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2017 Jeep Compass

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    G
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
M
only certain
trims/options

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
P


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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2018
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
M
P
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
M
P
2016
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
A
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
A
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 8 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 5-6 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Jeep Compass Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,398 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 104 in.
Length 173 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1719
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 6
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1719
Head
HIC-15 140
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.45
Right 0.44
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 58
Right 57

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,535 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 104 in.
Length 173 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1716
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1716
Head
HIC-15 318
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.0
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.52
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 110
Right 130

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,455 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 104 in.
Length 173 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1714
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-17.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1714
Head HIC-15 377
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 54
A-P moment (Nm) 37

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1714
Head HIC-15 161
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.35
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 59
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Applies to 2014-17 models built before January 2017

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Jeep Patriot was introduced in the 2007 model year. Seat-mounted torso airbags for front seat occupants became standard beginning with 2014 models (they had been optional in earlier models). Front and rear side curtain airbags were standard in all model years.

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to Jeep Compass, a vehicle similar to the Patriot but with a different roofline, beginning with 2007 models.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that loading to the shoulder was excessive. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,393 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 104 in.
Length 174 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0824
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0824
Head HIC-15 179
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 59
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 114
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0824
Head HIC-15 292
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 60
Lateral force (kN) 3.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.98
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 131
A-P moment (Nm) -48

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,429 lbs
Peak force 16,952 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.94
Tested vehicle
2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual leatherette seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual leatherette seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 14
Distance below top of head (mm) -2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.4
Head contact time (ms) 55
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 321

Applies to 2010-17 models built before January 2017

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 53
Distance below top of head (mm) 4
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.8
Head contact time (ms) 51
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 65
Max neck tension (N) 441

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety and Lighting Group

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2013-17 models built before January 2017

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to models built after December 2016
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
Applies to models built after December 2016
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016
M
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 70.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 51.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.3 m
Straightaway left edge 95.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 65.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.8 m

Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 79.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 38.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 39.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 155.4 m
Straightaway left edge 123.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 60.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.7 m

Applies to 2017-18 models built after December 2016

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

P
Vehicle trim Latitude
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 28
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Applies to 2015-17 models built before January 2017

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim Sport
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 63
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2017 models built after December 2016)
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Programmable daytime running lights (beginning with 2017 models built after December 2016)

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