Jeep Wrangler Scores 1 Star In Euro NCAP Crash Test
Euro NCAP has crash tested the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and it has received a 1 star rating. Despite being new for 2018, on the European market the Jeep Wrangler comes equipped only with a seatbelt reminder and a simple driver-set speed limiter. Other safety equipment includes a driver and passenger airbags, side head airbags, and side chest airbags.
Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general, Euro Ncap said, "It is truly disappointing to see a brand-new car being put on sale in 2018 with no autonomous braking system and no lane assistance. It is high time we saw a product from the FIAT-Chrysler group offering safety to rival its competitors."
This rating certainly comes as a disappointment considering that the Jeep Compass has received a 5 star rating recently. In the official Euro NCAP assessment there were various structural issues that were identified. The report says, "The connection between the A-pillar and the trans-facia beam was damaged in a way that indicated the structure would be unable to withstand higher loads. Similarly, deformation of the footwell showed that the structure had reached the limit of its integrity."
In the full-width rigid barrier test, dummy readings of chest compression showed marginal protection of the driver Euro NCAP has crash tested the new 2018 Wrangler and it has received a 1 star rating. chest. For the rear passenger, dummy readings showed weak protection of the neck and, combined with high shoulder-belt loads, poor protection of the chest. In the side barrier test, the Wrangler scored maximum points, with good protection of all critical body areas.