Applies to 2007-16 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Jeep Wrangler was redesigned for the 2007 model year, and a larger, heavier 4-door model was added for the first time.
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.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
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 primarily by the window frame of the rear passenger door. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 4,364 lbs.|
|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
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||41|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.7|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||56|
|Average deflection (mm)||44|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.57|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.29|
|Iliac force (kN)||1.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.8|
|Combined force (kN)||4.8|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||21|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.2|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||22|
|Average deflection (mm)||15|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||2.77|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.25|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.8|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.9|
|Combined force (kN)||3.6|