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Jeep Compass Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

October 17, 2017

VIDEO: 2017 Jeep Compass Crash Testing

The Jeep Compass, redesigned for the first time in a decade, has qualified for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award when the vehicle is equipped with optional front crash prevention.

The award applies to 2017-model year Compass SUVs built in the 2017 calendar year. A small number of 2017 models built before January feature the old design.

To earn the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must draw the highest possible rating of “good” in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Additionally, the vehicle must garner a rating of “advanced” or “superior” for front crash prevention.

(To view video footage of the small overlap front test, click on the photo or link below the headline.)

The Compass, a compact SUV, drew a “superior” rating for its optional front crash prevention system. A Compass equipped with this system succeeded in avoiding collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph track tests, IIHS said. Also included is a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The Compass headlights, however, fell short of the “acceptable” or “good” rating needed to qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, IIHS said.

When equipped with optional high-intensity discharge lights and high-beam assist, the Compass drew a headlight rating of “marginal.” The SUV’s base halogen headlights drew a rating of “poor.”

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