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2009 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV

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  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2008 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV shown
2008 Jeep Wrangler 2-door SUV shown
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Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
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Electronic stability control
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Antilock brakes
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 2007-14 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 vehicle2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-door 4wd
Weight 3,911 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase95 in.
Length164 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1235
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)9
Footrest (cm)17
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)13
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Steering column8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)9
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)11
Lower instrument panel (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1235
Head
HIC-15147
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Femur (kN)
Left13.0
Right12.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left26
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left70
Right60
Maximum tibia index
Left2.43
Right0.61
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.1
Right4.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left177
Right103

Applies to 2007-14 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 vehicle2007 Jeep Wrangler X 2-door 4wd
Weight 3,782 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase95 in.
Length163 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings14 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0808
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 IDVTF0808
Head
HIC-15215
Peak gs at hard contact76
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 - left0.63
Maximum tibia index - right0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left76
Right71

Applies to 2007-14 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 vehicle2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2-door 4wd
Weight 4,015 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase95 in.
Length164 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0822
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 IDCES0822
Head HIC-15121
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 IDCES0822
Head HIC-15522
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 2007-14 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 typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)46
Distance below top of head (mm)66
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.0
Head contact time (ms)94
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)150
Max neck tension (N)947

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