2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Proves Point with NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating
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The new Grand Cherokee achieved this honor by earning the highest possible score of five stars in three of the NHTSA’s simulated tests. These evaluations measure how the vehicle would react to a side impact with a pole, side impact from another vehicle, and frontal collision with another car. In addition, the Grand Cherokee earned four out of five stars in the NHTSA rollover test.
There are more than 70 safety and security features offered with the 2017 Grand Cherokee. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction control, trailer sway damping, hill start assist, and a tire pressure monitoring display. In addition, the 2017 Grand Cherokee comes standard with advanced multistage front airbags and a driver inflatable knee-bolster airbag, as well as supplemental side-curtain front and rear airbags.
Jeep also offers more advanced safety equipment for its Grand Cherokee. The optional Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system uses cameras and radar to measure the likelihood of an impending crash. If both technologies agree that a crash is imminent, it preps the brakes, alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings, and can then automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to respond to those warnings. Jeep claims this system–which it calls Full-speed Forward Warning with Crash Mitigation–can actually bring the vehicle to a complete stop if it detects an impending collision at speeds less than 25 mph.
Although the NHTSA lists AEB as a preferred technology, the agency has yet to create a test that fully measures this technology’s effectiveness.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Prices range from the low $30,000s for the base model to well past $60,000 for the high-performance SRT trim.
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