1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV

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 1999-2004 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 1999 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 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.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test -- plus the footwell intrusion -- indicate the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

The steering wheel moved upward far too much. Another problem is that the head restraints aren't high enough to protect most people in rear-end impacts.

The vehicle's wheel was driven back into the footwell, contributing to the possibility of leg injuries.