Jeep Cherokee safety is proving to be ahead of the game, as the SUV was recently named a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick, thanks to its exceptional performance in six crash worthiness tests and a “Superior” score awarded to the Cherokee’s Automatic Emergency Braking technology.
The new Top Safety Pick rating applies to 2019 Jeep Cherokee models built after April of this year, when Jeep put the Cherokee through a mid-cycle refresh. The refresh included some engineering improvements to the front end, including adding high-strength steel to the A-pillar and hinge-pillar. These additions brought the Cherokee’s frontal crash test ratings up to the highest possible “Good” and earning it a spot as a Top Safety Pick.
The highly-scored Forward Collision Warning-Plus feature was also key. Forward Collision Warning-Plus uses a combination of radar detection and cameras to detect when the Cherokee is approaching another vehicle, then warns the driver of the oncoming collision. If the driver doesn’t respond, the system can hit the brakes for them.
This feature is just one of over 80 safety and security features available on the Jeep Cherokee, and all of them will carry over to the upcoming 2020 Cherokee. Additionally, the 2019 and 2020 Jeep Cherokee are more efficient and more versatile than ever, with a new 2.0-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engine and exciting new design language.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is already one of the SUVs with the most family appeal we sell at Gossett CDJR. With these new safety scores, the Cherokee should become even more tempting for customers seeking to haul around a lot of passengers.