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2016 Jeep Wrangler

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Headlights
P

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
M
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
M
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-16 models

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

The Jeep Wrangler was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 17 cm at the footrest, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 9-11 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left knee, left and right thighs, and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. Injuries to the left foot would be possible.

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. However, the Wrangler is one of a handful of passenger vehicles still sold without standard side airbags to protect the head and chest from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-door 4wd
Weight 3,911 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 95 in.
Length 164 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.6 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1235
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Footrest (cm) 17
Left toepan (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Upper dash (cm) 11
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1235
Head
HIC-15 147
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 13.0
Right 12.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 26
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 70
Right 60
Maximum tibia index
Left 2.43
Right 0.61
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 4.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 177
Right 103

Applies to 2007-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 Wrangler was redesigned for the 2007 model year. A larger, heavier 4-door model was added for the first time, but the front ends of the 4-door and 2-door are very similar. The Institute tested the 4-door Wrangler first, which received a Good overall frontal crash test rating. Therefore, frontal ratings for the 2-door are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was high, indicating the possibility of head injuries.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2007 Jeep Wrangler X 2-door 4wd
Weight 3,781 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 95 in.
Length 163 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.8 L V6
EPA ratings 14 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0808
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0808
Head
HIC-15 215
Peak gs at hard contact 76
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 40
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 37
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 5.9
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.63
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 76
Right 71

Applies to 2007-16 models

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

The Jeep Wrangler was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

During the crash, the driver door opened. This opening didn't significantly affect dummy movement during the test but shouldn't happen because, in some crashes, it could allow partial or complete occupant ejection, especially if the occupant is unbelted. This door opening resulted in a structure rating downgrade from good to acceptable.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be possible.

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

Head protection

Driver — Although the intruding barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, the head was not protected from contacts outside the vehicle. This indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the diagonal steel tube supporting the convertible top. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2-door 4wd
Weight 4,014 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 95 in.
Length 164 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.8 L V6
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0822
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.
-15.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0822
Head HIC-15 121
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46
Lateral force (kN) 2.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 57
Average deflection (mm) 49
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.68
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 6.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 76
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0822
Head HIC-15 522
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 8
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 161
A-P moment (Nm) -90

Applies to 2007-16 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 46
Distance below top of head (mm) 66
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.0
Head contact time (ms) 94
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 150
Max neck tension (N) 947

Applies to 2013-16 models

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

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
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
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 left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Glare from the low beams was excessive on the straightaway.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge 71.4 m No
Straightaway left edge 47.2 m No
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.0 m Yes
250m radius left curve, left edge 43.8 m Yes
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.3 m Yes
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.9 m Yes
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 93.3 m
Straightaway left edge 38.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 40.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 42.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 35.6 m

Applies to 2016 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim Sport
Seat type cloth

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

1 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
hard-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
3
Tether anchor
hard-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) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
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) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes

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