2016 Jeep Comparison: Patriot v. Cherokee

November 25th, 2015 by
Jeep Patriot, left, and Jeep Cherokee, right

2016 Jeep Patriot, left, and 2016 Jeep Cherokee, right

The following car review provides a comparative view of the 2016 Jeeps, the Patriot and the Cherokee. While both vehicles are produced by Jeep, the two models are distinctly different and have been compared by interior and exterior qualities, engine, price, economy and safety features to help buyers determine which Jeep would be best for them. For potential car buyers, this car review should not serve as a substitute for further investigation like a test driving the car or researching deals and specials.


The 2016 Jeep Cherokee maintains the same modern and sleek body-style as the reintroduced version that debuted in 2014. The redesigned version of the Cherokee is slanted headlights, an aerodynamic profile and a more modern appearance. In comparison to the 2016 Cherokee, the 2016 Patriot is smaller and has a more traditional “Jeep” style maintaining a more square and rugged look.


The MSRP of the most standard 2016 model of the Jeep Patriot, the 2016 Patriot Sport, is $17,495 and the most standard 2016 Jeep Cherokee MSRP starts at $23,395. To make both of these cars 4×4 buyers will need to pay an additional $2,000.

The MSRP of the most standard 2016 models of each Jeep are referred to as “sport.” The MSRP of the 2016 Patriot Sport is $17,495 and the MSRP of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport is $23,395. To equip both models with four-wheel drive, buyers will need to pay an additional $2,000.


The standard 2016 Jeep Patriot is equipped with a 2.0-liter I4 DOHC 16-valve dual VVT engine. While the standard 2016 Jeep Cherokee’s has two engine choices that come as no extra cost to the buyer. These are the standard engine, which is  a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine, or a 2.4-liter I4 PZEV M-Air engine.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has 184 horsepower, is capable of pulling up to 2,000 lbs.and is equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission.  The 2016 Jeep Patriot has 158 horsepower, can tow up to 1,000 lbs. and the standard model comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.  


The 2016 Jeep Patriot 2.0-liter engine has an EPA-rated mileage estimate of 23 city or 30 highway while the Jeep Cherokee’s configurations yield EPA ratings of 23 city and 31 highway.

Safety Features

The Patriot comes with six airbags while the larger Cherokee is equipped with ten airbags. The 2016 Patriot offers Stability Control, Automatic Braking Systems (ABS) and Electronic Roll Mitigation to keep the vehicle upright. With somewhat more sophistication, the 2016 Cherokee’s safety offerings include lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring cross-path Detection and Forward Collision Warning among other options.

Interior Features

The 2016 Cherokee’s interior features include a 5” touchscreen display, an audio jack for mobile devices, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a remote SD card slot and a USB charging port. The 2016 Patriot’s features include an audio jack for mobile devices, remote USB port and Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth.

While this comparison only looked at the standard features of both Jeep models, Jeep offers a large selection  of additional features and options that enhance each owner’s comfort, capability and overall driving experience.

Each vehicle can also be researched further on the Internet, interested buyers can learn more information about Jeeps, including these two models, at the South Florida jeep dealership, Hollywood Chrysler Jeep.

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