Originally Posted by Iceman4123ca
This will probably get me in trouble but...
Google jeep grand cherokee moose test on you tube. Videos have had over a million hits.
I will chime in here.... My wife is Swedish and I spent a great deal of time researching that test. Biggest problem with the test is you are taking a human being and asking him to replicate a maneuver repeatedly in the same fashion.... This is of course impossible. He drives that Volvo XC all of the time, of course he is going to make that maneuver perfectly.
Now I will admit the vehicle should have done more to correct the behavior but even when it happened to be slightly over loaded it did not roll (key point). I know there have been some tweaks to the stability control system since this was tested and i would like to see the jeep do this test again (current unit with current loading standards)
The flip side of that is give me a Cayenne and a moose and I will get it to roll. These systems are created to reduce the chance of an accident and or the severity (read my crash mitigation thread). It will not stop a truly bad driver from getting into an accident. Now if it was a standardized test comparing two vehicles to the same swerve maneuver by using a machine to replicate the test than sure, let us rate the ability of the stability control system to respond to the same input. Google EURO NCAP Jeep Grand Cherokee and watch the actual test that defines the safety certifications (Euro zone approved)
So nothing against the swedes, it is an interesting test but other similar tests have failed much worse. Again I would like to see them test the current model..... Maybe Chrysler can push for that?
Oh and side note on the blown tires.... The were continentals, which we never used here and that my past Mercedes Dealer hated because they had all kinds of quality problems with.