1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

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
Head/neck
Chest
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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96001
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 20
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 20
Right (cm) 26
Brake pedal (cm) 19
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96001
Head
HIC-15 553
Peak gs at hard contact 7
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.2
Femur force - right (kN) 2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 1.26
Maximum tibia index - right 1.24
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 4.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 85
Right 87

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted