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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Midsize SUV
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee shown
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    M

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1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (optional, beginning with 2002 models).
2
Antilock brakes
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2004
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
M
Crash avoidance rating
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
1996
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1999-2004 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
M
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 Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 1999 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 legs would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. As the dummy moved into the airbag, it moved toward the driver door. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. There was far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Jeep Gd Cherokee Laredo 4wd
Weight 3,968 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase106 in.
Length181 in.
Width72 in.
Engine4.0 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99009
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)29
Left (cm)28
Center (cm)26
Right (cm)28
Brake pedal (cm)29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)14
Right (cm)11
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)19
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99009
Head
HIC-15351
Peak gs at hard contact40
Neck
Tension (kN)2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)6.7
Femur force - right (kN)4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left1.06
Maximum tibia index - right0.96
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left105
Right105

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