2019 Jeep Cherokee Recognized for Safety
Sept. 16, 2019—The 2019 Jeep Cherokee earns a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Earlier models earned only a marginal rating in the driver-side small overlap front test and were never evaluated in the passenger-side test. For 2019, Jeep modified the A-pillars, front door-hinge pillars, and door sills to provide better protection in moderate and small overlap crashes. A change to the driver seat belt in vehicles built after April 2018 was aimed at adding further protection in small overlap crashes.
The Cherokee’s optional front crash prevention system earns a superior rating, as its autobrake system successfully avoided collisions in both the 12 and 25 mph IIHS track tests.
Cherokees built after April 2019 that are equipped with optional high-beam assist — a system that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles — earn an acceptable headlight rating. Without high-beam assist, vehicles built after April earn a marginal rating. Cherokees built before May earn a marginal or poor headlight rating.