2020 Jeep Cherokee  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#64 of 2020 SUVs

#126 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee, part of Jeep's lineup for decades, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Cherokee provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Cherokee has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Jeep Cherokee has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.04%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.5%.

We estimate that the 2020 Jeep Cherokee has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0461% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2641%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0461% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2641% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Jeep Cherokee offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8867Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekJeep CherokeeKia SportageHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-5Ford EscapeVolkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainKia SorentoChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2020 Kia Sorento, the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2020 Ford Escape, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2020 Kia Sportage.

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