2019 Jeep Cherokee: What Makes It The Top Safety Pick of IIHS?

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2019 Jeep Cherokee: What Makes It The Top Safety Pick of IIHS?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization focused on lowering the losses —injuries, deaths, and property damage — arising due to motor vehicle crashes. Recently, it announced that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee bagged a Top Safety Pick award, which is the second-highest honor given by the agency. However, there’s more to this story. The only models of the Jeep SUV having the optional front crash prevention and optional headlights, and were built after April 2019 can qualify for the award.

To qualify for the honorable designation, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee had to earn good scores in a couple of tests, such as the moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. That’s in addition to a good or an acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test; the 2019 Jeep Cherokee made a good score in this tough test. A car must also earn a superior or an advanced rating in the front crash prevention test and should be equipped with proper headlights. This is where it gets a little murky for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The front crash prevention system of this Jeep creation got a superior rating, with the IIHS saying that it successfully dodged collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests.

Similarly, only those models of the built 2019 Jeep Cherokee that are made after April and are fitted with the optional high-beam assist get an acceptable headlight rating. Those vehicles that come without the system get a poor score in headlights. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee underwent significant updates, and the IIHS believes that the alterations had a significant impact on the SUV's safety scores. Starting with the 2019 models built after April 2018, the driver seat belt in Jeep Cherokee was altered to boost protection in small overlap frontal crash tests further. Also, starting with the 2019 model of the Jeep Cherokee, the A-pillars, front door hinge pillars, and door sills were changed to enhance the protection of occupants in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes. Contact us at Atlantic CDJR to know more.

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