2012 Jeep Compass

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Side
Side with additional optional side airbags
Side without additional optional side airbags
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Side

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Jeep Patriot was introduced in the 2007 model year.

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to Jeep Compass, a vehicle similar to the Patriot but with a different roofline, beginning with 2007 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag (side torso airbag is hidden behind the curtain airbag).

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0824
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0824
Head HIC-15 179
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 59
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 114
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0824
Head HIC-15 292
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 60
Lateral force (kN) 3.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.98
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 131
A-P moment (Nm) -48

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags

The Jeep Patriot and Compass were introduced in the 2007 model year.

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to Jeep Compass, a vehicle similar to the Patriot but with a different roofline, beginning with 2007 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0825
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0825
Head HIC-15 318
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 66
Lateral force (kN) 6.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 51
Average deflection (mm) 45
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.06
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.87
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 154
A-P moment (Nm) 64

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0825
Head HIC-15 234
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 58
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 44
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 99
A-P moment (Nm) -35

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 53
Distance below top of head (mm) 4
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.8
Head contact time (ms) 51
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 65
Max neck tension (N) 441

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted