New 2016 Jeep Cherokee at East Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM for Greenvale, NY
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee built something entirely new on a familial heritage and name. While the original Jeep Cherokee that came out in 1986 set the level for sport utility vehicles that can be used transporting families, and inspiring the competitors. Times have changed, and the market has favored models that are far more like a car.
Under the Hood of the Cherokee
Most of the crossovers within the compact category have gone four-cylinder-only, however the Cherokee still offers a V-6. With a really sturdy 271 power unit and 239 lb-ft, the 3.2-liter here could be a downsized version of Pentastar V-6 additionally within the Grand Cherokee. In V-6 type, it feels somewhat heavier, though-it tops four thousand pounds in some guises-but it manages to continually feel fast, confident, and refined. With either engine, you get a ZF nine-speed automatic, with a lower first gear for quick takeoffs, a handful of mid-range gears, and a trio of tall overdrive upper gears for good highway mpg. That wide range of ratios allows strong performance-surprisingly good, even with the four-although the tradeoff is that you sometimes get moments of agonizing indecision, or unexpectedly delayed upshifts. It's a gearbox that really wants paddle actuation, though we'd settle simply for more direct control over some shifts.
The Jeep Cherokee's Design
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is offered in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. Across those builds, the Cherokee appeals to a wide range of shoppers and expectations-from those who want a seriously off-road-worthy small SUV to those who merely want an efficient family vehicle with a touch of ruggedness. Options include the V-6; Active Drive I or II; navigation (available after the original purchase as a dealer download); Alpine audio; the panoramic sunroof; a wireless charging pad; comfort and towing packages; a luxury package with Nappa leather, ventilated front seats, memory seating, and remote start; and a tech package with lane-departure and forward-collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, and Park Assist.
How can I buy parts for my car?
We have a full selection of certified Jeep parts at East Hills Jeep. To find out more, take a look at our Parts Department
What tires should I choose for my Jeep?
That depends on which vehicle you have, and the environment you are driving in. We can help you figure out which ones will be right for you! Tire Finder
When can I come in for a repair or service?
We have convenient hours, so simply head over to our Service Center, and we can book you an appointment! Service Center
With Forward Collision Warning Plus and its improvements, the Cherokee now achieves the top 'superior' level of front crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And in most other categories of testing from the IIHS it does very well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the Cherokee at four stars overall, a score it earns in all but side-impact tests-where it's given five stars. Give us a call if you would like more information on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee!