Top safety awards went to Jeep Grand Cherokees from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2023 Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L, midsize sports utility vehicles, won the nonprofit group’s highest safety award, the Top Safety Pick+ for faring well in several crash tests and having certain standard safety features.
The models scored “good” ratings in what IIHS calls its driver-side and passenger side “small overlap front” test and its original moderate overlap front test. It also considers their standard headlights acceptable or good in all trims and gives their front crash-prevention systems advanced or superior ratings in daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian reviews.
The assessment applies only to those two-row Grand Cherokee models made after March of this year and to the three-row Grand Cherokee L after this past May, when IIHS said Jeep modified their undercarriages. Before, they received poor ratings.