2016 Jeep Cherokee
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New 2016 Jeep Cherokee at Kolosso for Appleton, WI
Instead of taking a design direction that's closer to that purpose-or going with something a little edgier, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee enters the fray with a startling variation of the Jeep face, then becomes something entirely derivative at other points. The cabin does paramedic duty here though, healing up all that poorly thought-out stretching with some palliative shapes and some truly nice finishes and Easter-egg touches. The Cherokee really sizes right in with models that would be called compacts in the U.S., like the CR-V, Forester, and Escape. Jeep might call it a mid-sizer, but it's right in with those models.
There's no third-row seat, but it's a relatively roomy five-seater, with a back seat that's suitable for adults, or even asking three to sit across for shorter distances, but the jutting front headrests might enforce a slouching position that robs some of that rear-seat space. The second row slides fore and aft to choose between legroom and cargo space, and there's a handy organizer for the more retentive fans.
Under the Cherokee's Hood
The Cherokee feels responsive and pleasant, although there's nothing overtly communicative or sporty about it. Its steering has dual-pinion rack that delivers no feedback and somewhat heavy weighting, but there's good accuracy despite its off-road intentions and all-season tires. We've found ride quality to be good in most versions, but the Trailhawk, with its off-road tires and higher ride height, is better at soaking up low-speed upheaval, ranging from potholes to coarse surfaces-at some tradeoff to steering crispness.
Active Drive is set up for getting through snowy
driveways, and has a wet-clutch design and variable torque distribution
between the front and rear wheels. It's handled automatically by the
sensors that also govern the Cherokee's throttle and transmission and
stability control, and there's no low range. It's offered on the
four-cylinder, and it could add to cornering responsiveness and the
general balance of the vehicle.
Design of Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee's high cargo floor lets four-wheel-drive components ride beneath it, and it trims down on total cargo space. The Cherokee's stow area is at most 58.9 cubic feet, with the front passenger seat folded down. Behind the front seats there's 54.9 cubic feet, while there's 24.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats-or 29 cubic feet if the rear seat is folded and pushed forward. You may find more space from some rival models around the same size, but the Jeep does make good use of it-and offers a cargo-management system with a hanging grocery bag. Throughout the interior, small-item storage is good, with lots of
soft-touch surfaces, plenty of storage spaces for small items, and
impressive Uconnect infotainment systems. There's a groove in the center
console bin to prop up smartphones, as well as a bin atop the center
stack for a handful or two of stuff, plus a glove box that can hold an
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All 2016 Cherokee models come with ten airbags, including rear-seat side airbags and driver and front passenger knee airbags. And the available Forward Collision Warning Plus now includes low-speed crash-mitigation support, while the Latitude and Trailhawk models now include a ParkView backup camera plus automatic headlamps. Additionally, on Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk models, there's a new package that combines Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, ParkSense rear park assist, and signal mirrors with courtesy lamps. Give us a call today for more information on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee!
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