2021 Jeep Cherokee  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#58 of 2021 SUVs

#112 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The Cherokee, a mainstay 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Jeep offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Jeep Cherokee has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% 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 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0469% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3542%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0469% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3542% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Jeep Cherokee offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Jeep's ProTech I can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Jeep Cherokee include: Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Ford EdgeVolkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainKia SorentoJeep CompassChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Jeep Cherokee with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is safer than the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2021 Jeep Compass, the 2021 Kia Sorento, the 2021 GMC Terrain, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2021 Ford Edge, and the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

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