1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1996-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and 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.

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.