2018 Jeep Cherokee  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#49 of 2018 SUVs

#96 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee, part of Jeep's lineup for decades, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Jeep Cherokee has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Cherokee 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 2018 Jeep Cherokee is below 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 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0489% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5818%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0489% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5818% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Jeep Cherokee offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8969Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonChevrolet EquinoxJeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Kia SportageMazda CX-5Kia SorentoFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainSubaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is less safe than the 2018 Subaru Forester, the 2018 GMC Terrain, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2018 Ford Escape, the 2018 Kia Sorento, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, and the 2018 Kia Sportage.

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