2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#9 of 2021 SUVs

#16 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Grand Cherokee, a mainstay of Jeep's lineup since 1993, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 Grand Cherokee is safe 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 Grand Cherokee has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0293% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3484%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0293% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3484% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Jeep Grand 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. Some safety features are optional on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Optional 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 safer than many comparable models.

9474Toyota 4RunnerNissan MuranoKia SedonaChevrolet BlazerGMC AcadiaJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportKia TellurideDodge DurangoHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 94. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is safer than the 2021 Toyota 4Runner, the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Kia Sedona, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2021 GMC Acadia, the 2021 Ford Edge, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, and the 2021 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2021 Honda Passport.

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