Five stars is the highest rating.
On the way to Jeep dealerships, the 2017 Cherokee received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the 2017 Cherokee.
Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, electronic stability control and 10 airbags.
Optional safety equipment includes forward collision warning with crash mitigation, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
A rearview camera is standard on the 2017 Cherokee Latitude, Limited, Trailhawk and Overland models.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2017 Cherokee.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2017 Ford Escape earned a five-star overall safety rating. The 2017 Honda CR-V has not been rated.