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2018 Jeep Compass

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2018 Jeep Compass 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Sport 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1719
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 6
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1719
Head
HIC-15 140
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.45
Right 0.44
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 58
Right 57

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle: 2018 Jeep Compass Sport 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the passenger dummy’s head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Intrusion of the dashboard contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1717
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Footrest (cm) 11
Right toepan (cm) 6
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Upper dash (cm) 12
Right lower dash (cm) 12

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1717
Head
HIC-15 297
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 37
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 4.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 7
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 2
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.59
Right 0.84
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.9
Right 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 65
Right 147

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1717
Head
HIC-15 129
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.40
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 33

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1716
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1716
Head
HIC-15 318
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.0
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.52
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 110
Right 130

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle:2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Compass was redesigned during the 2017 model year. (A short run of old-design 2017 models was produced through December 2016.) All 2017 and later Compass models built after December 2016 are the redesigned vehicles. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1714
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1714
Head HIC-15 377
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 54
A-P moment (Nm) 37

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1714
Head HIC-15 161
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.35
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 59
A-P moment (Nm) 24

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Latitude 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,429 lbs
Peak force 16,952 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.94

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Seat type: Manual leatherette seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual leatherette seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 14
Distance below top of head (mm) -2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.4
Head contact time (ms) 55
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 321

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety and Lighting Group

Applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Safety and Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 70.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 51.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.3 m
Straightaway left edge 95.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 65.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Trailhawk trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 79.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 38.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 39.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 37.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 155.4 m
Straightaway left edge 123.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 60.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.7 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models built after December 2016

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Latitude
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 28
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 45
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated