Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Jeep Cherokee 2002

2.5 Limited , SUV

Test Date: Jun 2002

Jeep Cherokee crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 3 (8.0%)

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The Cherokee performed reasonably well, almost achieving four stars for occupant protection. The Cherokee's main market is in the USA, where there is a requirement to protect both belted and unbelted drivers, so the design philosophy differs for vehicles that are designed solely for the European market. This particularly affected the knee impact zone where a bolster is fitted which can cause undue loads to the legs. The Cherokee has a sound vehicle structure that provides protection for the occupants. However the restraint system caused fairly high loads on the driver. The child restraints worked well especially in restraining the children's heads in side impact. The pedestrian protection was dire.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Weak
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Poor Passenger left femur - Poor
Passenger right lower leg - Marginal Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Applies from VIN 1J8G48K32W252324 Sequence No. 2418940