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2019 Jeep Cherokee Named Top Safety Pick By IIHS

2019 Jeep Cherokee Safety Rating and Features 

The ever-popular Jeep Cherokee was refreshed for the 2019 model year, and whenever significant changes are made to a model, its previous ratings need to be called into question. This includes safety ratings, and for the 2019 model year, the Cherokee underwent safety tests to determine if its safety features and standards were still up to the high expectations drivers have when it comes to vehicle safety these dates. 

So, let’s cut right to the chase. Following multiple safety tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) determined that the 2019 Jeep Cherokee was worthy of being named a Top Safety Pick, which is one of the highest forms of praise that comes from the IIHS. This rating applies to Cherokee models equipped with the available Automatic Emergency Braking technology and LED projector headlamps that feature optional automatic high-beam control. 

What Safety Features Come With the Cherokee? 

led daytime running lights cutting through fog on a jeep cherokeeWith the Cherokee, there are more than 80 available safety and security features, so we certainly can’t run through them all. But, allow us to share at least some of the big ones with you. 

And we aren’t just talking about high-tech features either. Upgrades to the Cherokee’s high-steel structure no doubt contribute to the model’s high safety rating, as they play a role in small-overlap crash tests. But, the IIHS did appear fond of the Forward Collision Warning-Plus system, which uses camera and radar sensors to determine when an impact is imminent, sparking the vehicle to jump into action. The system was given a “superior” rating. 

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Capping off all of this good news is that these same safety systems and capabilities will be carrying over to the 2020 model year, so whichever Jeep Cherokee you get in the coming year, you’ll enjoy Top Safety Pick ratings that offer peace of mind. For more on your favorite Jeep models, check back to our website blog.