Published on www.automobilemag.com
January 14, 2016
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee lineup now adds an Overland trim level, inspired by the popular trim of the same name offered on the larger Grand Cherokee. Priced from $35,490 and available only with four-wheel drive, the Overland will be the most expensive version of the Jeep Cherokee.
Visual upgrades for the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland include body-color fascias, a new chin spoiler, a chrome grille, body-colored fender flares and door cladding, 18-inch polished wheels, HID headlights, and a special “Overland” liftgate badge. Standard equipment includes Nappa leather upholstery, heated/cooled/powered front seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard, wood trim for the steering wheel, an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, a power liftgate, blind-spot warning, and parking sensors.
The Cherokee Overland also comes with the Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 system that’s optional on Latitude and Limited models. It features a low-range and a disconnecting rear axle that helps reduce fuel consumption when four-wheel drive isn’t needed, for instance when driving on a dry highway. It also comes with a Selec-Terrain dial featuring Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud modes for the 4×4 system.
Though the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland comes highly equipped, there are still a few extra options a available. Buyers can select the 3.2-liter V-6 engine instead of the base 2.4-liter inline-four; the Heavy Duty Protection package that includes skid plates and a full-size spare tire; and the Technology package that includes lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic windshield wipers, a CD player, and a sunroof.
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland goes on sale this spring.