The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Update: the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee passes the German "moose test"

An evaluation process by the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport has found that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee poses no threat of rollover during a sudden evasive maneuver known as the “moose test” or “elk test” – putting to rest the claims by a smaller Swedish publication claiming that the Grand Cherokee’s safety features did not work properly.

Earlier this month we brought you the news that the small Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld had publically asked that the Chrysler Group stop selling the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee after the vehicle reportedly came close to rolling over during a sudden lane change test (click here for a look at the original article discussing the rollover concern).

Chrysler was quick to deny that there was any problem and worked with Teknikens Värld with properly loaded Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs to prove that there was no increased risk of rollover or a wheel-lift condition. The company’s testing procedures have now been backed up by the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport (AMS) – who conducted the moose test on their own with the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee – confirmed that there is no risk of rollover during a sudden, evasive driving maneuver.


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