New Jeep Cherokee has become one of the safest mid-size SUVs

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New Jeep Cherokee has become one of the safest mid-size SUVs

American insurance Institute of safety of traffic of the USA for the first time called the model the “Most secure”.

There are several reasons why someone might choose a crossover or SUV, but one of them is that manage is safer than cars of a smaller size. It may not always be the case, but at least one model received a higher rating from the IIHS thanks to some effective updates for the 2019 model year.

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The Institute has awarded Jeep Cherokee 2019 a rating of Top Safety Pick, which still does not correspond to the award of Top Safety Pick +, but it’s better than the current model generation KL 2014. In fact, this is the first time the Jeep received such a high reward on your vehicle since Compas in 2017.

The Institute notes that, although “the earlier model [Cherokee] had earned only a marginal rating in the test with a small overlap on the driver’s side and never was estimated in the test on the passenger side”, Jeep has improved the model in 2019, adding an improved a-pillars, door sills and driver seat belt “to ensure the best protection for moderate and small accidents.”

Top Safety Pick only applies to are Cherokees 2019 model year, built from April and has an additional feature automatic high beam.

Unlike other organizations, the IIHS conducts tests of vehicles, but gives them the award of Top Safety Pick (plus or not) or not. In order to qualify as a Top Safety Pick, you need to fulfill a number of conditions:

“The vehicle must get good grades in tests with a small overlap front driver side, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and also for an acceptable or good rating in the front overlap test on the passenger side”.

It’s not easy, and the strap has a tendency to rise every year when the IIHS requirements are becoming more stringent.

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In line with Jeep Cherokee now are the crossovers like the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. Infiniti QX60, and Volvo XC60 and XC90, earned the same Bal in the category of luxury SUV medium size.

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