Are Jeeps Safe?

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It’s a question we hear at Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg quite often: “Are Jeeps safe?” The answer, simply put, is yes! When operated properly, any Jeep model is as safe or safer than other makes and models on the Charleston market. With a host of extensive safety features, Jeep has earned impressive safety ratings throughout their line-up. Take a look at those ratings and some of the Jeep safety features with Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg. 

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests the durability and crashworthiness of each vehicle that comes on the market every year. They set the standard for what’s considered safe using two scales: Poor to Good, and Basic to Superior. Here are the most recently available IIHS ratings for 2020 Jeep models: 

2020 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Renegade

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment) 

2020 Jeep Wrangler 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Avoidance & Mitigation: Superior (with optional equipment) 

2020 Jeep Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

2020 Jeep Compass 

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle to Vehicle: Superior (with optional equipment)

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side Impact: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good

Currently, the IIHS has yet to rate the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), gave the Jeep Gladiator 4 / 5 stars when it came to testing their road safety. 

Jeep Safety Features 

Always an innovator, Jeep has stayed at the forefront of ever-evolving safety technologies including advanced driver assistance systems. Here’s just a sample of the Jeep safety features you’ll find throughout the brand when you research, “Are Jeeps safe?”: 

  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking: alerts you if you’re approaching another vehicle too rapidly. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will engage automatically. 

 

  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection: notifies you when a vehicle enters your Jeep’s blind spot, while the Rear Cross Path Detection system will alert you to approaching vehicles when you’re reversing. 

 

  • SOS Call and Assist Buttons: connects you to a Public Safety Answering point, so you can request emergency assistance. The Assist button connects you to local roadside assistance. 

 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: adjusts your driving speed to a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you. 

 

  • Automatic High Beam Headlamps: sense when they’re needed and when they’re not. For extra safety on dark roads, these lamps will illuminate the path ahead of you while also being courteous of the cars around you.

 

  • ParkView® Rear Backup Camera: allows you to easily hitch a trailer, or back into a parking space.

 

  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System: alerts you to any obstacles behind your Jeep while you park.

 

  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist: uses audible and visual warnings to alert you if you cross into the wrong lane. It can even correct steering to re-center the vehicle. 

Find Your Favorite Jeep Models at Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg

If you still want more information on Jeep safety, the team at Tony T Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg would love to help you! Contact us with any questions you have about Jeep safety. We’re the Jeep experts in the Columbia and Lexington areas. Not only do we love to discuss Jeep safety, but we’d also like to help you learn more about the new Jeep Gladiator truck, Jeep Compass towing capabilities, and more!

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