The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee has achieved the highest distinction bestowed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both the standard Grand Cherokee and the three-row Grand Cherokee L have secured an IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating. However, there are specific conditions to consider.
While the current-generation Grand Cherokee was introduced in 2020, with the extended Grand Cherokee L following in early 2021, the IIHS awards are applicable only to 2023 models. To be even more precise, this recognition pertains to Grand Cherokees constructed after March 2023. For the Grand Cherokee L variants, the production date is extended to May 2023.
The reasoning behind this timeline lies in Jeep’s structural modifications to the SUV’s undercarriage. These adjustments addressed a significant fuel leakage issue identified in earlier iterations, which resulted from sheet metal puncturing the fuel tank during previous crash tests. This flaw contributed to unfavorable ratings in previous models. Additionally, IIHS mentions alterations to Jeep’s headlight adjustments across all Grand Cherokee trims.
Consequently, 2023 models manufactured after the specified dates have demonstrated commendable performance across all IIHS crash tests. These assessments encompass overlap front crash trials for both driver and passenger sides, as well as comprehensive side-impact evaluations. In terms of lighting, Jeep’s adaptations have resulted in good or acceptable ratings for all trim levels of the Grand Cherokee.
Vehicles earning the Top Safety Pick + designation are mandated to feature standard-issue frontal crash prevention systems, which must earn advanced or superior ratings for vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions. The 2023 Grand Cherokee, whether in its standard or L version, has secured an advanced rating for daytime operation and an excellent rating for nighttime conditions. Given that Jeep has made this system available across all Grand Cherokee trims, the vehicle is well deserving of the Top Safety Pick + accolade.
In the 2023 lineup, Jeep presents the Grand Cherokee in an array of eight trims. Starting at $41,330, inclusive of Jeep’s $1,795 destination fee, is the entry-level Grand Cherokee Laredo. This specific model is a two-wheel-drive variant featuring a white exterior, as other color options incur a $595 fee. Opting for four-wheel drive adds $2,000 to the cost, while the most affordable three-row Grand Cherokee (2WD) begins at $43,330. On the opposite end of the pricing spectrum, the top-tier Grand Cherokee L is priced at $72,735 and comes standard with 4WD. However, selecting an exterior color other than white still incurs a $595 additional charge.
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