2016 Jeep Patriot vs. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Patriot red


2016 Jeep Cherokee blue


Maple Creek and Brooks drivers understand that the 2016 Jeep Patriot and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee jointly dominate the compact crossover segment. From pure power to rugged capability, they extend the legendary performance of the Jeep line without forgetting to offer a tempting array of amenities. If you’re not sure which one would better fit your needs, read on.


Both the Patriot and the Cherokee offer Maple Creek and Brooks drivers two engine options, with the Cherokee letting you choose between:

  • 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir: The Cherokee’s standard engine is able to command up to 184 horsepower and tow up to 907 kg. It earns up to 10.9 L/100 km in the city and 7.7 on the highway.
  • 3.2L Pentastar V6: Adding the six-cylinder produces up to 271 horsepower for a Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity of 2,041 kg. It earns up to 11.4 L/100 km in the city and 8.1 on the highway.

The 2016 Patriot offers slightly less power and tows up to 454 kg as standard, but it outpaces the Cherokee when it comes to efficiency across both engines:

  • 2.0L I-4: Makes up to 158 horsepower while allowing for up to 10.3 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 on the highway.
  • 2.4L I-4: Delivers up to 172 horsepower while making an impressive 10.2 in the city and 8.2 on the highway.


The Cherokee has become known across Maple Creek and Brooks for its leading power and capability, but that doesn’t mean it can’t flaunt top-of-the-line styling. In fact, it joined some of the most luxurious models in the world on Ward’s prestigious ’10 Best Interiors’ list by offering available fittings such as Nappa leather-faced seats and Zebrano high gloss wood accents.

The 2016 Jeep Patriot offers leading rear-seat legroom within its class, and its maximum cargo rating is similar to that of the Cherokee. It might not have landed on Ward’s list of worthies, but it does offer its own impressive amenities, including a Boston Acoustics premium sound system with 9 crystal-clear speakers, integrated subwoofer, and two articulating liftgate speakers.


The Patriot can be equipped with either Freedom Drive I or Freedom Drive II, two of the most venerated 4X4 systems available. It also boasts a Trail Rated designation, meaning that models have passed a punishing set of challenges to ensure superior off-road capability in terms of traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording.

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk trim is also Trail Rated, and it dominates the backcountry with Best-in-Class capability thanks to a 56:1 crawl ratio and up to 220 mm (8.7 in) of ground clearance. There isn’t a Jeep on the road that can’t outpace its rivals when it comes to off-roading, but the Cherokee’s three available 4X4 systems and intimidating Trailhawk model allow it to edge a little ahead of the Patriot.

The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Patriot Are Unrivalled Crossover Vehicles

Let the friendly and experienced experts at Jackson Dodge help you decide between the Cherokee and the Patriot. We’re always ready and waiting to be of assistance to our Maple Creek and Brooks customers, so come on down to our showroom today!