The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Crash Test Results Are Yikes

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been an incredibly popular SUV for many years, yet is it safe? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test rated the 2022 Navigator, and its results are less than stellar. In fact, some of them are pretty poor. Let’s look at the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s crash test ratings, and what makes this SUV a questionable choice if you prioritize safety.

A gray Jeep Grand Cherokee is parked outdoors.
A gray Jeep Grand Cherokee is parked outdoors.

Is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee a safe car?

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee‘s safety ratings leave something to be desired. The IIHS performs crash tests to evaluate how safe vehicles are and the Grand Cherokee comes up short. Its overall evaluation is only marginal, out of a possible good, acceptable, marginal, and poor. In addition, its structure and safety cage rating is just marginal.

The passenger injury measures lower leg/foot rating is also marginal, and the driver restraints and dummy kinematics rating is acceptable. Of particular notice is the air bags performance. The IIHS says, “The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.”

The Grand Cherokee passenger side is even worse

The passenger side of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets even worse ratings. It has a poor overall evaluation and a marginal structure and safety cage. The passenger injury measures head/neck gets an acceptable rating, while the lower leg/foot gets a poor rating. Even worse, the passenger restraints and dummy kinematics rating for the passenger side has a poor rating. The IIHS notes that while the frontal airbag stayed in front of the dummy, “However, the side curtain airbag did not deploy and the front passenger door opened during the crash, which shouldn’t happen because the passenger could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. In fact during rebound, the dummy’s head moved outside the vehicle, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects.”

The moderate overlap front crash test ratings are good

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All is not lost with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The moderate overlap crash test ratings are good. The moderate overlap crash test measures how well a vehicle would do in “a frontal offset crash between two vehicles of the same weight, each going just under 40 mph.”

In addition, the original side crash test results are good. Unfortunately, the headlights are also not that great. There are three available headlights for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and while one is acceptable, the other two are poor. This is important because more than half of fatal car accidents happen at night, and headlights can help prevent an accident.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be a stylish and comfortable SUV, but its safety ratings are not great. If you’re in the market for a two-row SUV, you may want to skip the 2022 Grand Cherokee and look for something with better safety ratings. This is especially true if you prioritize safety when car shopping.

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