Jeep Cherokee Safety Features

After a 13-year hiatus, the Cherokee came back in stronger than ever. The Cherokee fills its role as a crossover perfectly: driving like a car with the utility of a truck. That makes it the perfect family hauler.

Can the Jeep Cherokee keep the family safe while navigating Sodus, Wayne County, or Webster? Let’s look at what safety options this crossover has to offer.

Crash Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Jeep Cherokee an overall four out of five star crash rating. This number includes a score of four stars in frontal crash and rollover categories. It also includes a five-star rating in the side crash category.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has also given the Jeep Cherokee high marks. It scored good in the moderate overlap front test, side impact, rear crash, and roof strength tests. The IIHS rating of good is the highest mark that a vehicle can score.

Standard Safety Equipment

To score these ratings, the Cherokee offers a wide range of safety equipment. Standard on the Cherokee are anti-lock disc brakes and Stability and Traction Control. It also has front and rear seat side, side curtain, and front knee airbags. A rearview camera is standard in all but the Sport trim for safety.

Optional Safety Equipment

If the standard list isn’t enough, the Jeep Cherokee offers various additional safety equipment. The Trailhawk and Limited versions can both be equipped with an option that adds a Forward Collision Warning and Mitigation System that includes automatic brake intervention in potential collision situations. The package also contains Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Along with the tow package comes a trailer sway control system coupled with a Class III hitch for towing needs.

Four-Wheel Drive System

If getting around in less-than-perfect road conditions is a concern, the Jeep Cherokee is a standout. As an upgrade to the standard front-wheel drive package, the Cherokee has three different four-wheel drive systems. Active Drive I offers no input from the driver and activates when it’s needed in snowy or icy conditions. Active Drive II offers a low-range gearing system that can be engaged for off-roading or particularly dicey road conditions. Finally, the Trailhawk adds a locking rear differential for intense off-road conditions.

The Jeep Cherokee also offers Hill Ascent and Descent Assist functions that can be activated as the driver wishes. In testing, the Jeep Cherokee with standard all-season tires came to a stop from 60 MPH in 122 feet.

Read more about this model with the latest Jeep Cherokee vehicle review. And if you’re thinking about buying a Jeep Cherokee in the Sodus, Wayne County, or Webster areas, then contact Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIATto take a test drive!