2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-19 models built after January 2013

Tested vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2013 models built after January 2013, the seat belts and airbags were modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy’s head remained largely in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still moved toward the intruding A-pillar because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy's head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar.

Intrusion of the parking brake pedal, door hinge pillar, and instrument panel contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1404
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 16
Footrest (cm) 19
Left toepan (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 22
Parking brake (cm) 21
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 15
Upper dash (cm) 13
Lower instrument panel (cm) 13

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1404
Head
HIC-15 172
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 4.9
Right 2.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 12
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 3
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.06
Right 0.54
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 121
Right 53

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Chrysler Corporation as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1003
Head
HIC-15 193
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 24
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.9
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 50

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1008
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1008
Head HIC-15 128
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.29
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 48
A-P moment (Nm) 10

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1008
Head HIC-15 78
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 59
A-P moment (Nm) 7

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,655 lbs
Peak force 21,545 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.63

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seats (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm) 48
Distance below top of head (mm) 18
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 15.6
Head contact time (ms) 47
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 21
Max neck tension (N) 342

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Jeep Active Safety Group

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2017-19 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Overland trim
  • Summit trim
  • SRT trim
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Trailhawk Luxury Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Luxury II Group package
  • Trackhawk trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and both right curves and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Overland trim
  • Summit trim
  • SRT trim
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Trailhawk Luxury Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Luxury II Group package
  • Trackhawk trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 113.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.8 m 48.5 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.3 m 69.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 140.3 m
Straightaway left edge 122.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.0 m

Trim level(s)

  • Limited trim equipped with Customer Preferred package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and both right curves and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Limited trim equipped with Customer Preferred package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 113.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.8 m 48.5 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.3 m 69.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 140.3 m
Straightaway left edge 122.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.0 m

Trim level(s)

  • Laredo trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Laredo trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 76.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 42.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 43.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 40.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 38.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.6 m
Straightaway left edge 124.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 54.5 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 57.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Laredo E
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Laredo E
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 51
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 55
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 53
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated