2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee All Wheel Drive Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee all-wheel-drive variant has earned five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Grand Cherokee performed well in the frontal collision, side impact and pole side impact tests. But in the rollover test the SUV earned lowest four star ratings. But it was enough to earn an overall five-star rating.

The five-star rating is awarded for the all-wheel-drive variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. But the rear-wheel-drive variant lost a bit of ground in the tests.

The rear-wheel-drive version earned the same rating as its all-wheel-drive sibling in the crash testing, but scored just three stars in rollover test dropping its overall rating to four stars.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stated that this is the fourth year in a row, the Jeep Grand Cherokee all-wheel-drive has earned five-star rating. The 2016 and 2017 models also earned five-star ratings.

The Grand Cherokee is equipped with automatic emergency braking system which uses cameras and radars to detect frontal collision and warns the driver.

If the driver fails to take evasive action, the emergency braking system will automatically apply the brakes. Although this system is not accounted by NHTSA while testing the vehicles.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 13:05 [IST]
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