When an automaker like Jeep® releases a new model year version of a vehicle, they do so with the intention of it absolutely owning any crash tests that may be performed on it by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This year, for example, the federal government ran its gamut of tests on the newly arrived 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and for the fourth consecutive year the SUV earned the organization’s top five-star safety rating. In other words, it performed exactly the way engineers designed it to.

NTHSA tests simulate a number of potential crash situations, including a frontal collision with another vehicle, a side impact with another vehicle, or a side impact with a pole, and in every case the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 earned top marks. While it’s possible to earn a five-star overall rating without earning five stars on each individual test, this vehicle earned its top marks the honest way, and that’s a good thing for customers here at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

There are, of course, a number of great standard and advanced safety features that would allow this vehicle to perform so well on these tests, but perhaps the most notable is the new optional sensor-fusion technology that allows the vehicle to avoid collisions even at faster speeds. Plenty of airbags and a strong frame and chassis help this SUV perform well in accidents, as well.

As your Jeep dealership in Vicksburg, MI, we’re thrilled to see crash scores as good as these, and while we certainly hope none of our customers ever have to make use of all these great safety features, we’re glad to know that if they are used they’ll do the job they were intended for at an elite level.