2023 Grand Cherokee L, and Grand Cherokee Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating
Rairdon’s of Kirkland is proud to announce that the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee and three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L both earned TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+)ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). TSP+ is the highest possible rating awarded by the IIHS and applies to 2023 Grand Cherokee SUVs built after March of this year, and 2023 Grand Cherokee L SUVs built after May.
Both models earned a “good” – the highest possible rating – in four crashworthiness tests required to achieve TOP SAFETY PICK:
- Small overlap front – driver-side
- Small overlap front – passenger-side
- Moderate overlap front – original test
- Side impact – updated test
The “Plus” part of TSP+ is based on the effectiveness of a vehicle’s crash prevention technologies. Here the Grand Cherokee earned a “Superior” rating for its Front crash vehicle-to-vehicle prevention systems – their highest rating – and “Advanced” ratings for both the night and day tests of Front crash vehicle-to-pedestrian prevention. The 3-row Grand Cherokee L earned similar ratings, except that it was upgraded to a “Superior” for the night version of vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention.
“Achieving the highest possible safety rating from the IIHS is consistent with the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s place as the most awarded SUV in history,” says Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s singular blend of safety technology and extreme-condition 4×4 capability affords our customers the level of driving confidence they deserve. And with the appeal of two- and three-row versions, that driving confidence is available to a wider customer demographic.”
A TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating also requires an “Acceptable” or “Good” grade in IIHS headlight evaluations, across all trims. Both Grand Cherokee models use a Premium LED reflective headlamp system which achieved an “Acceptable” rating, but was upgraded to “Good” for trim levels equipped with high-beam assist.
You will find over 110 safety and security features in each Grand Cherokee model, including less common features such as Intersection Collision Assist, which helps detect vehicles approaching from the driver’s left and right when nearing a crossroad. The system delivers audible and visual alerts if it detects a possible imminent collision. Grand Cherokee models can also be equipped with Drowsy Driver Detection, which looks for behavior consistent with that of a drowsy driver, such as lane deviation. When it detects regularity in this behavior, audio alerts along with a message suggesting the driver pull over
“At Jeep, we are not content to rest on our laurels as the pre-eminent SUV brand,” Morrison says. “Whenever possible, we seek to leverage advanced technology to enhance the ownership experience of our customers.”.
The Grand Cherokee has ranked among the top premium SUVs that provide performance, capability, comfort, and safety for active families, and the IIHS awards are a welcome recognition of their safety provisions. The new Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L are the most sophisticated versions to date and really need to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. In addition, the new Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-in Hybrid adds a new aspect where much of your daily routine could be accomplished without using a drop of gas or emitting a molecule of carbon. You will find plenty to choose from at Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Kirkland.