Jeep Wrangler 2-door1997-2006 models
SIDE IMPACT TEST NO SIDE AIRBAGS AVAILABLE
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
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).
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.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
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.
Rear 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.
Left to right:
- View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.
- View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.
- Smeared greasepaint and glass marks show where the driver dummy's head was hit by the window sill.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the diagonal steel tube supporting the convertible top.
- Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,391 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 93 in.
- Length: 155 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 4.0 L 6-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 16 mpg city | 19 mpg highway