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...having personally owned one of these rolling death traps, I can attest that they are extremely unsafe at sharp maneuvers, even at lower speeds...high center of gravity with poor suspension with a very high power to weight ratio makes for a very unstable and overly responsive vehicle that is very easily over-steered...couldn't get rid of it fast enough...
wheres the dead moose?
"american cars have greatly improved over the years" LMAO
yes, they have.
@Rusty420 says a canadian...
Funny because on the Nurburgring a Dodge straight from the dealership posted a better lap time than any street legal Porsche, BMW, Mercedese, Lamborghini, Ferarri ect.
i am not surprised, american cars never sported good road handling or any safety.
@Kaso_Da_Zmok buy German
I was waiting for the jeep to ram a moose.
Thanks Teknikens Varld!!!
I flipped a Jeep Grand Cherokee once, it rolled 4 times before hitting a tree. They had to use the jaws of life to get me out because it landed upside down and the roof was crushed in.
I'm still alive though and I had no injuries other than a scratch on my arm and a sore finger. Plus I got to ride in a helicopter that night.
always have been junk
Jeep Cherokee's were more about image than anything else
And the reliability ain´t that great either.
Pretty silly comparison. Could they have picked smaller vehicles to compare it to?
wow..what a pile of crap
To be fair they let Mercedes into the design process.
I never liked the look of the newest model anyway, I'm a ZJ fan all the way!
(the air suspension probably didn't help, same with the whole made in Mexico deal)
Not too bad.. it's an SUV after all, not a sports car. Also seemed like they were far more agressive with the yeep than the other 2 vehicles. Like when they kept showing the tire blowing, the driver didn't even try to straighten out, just kept going hard right.
Also, the 2 cars the JEEP was up against have a starting price 10k more than the Jeep ;)
@nobrun Watch the wheel. he doesn't even try to straighten the wheel on the jeep, how can it be the same test? it's obvious they were more agressive with the Jeep. Either way the Jeep is still better at doing what SUV's are made for. hauling people, luggage and towing things ;)
I saw this car offroading in July 2012...
we had to pull the fucker out. It's a shitty car, period.
English Translation of Auto Motor und Sport story:
Jeep Grand Cherokee passes the moose test; Jeep does not roll over
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee does not roll over even at high speed, with sharp steering maneuvers, maximum passengers and fully loaded. During the Auto Motor und Sport moose test, the vehicle remained safely on the road and none of the four wheels lost contact with the road.
With this, Aut More..o Motor und Sport puts into perspective the results of the Swedish magazine, Teknikens Varld, that alleged a danger of the SUV tipping during fast direction change towards the last of the three pylon lanes.
Even though the Jeep Grand Cherokee had already passed the first test performed by Auto Motor und Sport, including an avoidance test with releasing the accelerator pedal provoking a load shift, the test was repeated once more by auto motor und sport after the result in Sweden.
Under standardized conditions for road surface and with pylon lanes set depending on vehicle width in accordance to the guidelines determined by the VDA (Verband der Deutschen Automobilindustrie; German Automotive Manufacturer Association), the Jeep remained safely on the road during the magazine's test.
Whether loaded with 2 people on board or with the maximum permissible total weight, all four wheels maintained contact with the ground to the greatest possible extent. The tested Jeep did not demonstrate one-sided uplift or, let alone, tipping. This confirms the theory that the Cherokee in Sweden was overloaded.
The magazine had published photos of the Grand Cherokee “on two wheels as it performed an extreme maneuver in an overloaded condition.” They also published a video, titled “Jeep Grand Cherokee lethal in evasive maneuver.”
Chrysler engineers tried to reproduce the wheel-lift in a properly loaded vehicle, but were unable to do so. The magazine conducted the test in the presence of Chrysler engineers, using three Grand Cherokees in eleven separate runs, and were unable to reproduce it, either, according to Chrysler.
According to Gualberto Ranieri, Teknikens Värld’s driver, Ruben Börjesson, admitted to overloading the car by 110 pounds.
MOPAR or no car. Less..
Well, I know which brand won't be supplying my first car.
Like a Chinese SUV maybe worse
SUV's have a higher center of gravity, and have to be driven accordingly, cant drive them like a car. In this case, you just hit the moose!
@ILOVEBACON8 or buy Volkswagen or Volvo
Scary...and the SUV´s from VW and Volvo did not try to kill the driver and passengers.
This car is a BIG mistake...
the test was a fake, read my previous post
Not very good at all!!!
But, I'll bet you the Jeep could ram the moose and come out better then the VW ToeRag.
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