2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Fiat 500L Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

By | October 29, 2013
Chrysler Group is celebrating safety wins for two of its new models. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee and 2014 Fiat 500L scored Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the Institute's latest round of testing. Both models received top scores of "Good" on four of the Institute's tests, including side impact, front moderate overlap, rear, and rollover crash evaluations. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee and 2014 Fiat 500L both include a number of advanced airbags, including multistage airbags that inflate according to the severity of the impact and side-curtain airbags that protect occupants from colliding with each other during a crash. Driver’s knee airbags on both cars provide added airbag protection for the lower body. Both models also utilize high-strength steel structures to minimize vehicle crush and protect occupants inside the cabin. The two small SUVs are the latest in a string of Chrysler Group vehicles to receive the coveted designation from IIHS. Within the last 10 months, other Top Safety Pick awards have been given to the 2013 Fiat 500, 2013 Chrysler 300, Town & Country; Dodge Charger, Grand Caravan, Journey, 2014 Durango, and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Patriot.
So far, only three Chrysler Group vehicles have received the designation of Top Safety Pick +, the highest safety score available from IIHS. The Dodge Dart, Avenger, and Chrysler 200 received the top marks for their high performance in the all-new small overlap front-crash test, which simulates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle hits a pole, tree, or another vehicle. Source: Chrysler