2022 Jeep Compass Earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS
Before any vehicle enters the auto market, it first needs to get approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a safety regulations administration agency of the U.S. federal government and a part of the Department of Transportation. Even if approved, vehicles may meet government standards, but are they on par with what consumer expect from vehicle safety today? Modern vehicles have more than airbags and body construction for crumple zones. That’s why there are other organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that give a closer look to vehicle safety, testing new vehicles every year. Recently, the IIHS put the 2022 Jeep Compass to the test, and the vehicle earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS.
“The new 2022 Jeep Compass demonstrates our steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction…The Compass blends exceptional active and passive safety features with legendary Jeep 4×4 capability. The result is outstanding value for our customers and their families.” – Jim Morrison, vice president, Jeep brand North America
The IIHS is pretty strict when it comes to testing vehicles and the ratings it gives. For instance, the group of tests are defined as “crashworthy”, as in, how worthwhile a vehicle will be to drive if the driver were to find themselves in an auto incident. How well does the vehicle stand up to the impact and damage? To test this, the IIHS puts each vehicle through five tests – small overlap front crash, moderate overlap front crash, side crash ( for each side, driver and passenger), roof strength, and head restraints. The rating system, from worst to best, uses the terms: “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, or “Good”.
To receive the best rating, a TOP SAFETY PICK +, a vehicle must earn a “Good” rating in all categories. The Jeep Compass earned a “Good” rating in all crashworthy tests, but its headlights varied in rating depending on the trim. The ease-of-use for the LATCH child seat restraints and seatbelt reminders received a “Marginal” rating, bringing the overall score down. Still, the 2022 Jeep Compass earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating for its crashworthiness, and its advanced safety systems, such as Front Crash Prevention for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian. These features are rated as either Basic, Advanced, or Superior. The 2022 Compass earned a Superior rating and an Advanced rating for the aforementioned front crash prevention safety features, respectively.
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) has become a huge feature to look for in vehicles today. Most models come with some form of AEB, but features like Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, standard in the 2022 Jeep Compass, really stand out. There are more than 75 available safety and security features on the Jeep Compass, and the IIHS helps this SUV stand out amongst the rest of the lineup with a TOP SAFETY PICK. As we said, the IIHS is strict, and the rating does vary depending on the headlights of the model. A TOP SAFETY PICK rating was received when the model is equipped with LED projector or LED reflector headlamps, and paired with high-beam assist.
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