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2011 Jeep Patriot

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional side torso airbags

2011 Jeep Patriot 4-door SUV
2010 Jeep Patriot shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Side with additional optional side airbags
Side without additional optional side airbags
Roof strength
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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2007-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Patriot was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 21 cm upward and 15 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest and leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the 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 wasn't maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left, and the seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso.

Extensive intrusion of the door hinge pillar and instrument panel contributed to a high risk of injury to the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left thigh and right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1226
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 29
Footrest (cm) 27
Left toepan (cm) 19
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Parking brake (cm) 0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 9
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 9
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 23
Upper dash (cm) 25
Lower instrument panel (cm) 20

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1226
Head
HIC-15 81
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 6.7
Right 2.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 7
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 9
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.42
Right 0.82
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 4.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 62
Right 140

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Patriot was introduced in the 2007 model year.

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

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

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

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0808
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0808
Head
HIC-15 494
Peak gs at hard contact 78
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.39
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.7
Femur force - right (kN) 2.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.65
Maximum tibia index - right 0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 86

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,393 lbs
Peak force 14,419 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.25

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

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