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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Midsize SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
with optional
equipment
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  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
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 2014-15 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 vehicle2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,120 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.2 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1507
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 column4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)17
Upper dash (cm)15
Lower instrument panel (cm)13

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1507
Head
HIC-1575
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm)20
Femur (kN)
Left3.5
Right1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left13
Right6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.84
Right0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.5
Right1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left39
Right47

Applies to 2014-15 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 vehicle2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,015 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1305
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 IDCEF1305
Head
HIC-15205
Peak gs at hard contact31
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 - left0.58
Maximum tibia index - right0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left70
Right133

Applies to 2014-15 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 vehicle2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,058 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags, front seat-mounted torso airbags, and rear seat-mounted pelvis airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1308
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 IDCES1308
Head HIC-15120
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 IDCES1308
Head HIC-15214
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 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,022 lbs
Peak force20,114 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.00
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 2014-15 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 typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)-5
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.5
Head contact time (ms)57
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)23
Max neck tension (N)360

Applies to 2014 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Technology Group

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

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

Low-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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