The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Five stars is the highest single rating in NHTSA’s vehicle-evaluation program.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4’s five-star rating reflects performance in NHTSA tests that simulate:
- A frontal collision with another vehicle
- A side impact with another vehicle
- A side impact with a pole
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 earned top marks – five stars, the highest possible rating – in each test.
The 2017 Grand Cherokee comes with more than 70 available safety and security features. Among its standard-equipment items are:
- advanced multistage, driver and front-passenger air bags
- advanced side-curtain air bags
- advanced supplemental front-seat side air bags
- and a driver-side inflatable knee bolster
And while restraint systems are critical to the Company’s safety strategy, crash-avoidance technology is also a high priority. Available on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system called Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation.
The system features sensor-fusion technology, which leverages the combined benefits of cameras and radar. The technology affords greater object-detection precision because camera and radar must agree before Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation will deploy.
If camera and radar agree that a frontal impact with another vehicle appears imminent, the system pre-fills the Grand Cherokee’s brakes and transmits audible and visual warnings urging the driver to react. If there is no driver response, the system triggers a brief brake application as a tactile alert.
If the driver remains unresponsive and frontal collision risk remains, the Grand Cherokee’s brakes are applied to slow the vehicle before impact. The system may bring the vehicle to full stop if an imminent frontal collision is detected at speeds below 25 mph.
Sensor-fusion technology was once reserved for luxury-segment vehicles. Today, FCA US makes it available across six vehicle segments – from small SUV to minivan.
NHTSA acknowledges AEB as a preferred technology, though its benefits are not factored into the agency’s ratings.
This marks the fourth consecutive year the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 has earned a five-star safety rating from NHTSA.