2016 Jeep Cherokee - Miami, FL
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee in Miami, FL is a lot different than the one that was cruising around back in the ‘90s. Although it hasn’t seen any major design changes since it’s reintroduction to the market in 2014, that’s okay. The design is new enough and the 2016 model is attracting all sorts of attention. With its more refined look, it’s clear that this Cherokee is no longer just for driving through mud. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see some family friendly features on board for the 2016 model.
With the new Cherokee, it appears the whole idea is getting more for less, which is why dealerships like Miami Lakes Automall offer lower-than-retail prices on their vehicles. That way, they can help give even more for less when a buyer leaves the lot in a Cherokee.
Pentastar V6 Engine
A Refined Look: No Longer Just for Playing in the Mud
Before discussing the looks, it’s important to first look at the new aerodynamic structure. It all starts in the front, where admirers are presented with a design intended to cut through the air like a knife. The hard line that runs across the center of the grille and underneath the headlights is the first aerodynamic weapon the Cherokee has in its arsenal. After that knife-edge has parted the air, it flows up onto a hood that strategically slants to divert air smoothly over the windshield and roof. Finally, the spoiler in the back finishes sending the air on its way, contributing to the 2016 Cherokee’s improved fuel economy.
Along with a new aerodynamic design, the Cherokee also sports added refinement. This newfound sense of elegance starts with the the grille and headlights, which are compact and sleek. The headlights are set far apart on each side, and the grille sits in between them, directly on top of the large front bumper. At the bottom, the second-half of the grille is blacked out and less noticeable, which sits between a set of available daytime running lights. Overall, the design of the front-end is very dynamic, and somehow able to emanate a sense of luxury and strength all at once.
The rest of the vehicle follows suit, and has the same type of sleek and strong design as the front end. Whereupon reaching the rear-end, a spoiler with bug-eyed taillights and a dual-port exhaust provide a sense of sportiness and artistic flair.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The family friendly features are primarily found in the technology and space provided by the Cherokee, but the performance and fuel economy are still worth noting.
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with two engine options: the standard 2.4-liter Tigershark, and the optional 3.2-liter Pentastar V6. When a Cherokee is equipped with the Tigershark engine (and in 2WD), it can get up to 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Those are some impressive numbers, but what’s even more impressive is this engine achieving up to 489 highway miles on one tank of fuel.
The next engine is the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine, and it’s ideal for those looking for a little more horsepower and torque for off-roading. This V6 is able to put out 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque, which gives the Cherokee equipped with this engine a 4,500 lb. towing capacity. Unlike the old days where getting an engine this big in a Cherokee would mean horrendous fuel economy, the V6 comes with Stop-Start technology that helps improve fuel-efficiency, as well as reduce CO2 emissions. Essentially, this technology reduces fuel flow as the vehicle brakes to a stop.
Along with the upgraded engines, the on and off-road performance of the Cherokee has also vastly improved. The Cherokee has three advanced 4x4 systems to choose from: Jeep Active Drive II, Jeep Active Drive I, and Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4, which comes standard on the Trailhawk trim. Accompanying the 4x4 systems, the front and rear suspensions are also independent. This helps enhance the on-road driving dynamics, and makes the handling a far cry from the way an older Cherokee negotiates the road.
The technology in the 2016 Cherokee is boundless, and it covers the areas of entertainment, performance, and safety. Kicking things off is the Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV touchscreen. This advanced technology is the central power hub for everything inside the Cherokee. It has HD Radio with a USB/SD media hub, navigation capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity for phones, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and much more.
Accompanying this touchscreen is the Alpine premium sound system. Sync up your phone to Uconnect via Bluetooth, or plug-in an auxiliary device, and play the family’s favorite driving songs with crystal clear quality.
Along with technology features like the Alpine sound system, Jeep also understands that safety is of utmost importance when driving the kids around. Therefore, the Cherokee has technological safety features like Forward Collision Warning plus Blind Spot Monitoring, a rear back up camera, and Electronic Stability Control. Whether it’s needed to entertain or protect the family, the Cherokee has the technology to do just that.
Comfort and Storage
The Cherokee has more standard luxury features than any other vehicle in its class. Therefore, that means it’s also one of the more comfortable and convenient SUVs to tote the kids around in and also has some impressive storage space. Standard, the Cherokee base trim comes with cloth seating. However, as the trim levels go up, so does the quality of the seating. Eventually, supple Nappa leather trim can be equipped for a superior luxury experience. The front seats can even be heated for those of us living in cold weather climates.
The seats aren’t just comfortable and warm, either. They are also versatile. The front passenger seat and 60/40 split folding second-row seat can be configured for whatever needs to be carried. When they are all folded down, the Cherokee is able to get 54.9 cubic-feet of storage space. With all of the seats up, the Cherokee gets 103.4 cubic-feet of passenger volume, and can seat five people comfortably.
More for Less at Miami Lakes Automall
This quick review only breaks the tip of the iceberg atop the Cherokee’s performance, family friendly features, and comfort/storage. There is much more beneath the surface, and it’s no wonder dealerships like Miami Lakes Jeep are offering so many of these Cherokees for a lower price. Take, for example, a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport valued at a retail price of $27,210. Then, compare that to the Miami Lakes "buy it now" price of $20,793.
Why such a low price? Because, it aligns with the Miami Lakes philosophy. Most dealerships brag about huge sales and deep discounts, but the team at Miami Lakes believes that dealerships shouldn’t brag about that. Instead, the prices should remain consistently low on new or used vehicles. That way, any time is the right time to buy. Also, it allows us to give the consumer more for less — which is just as important for us as it is for you. At Miami Lakes, our consumer driven attitude is important to us. Our desire to see you leave the lot happy in your perfect car makes us happy, and at the end of the day, everyone gets to go home with a smile on their face.
These low prices are stamped across various models and trim levels, so there will always be a right price and vehicle for anyone who comes looking at Miami Lakes Automall.