2019 Jeep Cherokee improves in newest crash checks
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee aced the IIHS’ slew of crash checks and confirmed main enchancment over its 2015 predecessor. The most recent model of the crossover SUV shares most of its bones with final yr’s mannequin, illustrating how minor updates to a car‘s construction can enhance efficiency in crash checks.
The IIHS final week printed outcomes for the mid-size crossover, which confirmed the Cherokee earned a “Good” ranking in every of the crash checks. For crash avoidance and mitigation, the mannequin additionally acquired a “Superior” rating. With these scores, the 2019 Cherokee was on its approach to a High Security Decide+. Nevertheless, dim headlights had been the crossover’s downfall, like many different autos.
The Cherokee’s headlights earned a “Marginal” ranking general, with some fashions incomes the bottom rank of “Poor.”
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Passive security measures helped enhance and preserve the occupant area within the powerful driver-side entrance small-overlap crash take a look at. The IIHS additionally tweeted a photograph exhibiting the distinction within the crash take a look at outcomes from 2015 vs 2019. It is clear the 2019 mannequin retains the motive force and passengers far safer within the occasion of such an impression. The insurance-funded security physique famous the 2019 Cherokee options modified A-pillars, entrance door hinge pillars, and door sills that contribute to the additional safety in frontal collisions.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee exhibits vital enchancment within the driver-side small overlap crash take a look at. In an earlier take a look at of the 2015 Cherokee, the occupant area was not properly maintained and the aspect curtain airbag did not deploy. https://t.co/a5T1UALziZ pic.twitter.com/1J9093BDiZ
— IIHS (@IIHS_autosafety) January 19, 2019
Crash take a look at dummies confirmed a low danger of any vital accidents in a frontal-overlap take a look at of this severity.
Except for the structural enhancements, the 2019 mannequin additionally ushered in a reasonable redesign of the outside and smoothed out the controversial entrance fascia. The most recent Cherokee additionally acquired a brand new engine choice, up to date infotainment system, revised transmission, and suspension tuning.