Jeep Compass Earns Top Praise From IIHS

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Jeep’s Crossover Earns Top Safety Pick After Redesign

This past year Jeep redesigned their crossover the Jeep Compass and now has been awarded the Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. For many years the Jeep Compass has been trusted by owners to take care of their day to day driving needs and still be capable of hitting rough roads. You can now drive with the knowledge knowing your new Jeep Compass has high safety ratings when you choose the crash prevention package.

The Institute for Highway Safety looks at five different areas to determine a vehicle’s safety rating. To be awarded a Top Safety Pick the Jeep Compass had to score well in all five categories. The categories are head restraints, roof strength, small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side. In addition to that the Jeep Compass had to receive an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Thanks to the crash prevention system recently added as an option to the Jeep Compass, it did extremely well on the front crash prevention tests. The crash prevention system allowed the Jeep Compass to well extremely well on the track tests and it was able to avoid collisions when going between 15 to 25 miles per hour.

The only area of issue holding the Jeep Compass back from receiving the Top Safety PIck Plus award are the headlights. The headlights received marginal score. Of course the headlights have sensors which detect the presence of other vehicles and will switch the high-beams on and off accordingly.

The only shortcoming was the headlights. The Compass only managed a “marginal” score in that department, disqualifying it for the Top Safety Pick Plus award, even with the optional high-intensity discharge lights and high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams depending on the presence of other vehicles.

2017 Jeep Compass Driver-Side Small Overlap IIHS Crash Test

Jeep Creates Unique Market Share With Redesigned Jeep Compass

Once Jeep finished the new design of the Jeep Compass crossover, it became quite apparent the Jeep Compass has no direct competitors. Jeep essentially has created a new vehicle segment in the market. Within Jeep’s lineup the Compass falls between the subcompact Renegade and the compact Cherokee. When compared to competitors the Compass falls between their subcompact and compact vehicle lines as well.

The creation of this new vehicle segment was so Jeep could provide an alternative to the Jeep Cherokee, which was too large for local roads in many parts of the world. Also, thanks to America’s obsession with 4x4s, crossovers, and the Jeep brand, it is expected to do well.

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