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The most Popular Jeeps for 2016

The new 2016 Jeep lineup is filled with bold and dependable vehicles. Jeep has a legendary history of strength and versatility since this American automaker originally developed vehicles to help the Allies win World War II. The Jeep brand is known for building some of the most reliable and capable off-road SUVs. The new Jeep Patriot and Cherokee are two of Jeep’s most popular models for 2016.

Jeep Patriot

The Jeep Patriot is a mid-size SUV that comes in four trims that range from the stylish Sport FWD to the upscale Latitude 4×4. The Patriot has been designed with a new front grille, brighter headlights and numerous performance improvements. It also boasts a more spacious cabin that creates more room for passengers and cargo. The versatile Trail Rated Patriot offers substantial ground clearance, great maneuverability and unique water fording capabilities. This Jeep is perfect for anyone who craves superior off-road performance.

Performance

The four-cylinder Patriot comes in either front-wheel drive or one of two four-wheel-drive systems. The 2.0-liter engine is powerful and comes with a handy oil change monitoring system. It also achieves up to 30 highway miles per gallon. The Patriot comes in a sporty five-speed manual, convenient six-speed automatic, or a continuously variable automatic. Reinforced skid plates help protect the Patriot while driving on off-road terrain and through on-road debris. The four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson rear suspension offers great handling.

Styling

The Patriot provides a sculpted exterior and a spacious interior with unique soft-touch materials. Chrome highlights, heated seats and a premium stitched leather steering wheel give the Patriot an upscale feeling. Moreover, illuminated cup holders, automatic climate control, intuitive steering-wheel audio controls and a huge sunroof are additional benefits that the Patriot has to offer. The available nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound System delivers superior audio quality and can easily be controlled from the 6.5-inch center touchscreen with a QVGA display.

Safety

The Patriot provides 30 available advanced protection features. It comes standard with numerous airbags and crush zones, durable side door beams and a high-strength frame that absorbs crash energy. The Patriot also offers Stability Control, an advanced Antilock Brake System, and Electronic Roll Mitigation that uses sensors to prevent rollovers. The Sentry Key antitheft lock makes it impossible to drive the Patriot without a valid key. Furthermore, the Remote Keyless Entry System is able to lock or unlock the Patriot from up to 50 feet away.

2016 Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee comes in seven customizable trims. The Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee boasts excellent traction, significant ground clearance, superior maneuverability and notable water fording abilities. This Jeep would be perfect for anyone looking for extraordinary off-road capabilities. While this Jeep has long been known as a rugged driving machine, Jeep engineers have redefined this crossover to make it more polished and modern.

Performance

The Cherokee provides plenty of off-roading ability and unique on-road handling. An efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine comes with 184 horsepower, while a 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V6 engine is also optional. The nine-speed automatic transmission comes standard with both engines. The 3.2-liter engine gives the Cherokee the ability to reach 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds. This is impressive acceleration for a crossover that is this big. The speed-sensitive power steering system helps to improve fuel economy and automatically adjusts for sporty handling on the road. Additionally, the independent suspensions provide superior on-road handling and make Cherokee one of the most exhilarating Jeeps to drive.

Styling

The Cherokee’s alluring exterior was crafted for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, while the dual chrome exhaust tips offer a touch of luxury. This sophisticated and versatile Jeep combines high-tech features with the versatility to take on any adventure. The fold-flat passenger seat and folding 60/40 split second-row seats enhance the cargo space. Jeep engineers included natural colors into the interior that are bright and attractive. Inventive storage compartments from the seat to the dash add convenient places to store all your belongings. The huge CommandView sunroof sports great views during the day and night. Additionally, the premium heated and leather seats provide optimal comfort, while high-tech features like a customizable instrument panel, Uconnect navigation system, illuminated cup holders and the Alpine premium sound system fill the cabin with entertainment.

Safety

When you compare this Jeep to other SUVs in its class, the Cherokee offers more advanced technologies to keep occupants safe. For example, the high-tech accident avoidance system improves the driver’s confidence by offering Forward Collision Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring to prevent accidents. Additionally, the high-strength body of this Jeep acts like a safety cocoon that provides superior protection in the event of a collision.

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