2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 GMC Terrain

A compact SUV can go anywhere, while delivering impressive fuel efficiency and having solid off-road chops. But which specific model in this versatile class is ideal for commuters and families? We have put together this 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 GMC Terrain comparison to help SUV shoppers determine what model might best fit their needs and lifestyle. Both of these vehiclea are available in models ranging from basic to luxurious, but every shopper will have a preference.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee offers a slight edge on the GMC Terrain in multiple categories. It has a slightly lower starting MSRP and also a more powerful base engine. When it comes to off-road ability in particular the Cherokee can be equipped with four-wheel drive in every trim level, while the 2016 GMC Terrain is available with all-wheel drive only in the upper trims. Drivers looking for elite trail-tackling capability can also opt for the Cherokee Trailhawk model, which comes standard with an off-road suspension, off-road wheels and tires, and an impressive ride height.

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2016 Jeep Cherokee VS 2016 GMC Terrain
$23,495 Starting MSRP $23,975
2.4-L four-cylinder (184 hp) Base Engine 2.4-L four-cylinder (18hp)
4,500 pounds Max. Trailer Weight 3,500 pounds
105 cubic feet Passenger Volume 100 cubic feet

Towing and Off-Roading on the 2016 Cherokee

When it comes to the sheer ability to move people and possessions from one place to another, the Jeep in this 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 GMC Terrain comparison excels. Both of these compact SUVs seats five passengers, but the Cherokee features generous passengers space which can make both short journeys and long adventures more comfortable. This model also offers a significantly larger maximum towing rate than its GMC rival. When properly equipped with the 3.2-liter V6 engine rated for 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque, the Cherokee can even tow up to 4,500 pounds, which is some 1,000 pounds more than the 2016 GMC Terrain can manage even when properly equipped.

We like the 2016 Jeep Cherokee for its premium off-road capability, unquestionable power, and distinctive Jeep styling. It's a confident compact SUV with unique styling and generous interior space. If you are interested in test driving the Cherokee, or learning more about its features and advantages, contact us today at Fury Motors Stillwater by calling 888-722-0918.

2016 Jeep Cherokee by the lakeside
rear light of a four-wheel drive 2016 Jeep Cherokee
driver's seat and steering wheel in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Jeep Cherokee Uconnect infotainment system
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