The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP.
The variant tested, a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel AWD, scored an impressive 36.16 points out of a maximum of 37 points in the assessment.
In fact, the Jeep Cherokee posted the maximum score of 16 for side impact and the maximum score of 2 in the pole test.
And in the Whiplash Protection Test, the Jeep Cherokee was rated ‘Good’ overall and ‘Good’ in both the ‘Geometric’ and ‘Dynamic’ disciplines.
Commenting on the results, Ms Veronica Johns, Fiat-Chrysler Australia President and CEO, said: “The ANCAP rating is a direct result of the focused efforts of the Jeep engineering team in North America .
“The five-star rating by ANCAP provides real assurance to potential buyers that the all-new Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a comprehensive list of driver assistance and safety technologies.”
The all-new Jeep Cherokee will be on sale in Australian Jeep dealerships in June.