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2002 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    M
1998 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV shown
1998 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV shown
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
P
M
2013
M
G
P
M
2012
M
G
P
M
2011
M
G
P
M
2010
M
G
P
M
2009
M
G
P
M
2008
M
G
P
M
2007
M
G
P
M
2006
A
M
2005
A
M
2004
A
M
2003
A
M
P
2002
A
M
2001
A
M
2000
A
M
1999
A
M
1998
A
M
1997
A
M

Applies to 1997-2006 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
Leg/foot, right
G
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 1997 model year. As in previous model years, it was available only as a 2-door (the 4-door model was not introduced until the next redesign, in the 2007 model year).

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it leaned toward the driver door. Its head and left shoulder moved outside the door because the doors on the soft-top model tested aren't high enough for optimal restraint.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 4wd
Weight 3,247 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase93 in.
Length152 in.
Width66 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98008
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)22
Center (cm)18
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)7
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98008
Head
HIC-15335
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.41
Chest maximum compression (mm)46
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)6.6
Femur force - right (kN)3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)10
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left0.56
Maximum tibia index - right0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left108
Right60

Applies to 1997-2006 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
A
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
G
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 1997 model year. As in previous model years, it was available only as a 2-door (the 4-door model was not introduced until the next redesign, in the 2007 model year).

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. Serious neck injuries also would be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

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 hit by the window sill of the driver door. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the 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 vehicle2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4wd
Weight 3,391 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase93 in.
Length155 in.
Width67 in.
Engine4.0 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0306
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.
-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0306
Head HIC-15294
Neck
Tension (kN)2.3
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)65
Lateral force (kN)4.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)63
Average deflection (mm)50
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)8.35
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)2.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.1
Combined force (kN)4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)34
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0306
Head HIC-15135
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)2
Lateral force (kN)0.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)185
A-P moment (Nm) 33

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