As some of you may remember, back in 2012 a Swedish magazine got hold of a Jeep Cherokee and put it through what they call the “Moose Test.” It’s a high-speed slalom test to see how good the car is at sudden direction changes. The 2012 Cherokee failed the test miserably. In fact it nearly rolled over.
Now the same guys who tarnished the Cherokee’s reputation two years ago repeated the test with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Well, let’s see it:
So this time round the Jeep fairs a lot better, and the magazine guys acknowledged that Chrysler has done some serious structural work to address the previous car’s almost fatal flaw. Jeep, obviously, doesn’t think there was anything wrong with the old one. Even back then they objected to the test saying that it was unrealistic and the car overloaded. The new test is all praises and hugs and kisses either, but the results are quite acceptable for big SUV like this.
On a side note, and in case anybody’s wondering, the reason they call this test the Moose Test is because it simulates the situation where a moose suddenly appears in the middle of the road, forcing the driver to take sudden and severe evasive action at high speed.