Jeep Wrangler 2-door1997-2006 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
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).
Restraints/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.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's head and left shoulder leaned out of the vehicle after rebounding from the airbag. The problem is the driver door, which is too low to restrain the dummy optimally.
- The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with only moderate intrusion into the footwell area.
- Red paint on the knee bolster indicates where the dummy's left knee hit, producing moderately high forces on the femur.
- Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,247 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 93 in.
- Length: 152 in.
- Width: 66 in.
- Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 20 mpg highway