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Lenoir City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Lenoir City, TN

1206 Broadway St E
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Compare 2016 Jeep Renegade vs Cherokee | Lenoir City, TN

2016 Jeep Renegade


starting msrp

24 city/31 hwy

est. mpg


2016 Jeep Cherokee


starting msrp

22 city/31 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Jeep Renegade vs Cherokee. What's Your Choice?

Serving Lenoir City, TN

SUVs are increasing in numbers on the road. Drivers enjoy the performance and cargo carrying capability. Gas mileage has improved with the evolution of this class delivering numbers similar to their car counterpart. Jeep has two models that exceed expectations across myriad categories with the 2016 Renegade and Cherokee. Both models have robust power trains with plenty of comfort and convenience to go around.

Jeep made them affordable with pricing under $30,000 for the well-equipped trims. The base model for the Renegade is available for less than $17,995, while the Cherokee starts at $23,395. More value added incentives include four generous warranty packages with a towing component for each one. The reputation for this brand as an industry trend-setter is confirmed by these models.

Power and Performance

There are quite a few similarities between the Renegade and Cherokee such as two engine and transmission options. Renegade offers an inline four with 160hp in a 1.4L or 180hp with 2.4L sized engines. Cherokee comes in where the Renegade left off at 184hp 2.4L inline four or a 271hp 3.2L V6 engine. Transmissions have nine speeds for both SUVs with the Renegade offering a six speed manual. Fuel efficient is comparable with urban driving averaging 24mpg and highway miles yielding over 30mpg. Power trains deviate from each other with the Renegade offering a turbo compressor in the Sport and Latitude models, while Cherokee does not have this option. These SUVs can go off-road with notable ground clearance, although the Cherokee has 10.5 inches and Renegade is over two inches shorter.


The exterior appearance of the Cherokee and Renegade are different as they move in separate directions. For example, Cherokee has a more aerodynamic exterior similar to the Grand Cherokee with a stylist light assembly and bold slanting grill. Renegade has a design closer to the Wrangler, which is boxier with a flat grill and round headlights. The rear of Cherokee continues the aerodynamic theme with lights and spoilers slanting into round corners. More flat features are designed into the rear panels of the Renegade. Fog lights are standard across all trim packages in both models. A notable difference is the innovative panoramic sunroof in the Renegade with partial or full removal. In contrast, Cherokee has a customary power sunroof.


There are a total of 70 safety features with technology bells and whistles in both the Renegade and Cherokee. A full suite of airbags including the knee and overhead are standard for each model. Rearview cameras, blind spot detection, perpendicular and parallel parking, and forward collision warning are more available features. Stability and traction control has an intuitive electronics system for towing capacity and diverse road surfaces. Intermittent and rain sensing wipers in the front and rear reduce the hazards of precipitation. Remote entry opens doors and tailgates from 30 and 50 feet for the Renegade and Cherokee respectively.


The 2016 Renegade is the smaller SUV compared to the full-sized 2016 Cherokee. Both will provide owners with a responsive performance regardless of the surface. Cargo space is plentiful with rear seats that fold in a 60/40 bench split. The only way for buyers to make a choice is to test drive them both. Schedule an appointment by phone or online so the decision making can begin.

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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
**All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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