2023 Jeep Gladiator

small pickup / Crew cab pickup

2023 Jeep Gladiator Crew cab pickup
2022 Jeep Gladiator shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Moderate overlap front: updated test
Side: updated test
Roof strength

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Not available
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Not available

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2022-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year. The previous design was built concurrently through much of the same model year and was renamed the Wrangler JK. Beginning with 2022 models, changes were made to the front structure to prevent tipping in small overlap crashes.

In the Institute's test, the vehicle tipped onto its passenger side after striking the barrier. The partial rollover presents an additional injury risk beyond what the standard criteria are intended to measure in small overlap frontal crash tests. A vehicle tipping onto its side is not an acceptable outcome for a frontal crash and, as a result, the Wrangler's overall rating was downgraded to marginal. These ratings also apply to the Jeep Gladiator.

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

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test just before the vehicle tipped on its side.

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 dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The combination head and torso side airbag did not deploy during the test. The vehicle lacks side curtain airbags.

Forces during the crash contributed to a significant risk of injury to the dummy's left lower leg/foot.

The partial rollover presents an additional injury risk beyond what the standard crash test criteria are intended to measure.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2204
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2204
Head
HIC-15 209
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 3.3
Right 0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.92
Right 0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 10.4
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 195
Right 32

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year. The previous design was built concurrently through much of the same model year and was renamed the Wrangler JK. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification and apply only to the redesigned model. These ratings also apply to the Jeep Gladiator.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1918
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 16
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1918
Head
HIC-15 297
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 37
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 117
Right 84

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2022-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2022 Jeep Gladiator Altitude Crew Cab 4wd

The Jeep Gladiator, the first pickup in Jeep's lineup, was introduced for the 2020 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh/hip
Leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh
Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the front driver airbag and damage to the occupant compartment. The driver combination head and torso side airbag did not deploy during the test. The vehicle lacks a side airbag in the rear.

The rear passenger dummy's head remained a safe distance from the front seatback.

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a moderate risk of injury to the head or neck and a likely risk of injury to the chest. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt remained in the ideal position on the pelvis.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2219
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2219
Head
HIC-15 181
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 39
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.36
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 4.1
Right 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 101
Right 110

Rear passenger injury measures

Test ID CEF2219
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.7
Compression (kN) 0.7
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Chest
Chest index 44
Shoulder belt tension (kN) 6.6
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression 2.0
Right femur compression 2.3

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2022-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport Crew cab 4wd

The Jeep Gladiator, the first pickup in Jeep's lineup, was introduced for the 2020 model year. Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 Gladiator conducted by Stellantis as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head contacted the soft top vertical support and rear door window frame. The vehicle also lacks a side airbag in the rear. The head protection is inadequate.
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2315
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 VTS2315
Head
HIC-15 13
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 6
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 7
Average deflection (mm) 6
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.36
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.04
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2315
Head
HIC-15 99
Peak gs at hard contact 71
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 13
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 14
Average deflection (mm) 9
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.18
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.08
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 3.3

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2021-23 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4-door 4wd

Roof ratings do not apply to the Wrangler JK

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,239 lbs
Peak force 22,622 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.34

How the roof strength test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim equipped with LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Overland trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Rubicon trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Mojave trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

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

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim equipped with LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Overland trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Rubicon trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
  • Mojave trim equipped with LED Lighting Group and Advanced Safety Group packages
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 101.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 58.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 55.9 m 41.2%
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.7 m 19.4%
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.5 m 19.9%
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 111.7 m
Straightaway left edge 74.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim equipped with LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Rubicon trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Mojave trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim equipped with LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Rubicon trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Mojave trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 101.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 58.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.7 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 55.9 m 41.2%
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.7 m 19.4%
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.5 m 19.9%
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 111.7 m
Straightaway left edge 74.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 73.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Rubicon trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Mojave trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

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

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 inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Overland trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Rubicon trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
  • Mojave trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 89.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 43.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 117.0 m
Straightaway left edge 75.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 52.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 41.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim
  • Overland trim
  • Rubicon trim
  • Mojave 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:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

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

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 inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim
  • Overland trim
  • Rubicon trim
  • Mojave trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2022-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 89.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 43.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 117.0 m
Straightaway left edge 75.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 52.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 41.5 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety Group

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2021-23 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • 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.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

Feature not available

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2022-24 models

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2022-24 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Long enough (90+ seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
None
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 52 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 56 dB
Difference between background and signal 3.9 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 55 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 58 dB
Difference between background and signal 2.5 dB
Dominant audio frequency 776 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2022-23 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Altitude
Seat type cloth

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

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Altitude
Seat type cloth
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
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 57
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated