying tone.Not trucklike at all, it has a sporty aura, smoothly finished and handsome.

Soft-touch surfaces are accompanied by smooth-operating buttons and switchgear.
Noise is filtered well.Small-item storage is good, and Uconnect infotainment impresses.

Spacious and well-designed, the cabin contains some impressive materials, though taller folks might not be pleased with the driving position.
Because of the unusually shaped front compartment, too, bigger drivers might contact the center console and door panels.Also, the steering wheel tilts upward more than usual.

Seats are supportive enough in Latitude trim, but better with Nappa leather in Limited form.
Headrests sit forward too much, forcing some drivers into a more laid-back driving position.The rear seat can feel cramped for adults.Prominent front headrests might force back-seat riders into a slouching position.Outward visibility is reasonably good.

Driving Impression

The Jeep Cherokee comes in a range of models.The Trailhawk is the Cherokee with true off-road skills.Other models are best defined as relatively docile, but responsive, family-carrying crossovers.

Jeep managed to stuff plenty of potential ruggedness into the design, considering that the Cherokee's basic foundation stems from passenger cars.

With the impressively refined front-wheel drive and four-cylinder engine, Cherokee amounts to a tall, thrifty hatchback.
Unless carrying a heavy load, it's sufficiently powerful.

Substitute the V6 and Active Lock off-road system, and it becomes a nimble rock-climber as well as a capable family wagon.
A V6 Cherokee feels somewhat heavier, yet seems confident and refined.

The 9-speed transmission helps keep performance strong.
Even the four-cylinder starts out eagerly.Unfortunately, the transmission is subject to periods of gear-change indecision or jolting, along with oddly delayed upshifts.Sport mode promises the most decisive, predictable shifts, while shrinking gas mileage.

With the V6 and Trailer Tow Package, the Cherokee can tow 4,500 pounds.

Though pleasant overall, road feel isn't a strong point.
Steering is somewhat numb and heavy, lacking in feedback, though accurate.Ride quality is nicely tuned and well-damped.Trailhawk, helped by off-road tires and taller ride height, is best at absorbing low-speed rough spots.

Active Drive I is fine for snowy pavement.
Active Drive II adds a low range with an offroad-appealing 56:1 crawl ratio.All four-wheel-drive Cherokees have four-mode Selec-Terrain.

Base four-cylinder versions are EPA-rated at 22/31 mpg City/Highway, dropping to 21/28 mpg with Active Drive I.
Fuel economy on the V6 starts at 19/28 mpg City/Highway for front-drive models; 19/27 with Active Drive II.


The Jeep Cherokee is a solid choice for most families, available with plenty of Jeep off-road skills.Cherokee offers more active-safety features than most rivals in this affordable class.Its styling is polarizing but distinctive.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection.
James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

New Car Test Drive


Standard Equipment

Diameter, 17Standard
Width, 7Standard
Rim Type, Silver styled steelStandard
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, RegularStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
Headlights auto delayStandard
Exterior entry lightsStandard
Daytime running lightsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Center armrest, YesStandard
Power door locks, Remote power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
Power windowsStandard
One-touch windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual illuminated vanity mirrorsStandard
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Speed-proportional electric power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Door pockets, Driver and passengerStandard
12V DC power outlet, 3Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Overhead console, Mini with storageStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim, UrethaneStandard
Dash trim, Metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
Trip computerStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
Transmission Temperature GuageStandard
Exterior Features
Rear spoilerStandard
Tailpipe finisherStandard
Audio System
Speed Sensitive Volume Control, YesStandard
Antenna Type, Integrated roofStandard
Radio, AM/FM stereoStandard
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
Rear door type, LiftgateStandard
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Auxiliary transmission coolerStandard
Auxiliary engine coolerStandard
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
Trailer Sway ControlStandard
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 171 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, SOHCStandard
Total Valves, 16Standard
Engine Configuration, InlineStandard
Displacement, 144 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, LEV IIStandard
Size, 2.4 LStandard
Horse Power, 184 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 4,600 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.10 : 1Standard
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning, ManualStandard
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard

Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

50 State Emissions   * 
Federal Emissions   * 
California Emissions   * 
Federal Emissions Order Code   * 
California Emissions States Order   * 
Fleet Options
Full Size Spare Tire   * 
Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass   * 
Internal Options
All-Season Floor Mats   * 
Power Heated Mirrors   * 
Air Conditioning   * 
GPS Antenna Input   * 
Heated Front Seats   * 
Accessory Switch Bank Module   * 
Active Grille Shutters   * 
Gloss Black Roof Rails   * 
Engine Oil Cooler   * 
Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler   * 
Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element   * 
Windshield Wiper De-Icer   * 
Heated Steering Wheel   * 
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls   * 
No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI   * 
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service   * 
For More Info Call 800-643-2112   * 
Remote Start System   * 
Trailer Tow Wiring Harness   * 
7 & 4 Pin Wiring Harness   * 
Class III Receiver Hitch   * 
600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery   * 
700 Amp Maintenance Free Battery   * 
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes   * 
Dual Bright Exhaust Tips   * 
Stop-Start Multiple VSM System   * 
Jeep Black Gloss Badging   * 
Gloss Black Fascia Applique   * 
Gloss Black Grille Surrounds   * 
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling   * 
No Options
Base Vehicle Price (KLTL74)   $23,495 
Other Options
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Normal Duty Suspension   * 
Cold Weather Group   $895 
Engine Block Heater   * 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera   $345 
Single Disc Remote CD Player   $445 
SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio   $195 
Sport Appearance Group (DISC)   $595 
Tonneau Cover   $125 
Trailer Tow Group   $795 
Radio: Uconnect 5.0   * 
Arvid Wood Hydro Door Trim Appliques (DISC)   * 
Norse Wood Hydro Door Trim Appliques (DISC)   * 
Security Alarm (DISC)   $295 
Trailer Tow Group   * 
Wireless Charging Pad (DISC)   $200 
Quick Order Package 21A   * 
Quick Order Package 24A   * 
Quick Order Package 26A   * 
Quick Order Package 24N Altitude   $795 
Quick Order Package 21N Altitude   $795 
Quick Order Package 26N Altitude   $795 
3.73 Axle Ratio   * 
GVWR: 5,050 lbs   * 
3.25 Axle Ratio   * 
GVWR: 5,500 lbs   * 
Seats & Seat Trim
Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats   * 
Wheels & Tires
Tires: P225/60R17 BSW AS   * 
Wheels: 17 x 7 Full Face Steel   * 
Wheels: 17 x 7 Aluminum (DISC)   $395 
Compact Spare Tire   $195 
Tires: P225/55R18 AS   * 
Wheels: 18 x 7 Gloss Black 5-Spoke Aluminum   * 
*See dealer for details