The refreshed Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV earns Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Standard-equipment LED projector headlamps on the Cherokee also feature an optional automatic high-beam control The rating applies to 2019 Jeep Cherokees produced after April of this year, when equipped with Jeep's available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control.

These are among more than 80 available safety and security features that carry over to model year 2020.

High-strength-steel upgrades to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee's A-pillar and hinge-pillar are among the key engineering changes that contribute to its Top Safety Pick rating. These factor into the improved performance in the IIHS small-overlap tests, which simulate certain frontal impacts.

The Jeep Cherokee recorded 'good' results - the highest possible crashworthiness rating - in all six crashworthiness tests, three of which simulate frontal impacts. The remaining tests inflict damage consistent with a side impact, rear impact and a rollover.

The launch of the 2019 Cherokee also marks the model line's introduction of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine The Top Safety Pick rating is also enabled by the Jeep Cherokee's standard-equipment LED projector headlamps with optional automatic high-beam control. The available feature switches headlamp modes between high and low-beam function, depending on traffic conditions, without driver intervention.

The launch of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee also marked the debut of a premium design language and the model line's introduction of a 2.0-litre direct-injected inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency.