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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • Lots of strong engine choices
  • Off-road capability and good on-road manners


  • Most sophisticated driver aids are limited to top-level trims
  • Diesel engine is economical but lacks refinement

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee combines utility and luxury for all-around appeal

Few vehicles can handle a broad scope of duties as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, whether it's making a carpool run or conquering an off-road trail. Jeep serves up the 2016 Grand Cherokee with a choice of four engines, rear- or four-wheel drive, and five well-equipped trim levels. A number of packages will boost its off-road capabilities if adventure is on your mind. The Laredo kicks off the lineup, featuring alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone climate control, and Bluetooth® connectivity for its 5-inch touchscreen-operated six-speaker sound system. The next-level Limited makes a lot of sense, featuring some desirable convenience features like a power tailgate, remote engine start, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The Overland and Summit above the Limited add luxury and more high-tech features, but they start to look expensive alongside rivals, however well equipped they are. At the top of the lineup is the SRT model, a road-focused performance model, with a 6.4-liter V8 with 475 hp, and it looks like a bargain compared with its key high-performance rivals. Power for the rest of the lineup isn't quite as substantial, but it's certainly not lacking. The base gasoline engine is a 3.6-liter V6 with 295 hp, followed by a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8. There's a turbodiesel choice in the form of a 3.0-liter 240-hp V6, and its low-rev torque makes it adept at towing and off-roading. It offers attractive EPA estimates, too. All come with an eight-speed automatic as standard. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a tough, capable choice for a midsize SUV, one that offers an almost unique breadth of ability.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

5 customer reviews
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4 Stars1
3 Stars0
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1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Jeep Grand Cherokee an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Grand Cherokee 27th out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Jeep Grand Cherokee details

Laredo 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type


Drive type





293 @ 6400


260 @ 4000

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.