2017 Jeep Cherokee  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#37 of 2017 SUVs

#87 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee, a mainstay of Jeep's lineup for decades, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Jeep Cherokee has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0453% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1729%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0453% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1729% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Jeep Cherokee offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9066Buick VeranoGMC TerrainMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonToyota RAV4Mazda CX-5Ford EscapeJeep CompassSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeKia SportageHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 90. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is safer than the 2017 Buick Verano, the 2017 GMC Terrain, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and less safe than the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Jeep Compass.

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