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2000 Jeep Cherokee

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1998 Jeep Cherokee shown
1998 Jeep Cherokee shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
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 1997-2001 models

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

The Jeep Cherokee was introduced in the 1984 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1997 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the steering wheel hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which contributed to the dummy's head bottoming out the airbag and hitting the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,479 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 102 in.
Length 167 in.
Width 68 in.
Engine 4.0 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98012
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 28
Left (cm) 26
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 21
Brake pedal (cm) 20
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 19
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98012
Head
HIC-15 273
Peak gs at hard contact 60
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 32
Maximum Nij 0.52
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 5.0
Femur force - right (kN) 4.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 1.52
Maximum tibia index - right 0.87
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 111
Right 138
1
Antilock brakes (optional)

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