Jeep Grand Cherokee1996-98 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in the 1993 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the top of the dummy's head hit the roof rail, and the back of its head hit the B-pillar. Also, there was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.
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 likely. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low. The B-pillar hit occurred so late in the crash that accelerations weren't recorded.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- Occupant compartment deformation in the offset test was acceptable. However, footwell intrusion contributed to poor injury measures for both right and left legs.
- Built-in child restraints (optional, 1995-96 models)
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4wd
- Class: Midsize SUV
- Weight: 3,805 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 106 in.
- Length: 177 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 4.0 L inline 6-cylinder, 5.2 L V8
- EPA ratings: 15 mpg city | 20 mpg highway