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2008 Jeep Wrangler

Midsize SUV
2008 Jeep Wrangler 4-door SUV
2008 Jeep Wrangler 4-door SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
M
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
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, and a larger, heavier 4-door model was added for the first time.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 10 cm in the left footwell, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 6-8 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left and right lower legs would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 vehicle2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,299 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase116 in.
Length185 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.6 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1506
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)7
Footrest (cm)10
Left toepan (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)6
Upper dash (cm)8
Lower instrument panel (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1506
Head
HIC-15102
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Femur (kN)
Left2.2
Right1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left2
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.86
Right0.80
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left4.3
Right4.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left145
Right116

Applies to 2007-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
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, and a larger, heavier 4-door model was added for the first time.

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 right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,370 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase116 in.
Length183 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0723
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-3
Right (cm)-3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)4
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0723
Head
HIC-15180
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)40
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.8
Femur force - right (kN)0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)7
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.80
Maximum tibia index - right0.25
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left132
Right106

Applies to 2007-15 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
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 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.

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. 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.

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 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 vehicle2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,364 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase116 in.
Length183 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 IDCES0744
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.
-15.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0744
Head HIC-15139
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)56
Average deflection (mm)44
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.29
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.8
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)152
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0744
Head HIC-1589
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)21
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)22
Average deflection (mm)15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)81
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Applies to 2007-15 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 rating2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)150
Max neck tension (N)947

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