Despite the fact that the Grand Cherokee is fitted with ESP and an electronic rollover protection feature, and the systems were on when the test was carried out, the car was very close to rolling over and needed sustained efforts to be put back on track. The Grand Cherokee failed the test at a speed of 39.5 mph (63.5 km/h), while cars like the Touareg and the XC90 had no problem performing the same maneuver at speeds around 43.5 mph (70 km/h).
Even the previous generation of the Grand Cherokee passed the test, so it is obvious that Jeep has to do something about this situation - the company’s Swedish arm hasn’t provided any answer when contacted by the publication.
We can't help but notice that Jeep isn't going through its best times, at least in terms of safety, as this issue comes after the Jeep Compass received a two-star Euro NCAP rating.
Update: Chrysler Group brands afficionado website Allpar writes that the rollover test conducted by the Swedish magazine was staged, claiming that the car was intentionally overloaded during the test. It explains that the Grand Cherokee was subsequently tested with Chrysler engineers assisting the even in order to make sure that the car was properly loaded and that, over the course of 11 runs, the car didn’t show any rollover tendencies.