This is the NHTSA NCAP frontal crash test for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) Laredo 4x4

The fourth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size crossover SUV first introduced for the 2011 model year.

The steel unibody design is all new and has undergone testing for aerodynamic efficiency while improving ruggedness with more than 5,400 welds in the body alone. This results in a 146% increase in torsional rigidity compared to the previous design. This improves durability and reduces noise, vibration, and harshness.

The new WK2 also features four-wheel independent suspension for better on-road handling. The Grand Cherokee (with the 2011 Durango) WK2 platform uses a derivative based on Mercedes-Benz's W166 series. (

NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Frontal Impact:
The frontal crash test evaluates injury to the head, neck, chest, and legs of the driver and front seat passenger. Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph. 1 star is the lowest rating; 5 stars is the highest. More stars equal safer cars.

Overall Rating: 4-Star

Overall Front Star Rating: 4-Star
Front Driver Side: 5-Star
Front Passenger Side: 5-Star

Overall Side Star Rating: 5-Star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings (Front Seat): 5-Star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings (Rear Seat): 5-Star

Side Barrier Rating: 5-Star
Side Barrier (Driver): 5-Star
Side Barrier (Rear Passenger): 5-Star

Rollover Star Rating: 4-Star
The rollover rating measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle, loss-of-control scenario.

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    • Aaron

      I just experienced an accident going the same speed as the test Jeep was on 19 July 2019. I smashed directly into the side of a car that was flying perpendicular across the median after being hit from another car. My 2015 Grand Cherokee crumpled exactly like this one did in this video, however none of my airbags deployed causing injury to me. I'm glad this video exists. It will surely help me with my lawsuit.

      about 27 days ago
    • Alexander Huber
      Alexander Huber

      We nearly had the same experience, a vw polo took crossed our way(crossed red light) we hit it with round about 80kph and we could drive on polo was completely destroyed our airbags didn't even relaize there was a crash xD

      about 8 months ago
    • Itsmehyui -1322
      Itsmehyui -1322

      I have the same car as that and I hope I never have to go through that!

      about 1 year ago
    • Still Dreamin
      Still Dreamin

      I've watched a lot of the car crash vids. Looks pretty good for a Jeep GC. However, I just watched an IIHS small overlap test. That one was not so good...

      about 1 year ago
    • Dcc357

      These are one of the few crossovers with a soul. A lot of the trim levels are more about the experience of owning a Grand Cherokee than just practicality.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jason

      Looks like it took the impact way better than the older models. Great way to go FCA... !

      about 1 year ago
    • HellKitty 101
      HellKitty 101

      Looks like the mass amount of the energy was absorbed external of the cabinet. Good results.

      about 1 year ago
    • chocolatewheelchair

      Is this good or bad?

      about 1 year ago
    • robert b
      robert b In reply to chocolatewheelchair

      This is five star rating. Really good. I know from personal experience.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mng D
      Mng D In reply to chocolatewheelchair

      Good cause the cabin had no damage

      about 1 year ago
    • kik
      kik In reply to chocolatewheelchair

      It's brilliant :)

      about 1 year ago
    • ARNIE 69
      ARNIE 69 In reply to chocolatewheelchair

      chocolatewheelchair I was asking myself the same

      about 1 year ago
    • Stop Teoriom Spiskowym
      Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Full frontal? :) 100 kph and crash at 50 kph nothing happend with 80' cars

      about 1 year ago
    • Anthony A
      Anthony A In reply to Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Yes older cars didn’t crumble which is why everyone died in car accidents back then.

      about 1 year ago
    • I. Elharrif
      I. Elharrif In reply to Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Stop Teoriom Spiskowym side crash tests were applied and it was always a win for new cars so still new cars are safer than old cars

      about 1 year ago
    • Stop Teoriom Spiskowym
      Stop Teoriom Spiskowym In reply to Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Full frontal crash always looks good. Especially for new big Jeep energy is eliminated symmetrically and it must looks good but its look not bad for old Golf Mk1 too when 40% front crash was a tragedy for Golf 1 and good for Cherokee. Full frontal not show strong of structure than others models.

      about 1 year ago
    • I. Elharrif
      I. Elharrif In reply to Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Stop Teoriom Spiskowym new cars are way safer

      about 1 year ago
    • Minien

      No one actually *SAID* “first,” so I will.


      about 1 year ago
    • Nikolai 935 Blensky
      Nikolai 935 Blensky

      i really don't care for jeep but if its something to watch ill watch it

      about 1 year ago
    • grumpy old fart
      grumpy old fart In reply to Nikolai 935 Blensky

      I got an older one with a Hemi, and it's the only thing I've been able to tow heavy boats with reliably.

      about 1 year ago