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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.5

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee's interior is comfortable and luxurious, according to auto writers. They appreciate its cabin materials, which include padded surfaces and high-quality wood trim. They also like the Grand Cherokee's excellent build quality, attractive design and easy-to-use dashboard controls. The Grand Cherokee's front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable, reviewers say, and it offers plenty of cargo space.

  • "Even in the lower trim levels, the Grand Cherokee's interior boasts impressive fit and finish." -- Edmunds
  • "'Jeep Grand Cherokee' may be a venerable nameplate, but the SUV's interior is as contemporary as you'll find anywhere. This well-finished space accommodates up to five adult passengers, and soft-touch surfaces are plentiful, accented by tasteful wood trims." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "These are seriously nice trucks, even in base Laredo trim, raising the benchmark for affordable SUV interiors yet again." -- Cars.com (2014)
  • "In fact, the interior of the Grand Cherokee sported all the luxury and comfort I would expect of a Range Rover. The dashboard was covered in leather, colored in Jeep Brown. The wood trim, with its matte finish, felt grainy and natural." -- CNET (2014)

Seating

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee seats five people in two rows and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery, front seats that are heated, ventilated and power-adjustable, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

Test drivers note that the front and rear seats are spacious enough for 6-foot passengers and comfortable enough for long-distance road trips.

  • "Backseat passengers should be pretty comfortable, as the Grand Cherokee provides enough space for two adults to relax (the center position is compromised by the prominent driveline "hump" on the floor)." -- Edmunds
  • "The seats are all-day comfortable, front and rear, available in top-quality premium leather, with more optional stitched leather covering the dash in higher trims." -- Cars.com (2014)
  • "Six-footers will find adequate headroom and legroom in the back seat, even behind a front-seat occupant of similar size. This is a welcome change compared to the cramped rear-seat area of the previous-generation Grand Cherokee." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Grand Cherokee include dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system and Jeep's Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth and a USB port. Available features include a nine-speaker audio system or a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a rearview camera, navigation, Uconnect with an 8.4-inch touch screen, adaptive cruise control, remote start, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors and a dual-screen, rear-seat entertainment system.

Auto writers report that the Grand Cherokee's climate control system features large knobs that are simple to use. The optional 8.4-inch touch screen is user-friendly, critics say, and the optional Harman Kardon stereo has exceptional sound quality. Reviewers also note that the optional adaptive cruise control system works well.

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  • "We're especially fond of the optional 8.4-inch touchscreen and highly recommend it. It features an easy-to-use interface and includes a WiFi hotspot and smartphone app integration, also housing the navigation system if the vehicle is so equipped." -- Edmunds
  • "Jeep redid the center stack, not changing its essential contours but reworking the acreage to fit the corporate 5.0- or 8.4-inch touch screens and an HVAC control area with large knobs-bucking the capacitive-touch trend-that work quickly and simply with minimal eye time from the road." -- Car and Driver (2014)
  • "The Summit trim even has a suedelike headliner and a phenomenal 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system that ranks as one of the best I've ever heard in an automobile." -- Cars.com (2014)
  • "The adaptive cruise control did a good job of smoothly adjusting to the changing speeds of cars ahead. While following a line of cars heading toward a stoplight, I kept my foot off the brake to see what the Grand Cherokee would do. As the cars slowed to a halt, the Grand Cherokee braked until it got down to about 25 mph, at which time it sounded off a warning telling me that I should take over control." -- CNET (2014)

Cargo

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats and up to 68.3 cubic feet with the back seats folded, which is typical for the class. Test drivers are pleased with the cargo capacity of the Grand Cherokee, as well as the number of storage areas in the cabin for small items.

  • "[T]he Grand Cherokee has plenty of room for cargo; if that isn't enough, it can tow up to 7,400 pounds of extra gear when properly equipped." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "Checking the spec sheet, I saw that the Grand Cherokee comes in well under 16 feet long, yet accentuates its five-passenger seating with healthy amount of cargo space." -- CNET (2014)
  • "The interior boasts several small-item storage compartments including small pockets and bottle holders on all doors, mesh pockets on the front seat backs, a good size glovebox, and a bi-level console compartment." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

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