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2018 Jeep Cherokee

Midsize SUV
2015 Jeep Cherokee shown
2015 Jeep Cherokee shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    M
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
A

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2018
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
A
A
2017
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
A
A
2016
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
A
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
A
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
2001
M
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Jeep Cherokee was re-introduced for the 2014 model year after last being sold in the U.S. as a 2001 model.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 21 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 17 cm at the hinge pillar and 13-15 cm at the instrument panel. The door sill was pushed in laterally 6 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left knee and left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The dummy's left forearm skin was cut by the interior door latch.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 15 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,120 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 182 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 3.2 L V6
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1507
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 21
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Upper dash (cm) 15
Lower instrument panel (cm) 13

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1507
Head
HIC-15 75
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 3.5
Right 1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 13
Right 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.84
Right 0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 47

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Jeep Cherokee was re-introduced for the 2014 model year after last being sold in the U.S. as a 2001 model.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,015 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 182 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1305
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1305
Head
HIC-15 205
Peak gs at hard contact 31
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.1
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 133

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Jeep Cherokee was re-introduced for the 2014 model year after last being sold in the U.S. as a 2001 model.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,058 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 182 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1308
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-17.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1308
Head HIC-15 120
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.63
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 63
A-P moment (Nm) -16

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1308
Head HIC-15 214
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.18
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.15
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 25
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,022 lbs
Peak force 20,114 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.00
Tested vehicle
2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 38
Distance below top of head (mm) -5
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 57
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 23
Max neck tension (N) 360

Applies to 2017-18 models

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and both right curves and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim equipped with Technology Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with Technology Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Technology Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and both right curves and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-18 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 104.2 m 19.0 %
Straightaway left edge 61.0 m 19.0 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m 5.3 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m 1.3 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.8 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 132.9 m
Straightaway left edge 106.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.9 m

Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim equipped with Technology Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with Technology Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Technology Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-18 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 104.2 m 19.0 %
Straightaway left edge 61.0 m 19.0 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.0 m 5.3 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m 1.3 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.8 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 132.9 m
Straightaway left edge 106.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.9 m

Applies to 2015-18 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim Latitude
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 3
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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