2014 Jeep Compass

small SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Side: original test
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2014-17 models built before January 2017

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. Seat-mounted torso airbags for front seat occupants became standard beginning with 2014 models (they had been optional in earlier models). Front and rear side curtain airbags were standard in all model years.

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test (applicable to 2007-17 Jeep Compass built before January 2017 and 2007-17 Jeep Patriot equipped with both side curtain head-protection airbags and front seat side torso airbags).

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
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Lateral deflection (mm) 59
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77
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
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Lateral deflection (mm) 60
Lateral force (kN) 3.7
Maximum deflection (mm) 48
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.98
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

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
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
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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