You probably remember that in summer of 2012, the Jeep Grand Cherokee almost rolled over in Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld’s moose test.
The SUV went up on two wheels, with the ones on the left lifting above the ground at 61 km/h (37.9 mph). At 63.5 km/h (39.5 mph), the SUV was about to roll over, with neither the electronic stability system nor the anti-rollover system doing their job.
To see if the 2014MY Grand Cherokee has improved in this respect, Teknikens Värld took the new model to their moose test track in Sweden. Using a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD fitted with summer tires and loaded according to their Swedish certificate of registration (2,949 kg/6,501 lbs), passengers and luggage included, the magazine concluded that Jeep engineers have done their homework this time and eliminated the old car’s dangerous behavior.
The SUV’s traction control system now kicks in really early and slows the car dramatically, even at an entry speed as low as 61 km/h (37.9 mph). When the entry speed was increased, Teknikens Värld concluded the system worked even better.
“At 71 km/h (44.1 mph) the car reaches its limit, the car cannot master more than that,” said Teknikens Varld in its report. “But it is a good result for a SUV vehicle, no doubt about that. It is also a clear sign that Jeep understood the seriousness of the previous generation’s severe flaws and did something to it.”